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Seattle Sports Commission Intern —Winter/Spring 2019

The Seattle Sports Commission is seeking one intern from January 9—May 31, 2019 (dates are flexible based on mutual agreement).

Hours:  Approximately 30-32 hours per week

Timeline:  early January through end of May 2019

Compensation:  $15.00 per hour plus ORCA card

Work Schedule:  Flexible, office hours Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

To apply:  Interested students should submit a letter of interest and resume to: resumes@visitseattle.org.

The letter of interest should give a brief overview of the student’s:

  • Background
  • Educational attainment to date, including cumulative GPA
  • Expected graduation date
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Hospitality experience to date
  • Previous work experience, if any
  • Current anticipated career path
  • Statement of purpose – reason for wanting this experience.

Deadline to submit resume:

October 29, 2018

Interviews to take place November 12-16 and decision to be made on or before November 27, 2018.

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Event Management: Assist Director of Events & Sports Development in coordinating and implementing SSC events including MTRWestern Sports Star of the Year, Annual Trade Mission, Urban-X, Pacific Northwest Football Hall of Fame, board meetings, networking and additional special events.
    • Build event resumes
    • Manage registration lists and event check-in processes
    • Create name badges for event attendees
    • On-site coordination
    • Support affiliated SSC events (i.e. AVP)
    • Bid Coordination: Assist in event bid proposals
  • Marketing & Communications: Assist Sports Marketing Manager
    • Online content–SSC website updates, blog and Sports Blast (monthly newsletter)
    • Marketing materials and event elements- creative services to develop concept, create, distribute and update informational sales/marketing collateral
    • Social media—image management, copywriting, infographics
  • Business Development: Assist Business Development Manager
    • Customer Relationship Management (CRM): SSC database (Simpleview) data entry, organization and maintenance of contact information, activity, tracking and reporting.
    • Assist with outreach to existing and prospective members
  • Administration
    • Organization: The intern will assist with maintaining an effective organized filing system that is easily accessible.
    • General Office: Copy, fax, mail, ship and file materials as needed.  Assist with coordinating meetings (venues, RSVPs, catering, etc.) documenting and managing board and committee meetings, manage SSC emails, responding to all emails and organizing appropriately.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Learn how to prioritize tasks
  • Communication skills internally, vendors, Board of Commissioners, team
  • Develop problem solving skills
  • Learn various aspects of sports industry

DESIRED SKILLS:

  • Minimum of three years completed of four-year degree from an academic institution
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Proven ability to work independently while effectively prioritizing and multi-tasking
  • Demonstrated creativity, initiative and self-motivation
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Able to identify and effectively deal with conflict
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
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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