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Manager of Marketing & Partnerships

Company: Southwest PGA
Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:


*The Organization: *

Founded in 1958, the Southwest Section of the PGA of America is a professional organization serving the men and women golf professionals in Arizona and Southern Nevada, who are the recognized experts in growing, teaching and managing the game of golf. The Southwest PGA is responsible for the administration of competitive golf tournaments, junior golf programs and events, educational opportunities, support programs and growth of the game initiatives. With 1306 members and apprentices, the Southwest PGA is the fifth largest of the 41 regional entities or Sections that comprise the PGA of America.

*The Position: *

Responsible for executing and supporting Southwest PGA marketing, promotional and branding initiatives including helping grow and retain annual and long-term sponsorship revenue The position will also oversee all Southwest PGA partnership fulfillment and the successful and timely implementation of contractual elements pertaining to Southwest PGA partners. Additional responsibilities include managing the execution of new and existing sponsorships, tournament activations and special events. On-site tournament support as well as programming and operational support of the Southwest PGA's 40+ tournaments on an annual basis will also be required including the four Southwest PGA major championships - the Southwest PGA Spring Masters Championship, the Southwest PGA Match Play Championship, the Arizona Open Championship and the Southwest PGA Championship/PGA Professional Championship (PPC).

*Responsibilities: *

* Strategically develop and execute plans for all marketing & sponsorship activations.
* Manage all Southwest PGA sponsorship accounts on a day-to-day basis.
* Initiate and maintain constant communication and excellent business relations with all partners.
* Manage activation of all Southwest PGA sponsors for tournaments and special events.
* Manage development of sponsorship proposals, collateral and contracts.
* Proactively create opportunities for new sponsorships and with existing customers.
* Prospecting and lead generation for new Southwest PGA partners.
* Creation & development of comprehensive proposals & presentations.
* Research related to partner development & relevant industry categories.
* Create marketing and sponsorship posts across all Southwest PGA social media accounts.
* Manage all social media postings, including copywriting, photo & video editing and tracking.
* Point of contact for the Southwest PGA Foundation's "Birdies for Good" annual fundraiser.
* Management of the Southwest PGA Foundation scholarship program.
* Assist tournament staff with on-site tournament responsibilities, including, but not limited to, operational set-up, golf course set-up and starter/scoring duties.
* Perform other duties as assigned by the CEO including support of all departments when needed.


*Qualifications: *

* Bachelor's degree from a four-year accredited college or university required.
* Strong moral character and integrity with leadership qualities.
* Superb problem-solving skills and the ability to make decisions independently.
* Ability to handle multiple tasks with attention to detail and follow-up.
* Demonstrated experience working in positions that require successful customer service, organization, and strong communication (verbal and written) skills.
* Prepared to work long hours during the Southwest PGA's tournament season.
* Strong interpersonal skills with an exceptional ability to communicate effectively and present information to a variety of audiences.
* Ability to work in a collaborative manner with fellow administrative staff members in a
team atmosphere.
* Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, online communication technologies and social media
trends required.
* Willing to travel extensively throughout Arizona and Southern Nevada.
* Ability to work with a broad spectrum of groups including host professionals, host superintendents, volunteers, amateur golfers, coaches, and sponsors.
* Flexibility for work schedule including weekends and evenings.
* Highly motivated individual willing to assist others in the ultimate success of the team.

*Compensation & Benefits: *

* Salary commensurate with experience.
* Medical, Dental & Vision provided at no cost.
* Vacation time, sick time and 401k retirement plan all provided.
* Mileage reimbursement for tournament travel.
* Staff apparel.
* Travel throughout the Southwest PGA's service area is required. Valid driver's license and clean driving record required.

*How to Apply*

Email resume with cover letter to:

Bill Ibrahim

Southwest PGA

Senior Director of Operations & Public Relations

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $50,000.00 - $60,000.00 per year

* 401(k)
* 401(k) matching
* Dental insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Employee discount
* Flexible schedule
* Flexible spending account
* Health insurance
* Paid time off
* Retirement plan
* Tuition reimbursement
* Vision insurance
* 8 hour shift
* Monday to Friday
* Weekend availability
Supplemental pay types:
* Commission pay

Ability to commute/relocate:
* Scottsdale, AZ 85259: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)

* Bachelor's (Preferred)

* Marketing: 3 years (Preferred)

* Driver's License (Preferred)

Willingness to travel:
* 25% (Preferred)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: Southwest PGA, Scottsdale , Manager of Marketing & Partnerships, Advertising , Scottsdale, Arizona

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