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Founded by Josh Harris and David Blitzer, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE) includes in its portfolio the Philadelphia 76ers, the New Jersey Devils, leading venue Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., the GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center, the Delaware Blue Coats, the Binghamton Devils, the Sixers Innovation Lab Crafted by Kimball, and renowned esports franchise Dignitas. Led by some of the best and brightest minds across a diverse spectrum of industries, HBSE positions itself as one of the most pioneering, innovative global sports and entertainment businesses to date. HBSE also strives to positively impact the local communities in which it operates through the powerful platform of sports.

HBSE offers an energetic work environment built on collaboration, growth, and a quest to excel in everything we do. Prudential Center in downtown Newark, N.J. hosts more than 175 concerts, family shows and special events annually and is the fourth-ranked sports and entertainment venue in the U.S. by Pollstar and Billboard. It is home to the New Jersey Devils, a renowned NHL franchise with three Stanley Cup championships and a proud, passionate fan base. Prudential Center is also home to the brand-new GRAMMY Museum Experience, the first and only of its kind on the east coast.

The Philadelphia 76ers organization is one of the most storied franchises in American sports, led by some of the best and brightest minds across a diverse spectrum of industries, HBSE positions itself as one of the most pioneering, innovative global sports and entertainment businesses to date. The 76ers have attracted the industry’s top leadership talent from the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, MLS, UFC and NCAA, resulting in one of the most exciting, rewarding, and dynamic work environments within the sports industry. The 76ers offer a best-in-class workplace culture built on collaboration, growth, and a quest to excel in everything we do.

OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:

At HBSE, we engage, represent and reflect diverse voices of employees, players fans and communities. We are dedicated to hiring the best talent that is reflective of where we live, work and play – across all groups and levels; supporting and developing every employee to reach their potential; and creating an inclusive environment that allows team members to bring their true authentic selves to work.

ABOUT OUR FUNCTION:

HBSE’s diversity and impact efforts are be focused on implementing and expanding on the company’s history of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and it’s $20M commitment to racial equity which is comprised of the following pillars:

  • Becoming a more diverse and inclusive company through efforts related to employee engagement, recruitment, retention, and advancement;
  • Investing in community driven revitalization in underserved neighborhoods through HBSE Real Estate;
  • Investing in, supporting, and doing business with diverse vendors
  • Promoting positive health, employment, and education outcomes in diverse communities; and
  • Leveraging the power of HBSE’s brands and platforms to promote education, empathy and awareness regarding DEI issues.

Using these pillars as a guide, the Diversity and Impact team works collaboratively with all verticals within HBSE. The team is responsible for ensuring that HBSE is both instilling DEI within the company (e.g., culture, staff composition, etc.) and leveraging its business operations to have an impact on the communities within which we live, work, and play.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Diversity and Impact Manager will be responsible for working with business teams across HBSE, with an emphasis on the Devils and Prudential Center, to identify business priorities supporting HBSE’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and working collaboratively with those teams to develop and execute a strategy to pursue and execute those priorities.

This role will be integral to HBSE’s ability to effectively meet its goals of promoting diversity, equity and inclusion both within the company among staff and within the communities that our teams live, work, and play. The Manager will be the primary point of contact and resource for Prudential Center and New Jersey Devils business teams, including Marketing, Partnership Activations, Sponsorships, Community, and Ticket Sales – creating opportunities to lead, contribute and be exposed to work across HBSE.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT AREN'T LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:

  • Establish strong working relationships with business leaders across to manage
  • Work collaboratively with individual teams to establish and pursue goals that advance HBSE business priorities and promote values of diversity equity and inclusion, this could include:
  • Developing new platforms for corporate partners
  • Creating strategies for revenue generating opportunities that also advance diversity, equity and inclusion goals
  • Ensuring that HBSE brands are inclusive of different cultures and identities
  • Growing and expanding customer and fan base
  • Managing processes to ensure HBSE works with likeminded partners that value diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Building relationships with community and civic organizations and stakeholders
  • Support efforts around staff and employee programming
  • Actively engage in all aspects of the Diversity and Impact team’s work
  • Serve as an ambassador, internally and externally, for HBSE and the work of the Diversity and Impact team
  • Proactively identify opportunities to improve and expand upon the Diversity and Impact team’s goal of leveraging HBSE’s business operations to promote diversity, equity and inclusion both within the organization and within our communities

QUALIFICATIONS::

  • Passion for and dedication to advancing diversity and inclusion within our workplace and communities
  • Strong project management skills and proven track record of balancing a variety of projects and responsibilities
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop strong relationships across a diverse spectrum of stakeholders
  • Excellent public speaking and communication skills with the ability to serve as a voice for HBSE and our diversity and inclusion commitment.
  • Enjoy challenges, excellent ability to grasp new concepts; avid learner
  • Entrepreneurial, exhibited ability to develop new ideas and follow through on execution
  • Ethical and have cultural awareness
  • Developed communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Dedication to innovative thinking and execution
  • Ability to balance several tasks simultaneously and to prioritize in a fast-paced environment
  • Be adaptable and able to adjust to changing project scopes and timelines
  • Ability to handle a variety of responsibilities by taking initiative; self-starter

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Position will work primarily out of Newark, NJ
  • Travel Requirements: Ability to work events and games which require nights and weekends
  • Physical Demands: This position requires the ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Work Environment: May be expected to work events that may take place on evenings, weekends and holidays

OUR BENEFITS:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Flexible Spending Accounts (all LGBT friendly)
  • Pretax Transportation Benefit
  • Generous parental leave policies
  • 401K (100% up to 5% is matched, after 1 year of service)
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off
  • 13+ Paid Holidays
  • ½ Day Summer Fridays
  • Complimentary or Discounted Sports & Concert Tickets
  • On Site Fitness Rooms
  • Other League & Partner Discounts
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