You can’t help the Eagles out on the offensive line, but you can help them out in the front office.
Jeff Lurie is looking for a new Executive Assistant and before you scoff at the title, and label me sexist, check out the job responsibilities and requirements. From regular season press conferences, to the Super Bowl, (a girl can dream can’t she) you’ll be on the front lines communicating with team owners, top NFL executives and involved in critical planning and key decision making for the team and its owner.
There’s a reason over 706 people have viewed this job posting on LinkedIn. Despite their 52-year Super Bowl championship drought, the Philadelphia Eagles are the 7th most valuable team in the league, as ranked by Forbes, worth $1.26 billion. Not to mention that at 9-years new, Lincoln Financial Field is one of Philly’s hottest sports and event venues, home to the Army – Navy Game, concerts from the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Taylor Swift, and even international soccer competition. The “Linc” will see another $60 – $100 million in renovations in the coming years.
With the debut of Shannon Eastin, the first woman to officiate a regular season game, the role of women in the NFL has gained considerable buzz as of late. Commissioner Goodell has publicly voiced his support for Eastin, promising that more women will see action as officials in coming seasons.
Just this month the NFL was awarded a C+ grade for gender hiring, for the first time ever, from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport. With more than 280 female employees, 17 working above the vice president level, Goodell has been credited for remaining vigilant in his quest to promote progressive hiring standards across the league.
Although Goodell cannot stomp for women in every individual clubhouse, the NFL’s establishment of the Women’s Interactive Network, a career advancement incubator for women within the NFL, is evidence that it’s a brand new day for women in professional football.
Additionally, the NFL has joined forces with WISE, (Women in Sports and Events) a professional development organization for female business professionals in the sports and events industry. The league will develop joint programming with the group for league employees and WISE members. The collaboration is the first corporate partnership for the nonprofit organization, which recently honored NFL Network COO Kim Williams.
If you’re a Delaware Valley resident with eight or more years experience planning events and assisting high level executives, jump on this opportunity. This job has been posted for at least three weeks, which is an eternity in this market. Please note, this position is not for the faint of heart. Long hours are a necessity. If you can’t keep cool under pressure, this is not the work environment for you.