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Account Trainee – Event Assistant, SAS Championship HBCU Invitational

Cary, North Carolina, United States
Requisition ID: 7345

THE JOB / Account Trainee – Event Assistant, SAS Championship HBCU Invitational 

The Account Trainee will assist the event manager with day-to-day preparation and execution of the inaugural SAS Championship HBCU Invitational held October 14 – 16, 2022 at Prestonwood Country Club.  The Octagon staff, located in Cary, NC, is directly responsible for managing all aspects of the event of the SAS Championship.

All applicants must provide proof of COVID vaccination or contact the organization’s HR team if eligible for an exemption.



  • Assist Event Manager with day-to-day preparation and execution of event
  • Create and distribute communication to athletes and coaches
  • Management of tournament merchandise and inventory
  • Assist with management of hotel and transportation needs for athletes and coaches
  • Coordinate food and beverage needs with Prestonwood for athletes and coaches
  • Provide support to MarCom Coordinator to create and implement social posts, announcements, etc.
  • Assist with coordination of Career Day and PGA Tour Champions Q&A for athletes
  • Provide support to the Operations Director for on-course operational needs
  • Compile HBCU Invitational overview report at close of the event
  • Other related duties/projects as reasonably assigned



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.



  • A passion for and expertise in sports, entertainment, gaming, music and/or celebrity & lifestyle culture
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • Polished communication skills, both written and oral
  • Strong desire to work in a team setting
  • Confident ability to solve problems, demonstrate initiative, and present a proactive work ethic
  • Excellent organizational skills, multi-tasking ability, and commitment to strict timelines
  • Mature business sense and ability to work alongside client on a daily basis
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and Internet
  • Interest in sports and event management as a long-term career
  • Willingness to work weekends, holidays, and non-standard hours


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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