The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the day-to-day needs of corporate sponsors. This position will also assist in developing and implementing a comprehensive strategic marketing plan for increased attendance, collaboration with student groups, alumni, donors and sponsors with the end goal of creating an exciting game-day experience.
The candidate must be adept at both strategy and execution. The candidate must have high energy, a positive attitude, and be a creative thinker who has a collaborative, pro-active style and willing to try new initiatives.
The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree, with one or more years of experience in ticket sales, corporate sponsorship, or marketing. The candidate must have the ability to effectively work in a setting that includes technology, branding, design, promotion and advertising.
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Coordinating the integration of sponsorship elements into game production to ensure fulfillment and seamless presentation
Assist in generating revenue through sponsorship packages
Working day-to-day with corporate partners to ensure activation's and deliverables
Collaborate with the communications and video departments on social media efforts, videos, website, online streaming and other special projects to enhance the Mercer Athletics brand
Write PA Script and coordinate video boards at events with video boards
Develop and maintain relationships across campus and implement initiatives to increase student attendance and engagement at athletic events while working closely with Student Affairs, Greek Life, Residence Life and the Homecoming Committee
Work closely with Ticket Operations, Marketing, Communications, Game Operations, and Creative Team to execute sponsorship elements
Assist in developing strategies for improving attendance and the overall fan experience at home event
Required skills and experience:
Bachelor's degree required
1 to 2 years of experience in marketing, promotions, sales or tickets sales in collegiate, professional or minor league field
Strong technical, organizational, multi-tasking and interpersonal skills and creativity required as well as the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and willingness to be a team player
Proactive and detail oriented with strong follow-up skills
Proficient in MS Office
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong knowledge of social media means and effective uses
Ability to be flexible with work hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays
High energy level and positive attitude
3 to 5 years of experience in marketing, promotions, sales or tickets sales in collegiate, professional or minor league field
Strong working knowledge and demonstrated experience with graphic design, Adobe Creative Suite, HTML coding and video production
Experience with Daktronics video boards
Strong working knowledge of development of marketing plans and analysis of market data
Tuition, room and board, and stipend are provided.
About Mercer University
Mercer University, located in Macon, Georgia, is an NCAA Division I member of the Southern Conference, and sponsors 18 sports. Mercer is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer.