New Jersey Institute of Technology located in the University Heights district of Newark NJ and an NCAA Division I institution in the America East Conference is accepting applications for the position of Marketing & Promotions Coordinator. Responsible for the day to day administration of the Athletics marketing and promotions program with a focus on increasing the overall visibility of NJIT Highlander Athletics and assisting with revenue generation.
•Plan, direct, and execute in-game promotional efforts including the creation of game scripts, management of music & videoboard, promotional activities, and the coordination of spirit squads ( Highlander mascot, pep band, cheerleaders, and dance team) •Initiate & build relationships with individuals. Work in a professional & positive manner within the department (event operations, media relations, ticket operations, advancement, coaching staffs & athletic teams) and with on-campus constituents and externally •Comply with all NCAA, conference, and NJIT University rules and policies •Represent Athletics on various committees especially with on-campus partnerships (Student Life, Greek Life, Residential Life, Student Senate) •Develop and maintain professional relationships with key accounts, partners and sponsors, and assist in creating & implementing sponsorship initiatives •Assist with the development of department’s overall marketing strategy efforts •Develop and implement initiatives to increase student and fan engagement at athletic events •In collaboration with the Ticket Manager, develop and implement campus & community outreach programing with a focus towards increased ticket revenue •Manage the NJIT Rewards app •Assist media relations with the oversight & management of Highlander social media accounts
Essential Characteristics: •Achievement and goal oriented: Demonstrates a commitment to excellence by achieving or surpassing internal and external standards, and showing a commitment to customer service. •Teamwork/Team Orientation: Willingly cooperates and works collaboratively toward solutions generally benefit all involved parties; works cooperatively with others to accomplish departmental and university objectives. •Communication: Demonstrates the ability to clearly express ideas, thoughts, and concepts verbally and in writing. •Persuasiveness: Uses appropriate interpersonal skills and methods to gain agreement of an idea, plan, activity, or product. •Creative: Resourceful and independent thinker. •Professionalism: Conducts oneself at all times in an ambassadorial, committed and personable manner demonstrating respect for the position, fellow colleagues, departmental integrity and university’s best interests •Relationship Building: Establishes rapport with and engenders respect from people, developing and maintaining a network of substantive contacts, and nurturing those relationships
Experience in public relations or marketing & sales, or sports management in the collegiate or professional sports level
Excellent verbal, written skills, and computer skills
The ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays as necessary
Located in the vibrant University Heights district of downtown Newark, NJ, just 20 minutes from New York City by train, NJIT is one of the nation’s leading public polytechnic universities. With an enrollment of over 11,000 students, a budget of over half billion dollars, and a full-time workforce of approximately 1,400 employees, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT’s faculty and staff take pride in preparing students to be leaders in the technology dependent economy of the 21st century.To build a diverse workforce, NJIT encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women. EEO employer.