Excel Sports Management is an industry-leading sports agency representing top-tier talent, blue-chip brands and marquee properties. Our success is rooted in our people, our high character reputation and our commitment to creating a diverse and welcoming workplace. We focus on team chemistry, collaboration, strong relationships, valuable networks, and ambitious ideas to deliver innovative solutions that keep our clients and agency ahead of the curve.

Nolan Partners has been consulting with sports, media, and entertainment clients to find talented leadership and performance executives for more than 15 years.


Excel Sports Management is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

Position Summary:

Nolan Partners, an Excel Sports Management Company, seeks a professional Executive Recruiter to source candidates on behalf of our clients for highly specialized leadership positions in sports (teams and leagues), sporting goods, and the media and entertainment verticals. The successful candidate will be able to attract top-tier talent and ensure lasting and successful placements. We aim to exceed clients’ expectations and to add value to their business. This position will be located in either the Dallas or New York office.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Detailing all areas of the recruiting process daily, including but not limited to:

  • Create and cultivate a professional reputation as a strategic consultant among the senior executive community through market expertise and professional networking.

  • Identify, track, and recruit prospective candidates using a variety of channels.

  • Partner with clients to get a clear view on their strategic and financial objectives and hiring needs.

  • Devise and carry out a targeted research strategy.

  • Map role criteria, define position description, and approve document specifications.

  • Prepare for search kick-off meetings, including creating a drafted target list with research team, researching industry, and relevant industry needs.

  • Set and lead the research strategy by identifying, researching, and keeping the potential candidate pipeline filled throughout the search process.

  • Conduct rigorous assessment of candidates to ensure qualification match, cultural fit, and compatibility. Constantly study interviewing and assessment best practices.

  • Conduct confidential interviews by phone and/or video-based platforms, checking references, and presenting full candidate background experience to client.

  • Present shortlisted candidates and provide detailed profile summaries.

  • Offer guidance and facilitate the negotiation process through to its completion.

  • Follow up with clients and assist with the candidate’s transition and onboarding process.

  • Network and build trusted long-lasting client relationships on an on-going basis and strengthen company branding.

  • Provide a positive candidate experience for all applicants interacting with Nolan Partners.

  • Research and develop recruiting leads by sourcing and screening.

  • Communicate with Partners and Principals on updates and potential sales pipelines.


Education & Experience:

  • 5+ years’ relevant work experience as a retained-based recruiter or other transferable experience in leadership, HR, or consulting.

  • Demonstrated track record developing candidate identification.

  • Requirement of having experience in the full cycle of executive recruitment from sourcing to closing.

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Advanced Degree(s) preferred.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Deep understanding of the recruiting process.

  • Proficiency in using applicant tracking system (ATS), recruiting software, and candidate databases along with Microsoft Office knowledge.

  • Strong knowledge of candidate’s selection methods.

  • Excellent knowledge of area of expertise (market status, trends, best practices).

  • Client focus along with relationship building skills.

  • Self-starter with the ability to respond quickly to client’s needs.

  • Hold oneself accountable with integrity and confidentiality.

  • Must have strong project management skills and the ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize effectively and exercise flexibility as needed.

  • Must have well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to a wide variety of audiences, demonstrating strong communication skills (both written and verbal).

  • Strong business acumen.

  • Must be a flexible and reliable team player.


For NY Candidates:

The pay range for this position is: $120,000 per year - $140,000 per year. This position is also eligible for benefits and bonus.

Please note that the foregoing compensation information is a good-faith assessment associated with this position only and is provided pursuant to the New York City Salary Transparency Law. 

Ultimately, the salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, business sector, and geographic location, among other criteria.

This position is not eligible for sponsorship


Excel Sports Management provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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