ABOUT THE NBPA
The National Basketball Players Association is the union for current professional basketball players in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Established in 1954, the NBPA’s mission is to protect and support the rights and talents of our players, magnify the power of their collective will, and amplify their voices as leaders who will transcend sport and society globally.
The NBPA advocates on behalf of the best interests of all NBA players, including by, among other things, negotiating the collective bargaining agreement, administering benefit programs and grievances on their behalf, enhancing their NBA experience, and helping prepare them for life after the NBA. Business opportunities are generated by THINK450, the for-profit subsidiary of the NBPA charged with managing the players’ group licensing rights. For more information, visit NBPA.com.
ROLE: Administrative Assistant
DESCRIPTION: NBPA seeks experienced, detailed-oriented, self-motivated candidates for the position of Administrative Assistant in the Mental Health and Wellness Program. This position works with professionals throughout the organization this position is both analytical and collaborative. Excellent communication skills and the ability to build rapport quickly is vital to be successful in this role. The position is based in Los Angeles, CA and requires minimal to no travel
LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA
DEPARTMENT: Mental Health and Wellness Program
MANAGER: Director of Player Wellness
DIRECT REPORTS: None
Assist the Director and Player Wellness Counselors’ with connecting and following through with NBPA main office personnel (e.g., Executive leadership, IT, communications, security, Player Programs, Career Development, Off the Court, Player Health, Think 450, and other departments and personnel, etc.) relative to ongoing development and completion of projects
Respond to provider calls and emails for information regarding the MH&W Program
Maintain the Directory of Mental Health Service Providers, and the Directory of Psychiatric Hospitals; including accuracy of information, monitoring provider license and malpractice insurance renewals; processing new provider applications; assist the Director with new provider orientation; following through with components background investigations for providers
Assist Director and Player Wellness Counselors with booking travel arrangements (e.g., flights, hotel, etc.) and processing receipts (e.g., flight, hotel, UBER, etc.) from trips with management tools such as Concur
Demonstrated experiences using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other tools including financial (e.g., Concur, Martus, Bill.com), Zoom, Teams, Doodle Poll, and conference call systems
Excellent skills in oral and written communication, time management, decision-making, prioritizing assignments, and interpersonal communication
Demonstrated appreciation for, and appreciation and embrace of diversity, equity, and inclusion
Demonstrated appreciation for and understanding and embrace of the importance of mental health and wellness in the lives of players, staff, administrators, and executive leadership
Participate in monthly MH&W team meetings as well as quarterly Board of Advisors conference calls; assisting the Director with taking minutes; preparing minutes for distribution to the MH&W team and Board of Advisors
Maintain records of all projects, news/article/press releases, relevant correspondences, and MH&W Program activity in preparation for monthly and annual reports
Demonstrated expertise using the variety of social media (e.g., Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, etc,)
Demonstrated skill sets relative to managing large projects (e.g., National Mental Health and Wellness Summit. etc.) and smaller projects (e.g., Team Awareness Meetings (TAMS), Rookie Transition Program (RTP), Top 100 Camp, Top 50 Camp, etc.) from initiation to completion
Familiarity with professional sports organizations, player lifestyles, and the multiple demands on players’ time
Collect receipts for business travel and prepare expense reports in Concur
Submit approved invoices for payment
Ability and willingness to work remotely
High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
Ability to take initiative and work independently
Experience working in the Mental Health and Wellness Field
Ability to manage large projects
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCES:
High School diploma or GED; Associate degree or BA degree from an accredited college or university.
2-3 years of experience as an Administrative Assistant or its equivalent.
APPLICATION: Please email your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to email@example.com. Please indicate "Administrative Assistant MHW" in the subject line of your email. No telephone inquiries please. The NBPA will respond to those candidates whose qualifications are best aligned with the components of this job description and will continue to review resumes until the position is filled.
Salary will be commensurate with experience. The NBPA offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid leave, medical, dental, and vision insurance, and a 401(k) plan with matching employer contributions. Proof of vaccination and booster, if eligible will be required.
The NBPA is an equal employment opportunity employer. The NBPA will consider all qualified applicants with no regard to the applicant’s race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, weight, disability, or any other status protected by New York or Federal anti-discrimination law.