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Sales and Marketing Co-Op with Zero Gravity Basketball in Saratoga Springs · NY

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Sales and Marketing Co-Op: 
Zero Gravity Basketball is a youth basketball event operator that is the market leader of grassroots events throughout the Northeast, having expanding to new markets in the South, South East, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, Capital District, and West Coast in the past few years. Zero Gravity plans and manages basketball tournaments, leagues, prep school showcases, clinics and camps for children and young adults to expand their academics through athletic participation. Zero Gravity has many established partnerships including Adidas, Gatorade, and the Jr. NBA.

Job Description
The Zero Gravity Sales and Marketing Co-Op is a paid position that runs from January/February through July and is based out of our upstate NY office in Saratoga Springs, NY. The Sales and Marketing Co-Op will work under the guidance of the Regional Director and Regional Coordinators to promote, market, and sell different events and tournaments on a weekly basis.

Duties Include:
  • Drive revenue growth through building/maintaining strong customer relationships
  • Assist in developing marketing plans for events
  • Responsible for management of all Public Relations efforts such as Press releases, media drops, interviews, social media, etc.
  • Promotion of the Zero Gravity brand and sponsors through a variety of social media outlets
  • Client prospecting and data base management
  • Registering and collecting payments from our vast customer base on a weekly basis
  • Working with sponsors and executing sponsorship activation
  • Assisting with venue/facility setup and breakdown each week
  • Acting as a Site Director at Zero Gravity events and tournaments each weekend throughout our Spring Season 
Desired Characteristics:
  • Major in Sport Management, Business, Marketing, or a related field
  • Desire to be an industry leader in sports management
  • Ability to work in an extremely demanding, fast-paced environment
  • Excellent organization and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Self-starter, able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Prior event management experience
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Able to work extended hours including nights and weekends
  • Willing to travel frequently to various locations including the New England, Tri-State, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, Southern, or West Coast Regions 

 About Zero Gravity Basketball, LLC
Zero Gravity was born out of the need for every team at every grade level, boys & girls, in each club basketball program, to have a fun and professional tournament experience each week. We have a SIMPLE MISSION: every basketball player (boy or girl) can play on a great stage, against the appropriate competition, in great venues with safe atmospheres, in an organized fashion on a weekly basis. 

 CUSTOMER SERVICE is our #1 priority before, during and after each tournament. We focus on the experience of the PLAYERS, COACHES, TEAM-SUPPORTERS & PROGRAM DIRECTORS. Paying close attention to all these groups is vitally important to fulfilling OUR MISSION & PROMISE to deliver a circuit of exceptional basketball tournament weekend experiences. Zero Gravity provides the ability to plan a club’s tournament season and outfit programs in high quality Adidas basketball gear and apparel. 

 In the rapidly changing world of technology & social media, ZG takes pride in being on the cutting edge of grassroots technology. From our scheduling systems, means of communication to our customers & exposure through social media we take pride in constantly being on top of trends & the high paced realities of technology in our world today. Zero Gravity has become the destination for "every team" in grassroots club basketball, from the elementary school developmental team to the High School team competing on the National level, along with the coaches, program directors & team supporters that provide & share the experience with them!

 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. 

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