Careers

SOCCER OPERATIONS OFFICE PRACTICUM, CO-OP OR INTERNERSHIP

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Under the supervision of the Head of First Team Player Relations and Administration, the Soccer Operations Office Intern will receive first-hand experience into the back-office operations of a professional football club. The overall aim of the position is to supply the highest standards of administrative support to the soccer operations department at Vancouver Whitecaps FC.   This is an unpaid practicum, internship or Co-op placement.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Office Administration
  • General administrative support for the Soccer Operations department (i.e. letter writing, report filing, couriering, ordering office supplies, IT requests, etc.)
  • Upkeep the club’s central player database as it relates to biographical and contact information
  • Ensure inter-office (Front Office and Training Centre) mail and communications are delivered in an efficient and timely manner
  • Submit medical insurance claims on behalf of players and seek reimbursements from insurance providers when appropriate
  • Assist the Specialist, First Team Operations with per diem requests and tracking
  • Develop team travel itineraries and travel diaries

 

  • Player Services
    • In consultation with the Specialist, First Team Operations, ensure welcome packages are prepared and delivered to all incoming players and trialists
    • Manage hotel and flight bookings for individual players coming into and out of Vancouver
    • Help coordinate new player orientation trips to familiarize incoming players and their families with the city and the club
    • Provide player transportation when appropriate

 

  • Match Day
    • Prepare visiting team packages and drop off to visiting team hotel
    • Manage game day accreditation requests and family suite passes
    • Edit match day timelines for posting in the team locker room
    • Act as visiting team and referee liaison as needed (coverage)

 

REQUIREMENTS, QUALIFICATIONS AND ATTRIBUTES

  • MUST be registered in a practicum, internship or co-op program at an accredited Canadian post-secondary institution in an applicable field and receive credit towards your certificate/diploma/degree for the work experience in our program
  • Demonstrated and validated moral character; superior instincts and discretion
  • Exceptional written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and clerical skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Self-motivated, energetic and committed to excellence
  • Must be legally able to drive in British Columbia

Qualified students are encouraged to email their resume and cover letter to wwait@whitecapsfc.com listing Soccer Operations Office Intern in the subject line.      

Please indicate that you meet the requirements in your cover letter.