D.C. United

D.C. United

Manager, Corporate Partnerships Activation

DC Soccer LLC - Manager
Washington DC · DC
Sponsorship Sales & Activation: Activation
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Manager, Corporate Partnerships Activation

D.C. United is seeking a highly motivated partnership activation professional with a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and consultative approach to take on a manager role in Corporate Partnerships. Primary responsibility will be the strategic planning, execution, and day-to-day management of D.C. United’s corporate partners.

WHAT YOU WILL DO
  • Manage day-to-day relationships and ensure contract fulfillment for assigned portfolio of Corporate Partners.
  • Consistently engage with partners via phone, e-mail, and in-person meetings to build and maintain strong, long-lasting relationships.
  • Act as marketing consultant to partner contacts to develop and deliver impactful and measurable campaigns.
  • Work with 3rd party metrics providers (Nielsen, Zoomph) to analyze social media and broadcast performance to produce reporting for partners.
  • Compile and write event-specific recaps as well as bi-annual and season-ending recaps for corporate partners to demonstrate fulfillment and showcase ROI.
  • Coordinate and manage partnership assets for game days including but not limited to: production scripts, LED signage playlists, pre-game activations, halftime promotions, and hospitality experiences.
  • Collaborate with other D.C. United departments including Ticket Sales, Events, Operations, Community Relations, Digital, etc. to fulfill partnership assets.
  • Plan and execute non-game day events and promotions for partners including but not limited to: clinics, player appearances, hospitality events, and corporate meetings.
  • Track all partnership activation costs and strategically allocate funds to stay within fulfillment budget for each partner account.
  • Regularly support Corporate Sales team with renewal strategies and ideas/solutions for new prospective partners.
  • Assist in planning and execution of department events such as annual Client Trip, Corporate Alliance Events, and hospitality/prospecting functions.
  • Manage internship program including hiring, onboarding, and daily task assignment.
  • Help manage partner activation for company-owned Audi Field events (i.e. Capital Cup, Truth & Service Classic, Unite the District Festival).
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Professional sports activation and/or agency experience a plus
  • Strong work ethic and ability to take initiative
  • Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and prioritize multiple projects at once
  • Excellent written and verbal communication with strong interpersonal skills and customer service-oriented demeanor
  • Ability to collaborate and build positive relationships within a multitude of business environments
  • Ability to think creatively as it pertains to developing marketing and activation campaigns
  • Well organized with consistent attention to detail
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Flexible and comfortable in a fast-paced working environment
  • Comfortable and experienced with public speaking and group presentations
  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends

D.C. United is committed to uplifting our community, staff, and club. We are seeking candidates to be a part of our journey in our quest for continued organizational growth and another MLS Cup.

D.C. United will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform critical job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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