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Location: Tucker, GA
|Job Status: Full Time
Position Summary The Sports Manager of Discover DeKalb Convention & Visitors will work to identify and attract sporting opportunities that generate overnight visitors (participants and spectators) for the economic impact of this industry segment. The Sports Manager will focus on raising the profile of Discover DeKalb as a sports destination by aggressively marketing the destination's existing resources and targeting events that will generate a positive economic impact for the community.
Additionally, the Sports Manager will work with the local sports teams and hosts to foster an environment conducive to holding sporting events. Working collaboratively with private clubs, schools and city Parks & Recreation Departments, the individual will work to develop incentives and a willingness among the host groups to create successful events. The Sports Manager will work community-wide to raise support for DeKalb as a sports destination.
Work with local sports venues and facilities to learn and identify potential use, parameters for booking and procedures.
Connect with sports clubs and coaches; identify opportunities within each sport for tournament possibilities
Identify and create resources within Discover DeKalb to position Discover DeKalb as a sports destination (web site, print, etc.).
Proactively identify visiting teams that would be a good fit with each of the sports tournaments determined as having the most potential (based on space, seasonality, hotel availability, strength of host organization, etc.).
Serve as a liaison to each tournament coordinator in recruiting teams.
Provide updates to the Executive Director, Director of Sales and Sports DeKalb Board of Directors regarding progress, effectiveness and strategies.
Major Functions & Tasks
Recommend an approach for successful sports marketing based on research of trends and best practices.
When events require a bid, facilitate the bidding process.
Research and maintain a list of possible tournaments and sporting events that can be hosted in DeKalb
Maintain communication and contact on a regular basis with various business, civic, sports organizations, schools and social groups that may host or provide leads for events.
Maintain an inventory of sporting venues in Discover DeKalb (CVB) and relationships with venue operators.
Miscellaneous duties as assigned by the executive director that advance the mission of Discover DeKalb.
Bachelor¡¦s degree or three or more years of progressively responsible experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Previous involvement or experience in sports tournaments preferred
Proficiency with office technology and software
Ability to identify trends and opportunities that can be used to increase the volume of events/participants
Knowledge of how to formulate and effectively execute innovative strategies
Knowledge of how to research, compile, analyze and report on results
Familiarity with use of social media
Strong interpersonal skills.
Communication skills - written and verbal
Able to work effectively with multiple stakeholder groups
Able to handle multiple tasks and priorities
Exercise independent judgment and initiative
Must have the ability to be a coalition-builder and work with multiple entities on a single project
Reliable, self-motivated and able to work independently
Great customer service skills, well organized, enthusiastic and goal-oriented
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation, which does not create undue hardship, will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be able to work occasional evenings/weekends as necessary
Possession of a valid Georgia Driver's License
Please submit cover letter, resume and salary expectations to: Kathy@dcvb.org Resumes will be accepted until position is filled
No phone calls please