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Partnership Services & Activation Coordinator - Flower City Union (Rochester · NY)

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Position Title: Partnership Services & Activation Coordinator
Dates of Employment: September 1, 2021 – August 31, 2022 (1-year appointment)
Location: Rochester, NY
Reports To: Chief Business Officer

*Requirements*:
This position is reserved for students in the St. John Fisher College M.S. in Sport Management online graduate program. In order to qualify for the role, the individual must be accepted into the program and maintain enrollment of at least 6 credit hours per semester (fall/spring/summer).  



The start date for this role aligns with the start of the academic program (September, 2021). 

For more information on the M.S. in Sport Management program at St. John Fisher College, including a link to the graduate school application, click here.  
 
About the Club: Flower City Union is a professional soccer club committed to positively impacting the City of Rochester and its surrounding communities by fielding a competitive, championship-caliber team in the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA) while supporting the development of youth soccer locally. The Club is committed to nurturing social and economic connections through inclusive business practices. It actively embraces diversity and aims to reflect back the faces and voices of the region.  The Club will play its inaugural season in 2022. 
 
Position Description: Flower City Union, in partnership with the St. John Fisher College M.S. in Sport Management program, seeks a Partnership Services & Activation Coordinator. He/she will report to the Chief Business Officer and will assist with the planning, development, and execution of community relations activities to support Club initiatives and maintain a favorable public image.
 
The organizational structure of Flower City Union differs from most sport organizations in that entry level roles such as the Partnership Services & Activation Coordinator are reserved for graduate students enrolled in St. John Fisher College’s M.S. in Sport Management program. 
 
Responsibilities:
  • Assist the partnership team in researching prospect companies
  • Track game day partner assets, broadcast assets, community events, and social media assets
  • Support partnership team with match day elements including set-up and tear-down
  • Assist with on-field and match day promotions
  • Identify corporate partners throughout the region to support club initiatives
  • Assist in creating partnership proposals using PowerPoint or Photoshop in support of entire partnership team
  • Perform administrative support tasks and attend department/club meetings
  • Perform photography and/or video duties to supply proof of partnership activations
  • Other duties as assigned 

The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Bachelor’s degree in sport management, business, or a related field
  • 1-2 years of corporate partnership or activation experience, preferably in a sport environment. Internship experience can substitute for full-time employment
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills  
  • Knowledge of MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign) a plus
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment and demonstrated ability to make quick decisions using sound judgment
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours including evenings and weekends
  • Detail oriented and self-starter
  • Knowledge of soccer is a plus
  • Desire to advance your career in the sport industry through graduate studies and employment
 
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
 
Compensation:
  • NYS Minimum Wage: $12.50/hour
  • Must not exceed 29 hours/week or 130 hours/month