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  • Manager, Sponsorships

    ID 2018-1544
    Job Locations CA-Calgary
    # of Openings
    Min. Exp. (Yrs)
    Posted Date
    4 weeks ago(4 weeks ago)
  • Overview

    Calgary Chambers logo

    About the Calgary Chamber

    For more than 127 years, the Calgary Chamber has been the city’s main connector of people, ideas and stories. We’ve facilitated meetings, debates and gatherings with some of the brightest minds in Calgary to solve business problems, and advance the needs of business in a way that makes our city a better place to be successful.


    Throughout these efforts the Calgary Chamber has emerged as one of the most progressive and influential organizations in the country. And yet our goal has always remained the same – create connections that help solve business challenges and inspire businesses to do more here in Calgary.


    Position Overview

    People look to the Chamber to provide insight, information and experiences that can make their business more successful. Our membership growth is a reflection of the strong suite of marketing efforts and practices.  The Chamber offers a lot to its members – advocacy, policy, research, best practices, events, networking and more.  We need to ensure our existing and potential members know about all we do and see the value of our programming and activities, all the while bringing our brand to life and strengthening it with everything we do. 


    The role of the Manager, Sponsorships will be responsible for building, managing and deploying the complete inventory of sponsorship opportunities.


    • Education: Post-secondary degree in marketing, business administration, communications or management
    • Experience: 3-5 years of experience in client management, corporate partnerships, ideally in a B2B environment
    • Experience in event planning, sponsorship activations, and sales preferred
    • Ability to navigate a room of executives, government officials and other dignitaries with grace and confidence
    • Experience in a CRM-driven environment, including generation and implementation of data analytics
    • Experience in data-driven sales marketing an asset
    • Demonstrated experience building client relationships
    • Strong problem-solving, analytical and negotiation skills
    • Experience with proposal writing and budget management
    • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work both independently and with others
    • Confident, clear communications and interpersonal skills


    Strategy and Planning

    • Research and develop new revenue opportunities including co-creation with key accounts to ensure that the sponsorship asset portfolio is current, yet dynamic;
    • Build, manage, and evaluate annual sponsorship plan that identifies sponsorable product, target markets, package opportunities, exclusivity, naming and other related properties;
    • Engage in ongoing research to identify new corporate sponsorships opportunities including conducting industry and competitive scans;
    • Develop annual sponsor opportunity catalogue that outlines sponsorship opportunities for the upcoming year to secure sponsors pro-actively;
    • Develop individual sponsor benefit packages and pricing, to include (but not limited to): activation opportunities, marketing and communications exposure, networking opportunities and brand development strategies.
    • Coordinate, collaborate and consult with sales and marketing teams to ensure relevance of opportunities to prospects;
    • Conduct evaluation of the engagement and activation with key accounts for continued improvement and report back to the team
    • Track prospects, sales and contract deliverables in the CRM to maintain a sales pipeline of opportunities that align with budget target
    • For each assigned account, create an annual partnership plan that details specific activities, timing of engagement and assets purchased.
    • Create 2 to 3 year sponsorship agreements that are customized and values based
    • Engage with existing and prospective partners to create opportunities that will achieve organizational revenue targets

    Account Procurement

    • Develop and coordinate the large-cap sponsorship program ($10,000 - $100,000+) to include long term multi-year engagements;
    • Work with the sales team to develop and coordinate the defined small-cap sponsorship program ($1,000 - $10,000);
    • Prepare and maintain targeted lists of potential sponsors for all Chamber assets

    Account Stewardship

    • Develop and execute partner recognition strategy
    • Ensure that all sponsorship commitments are fulfilled as contracted
    • At-event concierge service to event sponsors and other key Chamber supporters;
    • Responsible for the execution of sponsorship contracts for key Chamber assets (i.e. Small Business Week, Onward, speaker events, etc.);
    • Maintain regular and on-going correspondence and communication with all accounts;
    • Create all sponsorship packages, templates and agreements;
    • Report monthly on targets and execution as it relates to budget and provide an annual review of the plan.

    Chamber Values

    All Calgary Chamber employees are expected to: 

    • Accept nothing but excellence every day;
    • Push themselves and each other to achieve higher levels and always improve;
    • Be supportive and collaborative;
    • Work together, as one big team, trying to make a difference and deliver value to our members;
    • Avoid the cycles of office gossip, and that kind of negative stuff, like the plague;
    • Be a true believer in the greatness of Calgary and have a passion for business success;
    • See themselves as having an ability to affect the success of the organization and act upon that realization;
    • Be an ambassador for the Chamber and Calgary, live the Chamber’s brand;
    • Always focus on solutions and act to get there;
    • Manage time effectively to ensure deadlines and budgets are met;
    • Work early or late as the occasion dictates to meet the needs of the team and/or members;
    • Be equally effective working independently or as part of a team;
    • Demonstrate professional demeanour and conduct in all interactions, both internal and external;
    • Exercise good judgement, maturity and diplomacy;
    • Love change, as you know the only way to achieve excellence is to continuously change and adapt; and most importantly,
    • Be willing to work hard, have fun and love coming to work each day to be part of something great.

    The Calgary Chamber Offers:

    • A non-profit environment, supporting big-profit ideas
    • A competitive compensation package that promotes goal achievement
    • Health and dental benefits, great time off (vacation, sick time, birthday day off, civil and bank stat holidays recognized) as well as RRSP matching

    To Apply:

    Please visit https://jobs-elevatedhr.icims.com/jobs/1544/manager%2c-partner-development/job to apply online. We thank all applicants that apply, but only those deemed qualified by our hiring manager will be contacted. 


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