WHO WE ARE

We are a four-time WNBA championship team committed to bringing a premium professional basketball and entertainment experience to a fan base rich in tradition and support. The organization places high value on community and building platforms to positively impact the overall entertainment, attraction and economy of the Puget Sound region. In addition, we are dedicated to local youth development in the areas of fitness and wellness; with a special emphasis on inspiring leadership, motivation and the empowerment of girls and women.

WHAT WE DO

The Storm is more than 12 players on the court creating a game day experience. Behind every team are hard-working individuals, and at the Storm, we consider our employees as teammates. We place high importance on the work we do because it is impactful, unifying work in the city of Seattle.

Full-Time Positions

Vice President of Corporate Partnerships

Position Overview

The Vice President of Corporate Partnerships will be responsible for driving annual corporate partnership department strategy, revenue, activation and renewal. This position will report directly to the CCO and will be a part of the Seattle Storm executive leadership team.

The Storm are looking for an experienced leader with a proven track record of revenue generation; including prospecting, presenting and closing multi-year six-seven figure partnerships for a league, team, or other sports/entertainment entity. Must be a strong self-starter with experience closing and overseeing a significant book of business, executing comprehensive campaign strategies and have direct management experience.

The successful candidate will be a strategic leader with strong commercial acumen, including experience in dynamic solutions-based sponsorship sales, exceptional relationship development and strong account management skills.

Essential Duties and Department Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and direction for corporate partnership business planning, strategy and department execution in support of organizational/department goals and objectives
  • Using best practices and sports business trends, continually refine and implement sales management processes – pipeline, account planning, and proposals
  • Support organizational effort to grow partnership revenue: actively participate in development and implementation of revenue growth plan
  • Proven financial acumen and experience with diversified revenue sources, and success in maintaining fiscal stability
  • The ideal candidates will be individuals with a sales-focused career path who are relentless in their pursuit of generating revenue and building strong and enduring relationships with corporate partners
  • Prospect, generate corporate leads, develop relationships, identify customer needs, provide solutions, develop dynamic sales presentation, negotiate, and close new business that leads to significant corporate partnerships revenue for the organization
  • Work closely with Director of Partnership Services to ensure fulfillment and maximize value for each account
  • Cultivate and maintain key business relationships on partnership renewals with the goal of maximizing return on investment for corporate partners
  • Create and consistently adapt retention and touch point strategies for corporate partnerships
  • Oversee a portfolio of business and provide excellent customer service
  • Work closely with the marketing team in idea development and activation fulfillment for prospects and current partners
  • Utilize tools to track, measure, analyze and report sales activity and forecasts
  • Ability to build and manage a high-performance team including the ability to improve the team and individual performance
  • Recruit, hire, mentor, train and manage corporate partnership staff
  • Foster and promote a collaborative and vibrant team culture
  • Participation in regular leadership team and department meetings
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • 10+ years of experience in high level sports sponsorship sales experience preferred, business development background required
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Sports Marketing, Business, Communications, Sales, or similar
  • Positive, high energy personality with a proactive and forward-thinking mindset
  • Believes in the power of professional women’s sports, growing the game and is committed to Diversity Equity Inclusion work
  • Proven track record of driving YOY sales growth and achieving and or exceeding goals
  • Excellent storyteller with the ability to sell the value alignment and vision of the organization to prospective partners
  • Collaborative, outgoing, team-oriented & successful in working cross-departmentally
  • High integrity and values are compatible with the organization
  • Strong work ethic with a track record of delivering results in high-pressure situations
  • Exceptional verbal, written communication and external presentation skills
  • Must possess an entrepreneurial/go-getter and visionary mindset with the ability to implement solutions that realistically embrace aspirational goals
  • Build relationships that are strategic and not transactional
  • Exceptional work ethic and strong desire to succeed
  • Desire to constantly improve, learn and willing to receive feedback
  • Ability to perform and provide clear decision-making leadership while juggling multiple responsibilities/projects to stay within deadlines
  • Proficiency with all Microsoft Office software applications
  • Fully vaccinated for COVID-19

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Seasonal Positions

Team Shop Associate

Force 10 Hoops (Seattle Storm) is a professional basketball franchise that is looking for friendly, motivated, energetic, and organized team players to work in its Team Shop. This is a part-time, temporary position. Approximately 7-20 hours/week from April – September.

Responsibilities

The responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Team Shop load-in, set-up and breakdown
  • Ensures that all merchandise is correctly labeled and displayed
  • Recommends, selects and helps locate or obtain merchandise for customers
  • Processes sale with appropriate point of sale system, accepts payment, counts change and bags merchandise
  • Follows all register procedures
  • Completes all related close-out paperwork and performs other duties as assigned
  • Maintains a clean and organized store or stand
  • Conducts inventory, as directed by supervisor/manager

A flexible schedule is required, as you must be able to work ALL HOME GAMES. Please review our home game schedule before applying. This is a part-time position.

Qualifications

  • High school degree preferred
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs. and stand extended periods of time
  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks and work in a team environment
  • Must be able to work days, nights and weekends
  • Must have strong attention to detail

Compensation: $17.27/hour

Apply here.

Internships

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