About the job

Communications and Project Manager

Starting Summer 2022

European Leagues (the employer):

The European Leagues (EL) – the Association of European Professional Football Leagues – is the voice of Professional Football Leagues on all matters of common interest and the official body representing the interest of domestic professional football competition organisers in the European stakeholder’s family. It is an association governed by Swiss law founded in 2005. The European Leagues represents 36 professional football leagues and associations of clubs from 30 countries, representing more than 1000 clubs from all over Europe.

During the past few years, the EL has been growing its membership structure as well as its institutional, political but also commercial influence in the football industry. The EL is now considered one of the leading international organisations in professional football and has the ambition to further develop the range of services it provides to its member leagues and their affiliated clubs. The new Communications and Project Manager will play an important role in this process.

Position Summary:

Based at the EL HQs in Nyon (Switzerland), the Communication and Project Manager will work and have responsibilities on projects and activities that make a measurable contribution to the execution of the EL’s new and ongoing related projects with focus on communications, relations/services to the member leagues and their clubs, and collective business/league development projects. The overall goal is to support the EL members and their clubs in their sustainable development on and off the pitch.

Position Responsibilities:

The Communication and Project Manager responsibilities will evolve as priority areas and projects are defined, however, the role will focus primarily on the following tasks:

  • Support the EL Administration team in the strategic development of its social media channels and the Club Advisory Platform (CAP);
  • Content creation and delivery for the EL communication platforms but also for EL workshops, seminars and events for member leagues and their clubs;
  • Proactively support initiatives to drive the growth and development of our current international media rights collective project with ELEVEN and OneFootball; and
  • Research and editorial work related to EL Reports and Publications.

Position Requirements:

  • Valid work permit/visa to live and work in Switzerland or being a candidate that can apply for a work visa as an EU National.
  • Bachelor’s degree in communication, marketing, business administration, or a related field.
  • Excellent editorial and writing skills in English language (fluency in English language both written and verbal is essential for this position).
  • Good interest and understanding of structure and organisation of professional football competitions both at domestic and international level. Previous experience in professional football and/or any other professional sports related organisation is preferred.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills with the ability to solve complex problems and easily communicate findings.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a team.
  • Strong work ethic with a flexible and can-do attitude to tackle challenges and opportunities while meeting project deadlines.

To be part of the EL Administration means:

  • Work in a truly international environment for a highly professional sport industry.
  • Be at the very centre of professional football ecosystem with the opportunity to work with Professional Football Leagues, Clubs, Stakeholders (FIFA, UEFA, FIFPro, ECA, Fans), Media and EU Institutions as well as with sports business companies.
  • Being part of a motivated, skilled, and passionate team of professionals.
  • Salary conditions to be agreed between parties.

Please send CV and (comprehensive) cover letter to: hq@europeanleagues.com by May 13, 2022.

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