Coordinator, Partnership Services – Penn State Sports Properties (Full Time)

Location: University Park, PA 16802
Department: Client/Partnership Services

Compensation: $ - $
Benefits:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Benefits
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid PTO
  • Flexible Work Schedule

Penn State Sports Properties is LEARFIELD’s local, dedicated entity representing Penn State. In complete collaboration with the University, this team is committed to extending the affinity of the University’s brand to businesses and corporations of all sizes looking to align with the undeniably loyal and passionate collegiate sports fan base.

As exclusive multimedia rights holder for the University, our team manages all aspects of the rights relationship. Providing corporate partners with traditional, digital and other non-traditional media opportunities to bolster their own brand and garner maximum exposure through inventory such as venue signage; digital engagement including social media, the official athletics website, content, digital gaming and retargeting, event sponsorships and promotion; corporate hospitality; television and radio game broadcasts and coaches’ shows.

LEARFIELD is actively seeking a Coordinator of Partnership Services to work on campus from University Park, PA. Our Coordinators are essential to LEARFIELD and our properties’ success. We are looking for an experienced and well-organized Coordinator to provide the necessary support to the team. The goal is to execute partnership elements to ensure an enjoyable Game Day experience for partners and fans. If you enjoy working in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment and have prior sales support experience, we want to meet you!

 

Responsibilities

  • Own the process of trafficking Digital Signage, Radio and Social Media for all Penn State Sports
  • Track and manage all hospitality elements related to the partner and departmental needs including but not limited to Season Tickets, Suite Nights and Single Event inventory
  • Oversee and manage some Olympic Sports (i.e. WVB, WGYM, MGYM, WRESTLING, BASEBALL, etc.) for Penn State Sports Properties
  • Support the Partnership Services Team in the activation of partnership assets for corporate partner accounts, ensuring 100% delivery of contractual obligations across all sports
  • Participate in Weekly Service Team Meetings and communicate relevant updates related to partnership inventory
  • Serve as a liaison between Penn State Sports Properties and the Athletic Department, the Penn State Alumni Association (PSAA) and ANC
  • Work with Penn State Sports Properties Partnership Services team and Sales Team closely on activations, partner events, etc.
  • Help with gameday event execution on an as needed basis
  • Manage and track all marketing inventory for the property
  • Serve as liaison between corporate partners, property staff and the Athletic Department
  • Manage and track all marketing inventory for the property
  • Create and deliver marketing contracts and agreements
  • Assist property staff with all fulfillment needs for signage, radio, print, digital and events
  • Assist the General Manager with expense reporting, invoicing, and other budgetary needs
  • Assist with corporate hospitality, tickets, in-game promotions and other activities
  • Manage game program sales for select sporting events
  • Manage all game day Property Assistants for select sports programs
  • Work with game day Property Assistants to provide POP (Proof of Performances) for in-venue sponsorship elements to the Partnership Service Team/New Business Team from putting together Photo Lists for Penn State games
  • Prospecting for potential corporate partners
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in business, sports administration, marketing, advertising or other related field; 0-3 years of relevant work experience
  • Must be able to work 40 hours per week including home games and select sporting events
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • High level of initiative, specifically in the areas of sales generation and process improvement
  • Strong focus on quality of work and attention to detail
  • Able to lead and motivate others
  • Results-driven; willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish the goal
  • Able to develop and maintain strong relationships across many demographics
  • Strong aptitude for learning; highly curious
  • Desire to build a long-term career in sports marketing
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • High-attention to detail and excellent organizational, time management and multi-tasking skills
  • Passionate and motivated with a positive attitude and is solutions-oriented
  • It is imperative that you have the ability to work independently, be self-directed and demonstrate initiative

 


 

LEARFIELD is the leading media and technology services company in intercollegiate athletics. The company unlocks the value of college sports for brands and fans through an omnichannel platform with innovative content and commerce solutions for fan engagement. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, the company has long had the privilege of being an advocate for intercollegiate athletics and the student-athlete experience. Our suite of services includes licensing and multimedia sponsorship management; publishing, audio, digital and social media; data analytics; ticketing, ticket sales and professional concessions expertise; branding; campus-wide business and sponsorship development; and venue technology systems.

Our people-friendly culture is a hallmark of our style and approach to business and is rooted in values demonstrating intentional and active care for other people. The company and its employees strive each day to live by the company's value statement: “build the team, grow the company, have fun, love and serve others.” 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. LEARFIELD is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.

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