The Chicago Cubs Are Hiring for Two Front Office Positions

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The Chicago Cubs Are Hiring for Two Front Office Positions

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The Chicago Cubs continue to re-tool their front office – or, well, just adding to it in the normal course of business – seeking two new outside hires. Want a Cubs job? Well, here are two new openings.

With a hat tip to FanGraphs, the Cubs are looking for someone to add to baseball operations, and someone to add to player development. From the hiring announcement:

Baseball Operations Fellow (Location: Chicago, IL)

Responsibilities:

Work with other members of Major League Operations during the 2022 season, providing daily support to various Baseball Operations functions.

Perform research and analysis in support of Major League Operations including salary arbitration, contracts, roster transactions and management, budget analysis and rules compliance.

Work alongside the amateur and pro scouting departments in advance of the Rule 4 Draft, trade deadline and other key transaction periods.

Carry out pre-game and in-game duties as assigned by the Advanced Scouting and Research and Development departments.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a quantitative field, or equivalent practical experience

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

Experience with SQL/R preferred

Familiarity with advanced baseball statistics

Demonstrated passion for baseball

Player Development Fellow (Location: Mesa, AZ)

Responsibilities:

Support the Player Development Department in administrative tasks, data collection, data entry, and various assigned responsibilities.

Assist the Player Development Video Coordinator with daily video and technology needs.

Support the Minor League Operations staff in on-boarding newly acquired players (via the R4 draft, trade acquisitions, or international and minor league free agency).

Collaborate with the Cubs’ High Performance department and assist with various needs as it relates to Athletic
Training, Nutrition, Mental Skills, and Strength & Conditioning.

Assist with implementation of the Cubs’ life skills and cultural assimilation programs as needed.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a quantitative field, or equivalent practical experience

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

Valid Driver’s License (having a personal vehicle is preferred, but not necessary)

Familiarity with Minor League baseball, its schedule, and affiliates

Spanish proficiency is preferred

Apply for the Cubs jobs here.

While the high-level external moves like the Carter Hawkins and Ehsan Bokhari hires get all the attention, developing top front office talent internally is just as important. It’s a lot like developing players (versus splashy free agent signings or trades), where you can get so much more value if you’re bringing these folks up along the way, not only by virtue of what they contribute as they rise, but also when it comes to having the first crack at retaining them long-term.

To their credit, the Cubs have actually had a whole lot of internal promotions up the ranks in recent years. Here’s hoping YOU land one of these gigs, and make your way up the ladder. And then you give me all the inside dish. Thanks bye.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.