RACVB Job Openings
Sports Sales Manager
As the region’s destination marketing and management organization, the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (RACVB) is working to increase tourism to the region and produce experiences that residents and visitors enjoy. We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Sports Sales Manager.
We are looking for a self-starter individual who will be responsible for sourcing, booking and providing exceptional servicing to sporting events in the region.
Duties include but will not be limited to:
- Meet sales expectations in booking sports business/tournaments
- Develop and manage activities that create leads and bookings in the sports market
- Build and maintain relationships with key stake holders in the sports tourism community
- Develop, coordinate, and implement responses to requests for proposals (RFP’s)
- Provide/coordinate event servicing to booked sporting events
- Other duties as assigned
This position will be responsible for implementing sales and marketing strategies to identify, solicit, secure, and retain sports events for the Rockford Region. This role will also work closely with event rights holders, local funding jurisdictions, and business community members to strategically plan and provide service support to make sporting tournaments, competitions, programs, and events successful and increase economic impact.
Bachelor’s degree in Business or 3 to 5 years related sales experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Experience in Sports Management, Sports Marketing or equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience preferred. Candidate should demonstrate an innovative use of research, strategy, creativity, collaboration and project management skills to produce meaningful results. Candidate should project professionalism and confidence while willing to roll up the sleeves when necessary. Integrity, innovation, initiative and integration form the basis of all work and relationships.
Flexibility with evening/weekend meetings and events, as needed.
RACVB is involved with several sports tournaments and events that need volunteers! A wide variety of volunteer opportunities come up each year, so be sure to check back frequently to see what you can get involved with!