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The Youth Basketball Manager will report to the Mavs Academy Senior Director and work directly with the Youth Basketball Department (Mavs Academy).

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Develop annual schedule for all elite programs.

  • Work with the Senior Director to create a countdown of action items and key tasks for all elite programs including marketing and promotional strategies, supplies needed and key contacts to reach out to.

  • Monitor revenue and expenses to ensure budget goals are met.

  • Develop, update, and maintain “Event Book” detailing tasks, timelines, responsibilities, contacts and historical record for each program.

  • Work closely with all departments such as Marketing, Sponsorship, Design, Accounting, and Operation.

  • Provide assistance to the Mavs Academy staff for day-to-day projects and programming.

  • Prepare and manage initiatives and strategies for various youth programs throughout the organization, including tournaments, combines, camps, clinics, leagues, coaches' council and leadership council.

  • Make sure all website information is current and up to date

  • Seek new opportunities with recreational centers and high schools around the metroplex.

  • Assist with a wide variety of community basketball projects that drive brand awareness, ticket sales, and community engagement.

  • Evaluate, develop, and present post recap reports and metrics for Mavs Academy events.

  • Manage registration reports, waivers, promotional giveaways, retail, and jersey delivery for all Mavs Academy elite programs.

  • Assist and manage/supervise as needed for various Mavs Academy events.

  • Assist in preparing all youth and high school tournaments communication, team registration, scheduling, marketing, logistics and on-site liaison with tournament director.

  • Build lasting relationships with coaches, athletic directors, parents, and athletes to maximize business opportunities.

  • Assist in all Jr NBA programs such as clinics, skills challenge, and camps.

  • Assist where needed with the Mavs Academy Coaches Association which will include the Mavs Academy Coaches Council, Coaches Networks, Coaches Clinics and Game Night Chalk Talks.

  • Recruit and retain seasonal staff to help with elite programs.

  • Provide an atmosphere for developing great morale, positive reinforcement, and well-being among all youth programs.

  • Develop and maintain a database of elite youth basketball players that participate in our programs including contact information, state and national rank, college signings and professional career.

  • Responsible for signage on site and assists in set up of same.

  • Manage the purchase of trophies, awards, food, jerseys, and all needed supplies.

  • Secure referees for tournaments, combines and all events requiring referees.

  • Work with Youth Basketball Team to ensure that courts are set up and safe.

  • Visit other camps, clinics, leagues, and tournaments locally to gather best practices and incorporate back into Mavs youth programs.

  • Other duties as assigned

Criteria/Qualifications:

The Youth Basketball Manager must have the ability to learn quickly and thrive within the Dallas Mavericks Community and Youth Basketball Department. Excellent organizational and verbal skills are a must, and the ability to multitask and work long irregular hours is also required.

  • College degree from an accredited university.

  • Experience with event planning.

  • Strong time, organizational and resource management skills.

  • Meets critical deadlines under flexible circumstances

  • Knowledge of basketball with previous experience with top level youth players

  • Computer Skills - Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)

  • Must have good written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to relate to people of a variety of ages

  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision

  • Ability to problem-solve working both independently and in group environments

  • Playing and/or coaching experience, college level preferred

  • Results driven - Self-motivated with desire to promote and market

  • Innovative thinker with a desire to grow current programs and develop new ones

  • Willingness to work a non-traditional schedule

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