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Help wanted: @Victory_Events has openings for Lacrosse Event Manager, interns, event staff

Wednesday, 28th July 2021

Categories Boy's/Men's, Girl's/Women's  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/28/21

Pattison Sports Group, LLC, owner and operator of the Victory Event Series, was founded in 2008 in one of the worst economic times and has blossomed into a niche event management firm focused on delivering a handful of regional and national events. Our current focus includes lacrosse, running and basketball.

In addition, PSG’s nonprofit Healthy Kids Running Series is quickly becoming the largest youth running program in the nation. In 2020 we’ll host over 50,000 youth runners across 240+ locations nationwide. Please explore below for current openings on our staff!

LACROSSE EVENT MANAGER

LACROSSE EVENT MANAGER

Office Location: Thornton, PA
Position Type: Full-Time; Bachelor’s Degree Required
Pay: Commensurate with experience
Posted: Wednesday, July 21
To apply:
 Send a cover letter, resume with contact information, salary requirements, and three (3) references to Bob Dignazio at bob@victoryeventseries.com.

Mission

At Victory Event Series, we believe athletics changes lives. We believe in delivering a fun and competitive event grounded in good sportsmanship. We believe in delivering unforgettable events and delivering an elite lacrosse experience for elite athletes.

For more information, please visit our website: www.VictoryEventSeries.com

Victory Event Series – Lacrosse Event Manager Position

Victory Event Series is looking for an energetic sports management professional with lacrosse experience who can continue to build Victory Event Series into a nationally renowned organization that provides elite experiences for elite athletes. We are looking for individuals with experience in sales, lacrosse and/or sports management.

The successful Lacrosse Event Manager is responsible for securing club, youth, and high school lacrosse teams to play in one or more Victory Events tournaments. He or she strengthens existing coach and elite club team relationships while cultivating new ones.  The successful Lacrosse Event Manager will also assist in pre-event planning and will activate tournaments onsite.

Additional responsibilities may include, dependent on experience:

  • Managing recruiting showcases: activate and enlarge showcase enrollment pipelines to successfully recruit and manage lacrosse college recruiting showcase events prior to tournaments.
  • Manage Victory’s Social media platforms (including but not limited to: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat) to increase awareness and interact with lacrosse constituencies and partners.
  • Develop relationships with college coaches to attend VES events.
  • Enhance Victory’s onsite vendor presence during tournaments. Build relationships and secure contracts with vendor prospects for each tournament.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Diligently find avenues to reach coaches and elite players before and during their decision-making process so as not to miss the registration window.
  • Responsible for contacting local, regional and national club/high school lacrosse coaches at times/hours that allow for live communication to register for one or more Victory Events. Utilize Victory database of clients to call, text message, email, and interact on social media. Find strategic avenues to find teams and expand client base.
  • Manage and grow the database of current club lacrosse coaches from around the country.
  • Make at least 30-40 outbound calls per day attempting to reach lacrosse coaches.
  • Manage tournaments onsite. This includes nights and weekend work-days per VES tournament schedule, which earns days off for weekends worked.
  • Serve as expert on all lacrosse issues and questions.
  • Enhance club, high school, and college coach relationships to stay current on new teams and events forming.
  • Help with the set-up, game day operations and break down of VES events.
  • Work VES events as assigned – PSG to provide transportation, accommodations and meals
  • Work lacrosse related conventions/expos/clinics that help build club team relationships
  • Assist in all new Summer & Fall Tournament planning.
  • Prospect for new leads.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and Google Drive
  • Past experience in sales, sports management, or lacrosse required, with experience in operating sales databases and social media platforms preferred.
  • Demonstrate ability to multi-task and remain extremely organized
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to quickly adapt to changing circumstances and overcome obstacles as well as an ability to learn new software programs
  • Very strong organizational skills
  • Demonstrate leadership of a team in a real-life setting; experience managing others
  • Effective time management skills, with a strong ability to manage multiple projects and timetables.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to think outside the box and tap into creative solutions for meeting leadership needs
  • Ability to travel and work weekends in varying markets – expected to work upwards of 10 weekends per year, predominantly in June/July and October/November.

Generally, this job is in the office 40 hours per week but includes additional travel paid by Victory Event Series for weekend tournaments and/or showcases.

