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Senior Activation Manager with Dallas Mavericks in Dallas, TX

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Sponsorship Sales & Activation: Corporate Sponsor
The Dallas Mavericks are seeking a Senior Activation Manager. 


Summary of Position Responsibility:
The core responsibility of the Senior Activation Manager will be to manage and service multiple Dallas Mavericks Corporate Partner accounts.    The Senior Activation Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing of the partner’s overall activation strategy.
 
The Senior Activation Manager is responsible for managing all in-game elements on behalf of our corporate clients, including but not limited to on-court contests, fan interaction and engagement, videoboard features and graphics, PA copy, collateral material, and all aspects of overall fan experience.  The Senior Activation Manager provides support in the creation, development and activation of various sponsored initiatives, community relations programs, digital marketing campaigns and marketing events.
 
The Senior Activation Manager will work closely with Senior Level Management on overall department/sales strategies, support other sales initiatives and be a resource for Sales Executives.   
 
The Senior Activation Manager is an integral member of the Corporate Sponsorship Team and will work with internal departments and clients to develop overall sponsorship programs to effectively connect our Corporate Sponsors to Dallas Mavericks fan base.  To perform at a high level, this person must have great attention to detail, strong work ethic and ability to see the “big picture” to maximize the overall results and be successful.


To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to performall of the following essential elements at a high level. 
Essential Elements & Duties: (additional duties may be assigned)
Manage and develop day-to-day client relationships on assigned accounts
Serve as department liaison with other departments in the Mavs organization to ensure client obligations are achieved
Generate ideas for new sponsorship opportunities including but not limited to in-game elements and on-court contests, retail promotions, events, website features, and community relations programs
Attend client meetings with CAE’s as Activation representative and creative resource and manage day-to-day client relationships
Schedule game night sponsor activities and track and ensure fulfillment of all sold inventory – write PA copy, coordinate scoreboard graphics and spots, develop game production notes
Provide direction for game night entertainment

Experience/Education/Skills:
Previous activation and account management experience with a professional sports team and/or sport marketing agency required (NBA team preferred)
College degree (sport marketing/advertising/marketing ideal) with 7+ years of practical experience in sports sponsorships
Experience and strong knowledge of sales tactics and client management
Knowledge of print, broadcast, and premium production processes
Computer knowledge (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) with KORE, Digideck and Salesforce experiences a plus
Attention to detail is critical
 
Other Skills/Competencies:
Strong organization and strong communication skills – writing skills are especially important
Ability to properly prioritize and multi-task 
Must be able to work with many different personality types
Be comfortable working in an intense and fast paced environment
Time management
Self motivation (ability to work independently)
 
Physical Requirements:
Able to work all home games and sponsored special events – including nights, weekends and holidays

The Dallas Mavericks provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. 

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. Do you currently or have you ever worked for the Dallas Mavericks? If so, when and in what capacity?

  3. Do you have a college degree in sports marketing. advertising or marketing?

  4. Do you have 7+ years of practical experience in sports sponsorships? If so, where?

  5. Do you have experience effectively managing multiple priorities and handling multiple projects at once?