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Current available jobs in Sales & Marketing:


» Box Office Ticket Seller - BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston, TX)
» 50/50 Raffle Seller - Chicago Fire Foundation - Chicago Fire Soccer Club (Bridgeview, IL)
» INSIDE SALES REPRESENTATIVE, COLORADO RAPIDS SALES ACADEMY - COLORADO RAPIDS (Commerce City, CO)
» Inside Sales Representative - Columbus Crew SC (Columbus, OH)
» Manager of Membership Acquisitions - Columbus Crew SC (Columbus, OH)
» Group Sales Account Executive - Columbus Crew SC (Columbus, OH)
» Season Membership Account Executive - Columbus Crew SC (Columbus, OH)
» FC Dallas Foundation 50/50 Raffle Sales Associate - FC Dallas (Frisco, TX)
» Ticket Sales Representative, New Membership Sales - FC Dallas, Major League Soccer (Frisco, Tx)
» Ticket Sales Representative, Group Sales - FC Dallas, Toyota Stadium (Frisco, TX)
» Account Executive, Season Membership Sales - Houston Dynamo (Houston, TX)
» Ticket Operations Coordinator - Houston Dynamo/BBVA Compass Statdium (Houston, TX)
» Amateur Soccer Account Executive - LA Galaxy (Carson, CA)
» Camp & Clinic Coach - Southern California - LA Galaxy (Carson, CA)
» Game Presentation & Events Coordinator - LA Galaxy (Carson, CA)
» Partnership Activation Associate - LA Galaxy (Carson, CA)
» Manager, Partnership Sales - LA Galaxy (Carson, CA)
» Sales Trainee - Session XXV - Major League Soccer (MLS) National Sales Center (Minneapolis, MN)
» Account Executive - Minnesota United FC (Golden Valley, MN)
» Box Office Supervisor - Minnesota United FC (Golden Valley, MN)
» Box Office Associate - Minnesota United FC (Golden Valley, MN)
» New Business Development Representative - Minnesota United FC (Golden Valley, MN)
» Cultural Liaison - Minnesota United FC (Golden Valley, MN)
» Event Lead - Minnesota United FC (Golden Valley, MN)
» Brand Ambassador - Minnesota United FC (Golden Valley, MN)
» Sales Trainee - Session XXVI - MLS National Sales Center (Minneapolis, MN)
» Digital Associate Producer - New England Revolution (Foxboro, MA)
» Account Executive Group Sales - New England Revolution (Foxborough, MA)
» Digital Coordinator - New England Revolution (Foxboro, MA)
» Senior Manager, Partnership Marketing - Americas - New York City FC (New York, NY)
» Premium Sales Manager - New York City FC (New York, NY)
» Fan & Membership Services Executive - New York City FC (New York, NY)
» Account Executive - New York City FC (New York, NY)
» Marketing Coordinator- PART TIME - New York Red Bulls (Harrison, NJ)
» Part-Time Ticket Systems Assistant - New York Red Bulls (Harrison, NJ)
» Inside Sales Consultant-Part-time - New York Red Bulls (Harrison, NJ)
» Group Sales Manager - Orlando City Soccer Club (Orlando, FL)
» CTO, Chief Tattoo Officer - Philadelphia Union (Chester, PA)
» Inside Sales Representative - Philadelphia Union (Chester, PA)
» Partnership Marketing Manager - Portland Timbers (Portland, OR)
» Street Team - Portland Timbers (Portland, OR)
» Production Designer - Portland Timbers (Portland, OR)
» Marketing Manager - Red Bull New York (Harrison, NJ)
» Fan Relations Specialist - San Jose Earthquakes (San Jose, CA)
» Events & Game Day Marketing Associate - Part Time Position - San Jose Earthquakes (San Jose, CA)
» Box Office Attendant - San Jose Earthquakes (San Jose, CA)
» Account Executive, Season Ticket Sales - San Jose Earthquakes (San Jose, CA)
» 50/50 Raffle Ticket Seller - San Jose Earthquakes (San Jose, CA)
» New Membership Associate (Sounders FC Sales Academy) - Seattle Sounders FC (Seattle, WA)
» Manager of Group Experiences - Seattle Sounders FC (Seattle, WA)
» Part-Time, Events Manager, Sporting Club Events - Sporting Kansas City (Kansas City, MO)
» Business Development Manager - Corporate Partnerships - Sporting Kansas City (Kansas City, MO)
» Junior Designer - Sporting Kansas City (Kansas City, MO)


Sales & Marketing: Ticket Operations
Box Office Ticket Seller - BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston, TX)

Box Office Ticket Seller

Responsible for providing excellent guest service at all BBVA Compass Stadium events while selling and distributing tickets on the day of the event.

Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Selling walk up tickets
  • Distributing Will Call tickets
  • Cash handling and reconciliation
  • General customer service
  • Provide stadium information and directions
  • Assist with problems/issues

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • Must to have at least one (1) year prior ticket selling/customer service experience, preferably in a sports/entertainment venue environment.
  • Must be available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Must show commitment and willingness to provide excellent customer service
  • Must maintain a neat, clean, and well-groomed appearance per the Forever Orange Human Resources Policies and Procedures

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Sales & Marketing: Fundraising/Major Gifts
50/50 Raffle Seller - Chicago Fire Foundation - Chicago Fire Soccer Club (Bridgeview, IL)

 POSITION TITLE: 50/50 Raffle Seller

DEPARTMENT: Chicago Fire Foundation

REPORTS TO: Events and Development Coordinator, Chicago Fire Foundation

The Chicago Fire's goal on the field is to play hard and win. Its goal off the field is to contribute to the quality of life in Chicago and its surrounding communities. Through the Chicago Fire Foundation, the Fire is able to give back by developing programs that reach out to Chicagoland's community. Must be able to attend orientation on March 4, 2017.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Chicago Fire Foundation is looking for high-energy, motivated sellers to join our 50/50 raffle sales team for the 2017 season.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

·         Sell 50/50 raffle tickets in an enthusiastic manner

·         Actively approach fans pre-game and in-game to explain the details of the 50/50 raffle program

·         Utilize portable electronic tablets and printers for the sale of tickets

·         Accurately handle all transactions and distribution of tickets

·         Answer fan questions regarding raffle program, as well as basic TOYOTA PARK and Chicago Fire     information

·         Understand the mission of the Chicago Fire Foundation

·         Represent the Club and Foundation as brand ambassadors

·         Time Requirement: Arrive 90 minutes before game time. Shift ends during the second half.

QUALIFICATIONS

·         Must be 18+ years old

·         Must have reliable transportation to TOYOTA PARK

·         Must be prompt and arrive to games on time

·         Must be a responsible, motivated individual with a competitive spirit

·         Must have superior customer service skills

·         Must demonstrate enthusiasm and passion for the Chicago Fire

·         Must be able to take and follow directions well

·         Must be able to work a minimum of 10 Chicago Fire home matches (March-October)

·         Prior customer service or sales experience is a plus

·         Candidates must be willing to work nights and weekends


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Sales & Marketing: Ticket Sales
INSIDE SALES REPRESENTATIVE, COLORADO RAPIDS SALES ACADEMY - COLORADO RAPIDS (Commerce City, CO)

REPORTS TO:                     MANAGER, INSIDE SALES 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:          APRIL 15th 2017

OVERVIEW:

Candidates that are selected for the Colorado Rapids Sales Academy (CRSA) will be part of an intense career development and sales curriculum executed in a fun, fast-paced, and competitive atmosphere.  We accomplish this with sales training on the 6 Step Sales Process and follow it with consistent modeling and reinforcement of sales behaviors through engaging activities that produce results.  This is a top program in the sports industry to prepare for a full time role in ticket sales.  Candidates who excel in the program and meet expectations will be considered for full- time openings with the Colorado Rapids as they become available within the club.  There is no guarantee of full-time employment upon completion of this program.

MINIMUM POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Generate new ticket sales revenue focusing on Colorado Rapids season memberships, partial plan packages, premium inventory, and group packages

· Assist customers in securing the preferred programs, seats and events that best fit their needs

· Handle a high level of sales activity between outbound calls, stadium appointments and out of office meetings

· Meets defined weekly sales, meeting and call goals

· Maintain complete and accurate customer records

· Assist with game day responsibilities of the sales department, including sales tables, client seat visits, and group events

· Represents the Colorado Rapids in a positive and professional manner

· Other duties as assigned

 

MINIMUM POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

· Highly motivated with an interest to be successful in the field of sales

· Able to communicate clearly and effectively

· Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays

· Works well in a fast-paced, team environment

· Consistent, punctual and regular attendance

· Proficient computer skills including experience with MS Office products such as Word, Excel and Outlook as well as ability to learn and master new software programs

· Meet company vehicle driving standards

PREFERRED POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

· Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

· Aggressive, energetic, enthusiastic, competitive and committed to a sales career in sports

· Bi-lingual in Spanish beneficial but not required


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Sales & Marketing: Ticket Sales
Inside Sales Representative - Columbus Crew SC (Columbus, OH)

Columbus Crew SC Overview

Columbus Crew SC (Soccer Club) is the first club in Major League Soccer and in 2015, Crew SC was crowned MLS Eastern Conference Champions in the organization’s 20th season. Owned and operated by Precourt Sports Ventures (PSV), it won its first MLS Cup championship in 2008 and also won the 2002 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup as well as MLS Supporters’ Shield titles in 2004, 2008 and 2009. The 2017 campaign is the Black & Gold’s 19th season at historic MAPFRE Stadium -- the first soccer-specific stadium in the United States – where the club set single-season sellout records and hosted the 2015 MLS Cup. The club was purchased by PSV on July 29, 2013 as part of the privately held investment and management firm’s sports and entertainment business enterprise.

Description

Columbus Crew SC is committed to developing future sales professionals and leaders in our organization and the sports industry. Crew SC is seeking Sales Representatives to join our Inside Sales Department. The opportunity includes initial training and on-going support from successful professionals in the industry and potential for advancement.

If you are interested in beginning a career in Major League Sports, have a willingness to learn and drive to excel, we can provide a solid foundation of skills that can lead to success within the Club and beyond.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for selling season memberships, partial plans, group outing ticket packages, suites, and premium hospitality to corporations and the general public
  • Meet or exceed monthly or yearly sales goals
  • Attend weekly sales meetings and training sessions
  • Develop and implement effective sales techniques by applying sales and service best practices, networking, prospecting, referral gathering, and personal database management
  • Build relationships to grow account base through repeat business and referrals
  • Conduct in-office appointments at MAPFRE Stadium as well as out of office appointments to increase new business opportunities
  • Positively contribute to the overall culture of the sales team through continued relationships with all team members
  • Provide excellent customer service to existing and new clients and supporters

 Required skills, experience & abilities

  • Undergraduate degree required
  • Sales experience preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite including PowerPoint, Word and Excel
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population, including strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • High attention to detail
  • Able to work independently and take initiative
  • Able to work some evenings, weekends and holidays

Applicants may be invited to attend Columbus Crew CS’s Sales Training and Job Forum. This forum offers you a chance to learn high-level ticket sales techniques, as well as showcase your abilities in an innovative training and interview experience. Led by Crew SC’s own sales and marketing executives, participants will leave with a more in-depth knowledge of what it takes to be successful in professional sports. Participants who demonstrate exceptional ability may also leave with a job offer from the Columbus Crew SC’s Inside Sales Team. The forum is a great way to start or advance your career in sports.


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Sales & Marketing: Membership
Manager of Membership Acquisitions - Columbus Crew SC (Columbus, OH)

Columbus Crew SC Overview

Columbus Crew SC (Soccer Club) is the first club in Major League Soccer and in 2015, Crew SC was crowned MLS Eastern Conference Champions in the organization’s 20th season. Owned and operated by Precourt Sports Ventures (PSV), it won its first MLS Cup championship in 2008 and also won the 2002 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup as well as MLS Supporters’ Shield titles in 2004, 2008 and 2009. The 2017 campaign is the Black & Gold’s 19th season at historic MAPFRE Stadium -- the first soccer-specific stadium in the United States – where the club set single-season sellout records and hosted the 2015 MLS Cup. The club was purchased by PSV on July 29, 2013 as part of the privately held investment and management firm’s sports and entertainment business enterprise.

Description

Columbus Crew SC is seeking a Sales Manager with an ability to create a culture of driving new season memberships and generating revenue with a passion for growing careers. This position is responsible for managing multiple departments to generate revenue through the sale of new memberships with an emphasis on training and developing members of the outside sales staff.

The ideal candidate will be a highly-motivated, competitive, experienced sales professional who possesses the ability to manage & lead multiple teams. The candidate must also cultivate an environment in which opportunities are created for their staff to succeed. The position is based in Columbus, Ohio and reports to the Senior Manager, Ticket Sales.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for driving new memberships and revenue for the organization.
  • Create an overall business plan presented to Sr. Sales Management for accomplishing all New Membership and Revenue targets for the club.
  • Manage and mentor the Membership Acquisition and Outside Sales staff, including being a resource for training and continued development of the staff.
  • Conduct weekly sales trainings for Outside Sales department.
  • Responsible for recruiting staff for the Membership Acquisition and Outside Sales departments, including working closely with Sr. Sales Management in executing Crew SC Sales Training & Job Forum.
  • Generate and manage the distribution of leads utilizing CRM system for entire staff.
  • Create and devise campaigns to drive B2B and B2C membership acquisition opportunities.
  • Meet established new Membership Acquisition and Revenue goals.

Required skills, experience & abilities

  • Undergraduate degree required
  • Minimum of 3 year of Sports sales’ experience required
  • Sales Management experience preferred
  • Ability to lead a sales staff with various levels of experience
  • Ability to cultivate sales talents, identify strengths and weakness and provide disciplined approach to business
  • Committed to success of individuals personally and professionally.
  • High level of organization, attention to detail and ability to manage multiple priorities in a dynamic environment while meeting deadlines.
  • High proficiency in written and verbal communication including presentation skills
  • Ability to identify opportunities, develop strategies and determine creative solutions which result in successful revenue generation.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Archtics and Salesforce experience a plus.
  • Ability to work some evenings, weekends and holidays.

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Sales & Marketing: Ticket Sales
Group Sales Account Executive - Columbus Crew SC (Columbus, OH)

Columbus Crew SC Overview

Columbus Crew SC (Soccer Club) is the first club in Major League Soccer and in 2015, Crew SC was crowned MLS Eastern Conference Champions in the organization’s 20th season. Owned and operated by Precourt Sports Ventures (PSV), it won its first MLS Cup championship in 2008 and also won the 2002 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup as well as MLS Supporters’ Shield titles in 2004, 2008 and 2009. The 2017 campaign is the Black & Gold’s 19th season at historic MAPFRE Stadium -- the first soccer-specific stadium in the United States – where the club set single-season sellout records and hosted the 2015 MLS Cup. The club was purchased by PSV on July 29, 2013 as part of the privately held investment and management firm’s sports and entertainment business enterprise.