VICTORY SUMMER SPECIALIST INTERNSHIPS

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Positions Available:

  • Weekend Tournament Videographer
  • Event Management & Operations Specialist
  • Web & Social Media Specialist
  • CRM & Communication Specialist
  • Lacrosse Showcase Recruiting Specialist

Looking for experience in Event Management and Sports Marketing? You came to the right place! Victory Event Series is a national leader in providing elite sports experiences to elite athletes and teams throughout the United States. As a summer intern specialist, you will learn how to successfully plan and execute operational and game day event elements, coordinate marketing and communications, and learn from industry professionals in a fast-paced, fun environment. We are offering internship specialist positions in the following areas:

  • Event Management & Operations
  • Web & Social Media Coordinator
  • CRM & Communication Coordinator
  • Lacrosse Showcase Recruiting Assistant

These are paid internship positions to current undergraduate and post-graduate students with a desire to learn about the sports management industry.

Specific Duties:                 Lacrosse Tournaments – assist event director with pre-event staffing, promotion and planning, creating on-site operations plans, fulfilling logistics needs, and overseeing weekend staff/volunteers. Execute game-day tournament plans and manage the entire lacrosse tournament experience. The 2021 Summer Schedule includes ten tournaments and six showcases.

Additional Duties:            Work weekend events as needed; includes travel to Texas, Atlanta, Nashville and/or NJ/DE/MD.

Reports To:                         Bob Dignazio – Vice President

Desired Skills:                     Organized, Self-Motivated, Confident, Assertive, Detail Oriented

Qualifications:                   Must be at least 18 years old pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, or sports management with a strong knowledge and/or interest in men’s or women’s lacrosse.

Salary/Wages:                   $10.00/hour with overtime expected in June;

Summer 2021 Internship: May 10 – July 30, 2020 (12 weeks)

To apply: Please email cover letter, resume with contact information and three (3) references to Bob Dignazio at bob@victoryeventseries.com before Friday, December 11. Interviews will be conducted over winter break, and may include a combination of phone, video, and/or in-person meetings. Please identify for which position(s) you are applying in your cover letter.

WEEKEND EVENT STAFF

Do you have a passion for lacrosse or youth athletics, and looking to obtain sport and event management experience? Victory Event Series is hiring part-time event staff to work Saturday and Sunday tournaments.

Responsibilities include:

  • Registration Assistance
  • Field Coordinating (Keeping Score & Time, Counting Penalties, Acting as an on-field liaison with the Head Tent, Reporting Scores)
  • Onsite social media amplifier
  • Shuttle Driver
  • Trash Hauler
  • Parking Staff
  • Brand Ambassador for Partners/Vendors (brands TBD)

If interested, please Complete This Quick Online Form and a staff member will be in touch!

PATTISON SPORTS GROUP INTERNSHIPS

Are you looking for experience in Event Management and Sports Marketing? Do you have an interest in entrepreneurship and building an event from the ground up? Our Internship Program offers both undergrad and post-grad individuals opportunities to learn and grow over the course of a 15-week Summer Internship or semester-long internship.

Jump feet-first into a fast paced environment and help the Pattison Sports Group execute events around the country. PSG owns and operates the Victory Event Series and West Chester Basketball Leagues, as well as founded and manages our national nonprofit youth running program, Healthy Kids Running Series.

Pattison Sports Group & Healthy Kids Running Series offer paid internships to current students and post-grads interested in a fast-paced entrepreneurial sports marketing and event management experience.

Job Requirements
  • Must be 18 years old, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business with a strong knowledge and/or interest in men’s or women’s lacrosse or running.
  • Report to senior staff member in their respective department, gaining experience and learning directly from PSG/HKRS leadership.
  • Organized, self-motivated, confident, assertive, detail oriented
  • Be a team player with a ‘no job too small’ attitude willing to work hard all summer.
  • Able to work 40+ hour weeks and weekends in our office in Thornton, PA (Summer Only; Fall/Spring interns can be part-time based on available positions)
  • Able to travel (expenses paid by PSG/HKRS) offsite to Victory Event Series events
  • Must have transportation to and from the office as well as your own housing.
  • Believe in the benefit of youth and high school sports in the growth of student athletes as individuals while understanding and abiding by our philosophy of bringing a professional attitude and experience to the world of youth sports.

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