Plan and direct all aspects of Sunshine State Games (SSG) and Florida Senior Games (FSG) within approved budget.
Oversee the execution all contracts related to SSG and FSG events and programs including but not limited to vendors, sport directors, contract labor, Host Cities and sponsors.
Overall marketing and promotions of SSG and FSG events and programs.
Sponsor development for SSG and FSG events and programs.
Work with the Administrative Affairs Director to develop budget and financial procedures for SSG and FSG events and programs.
Serve as the liaison to the network of Series Qualifiers (Local Senior Games) throughout Florida.
Serve as liaison with National Governing Bodies, their state associations, the National Congress of State Games and the National Senior Games Association to promote amateur sports promotion and development in Florida. .
Oversee Games staff and provide direction and supervision for the implementation and execution of their job responsibilities and duties.
Coordinate event-bidding process with the Administrative Affairs Director to include developing bid documents and timelines, communicating event availability, evaluating bid proposals, and selecting host city and finalizing host city agreement.
Assist with the management of the SSG and FSG vendor and merchandise programs.
Oversee production of Foundation Special Events and community engagement.
Assist Business Development in the promotion of the sale of all Florida license tags under the Foundation’s administration.
Other duties as assigned by the President
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in sports administration, business administration, parks & recreation, public relations or related field.
Minimum of three (3) years progressive experience administering sports programs and events, preferably multi-sport.
Understanding of the role of sports commissions, preferably, Florida sports commissions.
Experience with National Governing Bodies of sports and their state associations.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Florida Sports Foundation
With ideal year round weather and incredible facilities, Florida is Where the World Comes to Play. If it’s golf you want, at last count, Florida boasted more than 1,100 golf courses and over 55 million rounds played annually. A natural home to fishers and boaters, Florida offers over 1,000 miles of coastline, 8,426 miles of shore line, approximately 7,800 natural lakes... and 12,000 miles of rivers and streams.
Florida is home to ten major professional sports franchises in Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, National Football League and National Hockey League and Major League Soccer. Additionally, Florida is the home of 15 Major League Baseball teams who participate in the Florida Grapefruit League Spring Training, NASCAR, the Daytona 500 and the PGA Tour, LPGA and the PGA of America.
The mission of the Florida Sports Foundation is to:
*Assist Florida’s communities with securing, hosting and retaining Sporting events and sports related business that generate significant economic impact and Sports Tourism for the state of Florida through the Foundation’s grant programs, legislative initiatives and Industry Partner service, recognition and development.
*Provide the citizens of Florida with participation opportunities in Florida’s Sunshine State Games and Florida Senior Games events.
*Serve as Florida’s leading resource for Sport Tourism research and facts.
*Assist in the promotion of targeted leisure sports industries in Florida.
*Assist National and Florida State Governing Bodies to promote amateur sport development through Florida’s Sunshine State Games and hosting events in Florida.