Description

Columbus Crew SC is seeking an Account Executive with a passion for selling professional sports. This Account Executive position is responsible for generating revenue through the sale of group tickets, along with the potential to cross-sell other products such as season memberships and premium hospitality.

The ideal candidate will be a highly-motivated, competitive, experienced sales professional who leads by example, possesses the ability to establish solid business relationships, maintains a professional attitude and maximizes opportunities to increase revenue potential. The position is based in Columbus, Ohio and reports to the Senior Manager, Group Sales.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Sale of group ticket packages for Columbus Crew SC to both businesses and the general public
  • Manage existing clients and create new opportunities to upsell and grow current program
  • Aggressively build new relationships through research and cold calling prospects within youth soccer, corporate communities and affinity associations
  • Lead group Matchday activities, promotions for Crew SC and outside functions including luncheons, business shows and conventions among others
  • Meet established activity and sales goals
  • Assist with creative concepts for new group sales programs and theme nights
  • Develop professional relationships with current clients for referral leads
  • Maintain a high level of sales performance and customer service

Required skills, experience & abilities

  • Undergraduate degree required
  • Minimum of 1 year sales’ experience required and group sales experience is preferred
  • High level of organization, attention to detail and ability to manage multiple priorities in a dynamic environment
  • High proficiency in written and verbal communication including presentation skills
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Ability to identify opportunities, develop strategies and determine creative solutions which result in successful group ticket packages and client satisfaction
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Archtics and SalesForce experience a plus
  • Ability to work some evenings, weekends and holidays

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Sales & Marketing: Ticket Sales
Season Membership Account Executive - Columbus Crew SC (Columbus, OH)

Columbus Crew SC Overview

Columbus Crew SC (Soccer Club) is the first club in Major League Soccer and in 2015, Crew SC was crowned MLS Eastern Conference Champions in the organization’s 20th season. Owned and operated by Precourt Sports Ventures (PSV), it won its first MLS Cup championship in 2008 and also won the 2002 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup as well as MLS Supporters’ Shield titles in 2004, 2008 and 2009. The 2017 campaign is the Black & Gold’s 19th season at historic MAPFRE Stadium -- the first soccer-specific stadium in the United States – where the club set single-season sellout records and hosted the 2015 MLS Cup. The club was purchased by PSV on July 29, 2013 as part of the privately held investment and management firm’s sports and entertainment business enterprise.

Description

Columbus Crew SC is seeking an Account Executive with a passion for selling professional sports. This Account Executive position is responsible for generating revenue through the sale of Season Memberships, along with the potential to cross-sell other products such as group sales and premium hospitality.

The ideal candidate will be a highly-motivated, competitive, driven sales professional who leads by example, possesses the ability to establish solid business relationships, maintains a professional attitude and maximizes opportunities to increase revenue potential. The position is based in Columbus, Ohio and reports to the Senior Director, Ticket Sales.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Generate new business from the sale of Season Memberships and partial plans with Columbus Crew SC
  • Aggressively build new relationships through self-prospecting, research, cold calling and social selling in the corporate community with a focus on face to face appointments
  • Develop relationships with single match and group ticket buyers with a focus on business to consumer sales
  • Leveraging sales events and Crew SC Matchdays to engage and create new prospects
  • Meet established activity and sales goals
  • Develop professional relationships for referral leads
  • Maintain a high level of sales performance and customer service

Required skills, experience & abilities

  • Undergraduate degree required
  • Minimum of 1 year of sales experience required and sports sales experience is preferred
  • High level of organization, attention to detail and ability to manage multiple priorities in a dynamic environment
  • High proficiency in written and verbal communication including presentation skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population including sports fans and executive level decision makers among others
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Ability to identify opportunities, develop strategies and determine creative solutions which result in revenue generation and client satisfaction
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Archtics and SalesForce experience a plus
  • Ability to work some evenings, weekends and holidays

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Sales & Marketing: Promotions
FC Dallas Foundation 50/50 Raffle Sales Associate - FC Dallas (Frisco, TX)

This position will be the driving sales force behind the 50/50 Raffle Program benefiting the FC Dallas Foundation. This seasonal position will start in late March and run through the conclusion of the playoffs for all FC Dallas games.

A 50/50 raffle is a raffle that will take place at all home games of the team in accordance with Texas law, where one lucky winner will receive 50% of the jack pot (after allowable expenses) from that game, while the team foundation and a beneficiary will split the other 50% of the net proceeds.

The ideal candidate will be a punctual, hard-working and enthusiastic salesperson with excellent communications skills. This employee will be responsible for the sale of raffle tickets at each match to help benefit the charities selected by the FC Dallas Foundation as well as the foundation.

Job Duties:

  • Game night selling of raffle tickets to FC Dallas fans within Toyota Stadium in either a stationary kiosk location or as a roaming sales representative.
  • Accepting and accounting for large sums of cash at each match.
  • Communication of the 50/50 raffle rules and procedures clearly to potential customers.
  • Reconciling sales at the end of the match.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Yes/No: I am at least 18 years of age?
2. Yes/No: I have previous customer service experience?
3. Yes/No: I have previous cash handling experience?
4. Yes/No: In the last seven years, have you been convicted of a major violation other than a minor traffic violation? If yes, please explain. Will not necessarily exclude you from consideration.
5. Yes/No: I can stand for long periods of time?
6. Yes/No: I can work in outdoor weather conditions to include extreme heat, cold or rain?
7. Yes/No: I can work a varied schedule to include nights, weekends and holidays?


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Sales & Marketing: Ticket Sales
Ticket Sales Representative, New Membership Sales - FC Dallas, Major League Soccer (Frisco, Tx)

Overview:

The New Membership Sales Representative will be exclusively focused on the objective and responsibility of producing revenue through the sale of season ticket memberships for one of the strongest clubs in Major League Soccer.

Direct functions include prospecting new business opportunities, managing and reporting weekly on your pipeline of prospects, a continual development of new business leads, prospecting and communication with our past season ticket buyers along with a commitment to building  and growing consumer relationships, increasing the affinity of our customers and demonstrating a strong commitment to quality and service.

The individual must demonstrate a high level of energy and possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, particularly verbal, as well as strong organizational skills.  He/she will be required to make 60+ calls per day, conduct face to face meetings and stadium tours, have an active selling role within the stadium on game days and have a passion for selling professional sports entertainment.  The position requires a minimum of 40+ hours per week, is very goal oriented and includes a base salary, plus 10% sales commissions and other bonus opportunities. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Meeting or exceeding weekly, monthly and long term sales goals in the areas of new season membership sales

  • Prospecting, qualifying and setting sales appointments at Toyota Stadium

  • Working in harmony with team members and those from other departments within the club

  • Building and fostering beneficial relationships with new business accounts

  • Providing excellent care and quality service to all customers/prospects

  • Working all home matches as a means of prospecting new business opportunities

  • Meeting or exceeding call minimums

  • Assisting management with sales campaigns, events and activities

  • Opportunities to cultivate and sell other full menu and premium products

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Yes/No I have sales experience
2. Yes/No I have worked in the Sports and/or Entertainment industry
3. Yes/No I am available to work a flexible schedule to include evenings, weekends, holidays
4. Yes/No In the past seven years, have you been convicted of a crime, other than a minor traffic violation? If yes, describe in full below (will not necessarily exclude you from consideration.)
5. Yes/No I have knowledge of soccer and Major League Soccer


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Sales & Marketing: Ticket Sales
Ticket Sales Representative, Group Sales - FC Dallas, Toyota Stadium (Frisco, TX)

Overview:

The Group Sales Representative will be exclusively focused on the objective and responsibility of producing revenue through the sale of group tickets and group events for one of the strongest clubs in Major League Soccer.

Direct functions include prospecting new business opportunities, managing and reporting weekly on your pipeline of prospects, a continual development of new business leads, prospecting and communication with our past group customers along with a commitment to building  and growing consumer relationships, increasing the affinity of our customers and demonstrating a strong commitment to quality and service.

The individual must demonstrate a high level of energy and possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, particularly verbal, as well as strong organizational skills.  He/she will be required to make 70-80+ calls per day, conduct face to face meetings and stadium tours, have an active selling role within the stadium on game days and have a passion for selling professional sports entertainment.  The position requires a minimum of 40+ hours per week, is very goal oriented and includes a base salary, plus 10% sales commissions and other bonus opportunities. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

·         Meeting or exceeding weekly, monthly and/or long term sales goals in the areas of group ticket sales

·         Prospecting, qualifying and setting sales appointments at Toyota Stadium

·         Working in harmony with team members and those from other departments within the club

·         Building and fostering beneficial relationships with new business accounts

·         Providing excellent care and quality service to all customers/prospects

·         Working all home matches as a means of servicing clients and prospecting for new business opportunities

·         Meeting or exceeding call minimums

·         Assisting management with sales campaigns, events and activities

·         Opportunities to cultivate and sell other full menu and premium products

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Yes/No: I have 1-3 years sales experience
2. Yes/No: I can work a flexible schedule to include nights, weekends and holidays?
3. Yes/No: In the last seven years, have you been convicted of a major crime other than a minor traffic violation? If yes, please explain. (Will not necessarily disqualify you for a position)


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Sales & Marketing: Ticket Sales
Account Executive, Season Membership Sales - Houston Dynamo (Houston, TX)

The Houston Dynamo sales team currently seeking a highly motivated and passionate self-starter to join their season membership ticket sales team.

The ideal candidates will have a passion for ticket sales, a solid foundation of sales training and strong interpersonal/communication skills. He/She will be required to initiate cold calls, face-to-face appointments and innovate new programming to increase membership sales for the Houston Dynamo.

Job is a full-time position with benefits.

Popular Benefits:

  • 401K

  • Paid Holidays & Vacations

  • Paid Sick Leave

  • Casual Dress/Atmosphere

Basic Function: The Season Membership Account Executive is responsible for primarily selling FSE ticket inventory, with a secondary focus on group tickets through cold-calling, utilizing the clubs various prospecting tools, and contact management software to create and manage effective revenue yielding relationships with various individuals and organizations within the private and public sectors.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

·   80% focus on primary goal of selling season memberships including luxury suites and partial plans (FSE Products)

·   20% focus on secondary goal of selling group tickets through referrals of established relationships

·   Generate leads via prospecting, networking, attending chamber of commerce meetings, cold calls, business related networking functions and Houston Dynamo games and other Dynamo related business events

·   Maintain accurate sales activity: calls, meetings and stadium tour records in our ticket program software

·   Provide weekly activity summaries as outlined by the Manager of Membership Sales

·   Meet all predetermined activity and sales goals

·   Assist with other season and group ticket sales duties, as assigned


QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

 

·  

  • Passion for sales, sports and creativity

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university and prior experience in ticket sales.

  • Minimum of 1 year of sales experience

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Extensive sales prospecting-by-phone, cold-calling experience

  • Track record of sales success and appointment setting with key corporate and non-profit decision makers

  •  Ability to multitask, while being able to provide reports and summaries as directed

  •  Experience with database marketing and CRM program software

  • Ability to work non-traditional hours including weekends and holidays as necessary

  • Desire to be a sales industry leader

  •  Bilingual a plus


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Sales & Marketing: Ticket Operations
Ticket Operations Coordinator - Houston Dynamo/BBVA Compass Statdium (Houston, TX)

As a member of the Forever Orange LLC, the Houston Dynamo, are continuing to grow and currently seeking highly motivated and passionate self-starters to join their ticket operations team.

Position Overview:

 

The Houston market is ever-evolving and one of the most diverse in the entire country. The  goal of the Ticket Operations Coordinator will be to assist in the day to day functions of Ticket Operations Department by creating offers, processing orders and assisting with event day box office operations . This job is a full-time position with benefits.

Popular Benefits:

 

•    401K

  • Paid Holidays & Vacations

  • Paid Sick Leave

  • Casual Dress/Atmosphere

Responsibilities:

 

  • Process tasks and orders using the Veritix ticketing software.

  • Prepare general financial and ticketing reports.

  • Coordinate and execute all ticket mailings and will call.

  • Organize and maintain department files and archives.

  • Assist with game day operations for home games and special events.

  • Serve as the primary ticket operations contact for the Houston Dash.

  • Support Houston Dynamo & third-party event ticket operations initiatives as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

 

  • Knowledge of Veritix preferred

  • Bachelor's degree in sports management, business management, marketing, or related field

  • A minimum of one (1) year experience in ticket operations, ticket sales, or customer service is preferred Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Passion for sales, sports and creativity

  • Highly organized, resourceful, detailed-oriented, quick learner

  • Ability to prioritize workload and solve problems efficiently and quickly

  • Ability to multitask, while being able to provide reports and summaries as directed

  • Experience with database and CRM program software

  • Ability to work non-traditional hours including weekends and holidays as necessary

  • Ability to adopt in a fast pace and consistently changing environment

  • Open to learning/training

  • Bilingual a plus

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have experience with database and CRM program software?
2. Do you have at least a Bachelor's degree in Sports Management, Business Management, Marketing, or a related field?


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Sales & Marketing: Ticket Sales
Amateur Soccer Account Executive - LA Galaxy (Carson, CA)

Anschutz Entertainment Group, Inc. (“AEG”) is a subsidiary of The Anschutz Company and one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world. AEG owns a collection of companies including multi-use facilities such as STAPLES Center and StubHub! Center in Southern California, several sports franchises including the Los Angeles Kings (NHL) and Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) and AEG LIVE, one of the world's leading concert promotions and touring companies. AEG is also currently overseeing the development of L.A. LIVE, 4 million sq. ft. downtown L.A. sports, residential and entertainment district.

POSITION PURPOSE:
The team is seeking a professional, passionate, hard-working and dedicated sales person with the self-motivation and desire to start a solid career in the sports industry. The primary focus will be on selling LA Galaxy group tickets and amateur soccer programming. This individual will also have the ability to sell LA Galaxy season tickets, mini plans, and other packages. Account Executives are provided with some leads, but are also responsible for seeking new business, through web research, networking mixers, client referrals, cold-calling, etc.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Generate new group sales by targeting and developing relationships primarily with youth soccer organizations, as well as businesses, universities, church groups, youth groups, after school programs, alumni organizations, fan groups, and other community groups.

