Regional Club Liaison

Howard County, MD | Full-time | Partially remote

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Job Title: Regional Club Liaison 

  • Job Code/ Req#: Sales 2021
  • Department/Group: Sales
  • Travel Required: Occasional – Around 25%
  • Reports to: President 
  • Position Type: Full-Time – Salaried
  • Location: Howard County, MD 
  • Level/Salary Range: Experienced/Salaried 
  • Date posted: 08/16/21
  • Posting Expires:Until Filled 
  • External posting URL: www.elitetournaments.com/employment
  • Applications Accepted By: ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS ONLY: EMAIL, MAILED, OR FAXED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

Job Summary

The Regional Club Liaison will be responsible for the recruitment and retention of participating teams in Elite Tournaments Events.  The Liaison will communicate with coaches, managers, and administrators to recruit and place teams in the proper tournaments.  The Liaison will develop tournament bracketing and schedules for events as well as will work with the Marketing Department to assist in the development of a marketing plan specific to the youth soccer demographic. The Regional Club Liaison will play an integral role in further developing the Elite Tournaments name and brand in the youth soccer market.

Responsibilities

Sales / Communication:

  • Recruit teams and clubs to attend tournaments
  • Serve as the primary contact for team officials to retain teams year to year 
  • Communicate event rules and protocols to teams
  • Communicate schedule with Referee Assignor for field loading and scheduling
  • Attend tournaments, trade shows, and other events to interact with team officials
  • Assist Business Development Department to develop leads for new business by analyzing trends and results in the soccer industry
  • Assist in the recruitment of college coaches to attend events

Operations

  • Assist in the tournament permission to host application process
  • Set-up tournaments within GotSport, or other application software
  • Develop tournament schedules to account for team requirements, referee availability, field availability and coaching conflicts
  • On-site tournament director for various events
  • Assist Operations Department in projecting awards numbers for events
  • Assist Operations Department with development of logistics plan through integration of game schedule

Marketing

  • Develop contacts database for teams, coaches, and administrators
  • Coordinate with Marketing Department to ensure all event website information is up to date with necessary details
  • Assist Marketing Department with development of marketing materials (digital and physical implementation)
  • Assist Marketing Department in the development of event marketing plan specific to the youth soccer demographic

Administrative:

  • Assist in completing tournament sanctioning and post event reports
  • Assist in creating and updating tournament rules
  • Assist in the communication process for our travel agency by acting as the liaison for teams
  • Serve as the primary contact for our registration software to answer registration questions, event specific questions, and updating all event pages year to year

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Extensive knowledge of sports and particularly the youth soccer community and demographic in the United States
  • Superior oral and written communications skills
  • Effective organizational skills for management of multiple tasks
  • Bachelor’s degree in Sport Management or a related discipline
  • Experience in operations of sporting events, leagues, facilities, and/or professional teams

Preferred Skills

  • Advanced knowledge of products in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge of basic finance practices for budget management
  • Knowledge of GotSport software application, or other applicable registration software

Additional Requirements

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to work weekends, irregular hours, and travel as needed
  • Valid driver’s license and safe driving record
  • Reliable transportation
  • Employment contingent upon successful completion of a background check