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Director, MLB's Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Herbert Anchovy, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    A media background looks like it would be a great advantage.


    Position: Director of Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) Program
    Organization: Major League Baseball
    Location: New York
    Date posted: 11/30/2007

    Application deadline: 12/28/2007
    · Directs operations of RBI program

    · Maintains and updates the RBI administrative handbook and insures that RBI leagues are in compliance with RBI procedures, requests for information, tournament deadlines and maintenance of adequate insurance

    · Directs the planning, promotion, and coordination of tournaments, competitions and seminars

    · Ensures program elements function in concert with each other

    · Responds to requests regarding details and history of RBI Program

    · Provides guidance and insight on progression of program

    · Assists in the planning, development and communication of information designed to keep public informed of the accomplishments, point of view and programs (press kit compilation and article search)

    · Analyzes facts and circumstances to make recommendations for solving programmatic problems and enhancing program

    · Develops and cultivates media relationships

    · Manages media and sponsor relations

    · Writes press releases and other news and feature items

    · Maximizes event coverage through internet and updating web page material, newsletters and brochures

    · Ensures that statistical reports are compiled and updated

    · Oversees development/maintenance of participant database

    · Serves on National RBI Advisory Board

    · Assists in selection of RBI National Team members

    · Manages grant contracts

    · Collaborates with Vice President of Community Affairs to ensure continuous program improvement

    · Spearheads recruitment and outreach initiatives

    · Manages continual outreach internally and externally to communicate program progress


    · Demonstrates enthusiasm for a progressive youth development program

    · Uses sound judgment and adherence to boundaries to actively engage in problem solving around youth and program issues

    · Be a team player and work collaboratively with co-workers and supervisor

    · Uphold RBI values and youth development principles


    · Extensive knowledge of baseball and/or softball

    · Coaching experience

    · Experience working with inner-city youth

    · Leadership skills

    · Bachelor's Degree

    · Extensive knowledge of youth development and 5 years of full-time work in a youth setting

    · Classroom teaching/facilitation experience as a lead facilitator preferred

    · Experience in problem-solving with regards to academic success, social emotional competency, conflict resolution and positive decision making

    · Excellent communication and listening skills

    · Ability to take initiative, multi-task and maintain flexibility under pressure

    · Excellent organization skills and attention to detail

    · Bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus

    Hours: Full-time, requires evening hours and travel

    Salary: Commensurate with experience

    Application Instructions:

    Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume in MS Word or PDF format to our recruitment e-mail address: Jobs@mlb.com

    Major League Baseball is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Contact Information:

    E-mail : Jobs@mlb.com
    MLB Recruitment
  2. tjbball54

    tjbball54 New Member

    This seems like an excellent opportunity to go beyond journalism for a good cause. Anybody have any insight?
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