  • Attend youth soccer tournaments, board meetings, coach meetings, team parent meetings and other out of the office youth soccer meetings as required
  • Make sales calls from category lists to area organizations and follow-up as necessary.
  • Responsible for servicing, renewing, up-selling, and cross-selling current group accounts.
  • Proficient in all LA Galaxy packages including full season seats, partial plans, luxury seating, kicks for kids, and other special events.
  • Full participation in extensive inbound/outbound call campaigns including meeting large new outbound call requirements.
  • Maintain a minimum daily average of 40 outbound calls – volume maybe increased or decreased based upon the time of year and needs of the organization.
  • Generate maximum revenue using all sales methods including face-to-face appointments, stadium tours, territory prospecting, and networking.
  • Meet or exceed weekly, monthly, and annual sales goals and activity requirements.
  • Service all clients in accordance with ticket sales department service guidelines.
  • Perform “game day” responsibilities, including entertaining clients and prospects, working ticket sales booths, and fulfillment of large group event partnerships.
  • Attend team, community, and other events for purpose of maximizing sales opportunities
  • Assist with creative development for production of sales materials including flyers, brochures, and other support material.
  • Coordinate with other departments to organize events that generate group ticket sales.
  • Recording and reporting of sales functions to supervisor(s).
  • Other duties as assigned by Senior Manager of Ticket Sales and Manager of Amateur Soccer and Fan Development.

SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

  • Highly motivated, naturally aggressive, with a positive attitude.
  • Sales experience preferred, sports sales experience a plus.
  • Exemplary self-discipline, professionalism, pride and work ethic.
  • Outstanding listening, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Committed to personal integrity and team oriented.
  • Detail oriented with ability to multi-task effectively and with a sense of urgency, sometimes under a high level of stress.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Creativity and ability to see ideas through to successful execution.
  • Enthusiasm for and/or experience in professional sports sales and/or service.
  • Thoroughness and attention to detail.
  • Flexible hours required: working evenings/nights, weekends and holidays.

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION, FORMAL TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelors degree in communications, sports, business, marketing or related field preferred.
  • Experience and training in Ticketmaster, Archtics, Microsoft CRM, or other Customer Relations Management system preferred.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Internet use, and other basic computer usage.
  • Familiarity with basic tenets of sales and customer service, sports industry specific a plus.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus.
  • Licenses or certificates – none specifically required.
  • Grooming – employee must maintain a neat, clean and well-groomed appearance. Good hygiene & professional appearance required. Business casual attire in office and during events. Employees may be required to wear LA Galaxy attire (to be provided) when representing the Galaxy in public.

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Sales & Marketing: Promotions
Camp & Clinic Coach - Southern California - LA Galaxy (Carson, CA)

LOCAL APPLICATIONS ONLY

Job Description: Camp Coach - Galaxy

POSITION PURPOSE:
This position is a part-time Camp Coach. The Galaxy Camp Coach position is an interactive group that attends and host camp and clinics for the LA Galaxy. The LA Galaxy is recruiting experienced and well organized coaches with a passion for developing youth soccer player’s within our Camps and Clinics programs. We are looking for coaches who are professional, reliable and capable of thinking on their feet quickly to adapt to any environment.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
-       Coaching players within the u6 to u18 age range

-       Set-up and breakdown of equipment and clinic needs

-       Play an essential leader role as a camp coach to participants

-       Interact with participants, coaches and parents of participants as necessary

SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITYs
The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

-       Knowledge of the game of soccer

-       Applicants should be patient, friendly and personable

-       Enthusiastic, fun and interacts well with the public

-       Must be able to work weekends and some weekdays

-       Job is part-time/hourly (around 10-20hrs a week)

-       Coaching experience a plus, but not required

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

Education :
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school or any other combination of education, training or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. High school diploma preferred.

Experience:
Coaching experience a plus, but not required


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Sales & Marketing: Game Operations/Presentation
Game Presentation & Events Coordinator - LA Galaxy (Carson, CA)

Anschutz Entertainment Group, Inc. (“AEG”) is a subsidiary of The Anschutz Company and one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world. AEG owns a collection of companies including multi-use facilities such as STAPLES Center and StubHub! Center in Southern California, several sports franchises including the Los Angeles Kings (NHL) and Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) and AEG LIVE, one of the world's leading concert promotions and touring companies. AEG is also currently overseeing the development of L.A. LIVE, 4 million sq. ft. downtown L.A. sports, residential and entertainment district.

POSITION PURPOSE:

The LA Galaxy is seeking a hard-working, detail-oriented, and proactive individual with the desire work on the LA Galaxy club.

The Coordinator of Game Presentation & Events will provide clerical, administrative, and “Day of Game” support for the Game Presentation & Events department under the general direction of the Director of Game Presentation & Events or such person(s) we designate. The general focus of this role is coordination and management of LA Galaxy promotional team – the LA Galaxy Star Squad. He/she will work during regular office hours and/or event hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:

Duties include, but are not limited to, assisting with:

  • LA Galaxy Star Squad promotional team
  • Grassroots marketing
  • LA Galaxy Viewing Parties
  • Special events
  • Game day operations
  • Management/upkeep of materials
  • Overall department and organization initiatives

SUPPORTIVE FUNCTIONS:

  • Duties include, but are not limited to, assisting with:
  • All aspects of high-performing promotional team, including: hiring, management of staff, coordinating/scheduling appearances, social media, uniforms, personnel, materials, time keeping, etc.
  • Researching, planning and coordinating Grassroots Marketing initiatives – including, determining ideal activation accordingly by identifying resources necessary for maximization and execution (marketing collateral, promotional giveaways, scheduling of promotional team, etc.)
  • Coordination of select LA Galaxy Viewing Parties throughout the season
  • Club-wide events, including planning, implementation and set up
  • General office duties as needed
  • Special projects as assigned by Management
  • Implement and support all policies and procedures for the department
  • Maintain an organized and detailed calendar and schedule

SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he/she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

  1. Must be highly organized, and resourceful with great attention to detailed
  2. Assertive, self-motivated, creative and proactive self-starter with the ability to work with minimal supervision
  3. Ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines, and work effectively in a high pressure and fast-paced environment 
  4. Ability to efficiently and professionally manage a large group of part-time staff members
  5. Exceptional problem-solving skills and ability to prioritize workload efficiently and quickly
  6. Must have a strong command of reasoned, measured decision-making based upon analyzing the pros and cons of each potential decision to be made
  7. Must be able to anticipate and identify problems, their sources, and their potential solutions while continuing to successfully conduct day-to-day operations without interruption
  8. Must have truly outstanding customer service and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to professionally communicate and interact with all levels of management, staff, fans, VIP’s, etc.
  9. Ability to professionally handle highly sensitive and confidential information
  10. Must be technically proficient with MS Office
  11. Professional proficiency in popular social media platforms
  12. Ability to lift at least 25 pounds at a time
  13. Flexible schedule to include weekends, evenings, and some holidays to meet business needs
  14. Must be available to work all home LA Galaxy and LA Galaxy II games, and select events

Additional duties, expectations, demands, etc. may be added or changed on an as-needed basis in order to meet organizational needs.

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS:

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from college or any other combination of education, training or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

  • Bachelor’s degree is strongly preferred
  • Prior event experience is strongly preferred
  • Prior management experience is strongly preferred
  • 2-3 years’ experience working in the Sports / Game Operations / Entertainment industry preferred
  • Team sports/soccer interest is a plus

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Please submit a cover letter specific to the position.
2. Please submit 3 professional references.


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Sales & Marketing: Activation
Partnership Activation Associate - LA Galaxy (Carson, CA)

Anschutz Entertainment Group, Inc. (“AEG”) is a subsidiary of The Anschutz Company and one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world. AEG owns a collection of companies including multi-use facilities such as STAPLES Center and StubHub! Center in Southern California, several sports franchises including the Los Angeles Kings (NHL) and Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) and AEG LIVE, one of the world's leading concert promotions and touring companies. AEG is also currently overseeing the development of L.A. LIVE, 4 million sq. ft. downtown L.A. sports, residential and entertainment district.

Position Overview:

The LA Galaxy Partnership Activation department is looking to fill internship positions for the 2017 season. Partnership Activation is responsible for fulfilling sponsorship contracts for the organization. The contracts include elements such as TV and radio commercial spots, print ads, in-stadium signage, promotions (in-stadium & retail), hospitality and more. The Galaxy’s sponsors include some of the biggest names in their respective industries.

Essential Job Functions: The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Assist with sponsor promotions, contests, hospitality events and other activities both on and off the field at Galaxy home games
  • Attend various Galaxy events such as player appearances and grassroots tournaments and assist in overall event execution
  • Part time student preferred
  • Must be able to attend all 2016 Galaxy home games
  • Office hours, tasks will support the partnership activation department (i.e. – create media spreadsheets to organize station affidavit information, assist with partner proof of performance reports)

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Sales & Marketing: Corporate Sponsorship Sales
Manager, Partnership Sales - LA Galaxy (Carson, CA)

The Manager, Partnership Sales works closely with the department Senior Director and entire AEG Global Partnerships structure resources to influence the sales growth of AEG owned/managed properties, with a direct focus on the LA Galaxy and the StubHub Center. Opportunities will also exist to facilitate corporate partnership agreements with ancillary AEG owned/managed properties as directed.

Essential Duties:

  • Work with Senior Director to preform analysis, research and planning to assure that the objectives and budgets are met for each event property.
  • Responsible for selling complex sponsorship assets that include on-site branding, digital media platforms, traditional media, and experiential space packages to assigned event properties.
  • Identifies and cultivates brands/marketing executives within targeted accounts who make event marketing and media decisions.
  • Plan and execute partnership and sponsorship pitch presentations and proposals to new and existing clients.
  • Successfully addresses client concerns, questions and objections to close sponsorship deals.
  • Negotiate sponsorship assets/deal points. Take ownership of all processes leading up to and finalizing partnership and sponsorship deals.
  • Responsible for keeping sales management apprised of progress toward established revenue goals and of the progress in closing identified prospects. Uses department CRM system to track sales activity and client contact information.
  • Work closely with Event Operations and Partnership Activation Team to ensure successful execution of deal points.
  • Host and Entertain Prospective Clients at specific AEG events.

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum education level of: BA/BS Degree (4-year) in a related field.
  • 2-4 years of industry-related work experience
  • Strong natural selling skills with proven experience in pitch and strategic positioning.
  • Proven track record of negotiating with the ability to improvise.
  • Must have the ability to network and create relationships while working efficiently in a fast-paced sales environment.
  • Understanding of the presentation and proposal development process with strong PowerPoint skills.
  • Renowned solution selling pedigree and contacts.
  • Expertise in identifying opportunities, developing strategies and negotiating creative solutions.
  • Exemplary problem-solving, communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to synergize the efforts of individuals and teams from multiple AEG business units to accomplish the goals of the company.
  • Must have a high degree of poise and professionalism when interacting with internal and external clients
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint); and ability to learn required business Systems.

AEG reserves the right to change or modify the employee’s job description whether orally or in writing, at any time during the employment relationship. AEG may require an employee to perform duties outside his/her normal description.


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Sales & Marketing: Ticket Sales
Sales Trainee - Session XXV - Major League Soccer (MLS) National Sales Center (Minneapolis, MN)

Start Date: June, 2017

The Opportunity: The MLS National Sales Center is seeking positive and passionate individuals to enter an intensive and highly selective two-to-four month sales training program. The National Sales Center is a performance-based program which allows successful NSC Trainees the opportunity to interview for sales positions at MLS Clubs.

Success Rate: The MLS National Sales Center has produced over 215 hires for 24 MLS clubs over 23 sessions.

How NSC Trainees will Succeed: NSC Trainees are put through a world-class sales training process gaining in-depth knowledge of MLS Ticket Sales by working with MLS clubs and partners, selling premium inventory, season tickets, mini plans, and group tickets. Trainees will primarily use phone and email to market and sell packages, but will also have the opportunity to practice face-to-face selling in select instances. Each NSC Trainee is also provided day-to-day mentoring by upper-level MLS executives.

Success throughout Your Career: We believe a solid foundation allows the opportunity for advancement. In the six years of the NSC’s existence, over 30 NSC Alumni have risen in the ranks to move into management roles at various MLS Clubs.

Who is Best for this Position: The best candidates for this position must be driven, positive, and have a PASSION for soccer. Specifically, the best individual will meet all the criteria below:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college and commitment to be a soccer sales industry leader
  • Ability to participate in entire two-to-four month curriculum (evening, weekend, and potential holiday hours)
  • Ability to work as a team player
  • Proficient in basic computer software programs
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Willingness to learn
  • Ability to move to Blaine, MN at the National Sports Center for the duration of the program
  • Ability to relocate to an MLS Club immediately following the training session

About this Application: Please include a video elevator pitch in your application stating the following:

  • Your Name
  • Your School
  • Graduation Date
  • Why you are passionate about soccer and sales

Check out John Elliano and Griffin Booth (LA Galaxy)’s elevator pitches:





Click here to find out more about the MLS National Sales Center Experience.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Are you able to move to Minneapolis, MN for the entire 2 to 4 month training program (evenings, weekends, and possibly holiday hours)?
2. Yes/No: Are you willing to relocate to an MLS club following the training session?
3. Yes/No: Will you now or in the future require sponsorship to work in the United States?


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Sales & Marketing: Ticket Sales
Account Executive - Minnesota United FC (Golden Valley, MN)

About Us:
Soccer is the global game and the fastest growing sport in the country, and Minnesota United FC (MNUFC) is at the center of growth of the game in the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota. Under new ownership and rebranded at the beginning of the 2013 Season, MNUFC is dedicated to growing professional soccer in Minnesota—2017 marks MNUFC’s inaugural season in Major League Soccer. Our position as a growing sports franchise creates a unique atmosphere where "start-up" meets pro sports team. In addition to our fast-paced environment with hard-working, collegial, energetic coworkers, we offer generous benefits, a forward-thinking culture, and the opportunity for career growth. We value creativity, dedication, curiosity, diversity, knowledge, and confidence.

Job Description:
This is a full-time, entry-level position. Your primary focus will be on selling Minnesota United FC season ticket sales packages. You will receive dedicated training and you will learn techniques to maximize your verbal and written business communication skills. Prospects are targeted through new business initiatives and mining our current database via phone calls, emails, and in-person meetings. This position is located in Golden Valley, MN.

