This position will start on 7/31/23 and run through 6/14/24.

A quick summary about the Global Partnership Graduate Associate role:

The Global Partnership Graduate Associate will focus on supporting to all members of the Global Partnerships department in order to gain insight and experience into the operation of a professional sports organization, particularly as it relates to sponsorship development and activation.

What the Global Partnership Graduate Associate will be responsible for:

  • Assist the Activation/Renewal team with daily tasks under the supervision of the Account Managers and Representatives.

  • Assist in organizing and executing Global Partner activities and events.

  • Track and manage Global Partner promotions and prize fulfillment.

  • Execute game night duties as directed, including but not limited to: collecting photos, concourse table and Fan Fest set-up for sponsors, assist Marketing department with sponsorship contest fulfillment, etc.

  • Support Global Partnership business development team in managing hospitality tickets and generating new leads, while contributing creative ideas to enhance partnership assets.

  • Assist renewal and new business team with the creation of proposal presentations, including research of prospective partners, compiling support metrics/data and copywriting.

  • Assist with activation tracking and contract fulfillment as requested.

  • Attend client meetings with Account Managers and Representatives as requested.

  • Assist Activation/Renewal team with Season Recap presentations.

  • Update and distribute the following reports weekly: partner contracts and account summaries, partner promotions update report, department invoices and current partner lists.

  • Work with the Creative Services and Marketing departments to fulfill partner-related signage and promotional needs.

  • Maintain awareness of sponsorship/market trends and knowledge relative to what Orlando Magic Global partners and their like competitors are executing in other markets and/or professional leagues.

  • Attend and participate in weekly departmental sales, activation, and game-related marketing meetings.

  • Attend all organized Graduate Associate-related functions as determined by the Graduate Associate Program, i.e., Graduate Associate Training Camp.

  • General office duties: Data entry, copying, filing, faxing, maintaining mailing lists, ordering office supplies, and collecting and distributing departmental mail.

  • All other duties as assigned.

What the Global Partnership Graduate Associate needs to have:

  • Post Grad (recent college graduates within 24 months of graduation) or graduate-level college students required.

  • Degree in Marketing and/or Sports Management preferred.

  • 1-2 years of marketing or sports management experience preferred.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and other related computer skills required.

  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and work well with tight deadlines.

  • Strong organizational skills, time management skills and attention to detail required.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with an emphasis on business writing skills.

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks/projects and support multiple high level executive positions.

  • Ability to work independently without supervision, be self-directed and demonstrate initiative.

  • Strong team synergy skills and ability to work collaboratively with others whom you have no direct authority over.

  • Excellent ability to establish rapport with others and ability to build strong interpersonal relationships.

  • Exhibit good judgment and decision-making skills.

  • A willingness to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends and be on-call as necessary based on the changing priorities of the department.

What we offer you:

Compensation and Benefits:

  • $15/hour plus overtime

  • 5 days of PLT

  • Game tickets during Magic season (as available)

  • 40% discount on Orlando Magic merchandise

  • Medical coverage option

Relocation Information:

  • Relocation and housing expenses are the responsibility of the Graduate Associate (Please note that while we have a hybrid work model, this does require you to live and work out of the Orlando, Florida area.)

  • Reliable transportation is also needed

Working Hours:

  • Office Hours - M-F, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

  • Based on role determines in office and remote working by the manager

  • Most Associates work all game nights (44 home games + playoffs and finals) including weekends and holidays

  • Culture built on Community, Innovation, Legendary and Teamwork!

Physical requirements


If this opportunity is a job you're passionate about and it fits with your skills and experience, then we welcome you to take the next step and apply!

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of our pre-employment screenings, that may include a background check and drug screen.

Please note that this is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.

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