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Project Employee, Player Health

REQ ID:  5998

New York, New York, US, 10022

At the NBA, we’re passionate about growing and celebrating the game of basketball. Through the intensity of the game and the amazing athletic skill of our players, we deliver excitement to hundreds of millions of fans around the world.

As a global sports and media business, the NBA is so much more. While Basketball Operations runs the league’s on-court activities, other departments manage relationships with television and digital media partners, develop marketing partnerships with some of the world’s most recognizable companies, oversee the licensing of NBA merchandise, and handle a wide range of responsibilities that drive the NBA’s success.


Position Summary:

This new position will join a team whose impact spans multiple departments, working on all matters related to player health. The Project Employee - Player Health will work as part of the Player Health team until the end of 2021. We are looking for an individual whose contributions will improve productivity, quality and efficiency of departmental operations. We are seeking a person who is ready to roll up their sleeves and help with administrative tasks related to player health initiatives, which may include testing, health information and database management, and other discrete projects.


Major Responsibility:

  • Support designated player health projects, to help ensure that objectives of the project are accomplished within a prescribed time frame
  • Interact with the team health, performance, and operational staff on player health related programs, and act as a point of contact for departmental questions
  • Act as a liaison between NBA vendors and the Player Health department on data input and quality matters
  • Support communications and presentations to team personnel and NBA leadership related to player health initiatives and systems
  • Assist the player health group in the overall management and administration of NBA player health systems, particularly the NBA electronic medical records system, and other systems that contribute to NBA player participation and injury reporting and analyses.


Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Strong project management / organizational skills and high-level attention to detail
  • The ability to translate project briefs into operational reality
  • Excellent ability to clearly and succinctly synthesize and communicate ideas orally, in writing, and through visual presentations
  • Driving high standards for individual, team, and organizational accomplishment; tenaciously working to meet or exceed challenging goals; deriving satisfaction from goal achievement and continuous improvement
  • Committing to working flexibly within a team and supporting the group's goals across a multifaceted player health program
  • Strong quantitative skills
  • The ability to be creative and possess effective problem-solving abilities
  • Demonstrating strong interest in and knowledge of sports industry, athlete health, and the game of basketball
  • Recognizing the necessity of appropriate confidentiality regarding sensitive information
  • Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing changes in work responsibilities or environment
  • Adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures
  • Maintaining a strong commitment to organizational ethics, integrity, and compliance.
  • Strong proficiency in drafting documents/spreadsheets and creating dynamic presentations using Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel) required; familiarity with other technical software platforms and systems would be an advantage.



Bachelor's degree preferred or relevant experience


The NBA is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace.  To safeguard our employees and their families, our visitors and the broader community from COVID-19, and in consideration of recommendations from health authorities and the NBA’s own advisors, any individual working onsite in our New York and New Jersey offices must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  The NBA will discuss accommodations for individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to a medical reason or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.


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Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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