University Partnerships Manager

Location: Plano, TX
Department: Marketing/Creative

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. The LEARFIELD 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.

Headquartered in Plano, Texas, the company has long had the privilege of being an advocate for intercollegiate athletics and the student-athlete experience. Since 2008, it has served as title sponsor for the acclaimed LEARFIELD Directors’ Cup, supporting athletic departments across all divisions.

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.” 

With team members across the US, the Marketing and Communications team at LEARFIELD is a new organization bringing together several growth engines for the company.  We tell our story in compelling and relevant ways to our various constituents which include marketing leaders and brand sponsors, university athletic departments, and internal employee groups.  We connect brands to fans and bring our partners leading technology, data analytics, and media products, all with a rich legacy and deep understanding of sports, events, and entertainment.

The University Partnerships Manager role will work closely with the marketing, sales and business development teams to effectively market the company and its offerings to our university multimedia rights partners. This role is responsible for overseeing the content creation process to aid the production of marketing campaign materials for LEARFIELD’s multimedia rights partners.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead creative storytelling of the enterprise messaging and value proposition, to help create a thoughtful sales narrative for current and prospective university partners, with significant focus and management the RFP proposal process from inception to execution, ensuring the messaging strategy is met and all aspects of the RFP requirements are met.
  • Provide creative guidance and instruction to ensure consistent and effective messaging, branding, graphic design, promotional materials, and presenting copy                                                                                           
  • Collaborate cross-functionally, both internally with various departments and across the various LEARFIELD business lines, to ensure a strong value proposition for our University partners.           
  • Assist with outbound/inbound marketing activites by displaying knowledge in certain areas such as meeting/event planning, content creation and reporting  to create the value proposition for our school partners.

Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of marketing and go-to-market strategy development experience
  • Experience interacting with and presenting to internal business leaders
  • Experience designing presentations for external customers
  • Experience successfully managing the overall workflow and project timeline, to deliver results on-time
  • Experience successfully managing your own product or large-scale releases (may be internal or external)
  • Ability to professionally and effectively communicate in writing and verbally to those with a wide range of skill levels and varying position levels within the business
  • Experience in the sports and entertainment industry is a plus
  • Experience in Adobe Photoshop/InDesign and/or similar products is a plus
  • Ability to professionally and effectively communicate in writing and verbally to those with a wide range of skill levels and varying position levels within the business and develop data-driven insights that inform strategy. 
  • High degree of integrity and trust in interpersonal interactions. 
  • Outstanding time-management and organization skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality. 
  • A passion for serving and helping others. 
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines and lead in an environment of constant change.
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically.

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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