Responsibilities:

  • Maximize ticket sales and ticket sales revenue through execution of meetings, sales calls, and networking events
  • Exemplify the core characteristics of a strong sales culture, including strong interpersonal skills, prompt and professional follow-through, openness to new ideas and suggestions, and constant enthusiasm toward internal and external contacts
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with all internal and external contacts
  • Support a positive sales culture within the sales team, as well as the entire front office.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Ticket Sales

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in sports administration, business, advertising, or marketing preferred
  • 1-3 years of ticket sales experience in a professional sport or university setting
  • Interest in building a career in sales
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Team player with a positive attitude, self-confidence, professionalism, resourcefulness, integrity, motivation, and a very strong work ethic
  • Sales experience, although not required, is preferred
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Bilingual skills (English and Spanish) a plus

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have a Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university in related field?
2. Do you have ticket sales experience in a professional sport or university setting?


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Sales & Marketing: Ticket Sales
Box Office Supervisor - Minnesota United FC (Golden Valley, MN)

About Us

Soccer is the global game and the fastest growing sport in the country, and Minnesota United FC (MNUFC) is at the center of growth of the game in the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota. Under new ownership and rebranded at the beginning of the 2013 Season, MNUFC is dedicated to growing professional soccer in Minnesota—2017 marks MNUFC’s inaugural season in Major League Soccer. Our position as a growing sports franchise creates a unique atmosphere where "start-up" meets pro sports team. In addition to our fast-paced environment with hard-working, collegial, energetic coworkers, we offer generous benefits, a forward-thinking culture, and the opportunity for career growth. We value creativity, dedication, curiosity, diversity, knowledge, and confidence.

Job Description

The Box Office Supervisor is a part-time position, where the primary focus is assisting and servicing guests with the purchasing of match tickets, while serving as a lead for Box Office Associates. This position will be responsible for handling all ticketing related transactions and issues in the box office at Minnesota United FC home games located at TCF Bank Stadium. We are looking for outgoing, reliable, and professional individuals to fulfil our box office needs.

Responsibilities: 

·         Process ticket sales at box office at home matches

·         Interact with guests with outstanding customer service and enthusiasm, able to handle and resolve any ticketing related issues

·         Serve as a lead for box office associates

·         Demonstrate and communicate knowledge of pricing, promotions, and stadium policies

·         Handle cash and credit card transactions, able to process basic math

Requirements:

·         Must have three years of box office experience

·         High school diploma required

·         Excellent customer service skills

·         Team player with a positive attitude, self-confidence, professionalism, resourcefulness, integrity, motivation, and a very strong work ethic

·         Excellent verbal and written skills

·         Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have prior experience working in a box office?
2. Are you able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends?


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Sales & Marketing: Ticket Sales
Box Office Associate - Minnesota United FC (Golden Valley, MN)

About Us

Soccer is the global game and the fastest growing sport in the country, and Minnesota United FC (MNUFC) is at the center of growth of the game in the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota. Under new ownership and rebranded at the beginning of the 2013 Season, MNUFC is dedicated to growing professional soccer in Minnesota—2017 marks MNUFC’s inaugural season in Major League Soccer. Our position as a growing sports franchise creates a unique atmosphere where "start-up" meets pro sports team. In addition to our fast-paced environment with hard-working, collegial, energetic coworkers, we offer generous benefits, a forward-thinking culture, and the opportunity for career growth. We value creativity, dedication, curiosity, diversity, knowledge, and confidence.

Job Description

The Box Office Associate is a part-time position, where the primary focus is assisting and servicing guests with the purchasing of match tickets. This position will be responsible for handling all ticketing related transactions in the box office at Minnesota United FC home games located at TCF Bank Stadium. We are looking for outgoing, reliable, and professional individuals to fulfil our box office needs.

Responsibilities: 

·        Process ticket sales in box office at home matches

·        Interact with guests with outstanding customer service and enthusiasm, able to handle and resolve any ticketing related issues

·        Demonstrate and communicate knowledge of pricing, promotions, and stadium policies

·        Distribute will call tickets

·        Handle cash and credit card transactions, able to process basic math

Requirements:

·        High school diploma required

·        Excellent customer service skills

·        Team player with a positive attitude, self-confidence, professionalism, resourcefulness, integrity, motivation, and a very strong work ethic

·        Excellent verbal and written skills

·        Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends

·        Customer service experience preferred

·        Prior box office experience preferred

 

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Are you able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends?


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Sales & Marketing: Ticket Sales
New Business Development Representative - Minnesota United FC (Golden Valley, MN)

About Us:
Soccer is the global game and the fastest growing sport in the country, and Minnesota United FC (MNUFC) is at the center of growth of the game in the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota. Under new ownership and rebranded at the beginning of the 2013 Season, MNUFC is dedicated to growing professional soccer in Minnesota—2017 marks MNUFC’s inaugural season in Major League Soccer. Our position as a growing sports franchise creates a unique atmosphere where "start-up" meets pro sports team. In addition to our fast-paced environment with hard-working, collegial, energetic coworkers, we offer generous benefits, a forward-thinking culture, and the opportunity for career growth. We value creativity, dedication, curiosity, diversity, knowledge, and confidence.

Job Description:
This is a full-time, entry-level position. Your primary focus will be on selling Minnesota United FC season ticket, group packages and hospitality offerings. You will receive dedicated training and you will learn techniques to maximize your verbal and written business communication skills. Prospects are targeted through new business initiatives, networking events and mining our current database via phone calls, emails, and in-person meetings. This position is located in Golden Valley, MN.

Responsibilities:

·         Maximize ticket sales and ticket sales revenue through execution of meetings, sales calls, and networking events

·         Prospecting through web research and personal networks

·         Target businesses to share information about our brand

·         Exemplify the core characteristics of a strong sales culture, including strong interpersonal skills, prompt and professional follow-through, openness to new ideas and suggestions, and constant enthusiasm toward internal and external contacts

·         Communicate effectively and professionally with all internal and external contacts

·         Support a positive sales culture within the sales team, as well as the entire front office.

·         Other duties as assigned by the Senior Director of Ticket Sales

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in sports administration, business, advertising, or marketing preferred
  • Interest in building a career in sales
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Team player with a positive attitude, self-confidence, professionalism, resourcefulness, integrity, motivation, and a very strong work ethic
  • Sales experience, although not required, is preferred
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Bilingual skills a plus

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have a Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university in related field?
2. Are you able to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays?


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Sales & Marketing: Ticket Marketing
Cultural Liaison - Minnesota United FC (Golden Valley, MN)

About Us
Soccer is the global game and the fastest growing sport in the country. Minnesota United is at the center of growth of the game in the Twin Cities and Minnesota. Under new ownership and rebranded at the beginning of the 2013 Season, Minnesota United is dedicated to growing professional soccer in the state of Minnesota. Minnesota United plays in Major League Soccer (MLS). Our position as a growing sports franchise creates a unique atmosphere where "start-up" meets pro sports team. In addition to our fast-paced environment with hard-working, collegial, energetic coworkers, we offer generous benefits, a forward-thinking culture, and the opportunity for career growth. We value creativity, dedication, curiosity, diversity, knowledge, and confidence.

Job Description
The Cultural Liaison is a part-time position, where the primary focus is prospecting new clients for the purpose of creating ticket sales and marketing opportunities, as well as promoting brand awareness and building positive relationships between Minnesota United and diverse communities.  This position will be responsible for assisting the Ticket Sales and Communications/Marketing department. You will receive dedicated training and you will learn techniques to maximize your verbal and written business communication skills. This position is located in Golden Valley, MN.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
•    Prospecting new clients to drive ticket sales, marketing opportunities, and brand awareness
•    Assist with community engagement efforts and building/maintaining community relationships
•    Participate in fan interaction at games, including tailgate parties, as well as pre-game, halftime, and post-game promotions
•    Assist with sales tasks, events, and marketing activities as assigned
•    Other duties assigned by Senior Director of Ticket Sales and Senior Vice President of Communications and Marketing

Requirements

•    Knowledge of and experience working with diverse communities 
•    Fluently bilingual in English and Oromo or Somali
•    Effective verbal and written communication skills
•    Ability to work with a variety of cultures, perspectives, and backgrounds
•    Reliable transportation
•    Ability to work well in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
•    Focused on attention to detail, taking initiative, and creating a positive working environment
•    Ability to work flexible hours including, but not limited to, evenings, weekends, and holidays

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have experience working with diverse communities?
2. Are you fluently bilingual in English and Oromo or Somali?


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Sales & Marketing: Marketing
Event Lead - Minnesota United FC (Golden Valley, MN)

About Us

Minnesota United is an accessible, resilient, and unifying force bringing the fastest growing sport in the country to fans in Minnesota and across the Twin Cities with innovative style. Building a new home in the heart of two industrious cities, the north is rising – not replicating, but ushering in a new era of soccer in America.

Job Description

Event leads will be responsible for providing consistency and continuity throughout all events so that no matter who, what, why, or where the event or activation is, the MNUFC brand and story we are telling remains clear. Event leads will then bring that vision to life through making sure that both yourself and brand ambassadors are consistent on messaging and interactions with people through conversation and experiences. As an event lead, you will receive a behind-the-scenes look at how to execute large and small events as well as how to engage with fans and people in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area to continue to grow a fan base. This is a part-time position.

Responsibilities

-          Provide reports on equipment updates and brand ambassador interaction

-          Assist with pre and post event preparation and logistics

-          Execute a consistent brand experience by knowing and embodying the MNUFC brand

-          Ensure the MNUFC story is being told energetically and consistently

-          Conduct on-site meetings at activations to information share and ensure preparedness

-          Take photos at activations and events to send to the social media manager

-          Serve as on-site point of contact for questions and guidance

-          Generate excitement through in-person conversations with fans at events and activations

-          Lead the set up and tear down at activations in an effective and organized fashion

-          Write post event recaps within 24 hours following an activation

-          Act as an energetic, highly engaging extension of the MNUFC brand at events and activations

-          Participate in fan engagement at home games

-          Assist with general needs including inventory, organization, and data entry

Requirements

-          21 years of age or older

-          2+ years street team, brand ambassador, activation, or comparable experience

-          Ability to manage an activation and the staff working the activation

-          Access to reliable transportation (not all locations are accessible via public transit)

-          Flexible schedule – most events will be in the evenings during the week and on the weekends

-          Outstanding communication skills including in-person and email

-          An outgoing and energetic personality with ability to maintain a conversation with strangers

-          Focused on attention to detail, taking initiative, and creating a positive working environment 

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have more than two years of street team, brand ambassador, activation, or related experience?
2. Are you able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends?


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Sales & Marketing: Marketing
Brand Ambassador - Minnesota United FC (Golden Valley, MN)

About Us

Minnesota United is an accessible, resilient, and unifying force bringing the fastest growing sport in the country to fans in Minnesota and across the Twin Cities with innovative style. Building a new home in the heart of two industrious cities, the north is rising – not replicating, but ushering in a new era of soccer in America.

Job Description

Brand Ambassadors will act as the highly energetic and engaging faces of MNUFC. Brand Ambassadors will learn the MNUFC personality, the stories our brand is telling, and the way we as a club are currently telling the story. Brand Ambassadors will then bring that vision to life through consistent messaging and interactions with people through conversation and experiences. As a Brand Ambassador, you will receive a behind-the-scenes look at how to execute large and small events as well as how to engage with fans and people in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area to continue to grow a fan base.This is a part-time position.

Responsibilities

-          Execute a consistent brand experience by knowing and embodying the MNUFC brand -   Tell our story in a consistent and energetic fashion

-          Generate excitement through in-person conversations with fans at events and activations

-          Set up activation footprints the MNUFC way

-          Tear down with effectiveness and organization in mind

-          Write post-event recaps within 24 hours following an activation

-          Act as an energetic, highly engaging extension of the MNUFC brand at events and activations

-          Participate in fan engagement at home games

-          Assist with general needs including inventory, organization, and data entry

Requirements

-          18 years of age or older

-          Access to reliable transportation (not all locations are accessible via public transit)

-          Flexible schedule – most events will be in the evenings during the week and on the weekends

-          Outstanding communication skills including in-person and email

-          An outgoing and energetic personality with ability to maintain a conversation with strangers

-          Focused on attention to detail, taking initiative, and creating a positive working environment

-          Preferred: Bilingual in English and Spanish, Somali, Oromo, Arabic, Korean, Vietnamese, Karen, or Hmong

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Are you able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends?


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Sales & Marketing: Ticket Sales
Sales Trainee - Session XXVI - MLS National Sales Center (Minneapolis, MN)

Start Date: September, 2017

The Opportunity: The MLS National Sales Center is seeking positive and passionate individuals to enter an intensive and highly selective two-to-four month sales training program. The National Sales Center is a performance-based program which allows successful NSC Trainees the opportunity to interview for sales positions at MLS Clubs.

Success Rate: The MLS National Sales Center has produced over 215 hires for 24 MLS clubs over 23 sessions.

How NSC Trainees will Succeed: NSC Trainees are put through a world-class sales training process gaining in-depth knowledge of MLS Ticket Sales by working with MLS clubs and partners, selling premium inventory, season tickets, mini plans, and group tickets. Trainees will primarily use phone and email to market and sell packages, but will also have the opportunity to practice face-to-face selling in select instances. Each NSC Trainee is also provided day-to-day mentoring by upper-level MLS executives.

Success throughout Your Career: We believe a solid foundation allows the opportunity for advancement. In the six years of the NSC’s existence, over 30 NSC Alumni have risen in the ranks to move into management roles at various MLS Clubs.

Who is Best for this Position: The best candidates for this position must be driven, positive, and have a PASSION for soccer. Specifically, the best individual will meet all the criteria below:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college and commitment to be a soccer sales industry leader
  • Ability to participate in entire two-to-four month curriculum (evening, weekend, and potential holiday hours)
  • Ability to work as a team player
  • Proficient in basic computer software programs
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Willingness to learn
  • Ability to move to Blaine, MN at the National Sports Center for the duration of the program
  • Ability to relocate to an MLS Club immediately following the training session

About this Application: Please include a video elevator pitch in your application stating the following:

  • Your Name
  • Your School
  • Graduation Date
  • Why you are passionate about soccer and sales

Check out John Elliano and Griffin Booth (LA Galaxy)’s elevator pitches:





Click here to find out more about the MLS National Sales Center Experience.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Why soccer? Why sales? Please provide this answer via a YouTube Elevator Pitch.
2. Are you able to move to Minneapolis, MN for the entire 2 to 4 month training program (evenings, weekends, and possibly holiday hours)?
3. Yes/No: Are you willing to relocate to an MLS club following the training session?
4. Yes/No: Are you legally eligible to work in the United States?
5. In 100 words or less what excites you the most about being possibly accepted into the MLS National Sales Center?
6. How did you hear about this opportunity (campus career services, TeamWork Online email, banner ad on website, etc)? Who, if anyone, referred you to this program?
7. Yes/No: Will you now or in the future require sponsorship to work in the United States?


