The Events Coordinator is a full-time position responsible for servicing all ASC supported sporting events in the Augusta Georgia area and for assisting in the recruitment of new events which strengthen the quality of life and economic well-being for the city of Augusta.
REPORTS TO: CEO
RESPONSIBILITIES • Coordinate all logistics for ASC owned events and signature events – including but not limited to areas of venue support, permitting, government operation needs, security, medical, equipment, and transportation • Coordinate and execute all servicing for ASC supported events • Develops, implements and maintains event plans to promote the work of the ASC • Oversee local organizing committee for signature events • Help recruit national and regional events to the Augusta area • Assist in event research, bid development and hosting site visits • Cultivate and sustain local, regional and national event owner partnerships. Identify event opportunities consistent with established markets and annual business plans • Follow through with all prospective event leads • Maintain database with ongoing documentation to include all actions and support for all events and leads • Track event impact and produce reports as needed • Follow event budgets as identified and approved by CEO • Work with all staff to ensure all event organizers and supporters are properly thanked and recognized through acknowledgement letters, thank you notes, and phone calls • Assist Events Committee of the board of directors. Ensures accurate and timely updates for organization’s management and board of directors. • Assist in presentations to community groups and civic organizations about the ASC and its work • Contributes to a positive work environment that fosters teamwork and provides for personal and organizational growth for self and co-workers • Manage individual administrative tasks • Other projects and duties that may, from time to time, be assigned by the CEO or other supervisor • Evening meetings, weekend hours and occasional travel required
SKILLS AND ABILITIES • Strong prospect research and negotiating skills • Strong attention to detail and time management skills • Ability to problem-solve • Experience with the development and management of sporting events • Strong interpersonal communication skills • Ability to work as a member of a team • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated • Strong written and verbal skills • Proficiency in the use of computers, databases, word processing, spreadsheets and desktop publication • Knowledge of special events planning and event coordination/management • Ability to manage volunteers • Work is generally performed in an office environment, but may also be required to perform job duties in an outside setting for events • Ability to continuously stand, bend, and lift up to 20 pounds frequently
PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS The Events Coordinator should demonstrate competence in the following: • Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve the number and quality of events of the organization and to create new opportunities • Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behavior and business practices and ensure own behavior and the behavior of others are consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization. • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization. • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques. • Focus on Event Needs: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of event owners and participants to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters. • Foster Teamwork: Works cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problem, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness. • Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization. • Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization. • Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities. • Plan: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results. • Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.
REQUIREMENTS • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and experience • At least 2-5 years of sports/special event coordination • Pattern of progressively responsible professional experience
All cover letters and resumes are to be received by Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 11:59:59 pm EDT via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Events Coordinator Position”, or by regular mail to Augusta Sports Council, P.O. Box 1331, Augusta, Georgia, 30903.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience
Internal Number: 2019-001
About Augusta Sports Council
The Augusta Sports Council enriches the quality of life and economic well-being for the Augusta metropolitan area by supporting and attracting sporting activities.
The Augusta Sports Council was established in 1991 by a group of sports-minded volunteers with a goal of recruiting sporting events to the community. Prior to 1991, Augusta only operated nationally in a couple of sports markets. Today, our management team is recognized for being among the best in the country and has partnerships in more than a dozen niche sports.
Since those early years, more than 800 events have been created, recruited or supported by the Augusta Sports Council. From the small to the multi-sport, these events have attracted 450,000 athletes to the area, leaving behind more than $200 million in economic impact. A couple of stand-out opportunities include the 1996 Olympic Box-Offs, the 1999 and 2002 Georgia Games Championships, NIKE Peach Jam Basketball (1996-present), ESPN Bassmaster Tournament and more recently IRONMAN® 70.3® Augusta, billed as North America's largest IRONMAN® 70.3® event, and GHSA Boys & Girls State Golf Championships.
?In 2000, the Augusta Sports Council created the Ray G...uy Award to recognize the top College Punter of the Year. Ray is a Thomson, Ga. native and was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2014. The award is presented annually during The Home Depot College Football Awards, broadcast live on ESPN.