Job Posting: Cleveland Guardians – Fellow, Amateur Scouting

Fellow, Amateur Scouting

Department: Amateur scouting
Employment Type: Full-Time
FLSA Classification: Exempt

Primary Purposes:
The Guardians Fellowship program is designed to accelerate the pace of development and impact for people interested in working for our organization. Fellowship roles are focused on solving complex challenges and developing new approaches, tools, and techniques to meaningfully drive the organization forward.

The Cleveland Guardians are seeking Fellows to join their Amateur Scouting department. Each Fellow will work collaboratively with the amateur scouting staff. Fellows will operate as an extension of the front office staff and be a resource for scouts and baseball operations. Fellows will be expected to manage the collection of multiple data streams on amateur players to prepare the organization for acquisition opportunities.

The ideal candidate will be curious, creative, open-minded, and excited to work in a collaborative and rapidly changing environment. The candidate will be able to clearly communicate with others, build trusting relationships, and execute the organization’s vision through passion, resourcefulness, curiosity, and strategic thinking. They will take the initiative to perform research that advances the Guardians’ procedures and philosophies, especially related to the Major League Baseball draft.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Understand and apply organizational philosophies to all phases of the scouting and information-gathering processes.
  • Assist scouting staff with the organization and execution of the scouting process through robust data collection.
  • Assist scouting staff with various administrative and information-gathering tasks, such as database management
  • Operate bat/ball tracking technology and other sports science technology.
  • Manage video collection process from all player assessment opportunities, including but not limited to games, workouts, and events.
  • Manage the corresponding data and video submission process.
  • Provide holistic player assessments.
  • Assist scouting staff with player workouts.

Requirements:
The Cleveland Guardians are committed to developing and maintaining an environment that embraces all forms of diversity to enrich our core values, enhance our competitive position, strengthen our impact within our community, and foster a greater sense of belonging for our employees. In this spirit, we know studies have shown that people from historically underserved groups – including women, people of color, people from working-class backgrounds, and people who identify as LGBTQ – are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description.

We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job and understand that candidates may bring certain skills and experiences to the role that are not listed within this job description, but that would add tremendous value to our organization. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our qualifications described.

  • Bachelor’s degree or prior professional experience
  • Demonstrated passion for at least one of scouting, baseball analytics, sports science, hitting or pitching analysis and/or biomechanics, strength and conditioning, motor learning, or other baseball or softball related field.

Preferred Experiences:

While we are looking for candidates who bring a variety of skill sets, successful fellows possessed some of the following skills:

  • Working knowledge of advanced baseball statistics and publicly available research.
  • Demonstrated experience with a database language such as SQL.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish is a plus but not necessary.

Standard Requirements:

  • Represents the Cleveland Guardians in a positive manner to the scouting community, players, coaches, and the general public.
  • Reads, speaks, understands, and communicates English effectively across all mediums.
  • This position will require travel to games, workouts, and events across the country.
  • Ability to develop and maintain successful working relationships with members in all departments of the organization.
  • Ability to act according to organizational values ​​in pursuit of excellence at all times.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations and have a demonstrated commitment to social justice.
  • Ability to walk, sit, or stand for an entire shift.
  • Ability to work extended days and hours, including holidays and weekends.
  • Ability to move throughout all areas and levels of a ballpark.
  • Ability to work in a diverse and changing environment.
  • Occasional physical activity such as lifting and carrying equipment up to 25 lbs.

To Apply:
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