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Sales & Marketing: Graphic Design/Creative Services
Digital Associate Producer - New England Revolution (Foxboro, MA)

Position Summary

The primary responsibility for the Digital Associate Producer will be to produce content for the New England Revolution website/digital properties.

Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  1. Create content for the Revolution digital properties. Content includes short form and long form video, news articles, photos for both the Revolution website and all Revolution social media channels
  2. Assist in ensuring that all produced content is accurate and continually updated.
  3. Edit and shoot multiple video packages for multiple platforms
  4. Develop and design web features under the direction of the digital media team
  5. Travel to Revolution road matches
  6. Special projects and assignments as business dictates

Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  1. Strong working knowledge of video editing and graphic design on the Mac platform as well as basic HTML/CSS
  2. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite CC (Photoshop/Illustrator/After Effects), Final Cut X; willingness to learn new software as needed
  3. Must be detail-oriented, conscientious, and hard-working
  4. Must have flexible schedule, which includes nights, weekends, and traveling during the season
  5. Must have strong written and verbal communication skills
  6. Must have strong time management, and the ability to multi-task
  7. Must possess a self-motivated, positive and collaborative attitude
  8. Must have a strong understanding of file management (FTP, Dropbox, etc.)
  9. 1-3 years of professional experience preferred

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Vets 


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Sales & Marketing: Ticket Sales
Account Executive Group Sales - New England Revolution (Foxborough, MA)

If interested, please apply on our website: http://www.thekraftgroup.com/careers/

Position Summary:
The Account Executive, Group Sales position will primarily sell Revolution ticket products to a wide variety of targeted prospective buyers with a focus on Youth Soccer organizations. This position requires a high outbound call volume so a strong work ethic is necessary for success.

The Account Executive, Group Sales position must meet monthly, quarterly, and annual goals for tickets and ticket revenue so the ability to get results in the form of closing sales on a consistent basis is essential in this role.

This position will also play a key role on Revolution game days, assisting in the operation of sales related activities for Revolution clients and patrons.


Responsibilities & Accountabilities:
1.Make a high volume of outbound sales calls to prospective Revolution ticket buyers, specifically targeting youth soccer organizations across greater New England.
2.Sell Revolution sales products to a wide variety of prospective buyers and provide service after the sale to those customers.
3.Perform grassroots marketing activities for youth soccer organizations across greater New England to drive fan development and sales lead generations
4.Keep accurate CRM records and perform necessary follow up with customers in order to close sales.
5.Process orders by using the Archtics ticketing system and the Revolution intranet. Take all necessary steps and fill out all required forms/computer documents in a timely manner order to complete the sale and ensure proper delivery of all package elements to the customer.
6.Commit to the mastery of the Seven Step Sales Process. This position will receive extensive initial and ongoing training in this area.
7.Assist in the planning and execution of Revolution elements on game days and at Revolution events.
8.Perform other various tasks at the Direction of the Group Sales Manager and/or the VP of Ticket Sales and Customer Service.
9.Special projects and assignments as business dictates
 

Skills, Qualifications & Experience:
1.Excellent written and oral communication skills
2.Prior ticket sales experience preferred
3.Able to manage multiple timelines in a fast-paced, deadline oriented environment
4.Highly computer proficient and skilled working with database and spreadsheets
5.Well organized and maintain a professional, courteous posture with team members and customers

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Vets 


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Sales & Marketing: Digital/New Media Sales
Digital Coordinator - New England Revolution (Foxboro, MA)

Position Summary

The primary responsibility for the Digital Coordinator will be to represent themselves as a public face of the organization, including but not limited to live online broadcasts and on demand internet video programs, reporting on a wide variety of subjects related to the New England Revolution.

Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  1. Function as on-air face for a variety of programming via New England Revolution digital assets
  2. Attend and report on Revolution matches and offsite events in the Community
  3. Write editorial content for Revolutionsoccer.net
  4. Special Projects and assignments as business dictates

Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  1. Excellent interviewing and public speaking skills
  2. Exceptional writing and reporting skills
  3. Working knowledge of the New England Revolution, Major League Soccer and international soccer
  4. On air experience
  5. TV Production background

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Sales & Marketing: Sponsorship Services/Activation
Senior Manager, Partnership Marketing - Americas - New York City FC (New York, NY)

JOB TITLE: Senior Manager, Partnership Marketing - Americas

DEPARTMENT: Partnerships

REPORTING TO: Head of Partnership Marketing

LOCATION: New York, NY

NEW YORK CITY FOOTBALL CLUB OVERVIEW:

As the 20th member of Major League Soccer, New York City Football Club is the new benchmark for professional soccer teams in the United States. It played its inaugural campaign in 2015 and under manager Patrick Vieira, the Club finished second in the Eastern Conference in its sophomore season. New York City FC plays its home fixtures at the iconic Yankee Stadium and is building the City Football Academy – an elite training facility – in Orangeburg, NY.

New York City FC is one of four teams comprising the City Football Group and counts Manchester City FC, Melbourne City FC and Yokohama F-Marinos among its sister clubs.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Partnership Marketing Manager will be responsible for managing a growing portfolio of brands associated with New York City FC and City Football Group.  The ideal candidate will be able to build strong relationships and quickly move from basic account management and rights delivery to helping ensure Partners maximize the use of contractual rights and benefits to drive their brand and business objectives.

The Partnerships Marketing Manager will work closely with senior functional leads to deliver and optimize Partner rights including immersive experiences, digital content, player appearances, branding, tickets, hospitality and merchandise.  They will also support the broader City Football Group Commercial Partnerships team in the packaging of Club assets linked to Partner renewals and new business pitches.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

Deliver best-in-class management of New York City FC and City Football Group Partners, including:

  • Building strong relationships with Partners and their agency teams
  • Understanding the brand and business objectives of each Partner
  • Proactive development of marketing concepts and ideas for Partners which leverage Club assets
  • Offering fan insights and advice to help Partners build successful campaigns
  • Ensuring Partner initiatives adhere to the brand standards and guidelines of the Club
  • Identifying integration opportunities for Partners in the Marketing initiatives of the Club
  • Developing reporting procedures to help Partners optimize the impact of their activations
  • Event management and hosting of guests on match days and non-soccer events
  • Tracking and delivery of contractual rights and benefits
  • Coordination of Partner communications from New York City FC and City Football Group

Enable the commercial objectives of New York City FC and City Football Group by:

  • Supporting renewal discussions with existing Partners
  • Drafting case studies of impactful Partner activations
  • Researching marketing strategies and leading ideation sessions for potential Partners
  • Creating, packaging and tracking Club assets
  • Helping articulate the City Football Group story through visual and data-driven presentations

REQUIREMENTS/CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Sports Management or related field
  • 5-7 years of experience in Marketing or Account Management
  • Sound knowledge of the global and United States soccer landscape
  • Familiarity with sports sponsorship contracts and rights packages
  • Above average knowledge of Microsoft Programs, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Strong work ethic and team-oriented attitude
  • Flexible and comfortable in a fast-paced working environment
  • Self-sufficient and proactive
  • Skilled in all aspects of Partner/client service
  • Broad commercial acumen
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Well organized with consistent attention to detail
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, as necessary
  • Ability to travel as required
  • Ability to speak a second language preferred

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Sales & Marketing: Premium/Suite Sales
Premium Sales Manager - New York City FC (New York, NY)

JOB TITLE: Premium Sales Manager

DEPARTMENT: Ticketing & Fan Services

REPORTING TO: Director, Premium Sales

LOCATION: New York, NY

NEW YORK CITY FOOTBALL CLUB OVERVIEW:

As the 20th member of Major League Soccer, NYCFC strives to be the new benchmark for professional soccer in the United States. With the support of majority owner City Football Group (owners of Manchester City, Melbourne City and Yokohama F Marinos) as well as minority owner, the New York Yankees, NYCFC will kick off the third season in club history in 2017 at Yankee Stadium.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

This position is responsible for generating revenue through the sale/leasing of Premium Seats and Private Suites for New York City FC.  Inventory will include Suites, Field Level Seats, Club Seats, and Group Hospitality Zones. The ideal candidate must have a strong sales background, an outgoing personality, and be self-motivated.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

  • Responsible for the sale/leasing/servicing and management of Suites, Club Seats, Field Level Seats, Group Hospitality areas and more
  • Work with Senior Management team to create and develop new Premium Seating opportunities
  • Generate leads through prospecting and networking
  • Engage prospects and follow through sales process
  • Actively call on businesses, executives, affluent individuals and other qualified leads
  • Sell multi-game and single game suites at Yankee Stadium
  • Secure multi-year agreements for Private Suite leases at New York City FC’s future soccer specific stadium
  • Provide first class servicing to current Premium Seat and Suite clients, including event responsibilities
  • Maintain a detailed customer database of all clients and prospects. This includes, but is not limited to: Salesforce CRM, ticket operating system, call sheets, referral follow-up, existing client programs, new solicitation and other programs as developed
  • Manage and oversee renewal of existing Premium accounts
  • Establish presence at all New York City FC home games and local events for the purpose of developing new prospects and servicing existing customer base
  • Meet or exceed sales goals assigned by the Vice President, Ticketing & Fan Services & Director, Premium Sales
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS/CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or relevant field required
  • 2-3 years of successful sales experience with Suites, Sponsorships or other Premium products in the sports and entertainment industry preferred
  • Experience in the New York marketplace preferred
  • Strong work ethic, team-oriented attitude, and enthusiastic about contributing to the success of the organization and department
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Results-oriented demeanor and a strong desire to succeed
  • Excellent knowledge of PC systems including Word, Excel and database-related platforms (Salesforce & Archtics)
  • Creativity and excellent interpersonal skills required.
  • Working knowledge of generally accepted standards of customer service and problem resolution
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, as necessary

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Sales & Marketing: Client Relations/Customer Service
Fan & Membership Services Executive - New York City FC (New York, NY)

JOB TITLE: Fan & Membership Services Executive

DEPARTMENT: Ticketing & Fan Services

REPORTING TO: Director, Fan & Membership Services

LOCATION: New York, NY

NEW YORK CITY FOOTBALL CLUB OVERVIEW:

As the twentieth member of Major League Soccer, New York City FC strives to be the new benchmark for professional soccer in the United States. Looking to build on the successes of the 2016 campaign, New York City FC kicks off the third season in Club history in March 2017 at Yankee Stadium.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Fan & Membership Services Executive is responsible for managing, developing, and maintaining all areas of ticket renewals and customer service.  This role will focus on building strong relationships with fans in order to improve the overall experience and provide the best customer service possible.  The position will also provide support for the ticket sales department to assist in generating new business for the Club.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

  • Responsible for all aspects of ticket renewals, customer service, and client fulfillment
  • Improve the overall fan experience and generate repeat business through servicing and renewal of full season tickets, partial plans, group packages, and other ticketing initiatives
  • Build strong relationships with customer base through proactive communication that includes, but is not limited to, seat visits, touch points, phone calls, emails, and other communication channels
  • Answer incoming phone calls and emails; must be able to anticipate, respond to, and resolve all customer complaints and requests in a timely and professional manner
  • Handle all day to day aspects of customer service, such as seating issues, stadium complaints, ticket add-ons, billing management, etc.
  • Servicing and fulfillment of various ticketing initiatives, such as Youth Soccer Partnerships, Corporate Programs, and Cityzens Membership
  • Assist Ticket Operations with packaging and mailing of orders, ticket reporting, etc.
  • Assist in creation of seating charts, ticketing collateral, and databases for events
  • Maintain customer databases and assist with event planning
  • Work all match days to ensure an enjoyable and memorable experience; this includes, but is not limited to, guest services, box office assistance, and seat visits
  • Provide support to Ticket Sales, allowing them to focus on generating new business for the Club
  • Identify opportunities to grow business through referrals from existing customers
  • Data capture and distribution of leads to the Ticket Sales department
  • Create correspondence via email, phone, and letter to season ticket members communicating new sales initiatives, benefit updates, and offers for special events
  • Meet or exceed renewal and sales goals assigned by the Director, Fan & Membership Services
  • Other duties and responsibilities as determined

REQUIREMENTS/CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management, Business or related field
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of customer service experience; sports and entertainment industry preferred
  • Exceptional attention to detail and problem solving ability
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, as necessary
  • Strong work ethic, team-oriented attitude, and enthusiastic about contributing to the success of the department and Club
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Above average knowledge of PC systems including Word, Excel, and database-related platforms
  • Working knowledge of Archtics and Salesforce preferred
  • Soccer knowledge is preferred, but not required
  • Bilingual (Spanish) speaker a plus, but not required

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Sales & Marketing: Ticket Sales
Account Executive - New York City FC (New York, NY)

JOB TITLE: Account Executive

DEPARTMENT: Ticketing/Fan & Membership Services

REPORTING TO: Director, Ticket Sales

LOCATION: New York, NY

NEW YORK CITY FOOTBALL CLUB OVERVIEW:

As the 20th member of Major League Soccer, NYCFC strives to be the new benchmark for professional soccer in the United States. Looking to build on the successes of the 2016 campaign, NYCFC will kick off the third season in club history in 2017 at Yankee Stadium.

POSITION OVERVIEW:
The Account Executive is responsible for the sale of an assortment of New York City Football Club ticket-related products with a strong emphasis on selling Full Season and Partial Plan packages.  Ideal candidate must be an aggressive, experienced sales professional who leads by example, possesses the ability to establish solid business relationships, maintains a professional attitude and maximizes opportunities to increase revenue potential.  

