The American Cancer Society’s Strategic Sports Alliances department is seeking a Partnership and Activation Manager with 3-5 years’ experience to support one of ACS’ rapidly growing sports alliances accounts. The Partnership and Activation Manager will be responsible for day-to-day management of current and newly emerging cause-marketing programs designed to raise funds and increase overall impact. Programs include a national youth sports initiative, fan & consumer promotions, cancer prevention campaigns and events, player ambassador initiatives, and the development of corporate sponsor promotions.
Project management of Sports Alliances account activations including but not limited to: coordination of national/global sports promotions, collaboration with key internal and external stakeholders, weekly status updates, and correspondence to keep projects moving forward in a timely manner
Develop and track the success of activation plans from concept to completion to ensure all deliverables are executed in a timely manner
Manage the partnership’s Youth program and advise regions on execution to increase effectiveness of local sports initiatives
Draft corporate and ambassador partnership proposals to secure new fundraising initiatives
Coordinate internally with ACS marketing communications, regions, cancer control, finance, legal, and agency to ensure all programs and events are executed successfully
Provide exceptional service to sports alliances account contacts with external sports entities to maintain and strengthen the relationship
Draft recaps of national and regional programs and ROI analysis of campaigns
Support the Director with other projects as assigned, including but not limited to: collaborating with other GHQ sports partnerships as assigned, improving internal procedures to increase efficiency of program execution: financial tracking, etc.
Bachelors degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience required.
3-5 years working in sports partnership activation
Project management experience
Demonstrates Corporate Relations/Alliances Competencies: Action oriented, Builds networks, Business insight, Collaborates, Communicates effectively, Drives results, Situational adaptability, Strategic mindset
Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously
Decision-making and problem-solving skills
Ability to communicate effectively both oral and written with people inside and outside the organization
Decipher sports alliances account needs to develop project & activation briefs
Work with key internal and external stakeholders in the development of proposals
Ability to manage/execute promotions associated with assigned sports alliances account
Assist with project execution tasks: budget tracking, intake forms and paperwork
Sports industry experience, especially within partnership marketing, strongly preferred
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