Player/Basketball Operations: Statistics


The Philadelphia 76ers are looking to add talented new developers, software engineers, statistical analysts, and data scientists to the team. Basketball analysts will work as a part of the front office and collaborate extensively with the entire basketball operations department including President and GM Sam Hinkie. Experience in basketball is not required; analytical talent and learning easily is. The Sixers are looking for both permanent employees and interns. Most basketball analysts will work in our basketball operations office in Philadelphia but other arrangements may be possible.

Responsibilities may include some or all of the following depending on your background and interests:
• Gather, clean and integrate data from a variety of sources
• Maintain and extend our existing analytics infrastructure
• Create both ad-hoc analyses and standardized reports across a variety of platforms
• Forecast the results of basketball plays, players, teams, and seasons
• Innovate across all aspects of basketball operations
• Develop recommendations for the decisions we face across the basketball operations department
• Collaborate effectively on team projects and work autonomously on individual work as appropriate
• Communicate results to the basketball operations staff through presentations, written reports, and tools

Qualified candidates will have demonstrated many of the following characteristics:
• Strong programming skills (e.g. Python, Perl, Ruby, C++, Java,….) to support both the front-end and back-end of applications
• Strong database skills (e.g. SQL, Teradata,….)
• Strong statistical skills and experience with statistical and analysis software (R, SAS, Stata, Matlab, Octave)
• Strong experience with Bayesian analysis
• Strong experience with experimental design, linear regression, logistic regression, non-linear regression, k-means clustering, decision trees, and other advanced techniques
• Visualization expertise
• Machine Learning expertise
• Data Mining expertise
• Big Data expertise including distributed processing
• Mobile application expertise

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Administration/General Management: Human Resources Generalist
Director, Human Resources - Philadelphia 76ers (Philadelphia, PA)

The Philadelphia 76ers are seeking an experienced and highly motivated Director, Human Resources to serve as a key HR business partner to the 76ers corporate groups. The Director will maintain a high level of service to their internal clients which will include recruitment, training, employee relations and communication. The position is responsible for providing advisory knowledge on the full breadth of HR issues in accordance with local employment law, legislation and company policy.This position is based in Philadelphia at the 76ers corporate offices.

Job Responsibilities:

·         Partner with internal clients and leadership on effective planning, policies, programs and initiatives in alignment with the organization’s overall business objectives.

·         Focus on talent management of the organization through strategy, development, performance, diversity initiatives, recognition and retention.

·         Responsible for full life cycle recruitment including job posting creation, sourcing and interviewing candidates, checking references, and extending offers ensuring a positive candidate experience within an appropriate time to fill for the business needs.

·         Manage employee relation issues, including employee engagement, performance improvement plans, terminations and reorganizations when appropriate.

·         Coach management and executives during performance management cycle.

·         Create and roll-out training to entire employee population including management and sales staff.

·         Liaise with outside Benefits Specialists ensuring compliance with state and federal employment laws. 

·         Manage human resources programs and special projects as well as research and recommend new ideas for the maintenance of our high performance culture.

·         Oversee communication to employees on activities, benefits and other key initiatives.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of Human Resources generalist experience
  • Solid employee relations/labor/union background
  • Strong recruitment and training experience
  • Experience with benefit administration, compliance and workers’ comp claims
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, handling multiple tasks simultaneously under pressure, and meeting goals/deadlines is a must.
  • Requires agility in dealing with instant changes in the organization and projects.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

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Sales, Service, & Marketing: Corporate Sponsorship Sales Department Management
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development & Activation - Philadelphia 76ers (Philadelphia, PA)

Based in Philadelphia, the senior level sales executive has a proven track record of selling and activating six and seven figure sponsorships at the agency, team or league level for minimum of 15 years.  Position will manage staff / departments for all partnership sales and marketing activation for the Sixers, including renewals and new business.  Reporting to the Chief Revenue Officer, the Senior VP will be accountable for driving new revenue individually as well as through management of sales staff. The Senior VP will collaborate with all other Sixers management departments (Corporate Development, Business Development, Strategy, Corporate and Premium Partnerships, Suite and Hospitality Sales, Ticket Sales) under the Chief Revenue Officer, on a daily basis.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Grow sponsorship revenue through prospecting and category account draft • Focus on individual sponsorship revenue goals for new business • Renew sponsorship account base annually • Create and execute sponsorship sales process and strategies • Train and mentor staff • Communicate throughout organization • Focus on revenue model and affiliate growth of radio and television network as well as social media content creation • Create new revenue opportunities through properties within smaller markets inside Philadelphia territory, strengthen position of 1776 Sports and Entertainment • Projects as assigned by senior management including revenue generating duties with Delaware 87ers

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