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Publication or Company Laureus Foundation USA
Job Title Public Relations and Events Manager
Industry Conferences/Events, Public Relations
Salary
Benefits
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location New York, NY & Montvale, NJ, NY
Job Requirements OBJECTIVES FOR PR AND EVENTS MANAGER

Events Management

Creating and managing fundraising events on behalf of US Foundation and managing event relations with external parties wishing to fundraise on behalf of US Foundation

Attracting additional event partners and supporters


Public Relations

Developing and coordinating national PR plan with Laureus USA Director and Laureus PR agency with the objective of positioning Laureus USA as a leader in thesport for development sector in the US


Sponsor Relations

Ensure adherence to contracts and agreements for sponsors and donors

Managing sponsor input for project visits, Foundation activities and employee engagement

Coordinate with marketing resources to develop fundraising tools, brochures, newsletters and agreed upon Foundation communications materials


General

Developing commercial input to US Foundation annual business plan

Commercial reporting as required for Foundation Director and Trustees



IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE

5-plus years of professional experience in sponsorship, public relations, event management and/or non-profit development; Emphasis on success in PR strategy, developing marketing platforms and event management in those roles

Demonstrated success in a development function or a for profit business development function by managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources

Experience of working with corporate organizations in a development and/or CSR
context. The candidate may have experience of working for a funding organization such as a foundation or a corporate donor

Successful execution of communications strategy through digital media

Tangible experience of having expanded and cultivated existing partnership relationships over time.

Ability to work as part of a team, but also, a desire to use own initiative to create and drive overall foundation strategy

Business minded including experience in creating and managing budgets

Potential to build commercial team depending on successful implementation of strategy

A track record of successful relationship management and cultivation in either the sports industry or non-profit development sector having worked with multiple Fortune 500 companies in sponsorship activation or corporate social responsibility initiatives.

A deep understanding of sponsorship and/or funding agreements coupled with the creativity to craft a platform where corporate and foundation partners can achieve goals and objectives.

A consensus builder that displays excellent interpersonal skills, which will be used to balance corporate objectives with non-profit outcomes.

Experience working with high profiles celebrities in creating results and satisfaction for all involved.

A strong desire to use sport as a vehicle for social change that is supported by a belief
in cooperation and collaboration.

A proven team member that can serve as a utility player in a small environment with big ideas.

Bachelorís degree required, Masterís preferred.

Fluent in written and spoken Spanish is a plus

Experience and knowledge in the independent dealer/franchise network and how a national organization supports regional needs and programs is a plus.
About Our Company The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA, is a national foundation whose mission is to help young people overcome the limitations imposed by challenging social issues including poverty, homelessness, violence, drug abuse, discrimination, gangstersism and obesity. Laureus USA creates and administers sports-based youth development programs that work to educate children using sports to teach life skills, and support coaches/mentors to further enhance the process.. The US Foundation is a part of a broader global Laureus Global Foundation that supports over 100 projects worldwide.

Laureus USA is also supported by the Laureus World Sports Academy, whose membership is made-up of 46 iconic sports men and women. These men and women support the Foundation on a global basis.
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