VP, Pro Operations and Events for a Women's Sports Organization

Area : National/Remote

Description :

Our client is an incredibly exciting and innovative volleyball league with a women-first, community-focused mission.  In addition to a national network of club volleyball organizations, they are launching a professional volleyball league. They are seeking a VP of Pro Operations & Events to help launch this first-of-its-kind professional sports league.  The candidate will play a crucial role in kicking off a portfolio of live launch events that actively portray our client as a unique, fan-focused, athlete-first, partner-supportive organization. This role is a fantastic opportunity for an entrepreneurial team player who wants to join in the building and influencing of an entire sport. This position will report to the President, Pro, and will focus on developing, planning, and executing immersive, best-in-class events and operations as they launch their Pro League.

This is a remote position and the candidate can be located anywhere [KP1] in the country.

Responsibilities:

- Lead Pro experiential events and operations
- Lead market, venue identification, and contract processes for 8-10 markets
- Lead all venue management and collateral city and state agency relationships
- Oversee all aspects of experiential event development and production including all event operations (i.e. physical site management, vendor and volunteer management, hospitality and special events, safety and security, inventory and warehouse management, and broadcast production support)
- Lead recruitment, training, and assignment of part-time, seasonal, and temporary staff to support?event production
- Collaborate with marketing partners on brand and partner activations around Pro events to enhance events for fans and players and deepen brand connection
- Work with the brand team to ensure an engaging look and feel across each unique event, while incorporating fresh ideas and signage design plans enhancing events for fans, players, and partners
- Manage in-kind technology relationships with partner companies, ensuring the broadcast and live event production team have necessary information
- Develop new virtual programming offerings
- Collaborate cross-company and support operationally (i.e. ticketing, sponsorship, merchandise, etc.), including pre-event communications internally and externally, event execution, and post-event recap and reconciliation
- Prepare and manage RFPs, contracts, schedules, budgets, project scope, assets, and overall project organization to ensure requirements and project delivery dates are clearly communicated, understood, and executed
- Ensure each event is executed with seamless operational delivery, maximum customer satisfaction, and within budget
- Implement workflow processes and procedures that maximize efficiency and effectiveness
- Develop new and/or grow event properties in accordance with strategic plans

Qualifications:

- Minimum of 8-10 years' experiential event development experience preferred; specifically, in sports, media, and/or entertainment industries
- Strong interpersonal, negotiation, and communication skills
- Comfortable leading strategic discussions to gain consensus on strategic initiatives and tactics
- Extensive "on-the-ground" production experience
- Ability to oversee "the big picture" while simultaneously executing the details
- Detail-oriented, self-motivated, innovative, and results-focused with strong problem-solving and decision-making skills
- Ability to maintain composure under pressure and remain diplomatic
- Proven ability to impact and drive success in a fast-paced multi-site environment
- Entrepreneurial and comfortable being agile
- Able and excited to travel nationwide in preparation and execution of events
- Strong budgeting and financial management abilities and Excel and PowerPoint skills

Published : Sep 14, 2022

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