The Chicago Red Stars Sponsorship Activation Manager will work in the Sponsorship & Operations Department to activate, service and renew partners and assist in planning and execution of sponsorship activities at Red Stars home games and associated events. Duties and Responsibilities:Research potential categories and companies who will be good additions to our existing sponsor base.Manage creation of customized proposals for clientsParticipate in creation of new selling ideas and inventory that build integration with partnersManage activation for Red Stars partnership accounts Plan, schedule and execute elements of partnership including events, social media, print and digital communications, hospitality & ticketing, in-stadium signage and game day activitiesAttend in person and virtual client meetings as necessaryMaintain accurate calendars and client activation reports and communicate asset deadlinesManage creation of proof of performance reports and attend renewal meetings as requiredAssist with hospitality of existing and prospective clients on game dayAssist with ideation and execution of promotions and theme night activities to increase sponsor inventory and drive individual ticket salesAssist with miscellaneous support tasks as necessaryQualifications: Candidates should have a graduate degree with emphasis in sports management and/or business preferred.Minimum three (3) years in client management, preferably in sports sponsorship· Sports knowledge with specific knowledge/understanding of soccer preferredCreative and out of the box solution seeker.Goal oriented, self-starter with strong work ethic and ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced and time sensitive environment with attention to detail.Demonstrated experience with Outlook, Word, Power Point, and ExcelPreferred experience with photoshop and the Adobe creative suite Exceptional organizational, interpersonal and communication skills and adhere to highest ethical standardsAble to work non-traditional hours, in non-traditional settings, within a team atmosphere· This role will require attendance at Chicago Red Stars games and events. This is a full-time role reporting to the Director of Sponsorship & Operations. The role is based at the Red Stars office in Lincoln Park, Chicago and SeatGeek Stadium for Red Stars home games and does offer a hybrid remote/office schedule. All employees are required to complete an online background check.We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.