Most Popular Sports Jobs of the Week – 1st Edition

most popular sports jobs of the weekIn the business world data driven decision making is the daily norm. Most important choices are backed up with spreadsheets filled with data points, forecasting the future based on previously gathered information.

The model works, and has not only migrated to the sports world but in some ways taken over. What we’ve learned through our Moneyball haze and fantasy sports addiction is that data is power. The more you learn how to harness it, the more powerful and accurate your decisions become.

With that in mind, we’ve decided to share some of our data with you – our sports job seeking audience.

Each week around 125,000 people look at jobs on WorkinSports.com, but which jobs? What are the most popular and frequently clicked roles? Knowing this would give you an understanding of market demands and the popular/competitive positions.

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Here are the five most popular sports jobs of the week, based on click data:

5: Executive Administrative Assistant – Georgia Southern University

Coming in at number five this week is this an Executive Administrative Assistant role in the athletic department at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. They are looking for someone with 4+ years’ experience and ready to provide administrative support to the Director of Athletics.

Responsibilities include: calendar oversight, preparation/dissemination of presentations, agendas and correspondence. Will also require coordination of travel arrangements and expense reimbursements, contacts and records management, and other administrative duties.

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4: Assistant Controller – Washington Redskins

The number four most popular sports job of the week is perfect for finance experts with a love for football.

The Redskins are looking for someone responsible for performing and managing varied accounting functions including but are not limited to general ledger account reconciliations, recording and posting entries in the financial system, preparation of sales tax returns, preparation of monthly financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and established company polices, and perform ad-hoc accounting projects as requested by management.

If you are going to work in finance, why not do it in the NFL?!

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3: Athletic Scout – Detroit

There is a certain romanticism that surrounds becoming a professional scout, which helps to explain our number three most popular sports job of the week.  Athletes for college is hiring scouts all across the country but our most popular listing came from Detroit this time around.

Here’s a little more on this popular scouting job:

If you are an ex athlete, coach, or just a motivated individual that has a real passion for sports this could be a great opportunity for you to be part of a fast growing market that can really make a difference in a student athletes life!

FYI: This is a commission only position.

-Previous Sports Experience (Athlete, Coach, Scout, ect.)
-Communication Skills
-Computer Skills

Your main focus will be identifying local athletic talent and preparing these athletes for evaluation by one of our top expert evaluators to see if they are indeed at a collegiate level of ability.

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2: Manager of Soccer Programs – Seattle Sounders

Talk about a cool job – the Seattle Sounders are one of the most exciting and popular franchises in MLS and they are in need of a Manager of Soccer Programs. What does this role entail? Assisting in the day-to-day operations of all youth programs including the Winter/Mid Winter Camp System, Spring Break Camp System, Adult Camps, Youth Dream Camps, Community Outreach Clinics, Sounders Training Centers and Summer Camp System.

The Manager of Soccer Programs will support the Director of Soccer Programs with all administrative duties, including but not limited to: customer service management, field reservations, marketing initiatives, corporate sponsorships, inventory management, community outreach and corporate clinics/camps.

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1: Assistant Manager – U.S. Senior Open, U.S. Amateur

Posted on Halloween, this Assistant Manager position for the U.S. Senior Open and U.S. Amateur & Walker Cup is the most clicked job on WorkinSports.com, which shows the amount of golf fans we have in our audience!

Here’s a little more on the role:

The Assistant Manager – U.S. Senior Open, U.S. Amateur and Walker Cup Match works on each championship’s team under the Director of the assigned Championship. These responsibilities focus on event operations, volunteer management and host club relationships. He/she will also serve at other USGA championships including the U.S. Open Championship and participate in projects within our championship team.

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Sounds like a great opportunity, I can see why it’s number one on our list this week!

What do you think of this idea? If you like this style of content let us know and we’ll keep doing it – we want to share information that will help you out in your sports job search!

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About Brian Clapp

Brian Clapp has worked in the sports media for over 14 years as a writer, editor, producer & news director. After beginning his career in Atlanta at CNN/Sports Illustrated, he switched coasts to Seattle to work at Fox Sports Northwest. In 2010, Brian began pursuing a new found passion on the digital media side, launching a successful website and then taking on the role of Director of Content for WorkinSports.com & WorkinEntertainment.com.

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