PRIMARY DUTIES:

  • Responsible for, but not limited to, the sales of new Full, Partial and Group ticket packages and Hospitality spaces
  • Meet and exceed established weekly, monthly and annual sales goals
  • Implement and demonstrate outbound sales efforts by using sales and service best practices, prospecting, networking, lead generation, referral gathering, data capture and personal database management
  • Generate a pre-determined minimum number of weekly out of office “face-to-face” meetings and calls to create new business opportunities
  • Provide a superior level of customer service to existing and new business clients
  • Continually create and implement unique sales strategies, ideas and programs as a means of producing new business opportunities
  • Contribute positively to the sales team culture by developing mutually beneficial working relationships with all team members
  • Participate and contribute to daily or weekly sales team meetings and training sessions

REQUIREMENTS/CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Minimum of 1 year of Experience in ticket, group, season, suite or sponsorship sales; sports and entertainment industry experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management, Business or related field
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, if necessary
  • Strong work ethic, team-oriented attitude, and enthusiasm about contributing to the success of the department and club
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Above average knowledge of PC systems including Word, Excel, and database-related platforms
  • Working knowledge of Archtics, PowerPoint and Salesforce preferred
  • Soccer knowledge is preferred, but not required
  • Bilingual (Spanish) speaker a plus, but not required

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Sales & Marketing: Marketing
Marketing Coordinator- PART TIME - New York Red Bulls (Harrison, NJ)

COMPANY INFORMATION:

The New York Red Bulls are one of 22 teams in Major League Soccer (MLS). They are one of the ten charter clubs of MLS, having competed in the league since its founding in 1996.   They currently play their home matches at Red Bull Arena (RBA) in Harrison, New Jersey. RBA, a state-of-the-art 25,000-seat stadium, is widely regarded as the top soccer-specific stadium in North America. The club is owned by the Austrian beverage company Red Bull for which the team is named. The first team features 2016 MLS Golden Boot Winner Bradley Wright-Phillips, U.S. international Sacha Kljestan, and several players with USMNT experience.  The New York Red Bulls offer one of the nation's premier youth soccer development programs, from local soccer partnerships across New York and New Jersey to Regional Development Schools and the Red Bulls Academy teams.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Marketing Coordinator proactively manages all daily production deadlines under the supervision of the Marketing Manager. The coordinator ensures that creative assets are being built, approved and delivered to the appropriate stakeholder as scheduled. He or she will work closely with internal department team leads as well as third party vendors to ensure deadlines are consistently met.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Required to perform the job)

        Assist Marketing Manager in working with Sales, Marketing, Partnerships, and Operations teams to understand project objectives and assist them in meeting the goals.

       Assist in scoping project requests, determine needed resources and coordinate work assignments to creative team.

       Responsible for the day-to-day job tracking and trafficking to appropriate creative resources and project owners.

       Keep Creative Director and Art Director informed of day-to-day priorities.

       Regularly provide stakeholders with status updates on key deliverables under the supervision of the Marketing Manager.

       Proactively keep stakeholders abreast of issues and seek clarification on any conflicting priorities.

       Evaluate and update internal systems to reflect shifting workload and initiatives.

       Edit, Prep, and Package creative project files for production.

      Other tasks and projects as business dictates and requires. 
 

SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities

       Experience with Adobe Creative Suite.

       Experience working with project management tools.

       Must possess excellent communication and customer service skills.

       Strong organizational skills and the ability to juggle multiple assignments and responsibilities.

 

EDUCATION:

       Bachelor’s degree in Design, Marketing, Advertising, or related field experience.   

 

EXPERIENCE:

       Entry level experience with print/media/digital required.

       Experience in Marketing, Advertising a plus.

               

Due to the cyclical nature of the entertainment industry, the employee may be required to work varying

schedules to reflect the business needs of the company.


Red Bull New York is an equal opportunity employer and we will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or any other classification protected by law.


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Sales & Marketing: Ticket Operations
Part-Time Ticket Systems Assistant - New York Red Bulls (Harrison, NJ)

COMPANY INFORMATION:

The New York Red Bulls are one of 20 teams in Major League Soccer (MLS). They are one of the ten charter clubs of MLS, having competed in the league since its founding in 1996.   They currently play their home matches at Red Bull Arena (RBA) in Harrison, New Jersey. RBA, a state-of-the-art 25,000-seat stadium, is widely regarded as the top soccer-specific stadium in North America. The club is owned by the Austrian beverage company Red Bull for which the team is named. The first team features 2015 Goalkeeper of the Year Luis Robles, 2014 MLS Golden Boot Winner Bradley Wright-Phillips, U.S. international Sacha Kljestan, and several players with USMNT experience.  The New York Red Bulls offer one of the nation's premier youth soccer development programs, from local soccer partnerships across New York and New Jersey to Regional Development Schools and the Red Bulls Academy teams. 

 

POSITION PURPOSE:

The Ticket Systems Coordinator is primarily responsible for supporting the Ticket Systems Manager.  The role is to work closely with the Sales and Fan Services Staff to ensure a high level of client satisfaction with all ticketing systems, products and support.  Together the manager and the assistant will evaluate the day-to-day ticketing and plan needs as well as work on projects for long term business goals.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

·         Help in event creation, packages and items in Ticketmaster Archtics

·         Help in creation and management of promo codes

·         Help in creation of account groups, web groups and lists to assist Account Manager Functionality

·         Assist in account merges and cleanup of data

·         Investigate and pursue options for implementing new sales initiatives and system wide efficiencies

·         Create and pull reports when necessary

·         Assist in Fortress card printing and shipping

·         Assist Box Office Manager in their bulk printing and shipping when necessary

·         Assist on game days within our Ticket Ops department

·         Assist with RBII build out of ticket packages and events

·         Assist with 3rd party events at RB Arena

SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

·         At least (1) year of ticketing experience needed

·         Possess excellent customer service, organization and computer skills.

·         Experience and working knowledge of Ticketmaster Archtics

·         Experience and working knowledge of Fortress preferred

·         Must have strong initiative and work ethic

·         Be able to function in a fast-paced, high pressure environment

·         Be able to communicate with all levels of the organization

·         Be able to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends and holidays

Due to the cyclical nature of the entertainment industry, the employee may be required to work varying

schedules to reflect the business needs of the company.

 

Red Bull New York provides comprehensive benefits offerings to all full-time employees. Our benefits include medical and dental insurance, 401(k) plan, flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, health and wellness benefits, and a paid time-off program.

Red Bull New York is an equal opportunity employer and we will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or any other classification protected by law.


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Sales & Marketing: Ticket Sales
Inside Sales Consultant-Part-time - New York Red Bulls (Harrison, NJ)

COMPANY INFORMATION:

The New York Red Bulls are one of 20 teams in Major League Soccer (MLS). They are one of the ten charter clubs of MLS, having competed in the league since its founding in 1996.   They currently play their home matches at Red Bull Arena (RBA) in Harrison, New Jersey. RBA, a state-of-the-art 25,000-seat stadium, is widely regarded as the top soccer-specific stadium in North America. The club is owned by the Austrian beverage company Red Bull for which the team is named. The first team features 2014 MLS Golden Boot Winner Bradley Wright-Phillips, U.S. international Sacha Kljestan, and several players with USMNT experience.  The New York Red Bulls offer one of the nation's premier youth soccer development programs, from local soccer partnerships across New York and New Jersey to Regional Development Schools and the Red Bulls Academy teams.

 

POSITION PURPOSE:

 

The Inside Sales position is designed for those who are looking to grow their careers in the sports industry. This role provides the training and development plans needed to help set up future leaders & contributors to the club.

ESSENTIAL SALES FUNCTIONS:

 

·         Responsible for the sale of Full and Partial Season Tickets, and Group Ticket Packages to businesses, consumers, and youth soccer

·         Maintain a professional and personal network to proactively seek new business opportunities

·         Generate new business leads based on personal research and outreach

·         Positively impact the sales culture by exhibiting passion, trust, and selflessness on a daily basis.

·         Meet or exceed established monthly revenue goals

·         Meet minimum requirement of face to face meetings in a week

·         Make a required minimum of 80 - 100 sales calls each day

·         Provide customer service to existing season ticket holder accounts and fans

·         Assist with game day activities including sales tables and on field events

·         Uphold standards set forth by the club

SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:

 

·         Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university

·         Proficient in Microsoft Office

·         Displays an Openness to Learning

·         Strong Interpersonal Skills required

·         Previous Job/Internship within the sports industry is preferred

·         Ability to work with a team

·         Must attend all home games and events at Red Bull Arena. (Nights, Weekends, and possibly Holidays required)

·         Strong desire to build a career in sales

EDUCATION:

 

·         Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent Experience Required

Due to the cyclical nature of the entertainment industry, the employee may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the company.

Red Bull New York provides comprehensive benefits offerings to all full-time employees. Our benefits include medical and dental insurance, 401(k) plan, flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, health and wellness benefits, and a paid time-off program.

Red Bull New York is an equal opportunity employer and we will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or any other classification protected by law.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Why do you feel you would like a career in sales?
2. What is your interest in working for the New York Red Bulls?
3. Fast forward 6 months from now, How would you like to be remembered as a member of the New York Red Bulls sales staff?


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Sales & Marketing: Ticket Sales
Group Sales Manager - Orlando City Soccer Club (Orlando, FL)

Department: Sales
Reports to: Sr. Director, Sales

Background: After winning three USL-Pro Championships over a four-year span, Orlando City SC quickly set the standard for professional soccer clubs, both on and off the field, and was awarded the 21st franchise in Major League Soccer (MLS) on Nov. 19, 2013. The Club began MLS play in Central Florida in 2015, setting league attendance records for an expansion side in its first season and has welcomed over 60,000 fans for consecutive season-opening matches in 2015 and 2016. The Lions, who currently hold the second highest average attendance in the league, play in a privately funded, state-of-the-art downtown stadium in the 2017 MLS season.

Orlando City SC also operates Orlando Pride of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and Orlando City B of the United Soccer League (USL), which both began play in 2016. For more information, visit www.orlandocitysc.com.

Position Summary: Orlando City SC seeks an enthusiastic and skilled sales leader for the position of Group Sales Manager. The ideal candidate for this position has previous sports ticket sales experience and proven leadership ability. The Group Sales Manager will assist the Sr. Director of Sales and oversee aspects of developing and executing group ticket sales plans to maximize revenue. A dotted line manager, this position requires an organized approach to motivating and coaching a team of group ticket sales representatives, as well as meeting individual sales goals. The ideal candidate for this role is motivated to pursue additional leadership opportunities in sports ticket sales.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prospect, establish, research and close group ticket sales leads through cold-calling, prospecting, appointments and networking.
  • Meet or exceed weekly/monthly sales and prospecting goals.
  • Work with the Sr. Director of Sales during the candidate interview process as well as provide coaching and performance feedback for group sales team members.
  • Work closely with Ticket Operations and Service departments to achieve sales/prospecting goals.
  • Create and develop new business by regularly pitching new prospects through external appointments, and phone prospecting.
  • Work to grow existing group and theme night events, and develop, plan and execute new events.
  • Maintain high level of customer service to existing and new clients of Orlando City SC.
  • Participate in various sales, team and community events as assigned.
  • Represent organization at various networking events.
  • Active role in the Orlando City game day experience.
  • Maintain accurate records in support of sales efforts as defined by the organization.

 Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2-3 years of sales experience in professional or collegiate sports (or related industry) is preferred.
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of experience managing a team in a sales environment.
  • Positive attitude with a team-first mentality.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Strong organizational skills, time management skills and attention to detail required.
  • Able to work flexible hours including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Excellent ability to establish rapport with others and ability to build strong interpersonal relationships.
  • Exhibit good judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Experience in the Florida marketplace preferred but not necessary.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook).
  • Knowledge of Salesforce CRM and Archtics is preferred.

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Sales & Marketing: Promotions
CTO, Chief Tattoo Officer - Philadelphia Union (Chester, PA)

Tattoos are a vital part of sport, fan and supporter culture.  Just as tattoos are for life, fans choose a club to passionately support for life.  As our club grows, players and staff are joining the Union from geographies outside of Philadelphia.  Given their love for tattoos and unfamiliarity with their new city, they often look for guidance in seeking a new, local artist. 

As a result, The Philadelphia Union are seeking their first resident tattoo artist (or full shop of artists).  Our CTO, Chief Tattoo Officer, will be responsible for providing services to players and front office staff.  Occasionally, fan events will also be held with the CTO for the most loyal fans who want a tattoo to represent their passion for their favorite soccer club, the Union.

REQUIREMENTS:

Location-

  • Must operate at a permanent shop of residency in the PA/NJ/DE market

  • If an individual artist, must have endorsement of shop owner to serve this role

  • If a full shop, must disclose participating artists (if not all artists will be part of program)

  • Due to player schedules, work may occasionally occur off-site at Philadelphia Union facilities

Skillset-

  • Minimum 5 years experience (post-apprenticeship)

  • Diverse skillset as needed by clientele  including American Traditional, Realism, Japanese and more

  • Must enjoy tattooing snake designs (after all, we have a snake in our crest)

Marketing-

  • Serve as a team ambassador, support the Union

  • Respond to press/media requests to talk about the CTO experience with the Union

  • Engage in social media regarding tattoos performed in this partnership


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Sales & Marketing: Ticket Sales
Inside Sales Representative - Philadelphia Union (Chester, PA)

ARE YOU READY FOR THE SUPERDRAFT?

In any industry you’ll find professionals who are content with camping at a certain level of development.  You’ll also find a rare breed that are never content and look to continually learn and grow.  At the Union, we pride ourselves on seeking out “climbers” to be a part of our team.

Specifically, we’re looking for future all-stars that are looking to get drafted and start their professional career, similar to the likes of Keegan Rosenberry, Josh Yaro, and Fabian Herbers. We are hiring in our tickets sales department right now! If you want to be the best and be a part of something special that is on the rise, the Union are the team for you.

TRAIN LIKE AN MLS ALL-STAR

Whether you are a top goalkeeper in the MLS like Andre Blake or you work in our Ticket Sales Department, the Union believe in constant improvement. We believe in training, training and more training! Our leadership team will be working with you every step of the way to ensure you become a superstar and take home all the hardware at the league awards ceremony!

You’ll be coached by a leadership team that has a combined 40+ years of sports sales and management experience. They will be conducting your training and teaching you everything you need to know to perform at a championship level.

THE PITCH

This is a great launching point to begin your career in sports ticket sales. You'll be making phone calls, scheduling meetings, and attending events with qualified Union ticket prospects to sell them ticket packages. You’ll develop and manage relationships while providing exemplary customer service. The majority of your time will be spent in the office but you may work various community and in-stadium events along with all of our 18+ home games. We don’t expect you to already understand how to sell tickets. We’ll provide you with first class training and support to help you be successful.

MAIN DUTIES

1. Make 90+ phone calls per day to qualified prospects with a focus of generating full season and partial season ticket sales
2. Manage relationships of both ticket package accounts you sell as well as inherited accounts
3. Be available to work up to 18+ home games
4. Other duties as assigned

BENCH WARMERS NEED NOT APPLY. WE’RE LOOKING FOR HALL OF FAMERS!

We are working to develop the best ticket sales department in all of sports. Therefore, we will be very selective in who we add to our team. We’re looking for candidates who are competitive, coachable, detail oriented, and who have the desire to climb to the top of the industry. Are you ready to be our next All-Star?

Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The candidate must have a strong work ethic and a burning desire to build a career in professional sports.

Education and/or experience: Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university.

Note: This position works 40 hours per week with compensation consisting of an hourly wage plus commission.  Hours may include evenings, weekends, and holidays.


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Sales & Marketing: Sales & Marketing Management
Partnership Marketing Manager - Portland Timbers (Portland, OR)

Kick off your sports career with the Portland Timbers as Partnership Marketing Manager.

Selection for the Partnership Marketing Manager will be made based on applicable skills, experience and area(s) of education. Be sure to clearly demonstrate your skills, experience and area(s) of interest in your application.

Partnership Marketing Manager under the direction of the Vice President, Partnership Marketing & Suites serves as a key client interface for corporate partners. The main responsibilities of this position are to manage client communication and contract fulfillment for the Portland Timbers, Portland Thorns FC, Timbers 2 and Providence Park . This includes sponsorship inventory, including signage, traditional media, electronic media, print, tickets/suites/hospitality, community relation events and promotions.

Essential Functions/ Major Responsibilities:

  • Manage day-to-day relationships and fulfillment of partner contracts
  • Manage logistics for client activation on game day including stadium wide give away, on-site activations, VIP hospitality & promotions
  • Manage implementation plans to track partner fulfillment
  • Facilitate year-end recaps and review with existing partners while identifying additional opportunities in regards to the renewal process
  • Represent Partnership Marketing in all internal Game Operations meetings to plan, communicate and execute partners activities
  • Brainstorming & development of sponsorship programs and promotions
  • Attend all Timbers & Thorns home games and select outside events (T2, appearances, etc.)
  • Event management and planning of Timbers, Thorns FC and T2 events (ie: TCA events, Kickoff luncheons, etc.)
  • Manage traffic for all sponsor media for radio & TV
  • Work with other internal departments to facility understanding and compliance with promotions and packages that have been sold to clients
  • Perform other tasks and projects as requested

Requirements:

  • Adept at client management and account management
  • Proactive, customer service oriented skills; ability to anticipate and respond to needs
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to maintain cooperative relationships with all levels of individuals, both outside and inside the organization
  • Ability to coordinate and juggle numerous priorities and projects and meet deadlines without sacrificing creative effectiveness
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and work-related events

Education:

  • Business degree (B.A.) or equivalent from a four-year college and a minimum of two years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years of direct experience

About Us: The Portland Timbers enter their seventh season in Major League Soccer (MLS) in 2017. As the league’s 18th team that began competing in MLS in 2011, the Timbers play their home games at Providence Park, an approximately 21,000-seat stadium in downtown Portland. The Timbers, who won their first MLS Cup in 2015, have sold out every league home game since joining MLS, a streak of 100-plus games and counting as the club enters the 2017 MLS season.

Peregrine Sports LLC., is an equal opportunity employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. In less than 100 words please describe your skills and experience as it relates to this position.
2. In less than 100 words please provide an example of a positive customer service experience you had?
3. In less than 100 words please provide an example of a positive customer service experience you provided?


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Sales & Marketing: Marketing
Street Team - Portland Timbers (Portland, OR)

Kick off your sports career with the Portland Timbers.
As part of our Street Team with the Portland Timbers you will have the distinct opportunity to be part of our 2017 MLS Season.

Selection will be made based on applicable skills, experience and area(s) of education. Be sure to clearly demonstrate your skills, experience and area(s) of interest in your application.

Job Description: The Portland Timbers are seeking qualified candidates to fill the role of the Timbers Ford Street Team. The street team will represent the organization, team and its partners at various events in the greater Portland area throughout the year.

Street Team Responsibilities:

·         Engage prospective and current fans of the Portland Timbers in a professional and positive manner through various promotions, events and marketing efforts

·         Increase awareness, interest and fan support for the Portland Timbers through the distribution of promotional materials and activities

·         Assist in ticket sales initiatives that contribute to the growth of the Portland Timbers database

·         Assist in generating brand awareness about the Timbers community platform - Stand Together

·         Assist in sponsorship activations outside of Providence Park on game day

·          Provide full operational support (set-up/tear-down) of all promotional materials including tents, tables, a-frames, etc.

Requirements:

·         High degree of professionalism

·         Strong interpersonal and business communication skills

·         Responsible, out-going and enthusiastic team player

·         Ability to work a flexible schedule varying from day, night, and weekend events

·         Passion for soccer is preferred but not required

·         Must be available to work all Timbers home matches

About Us: The Portland Timbers enter their seventh season in Major League Soccer (MLS) in 2017. As the league’s 18th team that began competing in MLS in 2011, the Timbers play their home games at Providence Park, an approximately 21,000-seat stadium in downtown Portland. The Timbers, who won their first MLS Cup in 2015, have sold out every league home game since joining MLS, a streak of 100-plus games and counting as the club enters the 2017 MLS season.

Peregrine Sports LLC., is an equal opportunity employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.


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Sales & Marketing: Graphic Design/Creative Services
Production Designer - Portland Timbers (Portland, OR)

Kick off your sports career with the Portland Timbers.

Selection for the Production Designer will be made based on applicable skills, experience and area(s) of education. Be sure to clearly demonstrate your skills, experience and area(s) of interest in your application.

The Portland Timbers have a part-time opportunity in the Creative Department. The Portland Timbers are looking to hire a Production Designer. The Production Designer will assist in the creation of club generated creative content across both print and digital platforms, including but not limited to the Portland Timbers and Thorns season tickets, business collateral, merchandise and apparel. The Production Designer will report directly to the Creative Director.

Required Qualifications:

·         Independent and team oriented

·         Open to feedback and criticism

·         An excellent command of typography

·         Knowledge of studio photography/lighting

Preferred Qualifications:

·         Ability  to design compelling work

·         Ability to be creative

·         Ability to stay organized

·         Bonus if you love soccer

To Apply:

Please apply online at teamworkonline.com and provide a link to an online portfolio. If an online portfolio is not available, please include 4-7 samples of your work as a pdf.

 

About Us: The Portland Timbers enter their seventh season in Major League Soccer (MLS) in 2017. As the league’s 18th team that began competing in MLS in 2011, the Timbers play their home games at Providence Park, an approximately 21,000-seat stadium in downtown Portland. The Timbers, who won their first MLS Cup in 2015, have sold out every league home game since joining MLS, a streak of 100-plus games and counting as the club enters the 2017 MLS season.

Peregrine Sports LLC., is an equal opportunity employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.


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Sales & Marketing: Marketing
Marketing Manager - Red Bull New York (Harrison, NJ)

COMPANY INFORMATION:

The New York Red Bulls are one of 22 teams in Major League Soccer (MLS). They are one of the ten charter clubs of MLS, having competed in the league since its founding in 1996.   They currently play their home matches at Red Bull Arena (RBA) in Harrison, New Jersey. RBA, a state-of-the-art 25,000-seat stadium, is widely regarded as the top soccer-specific stadium in North America. The club is owned by the Austrian beverage company Red Bull for which the team is named. The first team features 2016 MLS Golden Boot Winner Bradley Wright-Phillips, U.S. international Sacha Kljestan, and several players with USMNT experience.  The New York Red Bulls offer one of the nation's premier youth soccer development programs, from local soccer partnerships across New York and New Jersey to Regional Development Schools and the Red Bulls Academy teams.

POSITION SUMMARY:


New York Red Bulls are seeking an experienced Marketing Manager to assist in all elements of New York Red Bulls and Red Bull Arena Marketing. This position will require the highest level of organization, creativity, and willingness to take risks to help the team and organization drive revenue and brand awareness.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Required to perform the job)

       Helps manage the planning and execution of New York Red Bulls advertising campaigns to drive ticket sales and brand growth;

       Develops and maintains relationships with media partners to place media, track advertising, and execute promotions;

       Manages fulfillment of trade and promotional agreements as needed;

       Submits internal creative requests to deliver ads in a timely manner; working closely with Creative Team on look and tone;

       Partners with Creative Team to ensure project pipeline is up to date and projects are delivered on time to stakeholders

       Maximizes all internal media assets, including scoreboard, newyorkredbulls.com, emails, social media, etc. to drive revenue and registration for programs;

       Works closely with digital team and communications to ensure a holistic approach to all marketing messaging and ad campaigns;

       Works with community and grassroots team to maximize lead generation opportunities at events in the community.

       Strategically facilitates the integration of the New York Red Bulls annual marketing plan;

       Manages development and execution of strategic alliances;

       Manages and fulfill “added-value” contests and promotions;

       Maintains the updated promotional calendar; assist with the planning and execution of all theme nights, fan giveaway ideation & ordering;

       Other tasks and projects as business dictates and requires. 
 

SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities

·         Ability to multi-task between concurrent assignments, prioritizes effectively, and adapt quickly to changing priorities and assignments

·         Proactive planner with a sense of urgency, creativity, and attention to detail

 

EDUCATION

·         Bachelor’s Degree       

 

EXPERIENCE

·         Minimum 3 years of professional experience, working in the Marketing Department of a sports franchise or marketing/creative agency

·         Minimum 2 years of media planning and buying

           

Due to the cyclical nature of the entertainment industry, the employee may be required to work varying

schedules to reflect the business needs of the company.

Red Bull New York provides comprehensive benefits offerings to all full-time employees. Our benefits include medical and dental insurance, 401(k) plan, flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, health and wellness benefits, and a paid time-off program.

Red Bull New York is an equal opportunity employer and we will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or any other classification protected by law.


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Sales & Marketing: Fan Development
Fan Relations Specialist - San Jose Earthquakes (San Jose, CA)

Description

The San Jose Earthquakes are seeking a Fan Relations Specialist who can provide first-class customer service in all aspects of the job, develop excellent relationships with Season Ticket Holders, identify areas of growth opportunities for the Earthquakes organization, and deliver customized communications, events, programs and benefits to the team's most important fans. 

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the primary liaison between the San Jose Earthquakes organization and team’s Season Ticket Holders.
  • Drive organizational revenue through annual season ticket renewal campaign

  • Improve year over year client experience and retention rates while actively working toward meeting the department renewal goals.
  • Build strong relationships with the defined account base through proactive communication, including seat visits, touch points, phone calls, emails, events and other communication channels.
  • Credibly and responsibly present oneself as the key "go to" person for the defined account base.
  • Assist in executing customized programs, benefits and events to drive loyalty with defined account base.
  • Coordinate all Season Ticket Holder events, including in-season events, player meet and greets, chalk talks, autograph sessions, etc.
  • Identify opportunities for up-sells, add-ons, and referral business from clients, and work with sales representatives to maximize revenue from existing customers.
  • Ensure customer and account data and profile requirements are accurate and complete.
  • Maintain a detailed database of touch points for each and every client.
  • Build Relationships with the Ushers that work in your assigned sections.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Director of Fan Relations.

The ideal candidate will:

  •       Be an exceptional relationship builder
  •       Have excellent communication skills - interpersonal, verbal, written, persuasive
  •       Possess strong analytical skills
  •       Be solution-oriented
  •       Be creative
  •       Have a high attention to detail
  •       Be a positive and energetic team player
  •       Have an outgoing, engaging and professional personality

Requirements:

  •     4 year college degree
  •     1 or more years experience in a customer service environment (preferably in sports)
  •     Proven success in sales background
  •     Understands and provides superior customer service
  •     Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  •     Strong relationship building and interpersonal skills
  •     Bilingual language (English & Spanish)
  •     The ability to work independently and demonstrate innovation and initiative
  •     A strong work ethic and the ability to thrive in a deadline driven environment
  •     The ability and desire to work long and flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays
  •     Proficiency in Archtics, MS Office products, (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)

Job Questions

1.      Do you have experience in customer service? Yes/No

2.      Do you have a background in soccer and/or knowledge of MLS? Yes/No


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Sales & Marketing: Game Operations/Presentation
Events & Game Day Marketing Associate - Part Time Position - San Jose Earthquakes (San Jose, CA)

TITLE: EVENTS & GAME DAY MARKETING ASSOCIATE

JOB DESCRIPTION

The San Jose Earthquakes are looking for fun, outgoing individuals to assist the Marketing team at Earthquakes home games and events for the 2017 season. You will be required to attend all Avaya Stadium events as well as every home game (including matches at other venues). You will have the opportunity to participate in special events and learn about sports marketing and game day operations.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Avaya Stadium events:

-Setup, breakdown, and assist in the coordination of events

-Must be available for all events (15-20 total) ranging from January-December

Home Games:

-Greet, acknowledge, and mingle with fans at home games

-Represent the San Jose Earthquakes and their respective partners and sponsors in a positive and professional manner

-Oversee one of the Epicenter activities at home games (ie cornhole, inflatables, social media hub, etc)

-Take ownership of the activity

-Must be available for all 20 home games

-Assist with escorting the team mascot

-Assist with on-field activities and presentations

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

-Must be 18 years of age or older by January 1, 2017

-Able to communicate in a professional and courteous manner with internal and external staff, fans, and clients

-Excellent customer service skills

-Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

-Available to work all 20 home game February-November/December

-Ability to stand on feet for 4-5 hours per shift

-This is a Part Time position


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Sales & Marketing: Ticket Operations
Box Office Attendant - San Jose Earthquakes (San Jose, CA)

The San Jose Earthquakes are currently hiring part-time box office sellers for their 2017 events at Avaya Stadium.

Essential Functions:

  • Process single game ticket sales at box office on day of game
  • Distribute Will Call tickets
  • Provide information and assistance regarding present and future games

Skills:

  • Ability to read, listen and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to access and accurately input information using a moderately complex computer system.
  • Excellent skills in customer relations, communications and problem solving.
  • Accuracy in handling and processing financial transactions.

Experience:

  • Previous Box Office/Sales experience a plus, but not required.
  • Retail/Money Handling experience preferred.

Must be available to work nights and weekends

The San Jose Earthquakes are an Equal Opportunity Employer
 


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Sales & Marketing: Ticket Sales
Account Executive, Season Ticket Sales - San Jose Earthquakes (San Jose, CA)

Summary:

The San Jose Earthquakes are a growing and fast paced franchise looking for a highly motivated sales representative with a passion for sales.

Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate has sales experience in professional sports and wants to grow their career by improving themselves professionally.  They have proven experience as a hard-working and competitive individual who is open to feedback. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

·      Generate season and group ticket revenue via outbound calls, emails, out of office meetings, and stadium tours.

·      Participate in on-going training activities with management and colleagues.

Key Requirements:

·      One or more years of sales experience, preferably in professional sports.

·      Self-motivated and self-starter mind-set.

·      Positive attitude and strong work ethic.

·      Ability to work non-traditional hours including weekends required.

