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    Sports Events Manager

    Are you ready to take the next, best step in your career? 

    Would you like to join a team of excited, dedicated, incredibly talented professionals? 

    You’ve found your opportunity - Visit Wichita is looking for a Sports Events Manager to join our expert team!

    A little about you…

    As our Sports Events Manager, you’ll have the opportunity to become a part of a team with a desire to grow Sports in the city of Wichita.  You love sporting events and have a passion to help continue to make Wichita a Sports City.  You love putting together the small and large details to make the sporting event a success.  You thrive in working with partners on a daily basis and being detail oriented.  You enjoy both time in the office working on the computer as well as getting out and meeting with partners and recruiting volunteers.  You take pride in your organizational skills and consider that one of your best strengths.  You are a great at multitasking and can deal with high stress situations during events.  You are a team player and have a passion for Wichita.  You are goal oriented and have a proven track record of success.  And most of all, you LOVE putting on great events.

    If you have a passion for sports and enjoy working collectively as a team player to bring more sporting events to Wichita, enjoy putting on events and love the city of Wichita, you want to work with us.

    A little about us…

    Visit Wichita is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing visitors to Wichita.  Our mission is to show the world just how great Wichita is, to bring visitors to our city, and ultimately to create jobs and make Wichita an even better place to be.  We love what we do, and we are great at it.  If you’d like to learn more about us, check us out at visitwichita.com. 

    If this sounds like the job for you, please send us your resume and cover letter.  Be sure to give us the answer to this question as well:  who is your favorite fictional character and why?  

    Role:

    Responsible for producing great sporting events and working with internal colleagues and external partners to help grow & strengthen sporting events in Wichita, thereby enhancing the economic development of the City, County, Region and State.

    Responsibilities:    

    • Organize and operate sporting events hosted by Visit Wichita, including creating and overseeing Local Organizing Committees (LOC) 
    • Recruit and train volunteers for large sporting events
    • Coordinate usage of hotel booking software, for large sporting events 
    • Serve as liaison between clients and partners
    • Organize conference and trade show preparation 
    • Maintain well-informed, working knowledge of all local facilities, attractions and services
    • Complete and submit appropriate reports as assigned
    • Collaborate with internal colleagues to ensure a unified and effective promotional effort
    • Oversee and manage sports calendar of events
    • Occasional travel to scout future events and attend trade shows
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director of Sports Development or Sports Sales Manager

    Education and Experience:

    • A four-year degree from an accredited college or university preferred
    • 5 years’ experience planning and facilitating events, preferably in sports recruitment of and overseeing Volunteers
    • Success being a team player in a work environment 

    Competencies and Skills:

    • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
    • Team orientation and ability to work collaboratively with all levels of associates and clients
    • Ability to multi-task and work on many different things at once
    • Levelheaded and able to remain calm 
    • Planning skills – ability to set direction, establish priorities and action plans and reconcile multiple/conflicting priorities
    • Must possess a valid Kansas driver’s license and an insured vehicle for periodic business use.

    To apply for this role, send cover letter, resume to careers@visitwichita.com and be sure to tell us who your favorite fictional character is and why.