Coordinator, Partnership Marketing

  • Philadelphia Union
  • Chester, PA, USA
  • 30 Mar, 2024
Full time Business & Commercial Coordinator Marketing MLS

Job Description

ABOUT OUR COMPANY
Philadelphia was awarded the 16th Major League Soccer franchise in February, 2008 and the team was officially announced as the Philadelphia Union in May, 2009. Owned and operated by Union Sports and Entertainment, the group launched the Philadelphia Union's inaugural season in 2010 and opened what is now Subaru Park in June, 2010. Subaru Park is an 18,500 seat, world-class soccer specific stadium that sits beautifully along the Delaware River at the base of the Commodore Barry Bridge and is only 15 miles from downtown Philadelphia.

The club has reached the finals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in 2014, 2015 and 2018, and has appeared in the MLS Cup Playoffs six years consecutively since 2016, securing their first showing in the CONCACAF Champions League in 2021 and returning in 2023 and 2024. In 2020, the Union were awarded the club’s first Supporters’ Shield after finishing with the best regular season record in MLS. The club hosted the Eastern Conference Final in 2021 and were named the Eastern Conference Champions in 2022. The 2022 season finished at the MLS Cup against LAFC, in one of the most intense matches in League history!

Philadelphia Union’s culture and brand positioning of Young, Fearless, Challengers differentiates us from others and focuses our vision to be unafraid and defy the ordinary. Union Sports and Entertainment is relentlessly pursuing excellence both on and off the field and will lead the way, set the standards and share the glory. Our connection to Philadelphia is symbolized in the Club’s crest as the snake, colors, shield, slogan and thirteen stars all represent Philadelphia as the original capital city and its call to action during the American Revolution.

ABOUT THIS ROLE
The Coordinator, Partnership Marketing oversees partner related activities including activation and execution of all contractually obligated sponsorship elements in their assigned portfolio of partners. This person will build strong relationships with current partners to aid in the renewal and retention of sponsors and work to continuously increase the level of service and support offered by the sponsorship department to corporate partners.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Responsible for organizing, maintaining, and fulfilling corporate sponsor agreements and their outlined contractual obligations.
  • Will be assigned partnership accounts to fully manage, handle special requests and execute marketing strategies and initiatives of the client.
  • Work with sponsors and/or outside agencies to fulfill all corporate partnerships elements.
  • Coordinate and maintain all inventory management.
  • Create mid-year and end-of-year season recaps for all clients using our presentation tool, as well as our sponsorship analytics platform.
  • Assist in the sponsor renewal process by working alongside the corporate sales team to develop a partner engagement plan, and collaborate on the partnership renewal pitch.
  • Research new opportunities to help grow the business of each corporate partner by keeping current with goals, objectives and the competitive corporate landscape in the market.
  • Responsible for working and attending team events, promotions, and venue events along with planning and managing partner events.
  • Must be able to work during all home games; Multiple Game Day duties, including: Pre-Game Entertainment and activation, Halftime, Premium Items - procurement/distribution.
  • Work closely with other departments within the organization on partner related programs including but not limited to game operations, community relations, public relations, tickets sales, marketing and facility operations
  • Other duties as assigned by Manager

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Marketing, Sports Management, or related field.
  • Approximately two years of experience in a similar work environment (internships for the Philadelphia Union or internships in Partnership Marketing will be considered within the years of experience).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and detailed orientated; strong communication skills.
  • Willingness to work beyond normal business hours, including nights, weekends and holidays as required.
  • Willingness to learn and utilize all sponsorship management platforms including DigiDeck, KORE, and our sponsor analytics platform, Relo Metrics.
  • Competency in social media, grassroots marketing and general marketing.
  • Must demonstrate ability to work well both independently and as part of a team; must have a positive attitude.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, clients and facility management.
  • Desire to learn and grow professionally in the career of sales and service in sports and entertainment.
  • Must be able to work nights and weekend events.

OUR PERKS
  • Comprehensive benefits package including three medical options, vision and dental coverage, including flexible spending & health savings accounts.
  • Pre-tax and Roth 401k (up to 4% is matched, after 90 days of service).
  • Company-paid life insurance and disability.
  • Paid holidays and PTO days annually.
  • Wellness reimbursements through Independence Blue Cross.
  • Hybrid office schedule to allow remote work on Mondays and Fridays.
  • Summer Friday hours.
  • 50% merchandise discount.
  • Other league and partner discounts. 
  • Complimentary or discounted tickets.
  • 24/7 state-of-the-art Fitness Center and locker rooms.
  • On-site Café with grab-and-go options, salad bar, and grill!

This position requires the following clearances: 
  • PA Child Abuse History clearance
  • PA State Police Criminal Records Check
  • An FBI Criminal Background Check

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this position?