Spectra

Assistant Director of Marketing & Fan Engagement | Ryan Center

Location US-RI-Kingston
Job ID
2021-5969
Group
Spectra - Venue Management
Location Name
Spectra VM - Ryan Center and Boss Ice Arena (U of Rhode Island)
Category
Marketing
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

The Assistant Director of Marketing & Fan Engagement will play an integral role working closely with the Associate AD for Marketing in developing and implementing a comprehensive strategic plan for the Athletics Department with focus on creating memorable and exciting fan experiences while fostering innovative and collaborative efforts to engage students, staff, alumni, sponsors, donors and prospective fans of Rhode Island Athletics.

 

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement initiatives to increase student attendance and engagement at athletic events specifically for men’s basketball, women’s basketball and football while working closely with Student Affairs, Greek Life and Resident Life.
  • Plan, direct and execute game production efforts for men’s basketball, football and baseball including creation of game scripts, music/band, promotions, video, cheer/mascot and on-court presentations; while overseeing external fan engagement staff.
  • Coordinate weekly external meetings working closely with Athletic Communications, Athletic Development, Ryan Center departments - Facilities, Box Office, Ticket Sales and Event Services as well as Rhody Sports Properties (Learfield).
  • Collaborate with department’s multi-media rights holder, Rhody Sports Properties (Learfield), to develop entertaining in-game promotions and activation of sponsorships.
  • Facilitate all marketing and promotional efforts for volleyball as well as assisting Marketing Assistant with women’s basketball including conducting meetings with coaches and other departments, developing game day atmosphere content as well as coordination of video and photo shoots.
  • Develop and implement community and campus outreach programming for men’s basketball, women’s basketball, football and volleyball with the assistance of the Director of Marketing as well as Athletic Communications Department and Athletic Academic Affairs.
  • Management of 50/50 for men’s basketball and football; specifically, communication/selection of teams and paperwork.
  • Management of student ticketing initiatives and Ruckus student group
  • Oversight of Junior Ruckus Kids Club (Marketing Assistant along with student interns to handle day-to-day responsibilities)
  • Oversight of Social Media account (@GoRhodyRams) (Marketing Assistant along with student interns to handle day-to-day responsibilities August-April); day-to-day management May-July.
  • Day-to-day management of Athletics e-blasts including newsletters, ticket promotions, week of emails, etc.
  • Manage intern program for Athletics including scheduling of grassroot initiatives for entire marketing department
  • Supervision of student interns.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required, which occurs often.
  • Assist in the marketing efforts of URI Athletics as necessary to maximize the revenue for both entities

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, Sports Management or related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years of full-time experience in Division I college athletic marketing or professional sports marketing (not including graduate assistantships or unpaid internships) or minimum of 4 years of full-time experience in Division II college athletic marketing.
  • Demonstrated experience with leading game presentation for live sporting events (preferably men’s basketball, women’s basketball or football).
  • Excellent organizational, problem solving and communication skills required.
  • Strong attention to detail with ability to create and maintain very specific timelines.
  • Ability to design marketing materials; proficient in use of Microsoft Office products and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Experience with Paciolan Fan One platform specifically Neolane.
  • Assertive, outgoing, hard-working, resourceful, as well as an independent thinker.
  • Ability to supervise marketing, fan engagement and spirit squad staff/members.
  • Capable of working a flexible schedule and extended hours including but not limited to working early mornings, nights, weekends and holidays in additional to traditional business hours.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid drivers’ license

Spectra, an industry leader in sports, entertainment and venue management, is dedicated to recruiting and developing individuals with the skills, experience, desire, and values to contribute to the continued growth and success of our organization.  Together, with our 250+ sports & entertainment venue partners, we transform events into experiences! These experiences create excitement, turn heads, and make memories.  Come Join Us!  You can learn more about Spectra at www.spectraexperiences.com/

 

Spectra is an equal opportunity employer and our employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, handicap, marital status, or any other status or condition protected by Federal and/or State laws, except where bona fide occupational qualifications apply.

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