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At Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Partnership (MLSE), we are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that is representative of our community and where all employees feel they belong and can reach their full potential. We are Canada’s preeminent leader in delivering top quality sport and entertainment experiences and one of North America’s leading providers of exceptional fan experiences. We are the parent company of the National Hockey League’s Toronto Maple Leafs, the National Basketball Association’s Toronto Raptors, Major League Soccer’s Toronto FC, the Canadian Football League’s Toronto Argonauts and development teams with the Toronto Marlies (American Hockey League), Raptors 905 (NBA G League), Toronto FC II (MLS NEXT Pro League) and Raptors Uprising Gaming Club, the Toronto Raptors Esports franchise in the NBA 2K League.

MLSE owns and/or operates all the venues our teams play and train in, including Scotiabank Arena, BMO Field, Coca-Cola Coliseum, Ford Performance Centre, BMO Training Ground, and OVO Athletic Centre. We also provide fans in Toronto with incredible live music and entertainment events, as well as exceptional culinary experiences through our restaurants (e11even and RS) and clubs (Hot Stove Club, ScotiaClub and Platinum Club). Through MLSE Foundation, we have invested more than $45 million into Ontario communities since 2009 and with MLSE LaunchPad, we provide a place where youth facing barriers use sport to recognize and reach their potential.

We achieve all of this through our Common Purpose - to unite and empower our employees to create extraordinary moments for our fans and each other. Come be a part of the team.

Job Description

As part of the MLSE Global Partnership partnership development team, your primary responsibility will be assisting the team in driving net new partnership and revenue opportunities while shaping and delivering on our new business strategy for the upcoming season. This role will touch new business and other revenue-driving opportunities across all MLSE properties including, but not limited to, Maple Leafs, Raptors, Argonauts, Toronto FC, and MLSE owned venues. You will be a creative, energetic and organized thought leader capable of researching, evaluating, and communicating key new business insights that will drive our business.

MLSE’s Internship term dates are from May 8th, 2023 - September 1st, 2023

Responsibilties:

  • Support the development of new sponsorship revenue opportunities through prospecting, marketplace analysis, existing personal networks, or other means

  • Conduct analysis and research of the marketplace, helping determine new, emerging, and open categories across each team and prepare thoughtful research reports

  • Develop various sales materials, including but not limited to, presentation, partnership proposals, overviews, & summary slides

  • Support the Partnership Development Team through research (Industry best practices, sourcing prospective marketing partners, sharing client news, etc.)

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders throughout sales process, both within the MLSE Global Partnerships team and more broadly across the company

  • Assist in the development of a full scale, go-to-market partnership strategy that sells through our unique value proposition by showcasing our thinking against their key business problems, and our creative solutions.

Qualifications

Note: Before reviewing the qualifications listed below, we want you to know that we understand you may not meet all the qualifications described and have other relevant expertise and experience. We invite you to please share this with us in the "Message to the Hiring Manager" section of our online application.

  • Currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution in a business or marketing related field

  • Must be available Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, with some flexibility based on needs

  • Confident user of Microsoft 360 – Word, Excel, Outlook PowerPoint

  • Solid comprehension of marketing, partnerships, and research fundamentals 

  • Proven to be inclusive and empathetic within a team environment  

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, very comfortable with public speaking 

  • Ability to build and maintain professional relationships both internally and externally  

  • Ability to see the big picture, develop insights and help shape strategic direction 

  • Ability to perform well under pressure and handle multiple priorities at the same time

  • A positive approach, incorporating integrity, confidentiality and discretion

  • You are fully vaccinated against Covid-19

Additional Information

Apply by: February 7, 2023

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

At MLSE, we are committed to building an equitable, diverse and inclusive organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. MLSE will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process.

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