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Partnership Manager - Minnesota

Positive Coaching Alliance
Bloomington, MN
Sponsorship Sales & Activation: Consumer Product Sales
Want to make a difference in the lives of youth athletes?  Help create Better Athletes, Better People by bringing the Positive Coaching Alliance message to coaches, parents and athletes in Minnesota.

Position: Partnership Manager – Minnesota (Bloomington, MN)

About Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA)
Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) (www.positivecoach.org) is a national nonprofit organization founded at the Stanford University Department of Athletics in 1998. PCA provides training to coaches, parents, youth athletes, and youth sports organization leaders on how to use the youth sports experience to teach young athletes positive character traits and "life lessons” and to develop not only Better Athletes but more importantly Better People!  Through partnerships with more than 3,000 schools and youth sports organizations (YSOs), PCA has conducted 18,000+ workshops for leaders, coaches, parents and athletes on using sports to teach life lessons. PCA is headquartered in Mountain View (CA), with Chapters in Chicago, Central Texas, Colorado, Hawaii, Houston, Los Angeles, Minnesota, New England, New York City, North Texas, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, Seattle, SF Bay Area, Tampa Bay and Washington D.C and soon to open Chapters in Atlanta, Kansas City and Miami. Additionally, PCA has sales office in Philadelphia.

The Partnership Manager – Minnesota is responsible for prospecting, qualifying, developing and closing partnership opportunities in Minnesota.  Key in this process is demonstrating the value of PCA programs for youth sport organizations (YSOs) and schools, resulting in an increased PCA Partnership base.  The Partnership Manager – Minnesota will report to the Chapter Executive Director – Minnesota and the National Director of Partner Development.

     — Sales focused: Successful Sales/Business Development experience a plus
     — Strong cold calling, negotiating and closing skills
     — Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
     — Outstanding presentation skills (phone and in person, including board presentations)
     — Strong organizational skills: Must have strong time management skills
     — Quick learner: Must understand the products and how to position them with prospects
     — Comfortable challenging the status quo with prospects
     — Proven initiative/self-starter
     — Independent problem-solver
     — Passion for the PCA mission
     — Requires occasional travel, week night and weekend work
     — Coaching or other experience with youth sports is desirable
     — Strong computer skills; experience with a CRM program a plus
     — College degree a plus

Partnership Development Responsibilities; Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
     — Prospect for partnership leads (New partners will make up over 75% of overall sales)
     — Identify key decision makers and the approval process within organizations
     — Add quality prospects to existing pipeline on a weekly basis, requiring cold outreach
     — Present PCA service options in multiple settings, including board meetings
     — Negotiate and close partnerships with YSOs and Schools
     — Maintain pro-active relationship with all Partners & Clients
     — Foster high level of morale & commitment towards PCA
     — Represent PCA at special events and PR opportunities
     — Other duties as assigned (because we sometimes need to play out of position!)

• Base salary, plus commission and bonus structure. 
• Base Salary commensurate with experience
• There is no cap on commission

PCA provides competitive benefits:
• Medical, dental and vision
• 12 days of vacation and 12 sick days starting first year
• 11 holidays a year
• 403(b) retirement plan
• Long Term disability

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. What interests you about this position?

  3. YES/NO: I have 1-2 years of previous sales experience. If YES, please describe. How much revenue did you generate?

  4. YES/NO: I have previous coaching experience in youth sports. If YES, please describe.

  5. YES/NO: I have participated in youth sports as a player. If YES, in which sports and at what levels?

  6. Please describe your connection to the local community. If applicable, please include any membership organizations you are involved in.

  7. YES/NO: I aspire to be a sales professional. IF YES, what interests you about sales?

  8. YES/NO: I have previous experience working with non-profits. If YES, please describe.

  9. YES/NO: I have previous experience using CRM systems. If YES, please describe.

  10. Why are you passionate about the PCA mission?

  11. Why are you right for this position?

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