Corporate Partnership interns report to the VP, Corporate Partnerships and are responsible for assisting the Partnerships team on all aspects including sales, activation, and partner relations. The position will include day-to-day management of the sales process including prospecting, outreach, and pitching, in addition to supporting community and matchday activations. Ideal candidates will have an understanding of soccer, a foundation in sales and marketing, and a desire to communicate with partners and leads on a daily basis.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Be an integral of the Corporate Partnerships team and assist with partnership sales and marketing initiatives of the Club.
Support corporate sales functions.
Assist department in generating partnership leads within the Greater Hartford community.
Assist with writing and developing proposals and/or materials for prospective partners.
Assist with partnership fulfillment, activation and annual reports.
Support Partnership staff during home matches and assist with community engagement events.
Assist with matchday setup and takedown of activation elements.
Be an ambassador of the Club within the corporate community.
Other duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary by the Club.
Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability work in fast-paced environments.
Willingness to listen, learn, and grow.
Strong time-management skills and multi-tasking abilities.
Proficient skills of Microsoft Office Suite (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and Google software.
Strong natural selling skills with proven experience in pitch and strategic positioning.
Working knowledge of soccer would be advantageous.
Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program and eligible for college credit.
Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays on an as-needed basis as well as for all match days during internship.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.