RUSH Soccer

RUSH Soccer

Tournament Director

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Country

Role Type

USA

Youth

Posting Date

May 3, 2022

Role description

Lobos Rush is looking for a Tournament Director to join our staff. Lobos Rush has been the premier soccer club in the mid-south since 1992. Located in the Memphis metropolitan area, Lobos Rush is part of Rush Soccer, the nation's largest youth soccer organization. Our coaches and staff benefit from the best coaching education system in the nation, a worldwide network of coaching colleagues, pro team career pathing for top players and established programming. If your passion is executing world class events and your purpose is developing and progressing the sport of soccer in the US, we want to hear from you!

Full management of clubs current and future tournament portfolio.

Current events include (1) Blues City Blowout, (2) SoccerElite Fall Championship, (3) SoccerElite Spring Championship, (4) SE College Showcase Girls, (5) SE College Showcase Boys, (6) Wolf River Classic Boys, (7) Wolf River Girls, (8) Premier Invitational.

Future expansion could include, but not limited to, small sided events, additional tournaments or other activities at the discretion of the clubs Executive Board

Tournament Director will responsible for all phases of marketing, planning and execution of each event. The is a full-time office position that will also require onsite management at every event.

This position will report to the Executive Director and will require quarterly reporting to the clubs Executive Board..

Qualifications, Experience & Skills

Extensive experience in event management
Knowledge of youth sports and particularly the soccer community in the United States
Superior oral and written communications skills
Focused on customer service
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline is preferred but not required.
Passion for marketing and event management
Knowledge and experience with GOTSPORT platform
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Quickbooks & email marketing software
Positive attitude and strong work ethic
Strong organizational skills to be able to manage numerous projects at once
Willingness to ask questions, give input, accept advice and take direction
Creative problem solver
Confidence in presenting plans and projections to senior management and Board of Directors
Ability to build strong relationships, internally and with outside partners
Proven job reliability, diligence, dedication and attention to detail
Ability to work nights and weekends and travel
Ability to lift heavy objects and equipment
Operations

On-site tournament director for every event
Pre-tournament logistical organization and management
Develop tournament schedules to account for team requirements, referee availability, field availability and coaching conflicts
Manage all onsite event staff, referee assignor, volunteers and medical staff.
Work with facility operators to develop a schedule of events for each tournament
Communicate scheduling with referee assignor for scheduling
Pre and post event communication with coaches & managers
Source & manage all vendors
RISK Management
Online check in
Facility & hotel program liaison
Filing appropriate applications with State/National associations
Tournament expense management
Collection and posting of all tournament fees
Work with Executive Board to manage annual tournament budget and assist in setting fees for each event.

Sales

Recruit teams and clubs to attend tournaments
Communicate with team coaches/managers to retain teams from prior event
Manage an up to date contacts database for teams, coaches, and administrators
Attend tournaments, trade shows, and other events to promote our portfolio and interact with team/club officials
Develop leads for new business locally, regionally and nationally
Recruit college coaches to attend showcase events

Marketing/Sponsorship

Assist Marketing Department with development of promotional materials
Assist Marketing Department in the development of event marketing plan
Obtain local, regional and national level event sponsorships
Promotion of events via email, social media & traditional advertising
Salary commensurate with experience. This role is not eligible for employment visa sponsorship. The successful candidate must not now, or in the future, require sponsorship to work in the US.
Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to paul@lobosrush.com

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