·      Ability to work well within a team environment.

·      Strong oral and written communication skills.

·      Passion for and knowledge of MLS and the San Jose Earthquakes preferred.

·      Bachelor’s degree with academic success required.

·      Bilingual a plus.


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Sales & Marketing: Ticket Sales
50/50 Raffle Ticket Seller - San Jose Earthquakes (San Jose, CA)

Position:50/50 Raffle Ticket Seller

Reports to: Manager, Community Relations

Department: Earthquakes Community Fund

Status: Part-Time, Seasonal, Non-Exempt

Duration: March – October/November 2017

Position Summary:

The San Jose Earthquakes Community Fund is looking for dependable, enthusiastic, highly-motivated, outgoing and hard-working individuals to sell 50/50 Raffle tickets during Earthquakes home games at Avaya Stadium.

The raffle tickets will be sold from gates open (two hours before kick-off) to five minutes after the start of the second half.  The 50/50 Raffle Team Members must be available three hours before the game and available after the raffle closes.

This position is part-time, hourly. Applicants will be loaned 50/50 and Quakes branded t-shirts and jackets on a game by game basis, and given the opportunity to help a fantastic cause while working behind the scenes at one of the MLS’s finest stadiums.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Effectively communicate and educate fans about the 50/50 Raffle
  • Encourage fans to purchase raffle tickets
  • Facilitate raffle ticket sales via electronic handheld device
  • Patrol assigned area during the games to promote raffle sales
  • Reconcile tickets sold and cash received after each raffle
  • Answer questions regarding the 50/50 Raffle and the Earthquakes Community Fund

Qualifications:

  • Excellent cash handling and customer service skills
  • Comfortable approaching people and selling in front of crowds
  • Detail oriented with the ability to work efficiently in a high-stress environment
  • Regularly required to walk long distances, and climb up/down and stand for long periods of time
  • Must be 18 years of age or older by start date of employment
  • Work non-traditional hours on weeknights, weekends and holidays according to the Earthquakes home schedule

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Sales & Marketing: Ticket Sales
New Membership Associate (Sounders FC Sales Academy) - Seattle Sounders FC (Seattle, WA)

Job Title:  New Membership Associate (Sounders FC Sales Academy)  

Department:  Ticket Sales & Service    

Reports To: Manager of Ticket Sales

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Hourly

 

SUMMARY

Seattle Sounders FC are searching for self-driven and motivated individuals to join our Sounders FC Sales Academy. The ideal candidate is passionate about sales and motivated to exceed all ticket sales goals.  We are looking for team members who strive to be the best and are committed to the long term growth of the ticket base of Sounders FC.  As a New Membership Associate you will be considered a full-time temporary employee with the ability to work up to 40 hours per week.

New Membership Associates will be evaluated on a regular basis throughout the year, and only those Reps who continue to exceed performance expectations will be permitted to stay in the program. New Membership Associates will sell our full menu of ticket offerings including season tickets, group tickets and partial plans. New Membership Associates will be expected to make a minimum of 100 cold calls daily to businesses, individuals and past ticket buyers.  

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

·   Exceed established sales objectives

·   Handle a high level of sales activity, including a minimum of 100 outbound sales calls per day.

·   Identify business opportunities by establishing professional and personal networks.

·   Maintain an accurate database of your customers and document all touch points with your clients.

·   Provide outstanding customer service

 

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

·    Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) or 2 years of sales experience required

·    Advanced oral and written communication skills

·    Ability to speak in a professional manner via telephone or in person with guests, visitors, and fans

·    Archtics and Microsoft CRM knowledge preferred

·    Proficient in basic software programs (Word, Power Point, Excel, etc.)

·    Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed

·    Ability to attend home matches as needed (evenings and weekend hours and possibly holidays)

·    Excellent time-management skills and attention to detail

·    Fantastic, dynamic interpersonal skills and approachable personality

·    A team player who thrives in a collaborative environment.

·    Innovative, ambitious and creative thinker

·    Passion for sales

·    Excellent cultural fit with the values of the organization, with a prior history of community involvement desired.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

This position functions primarily at the Sounders FC office in Seattle, WA.  Must have reliable means of transportation. Given the nature of the Sounders’ business, employee must be able to work during some evenings and weekends, including Sounders match days when needed.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Seattle Sounders FC strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.


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Sales & Marketing: Ticket Sales Management
Manager of Group Experiences - Seattle Sounders FC (Seattle, WA)

Job Title: Manager of Group Experiences                     

Department:  Ticket Sales & Service

Reports To: Director of Premium and New Membership Sales

FLSA Status: Exempt

 

SUMMARY

Seattle Sounders FC are searching for a self-driven and motivated individual to join our group sales team. The ideal candidate is a highly passionate, hard-working, dedicated leader who will lead a team to maximize revenue through a wide variety of group ticket initiatives.  This position will be responsible for managing, training and developing a team of six group experience consultants in an effort to meet and exceed all sales goals of the department. We are looking for a team member who strives to create an industry leading group’s team and is committed to the long term growth of the fan base of Sounders FC.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

·        Manage, train, coach and develop a Group Sales Team; including leading sales activities, setting and reviewing sales targets, coaching and mentoring.

·        Collaborate with Marketing, Communications, Community Relations, Premium Sales and Corporate Partnership departments to develop theme nights and specific events to maximize group sales.

·        Manage outbound sales call campaigns and track results to measure ROI.

·        Actively assist in selling and renewing group sales opportunities for Seattle Sounders FC.

·        Work closely with department head in developing and implementing annual group sales plans to increase group tickets and associated revenue. 

·        Maximize all group sales opportunities by executing best practices and implementing new and innovative group theme nights.

·        Effectively schedule and implement online group sales initiatives.

·        Work with all of ticket sales and service team members to ensure unity as a department and communicate group initiatives, goals, and programs.

·        Effectively track and strategize against a match by match group goal and budget.

·        Provide group experience specialists support on sales calls, face-to-face B2B appointments, and arena tours.

·        Work closely with department head and Ticket Operations to manage group ticket inventory on a match-by-match basis.

·        Organize and maintain weekly sales reports and updates for department head.

QUALIFICATIONS 

·        Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

·        Experience with Archtics ticketing platform.

·        Previous success in selling group tickets.

·        Previous management of a team in a sales environment.

·        Positive attitude with a team-first mentality.

·        High proficiency in both written and verbal communications (public speaking and presentation).

·        Excellent relationship building and interpersonal skills.

·        Strong time management organization and analytical skills.

·        Strong work ethic and high personal accountability.

·        A team player who thrives in a collaborative environment.

·        Innovative and creative thinker, able to contribute ideas and participate in marketing efforts in the department and across the organization.

·        Ability to be flexible, prioritize and manage multiple tasks/projects and staff needs.

·        Desire to lead and develop sales consultants.

·        Excellent cultural fit with the values of the organization, with a prior history of community involvement desired.

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION

·        Undergraduate degree required (Bachelor's Degree)

·        2-3 years of experience in Ticket Service, Operations and Sales

·        1 year of management experience, preferably in Sales

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Seattle Sounders FC strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have 3+ years of ticket sales experience in professional sports?
2. Have you previously managed a team?
3. Have you previously used Microsoft Dynamics CRM or a similar database?
4. Do you have experience with Archtics ticketing system?


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Sales & Marketing: Event Operations/Management
Part-Time, Events Manager, Sporting Club Events - Sporting Kansas City (Kansas City, MO)

Sporting Kansas City’s Part-Time Events Manager will hold a temporary position with the company, with an emphasis on training and gathering practical experience in Event Sales for a professional sports organization.  The Part-Time Events Manager will gain hands-on experience working with the Events Team, collaborating in an environment full of learning opportunities designed to help all interns evolve their capabilities, challenge their strengths and reach their fullest potential.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Meet established revenue goals by developing and implementing an event sales strategy that retains existing clients, grows partner related business and closes new business.
  • Maintain and continually improve upon client satisfaction to create client loyalty, as well as deliver a positive and memorable event experience by regularly meeting with clients and potential clients, conducting stadium tours and providing accurate and timely information to clients.
  • Prepare event proposals and direct negotiations.
  • Work in conjunction with Legends Hospitality on all catering needs.
  • Responsible for executing events on site.
  • Represent Sporting Kansas City and its related affiliates in a professional manner at all times.
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Strong organizational, communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to  organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
  • Self-motivating personality, eager to succeed and increase revenue.
  • Demonstrate high levels of leadership, confidence and innovation.
  • High stamina and ability to handle pressure.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment with exceptional time management.
  • Strong networking skills.
  • Enthusiastic, energetic and imaginative.
  • Flexible and able to work in a time environment.
  • Professional appearance, demeanor and approach.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Prior experience with event production and sales preferred.
  • Experience in a customer service role preferred.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service, including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for service and evaluating customer satisfaction.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Calendar.

PHYSICAL ABILITIES

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • Required to sit, stand and walk.
  • Use hands to finger, hand or feel objects, tools or controls.
  • Frequent stooping, bending, pulling and pushing.
  • Reach with hands and arms.
  • Required to talk and hear consistently.
  • Ability to occasionally lift, carry and/or drag up to fifty (50) pounds if necessary.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the role include the ability to distinguish the nature of objects by using the eye.
  • May be working near moving mechanical parts.
  • Associate may be required to travel to meet with clients or potential clients.
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have access to reliable transportation?
2. Are you able to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary?


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Sales & Marketing: Corporate Sponsorship Sales
Business Development Manager - Corporate Partnerships - Sporting Kansas City (Kansas City, MO)

POSITION SUMMARY

The Business Development Manager for Sporting Kansas City leads and drives business development in new or emerging markets by generating revenue, creating business partners and renewing contracts.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Serve as a Corporate Partnerships revenue generator, focused on creating innovative solutions for next generation Sporting Club partners.
  • Work and collaborate with the Director of Corporate Partnership Sales to effectively and strategically enhance Sporting Kansas City’s corporate partner base.
  • Consistently exceed daily call and appointment targets while using traditional and innovative interpersonal communication tactics.
  • Meet and exceed yearly corporate partnership sales targets set by the Leadership Team.
  • Network with local, regional and national organizations in an effort to acquire partnership sales.
  • Maintain and continually grow the company’s prospective partner pipeline.
  • Build relationships with prospects’ gatekeepers and key company decision-makers, as well as internally with each Sporting Club group.
  • Create, track and maintain all proposals for prospective clients, detailing the progress of the sales process.
  • Compile, report, enter, collect, forecast and track accurate account elements, billing fulfillment and contract information, as well as reports pertaining to proposals, contracts, budgets and other account details into Marketline/Matrix.
  • Prepare Corporate Partnerships Team documents as needed, including expense reports, account budgets, memos, letters, contracts, spreadsheets, etc.
  • Mentor junior associates and seasonal interns.
  • Support Sporting Kansas City’s mission, vision and values of excellence, competence, collaboration and innovation.
  • Represent Sporting Kansas City and its related affiliates in a professional manner at all times.
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Strong organizational, communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to  organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
  • Independent judgment to plan, prioritize and organize a diversified workload.
  • Ability to coordinate and lead multiple tasks and projects.
  • Teamwork orientation.
  • Self-motivated and goal-driven.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations and information.
  • Professional appearance and attitude.
  • Demonstrate poise, tact and diplomacy.
  • Passion for sports.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Sports Management, Marketing or other related field required.
  • Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years of professional sales experience, preferably in the sports industry.
  • Extensive sales training, corporate partnership experience preferred.
  • Possess an extensive regional and national contact list.
  • Capacity to adapt to the unique and vibrant Kansas City market.
  • Spanish language fluency preferred.
  • Proficient in Slide Rocket, Marketline and Archtics.
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Calendar.

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Sales & Marketing: Graphic Design/Creative Services
Junior Designer - Sporting Kansas City (Kansas City, MO)

POSITION SUMMARY

The Junior Designer for Sporting KC assists in providing direction for the creative side of the Marketing Team by developing and executing creative concepts and branding, ensuring the organization is consistent and communicating a cohesive message through all channels of client and public facing entities. In addition, this position will provide additional marketing, fan development, and game day support to the Swope Park Rangers and Sporting KC.

Please include a link to your online design portfolio in your cover letter.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Create great design that supports Sporting Kansas City and Swope Park Rangers marketing initiatives, under the direction of the Creative Director and Vice President, Marketing.
  • Work with the design team to create compelling graphic assets that support SKC campaign work.
  • Create assets from scratch, as well as utilize pre-existing design concepts from other designers.
  • Collaborate with associates of the Marketing, Sales, Communications and Operations Teams to meet their design needs for advertising, brand identification, brochures, promotional sales materials and game day programs.
  • Brainstorm creative ways to captivate the Sporting Kansas City and Swope Park Rangers fan bases, as well as create new fans.
  • Maintain the Sporting Kansas City and Swope Park Rangers brands, as well as continue to grow and expand the brands, maintaining quality and consistency amongst all entities and partners.
  • Create visual marketing solutions for digital and print formats.
  • Complete all projects on time, within budget, and on strategy.
  • Work closely with Marketing staff to produce quality design.
  • Determine size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, select style and size of type and arrange specific layouts based upon available space and aesthetic design concepts.
  • Review all proofs for accuracy for final production.
  • Maintain relationships with outside companies to ensure all designs are printed and packaged in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Support the Swope Park Rangers on fan development initiatives and brand engagements.
  • Support Swope Park Rangers and Sporting KC on match days.
  • Attend staff and client meetings.
  • Plan, strategize, trouble-shoot and review needs and solutions for wide range of projects.
  • Work collegially with staff and clients in a team environment.
  • Represent Sporting Kansas City and its related affiliates in a professional manner at all times.
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Strong organizational, communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
  • Creative and artistic mindset.
  • Strong attention to detail and the strive for perfection.
  • Excel working in a team environment.
  • Comfortable handling a demanding workload and a high level of responsibility.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Portfolio samples demonstrating superior abilities to design solutions for marketing and evidence of excellent creative design skills.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Marketing, Graphic Design, Art Design or other related field required.
  • 0-2 years full-time (or equivalent) experience in a design-related role.
  • Strong understanding of branding and marketing concepts.
  • Proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, etc.
  • Professional experience with web design and HTML.
  • Working knowledge of Mac OS.
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Calendar.

GAME DAY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the Swope Park Rangers on fan development initiatives and brand engagements.
  • Support Swope Park Rangers and Sporting KC on match days.
  • Communicate with external vendors to ensure they are aware of any special promotions or situations taking place.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have a graphic design portfolio available to share?
2. Do you have any web design/HTML experience?


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