Director of Events, OTE

Overtime Elite - Director
Atlanta · GA
Event Management: Event Operations/Management
The Director of Events is a key member of the Overtime Elite (OTE) Events Team and manages event operations across the organization. Reporting to the VP of Brand Experience & Community Engagement, this position plays a pivotal role in the articulation of OTE brand identity through experience and service. Touching every pillar of the OTE ecosystem, this role provides holistic client services for both internal and external stakeholders.

About Overtime Elite
OTE is a transformative global sports league built to serve, educate, and empower the most talented basketball players on their path from proficiency to pro. The next generation of basketball superstars do not have a league to call their own - here is where OTE comes in. We are creating a catered solution FOR these athletes to be EMPOWERED. 

What You’ll Do
The Director of Events is responsible for helping to define and execute Overtime Elite’s experiential strategy,  operational processes and live event experiences. This role will oversee an event portfolio while ensuring the highest standard of presentation, production and creativity are woven into all Overtime Elite experiences. This role will:
  • Work cross functionally to concept, produce and deliver OTE experiences across all areas of our business. 
  • Execute a full event portfolio to include game day production, fan engagement, B2B and B2C, player programs, brand marketing and community events.
  • Execute an integrated experiential strategy that delivers against business priorities, including building brand equity, thought leadership, content creation, basketball competition and the delivery of proposed experiences for OTE athletes, employees, fans and community.
  • Develop production processes that maximize efficiency and support our organization as it scales. 
  • Direct the experiential services team to include internal event staff, contractors and third party vendors. 
  • Contribute to the activation of brand partner integration across the full OTE event portfolio, and collaborate with the brand partnerships team to concept integration opportunities.
  • Oversee all aspects of event logistics including scouting, vendor selection and program development. 
  • Manage the OTE annual event calendar while overseeing on-site live game production crew, talent and key members of OTE staff.
  • Direct the creation of event materials such as operational manuals, game scripts, run of shows, contact lists, shot lists, shipping grids and other documents pertinent for events.
  • Manage third party vendors and agency relationships 
  • Lead event ideation processes - including pitches, vision/mood boards, partnership integration, asset sourcing and production.
  • Responsible for budget tracking, implementation, and reconciliation for assigned events.
  • Assist with brainstorming and creating new and innovative ways to enhance in-game. entertainment with the goal of increasing fan excitement and extending the OTE brand.

Who you are
OTE seeks a Director of Events who is a highly motivated and proactive self-starter that is energized by the  live event atmosphere, lives in the details, is solution oriented and blends operational excellence with creativity and a commitment to innovation. 

An ideal candidate skill set includes: 
  • Minimum 8+ years of experience in event production and/or event marketing. 
  • Holistic event experience inclusive of direct production and  budget oversight and management and forecasting.
  • Proven track record for setting vision and strategy that increases brand awareness and unlocks advocacy.
  • Previous experience managing or working with  an experiential/production agency
  • Deep understanding and knowledge of basketball operations and culture 
  • Outstanding organizational skill with the ability to follow through and meet deadlines while balancing multiple projects and priorities. 
  • Sports league or team experience preferred 
  • Exceptional oral, written, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 40 lbs with or without reasonable accommodations as necessary for event set up and strike. 
  • Ability to participate in the construction of event assets with or without reasonable accommodation. 
  • Excellent communication skills, with ability to manage multiple projects, stakeholders and priorities.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.