To support the coordination of benefits and overall activation of the USTA’s corporate partner relationships, including supporting the planning and execution of contract deliverables and related department projects. Duties include but not limited to:
Support the department Managers and Directors on select US Open sponsor accounts, including pre-event, on-site activation, digital activation and post event reports.
Coordinate on-site event execution of sponsor benefits and activation as delegated by department Managers and Directors.
Meeting preparation and action plans including agenda, presentations and meeting notes for the Partnership Marketing Department.
Assist with the development and implementation of sponsorship deliverables
Coordinate and track various sponsor deliverables as assigned (i.e. sponsor listings, program advertising, digital activation, video board messaging)
Assist with tracking various sponsor benefits delivered to USTA (i.e. barter).
Provide a high level of customer service.
Assist with the coordination of the development of an annual pre-tournament sponsor planner, calendar and/or post-tournament report, and assist with the sponsor summit.
Manage other projects as assigned by Directors and/or Managers within Partnership Marketing.
The position requires a college degree, and one to two years of experience working at a professional sports league, professional sports team or agency.
Candidate should have a proven ability to develop and maintain strong customer relationships; manage multiple tasks under pressure, and provide a high level of customer service.
Additionally, the candidate should possess strong communication skills — oral and written, a high degree of integrity, a positive attitude and the ability to solve problems. The candidate must possess the ability to work as an effective member of a team.
Proficiency in PowerPoint (development of presentations with photos and text) and Excel (financial and integrated spreadsheets) required.
The position is non-exempt (eligible to receive paid overtime)
Mascot Performer - Washington Kastles (Washington, DC)
POSITION OVERVIEW The Mascot Performer is a part-time role during May to August serving as one of two Washington Kastles Mascots, Topspin and Slice. To learn more about Topspin and Slice, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCIEln641tohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCIEln641to
Perform as Topspin or Slice at several designated appearances including but not limited to special events during the weekends, tennis clinics, hospital visits, charitable events, Kastles matches and other events as directed by the Marketing Manager.
Support the Mascot Program as a primary and/or back-up performer.
Represent the Washington Kastles and Topspin/Slice in a professional manner at all times
Minimum of one to two years of experience as a sports mascot, at either the college, minor- professional, or professional level
Organizational and communication skills
Some knowledge of Tennis and the Washington Kastles a plus, but not required.
Ability to interact with and entertain a crowd of all ages
Willingness to be trained, coached, and critiqued to perform “in character”
Must be physically able to perform under extreme temperature conditions
Ability to work flexible hours in a part-time role on weekdays, weeknights, weekends and holidays
Must be able to maintain and react to a flexible schedule
Must have a valid drivers license, reliable transportation, and living DMV area preferred
The Kastles are accepting and reviewing applications on a rolling basis. Applications will be reviewed and decided upon as they are received. No phone calls please. EOE.
Marketing and Event Manager (celebrity/political charity) - Washington Kastles (Washington, DC)
Job Description The annual Washington Kastles Charity Tennis Classic will take place in July 2017. Two teams composed of Republicans, Democrats, Administration, Congress, media, diplomats and Washington Kastles players come together in the innovative and entertaining tennis match to benefit Charity. We looking for someone to be an integral part of the team to help manage the overall event process from every angle. The coordinator will work hand in hand with the Washington Kastles front office staff as well as an outside event management company to organize crucial aspects of the event.
Skills and Requirements
2 years experience with focus on government affairs, event planning and/or fundraising.
Significant experience in marketing and promotions.
Microsoft office programs specifically Excel, Powerpoint and Word.
Previous event experience.
Experience working with Congressional and/or White House staff.
Extremely organized, focused and task oriented.
Create marketing, promotion and sales plan for selling tickets to the match and attracting sponsors.
Communicate with participating Charities and Sponsors on all aspects of event integration.
Advertising, e-blasts, contract fulfillment, ticketing, logistics, etc.
Secure media partners and convey advertising deliverables to Kastles staff members,
Coordinate all event logistics including food and beverage, player uniforms, run of show, Charity check presentations, event signage, PA script, staffing, trophies, pre-match hospitality, etc.
Ticket sales initiatives, advertising, sponsor deliverables, etc.
Assists Washington Kastles staff with other tasks as needed, including the setup and execution of all Kastles matches, as well as marketing and sponsorship events.
Other duties as assigned by the executive management of the Washington Kastles.
Seasonal position will begin immediately and end on July 31. All seasonal positions require a full-time commitment during business hours. Significant weekend and evening hours will also be required, including attendance at all Kastles home matches. Compensation ranges from $600-800 per week on a contract basis, is dependent on experience, and will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.
All employees must provide their own computers for use when working with the Washington Kastles.
The Kastles are accepting and reviewing applications on a rolling basis. Applications will be reviewed and decided upon as they are received.
Senior Manager, Partnerships - WTA Tour (St. Petersburg, FL)
Job Title: Sr. Manager, Partnerships Department: Partnerships Location: St. Petersburg, FL OR London, UK Reports to: Sr. Director, Partnerships
Summary: The Partnerships Manager will be responsible for supporting the Sr. Director, Partnerships. Duties will include: developing creative concepts; developing sales pitch/presentation materials; research and ideation; pro-forma development and support sponsor servicing support when required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities • Research and identify new prospects and potential sponsors' businesses to understand their marketing objectives • Work with the Creative Services team to create partnership presentations, proposals and other materials to generate new revenue • Managing and optimizing our clients' campaigns • Create pro-forma reports for potential contracts • Manage and provide appropriate research data for business development efforts • Project-manage timelines & asset submissions • Support global sales team at client/agency meetings • Ability to interface with multiple WTA departments (i.e. marketing, communications, digital, etc.) and effectively provide integrated solutions for potential and existing sponsors • Work with the Partnerships team managers to enhance current partnership activation and programs, identify new net revenue opportunities, and provide additional value for the partnerships • Assist in the partner renewal process by understanding current sponsor business objectives and KPIs to generate maximum ROI, ROO and results • Work with creative services to appropriately present creative ideas and concepts to management, players, tournaments and potential partners • Identify current trends in the industry and incorporate these ideas and concepts into new and existing partnership proposals
Desired skills and background: • Bachelor's degree in sports management, business administration or related field. • A minimum of 5 - 7 years previous experience in sales, sponsorship, brand marketing, account management or advertising • Experience in partnership development or marketing in sports/entertainment is preferred • Excellent communication skills (written & presentation) • Creative and innovative thinker • Strong analytical skills • Ability to work as part of a team yet self-motivated and can work independently • Must be outstanding in ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple demands and priorities • High level of professionalism • Must be willing to travel up to 25% to domestic and international destinations • Strong experience in MS Office Suite • Experience with creative software is a plus • Uphold WTA Core Values: Be Progressive, Collaborative, Passionate, and show Integrity. These core values set the tone in everything we do, help us succeed on and off the court, make a difference in the community and create a premier, compelling global sport entertainment experience. It is important that the person in the position commits themselves to these core values so that we can constantly move forward in the same direction - Together.
Preferred: • MBA or Masters equivalent • Experience with international/global brands • Knowledge of and passion for women's tennis
When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:
1. In one paragraph describe why you applied for this role & why you want to work at the WTA?
2. Based on the job description where do you believe your strengths would be best leveraged?
3. How would you rate your communication skills?