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Seattle Sports Commission Intern – Summer 2017

Seattle Sports Commission Intern – Summer 2017

The Seattle Sports Commission is seeking an intern for Summer to assist the Executive Director of the Seattle Sports Commission with a wide variety of projects.  Successful candidates will have strong administrative and communication skills with the ability to multi-task.

The summer intern will have the opportunity to work with the SSC on multiple events, as well as writing bids such as for the NCAA Championships.

Schedule:  20-40 hours a week

Timeline:  June through August – 3 months

Hours:  13/hr plus ORCA card for duration

Submit cover letter and resume to resumes@visitseattle.org.

DEADLINE:  May 5, 2017

For more information about Seattle Sports Commission, a department of Visit Seattle, visit www.seattlesports.org.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Administrative

  • General Office:  copy, fax, mail, ship and file materials as needed.  Assist with coordinating meetings (venues, RSVPs, catering, etc.) documenting and managing Board and Executive Committee meetings, manage SSC emails, responding to all emails and organizing appropriately.
  • Event Management:  The SSC organizes several events each year including Board meetings, receptions, networking functions, golf outings and parties.  The intern will assist in coordinating and organizing some of these events.
  • Database Maintenance:  Input, update, manage and organize information into SSC database.  This may include venues, Partners, contacts, etc.
  • Research:  Utilize the internet and other sources to research specific sports events, etc.
  • Organization:  The intern will assist with maintaining an effective organized filing system that is easily accessible.

Marketing & Sales

  • Website DevelopmentEnsure content in Sports Commission website (www.seattlesports.org) is correct and updated.  Gather and/or provide new events and information as needed and build out the web site.
  1. The intern will become familiar with the SSC web site and make recommendations for change to the site.
  2. Research sports clubs and organizations, communicate with appropriate contacts; create links on site for access to specific clubs and organizations.
  3. General reports on web activity to determine what sections in our site visitors are linking to, check banner reports, etc.
  4. Become familiar with Adobe Photoshop to make changes to web site.
  5. Write press releases for SSC events and projects.
  6. Manage SSC logo and image folder; update regularly.
  7. Generate and update weather reports for events and projects.
  • Collateral Materials: Assist Creative Services and SSC staff with developing, creating, distributing and updating informational and sales/marketing collateral.
  • Bid Coordination:  Assist in submitting bids for events.

Required Skills:

  • General Office:  Knowledge and ability to use general office machinery and procedures.  Strong computer and customer service skills required.  Ability to maintain manual filing and organizational systems.
  • Computer Skills:  Strong background with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher), Internet, MS Outlook.  Some desktop publishing skills preferred and some knowledge of HTML is helpful.
  • Communication Skills:  Ability to write and speak in a clear, professional manner for all business correspondence and presentation opportunities.
  • Organization:  Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities under tight deadlines.
Chief Seattle bust in Pioneer Square Photo: David Newman

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT

Visit Seattle is an equal opportunity employer. It is Visit Seattle’s policy that employees and prospective employees be treated with respect and without discrimination because of their age, marital status, race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person, or any other legally-protected status. It is our policy to conform to all applicable laws and regulations affecting all protected classes. It is Visit Seattle’s policy to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other laws prohibiting discrimination against applicants or employees with disabilities. Visit Seattle will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with known physical or mental disabilities in all the terms and conditions of employment, including the recruitment and hiring process.

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