Louisville City FC

Louisville City FC

Partnership Activation Coordinator

Country

Role Type

USA

Management

Posting Date

Apr 7, 2022

Role description

Soccer Holdings, LLC., is the parent company of professional Football clubs Louisville City FC (USL Championship) and Racing Louisville FC (NWSL). Both teams call Lynn Family Stadium in the Butchertown neighborhood home and operate out of the Lynn Family Sports Vision & Training Center. LouCity launched in 2015 and quickly established a winning tradition, claiming USL titles in 2017 and 2018. Racing Louisville FC joined the NWSL as an expansion member in 2021. The organization is rounded out by a comprehensive youth academy with a goal to develop players one day poised to join the professional ranks.

The Coordinator, Partnership Activation is responsible for the successful fulfillment and activation of sponsorship assets, ticket-related programs, and community initiatives. This role works hand-in-hand in assisting the Sr. Director of Partner Strategy, Directors of Sponsorship Sales, Director of Ticket Operations, Director of Youth Development & Community Relations, and Partnership Activation Coordinator in delivering exceptional customer service to corporate sponsors, group ticket buyers, Season Ticket Members, and community partners.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Responsible for supporting the workflows, processes, and execution of partnership proposals, fulfillment/activation, recaps, and renewals
Cultivate dynamic working relationships with current and prospective sponsors, group ticket buyers, and community partners
Participate in discussions with internal and external stakeholders and vendors throughout the proposal process to ensure seamless activation can be achieved
Assist staff with creation of partnership proposals, mid-year check-ins, and post-season recaps including proof of performance and other KPI’s
Be day-to-day contact for several current corporate partners and club stakeholders for deliverable communications
Lead market research initiatives to enhance partnership and fan development
Assist department members throughout the sales cycle and with ad-hoc projects
Conduct cold calls and attend networking events to set meetings with new prospects
Create compelling sales presentations to Senior Level decision makers incorporating a clear understanding of the prospective partners marketing and business objectives
Cultivate new and existing partner relationships to achieve personal and department sales goals
Complete all administrative responsibilities and reporting accurately and on time
Track sales and sponsorship inventory throughout season, maintaining detailed list of contacts and detailed deadlines for deliverables
Create touch-point campaigns each season to ensure that a mutually beneficial partnership exists
Coordinate and represent the club as a community ambassador at assigned events
Conduct business during non-traditional hours, taking advantage of game nights and events to interact with clients, prospects, Season Ticket Members, group leaders, and single-game ticket buyers
Coordinate group ticket outings, on-field experiences, and other on-site activations throughout the season(s)
Contribute creative promotions to further develop fan base
Assist with Youth Partner Program tickets and communication
Assist with marketing and community projects, as assigned
Communicate effectively and efficiently across all areas of the organization
Other duties as assigned

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree with an emphasis in Business, Communications, Marketing or Management required
Sports industry experience and working knowledge of soccer preferred
Ability to multitask and work in fast-paced environments
Must be able to work flexible hours including game days and nights as needed
Excellent organizational, communication, and time management skills
Willingness to listen and learn
Must be able to lift more than 25 pounds
Creative and strategic thinker
Excellent oral, written and presentation skills
Strong knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel
Successful completion of pre-employment comprehensive background check
Must be legally authorized or able to obtain authorization to work in the US.

The information contained in this job description is not exhaustive of all the duties and responsibilities, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. At the discretion of management, duties and responsibilities may change due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons at any time.
Soccer Holdings, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, class, religion, country of origin, political belief, disability, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any factor protected by law.

Soccer Holdings, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, class, religion, country of origin, political belief, disability, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any factor protected by law.

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