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Account Trainee, Charity Golf Events

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Requisition ID: 3281

THE JOB / Account Trainee, Charity Golf Events

EXPERIENCES / Responsible for planning and executing event and experiential marketing programs.

The Champions for Charity series is an annual, nationwide, grassroots golf program in which our client sponsors charity golf tournaments in their local communities. Since the program’s inception in 1989, our client has sponsored over 5,200 golf tournaments for charity and helped raise an excess of $470 million for charitable organizations across the country!

The ideal account trainee will possess the skills necessary to lead pre-event coordination and on-site implementation of the Champions for Charity sponsorship program. Principal responsibilities will include but are not limited to pre-event, on-site and post-event communication with clients, charity contacts, and golf club/course staff. The following qualities are essential for this person to possess in order to ensure success while working on the Champions for Charity program: organization, professional communication (written and verbal), computer proficiency, punctuality, self-motivation, willingness and flexibility to travel and golf knowledge.

Please also know that the well-being of our employees, partners, fans and consumers are top of mind to our agency, and we are taking measures to ensure proper health and safety initiatives and protocols are in place for our events and activations.

THE WORK YOU’LL DO

  • Travel and staff approximately 15-20 charity golf events between June 1st and October 31st.
  • Travel will vary from events near your geographic location and potentially other areas of the country. Travel may require flights and/or overnight stays.
  • Ensure that all parties involved (i.e. client, charity, golf course staff, etc.) are aware of the parameters of the program
  • Ensure proper involvement at each event through successful pre-event organization (i.e. event guides, phone & email communication with charities, dealerships and golf courses)
  • Implement sponsorship on-site (i.e. signage, displays, collateral distribution, hole-in-one verification, photographs for recaps & social media, interaction with players, etc.)
  • Engage with participants to promote our National Championship leading up to the event and when on-site
  • Take on problems as they arise during an event
  • Complete all post-event follow-up and evaluations
  • Weekly virtual meetings with LCFC staff (pre-event briefings & post-event recap reports)
  • Coordinate various administrative functions of the program
  • Oversee travel expenses within specified budget parameters
  • Be a dedicated teammate within the staff with a positive attitude and willingness to travel
  • Other related duties as reasonably assigned

THE BIGGER TEAM YOU’LL JOIN

Where others see complexity, we see possibility.

Octagon is the global sports, entertainment and experiential marketing arm of the Interpublic Group. But if that classification doesn’t do it for you, and it shouldn’t, let’s take it a step further.

We are what we believe. And we believe that while the world of sports and entertainment is full of opportunities and possibilities, sometimes the amount of choice can seem a little overwhelming. Even daunting.

That’s where we come into play.

At Octagon we inspire brands, talent, and our people to see the world for all its potential. We then help break down the complexity and push forward so you can make your next right move.

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • A passion for and expertise in sports, entertainment, gaming, music and/or celebrity & lifestyle culture
  • Related bachelor’s degree
  • Desire to learn about and work in sports-related career
  • A passion for travel and are willing to work on weekends or untraditional hours
  • An understanding of different computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams and Access)
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects at one time while being able to retain control of an event
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of event management
  • Knowledge, experience and interest in the game of golf
  • Ability to follow company COVID-19 travel guidelines and event safety protocols

Octagon is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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