• Coordinator - Partnership Services, Northern Illinois University

    Req No.
    Location Name
    Huskie Sports Properties
    Sponsorship Sales
  • Overview

    An industry leader for more than four decades, Learfield has a deep presence in the college athletics landscape nationwide. It manages the multimedia and sponsorship rights for nearly 130 collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas, and supports athletic department’s at all competitive levels as title sponsor of the prestigious Learfield Directors’ Cup. Learfield also provides its collegiate partners access to professional concessions and ticket sales; branding, licensing and trademark consulting; digital and social platform expertise; campus-wide business and sponsorship development; and venue and technology systems through its affiliated companies. Our people-friendly culture is a hallmark of our style and approach to business and is rooted in values demonstrating intentional and active care for other people. The company and its employees strive each day to live by the company's value statement: “build the team, grow the company, and have fun."


    Huskie Sports Properties is Learfield’s local, dedicated entity representing Northern Illinois University. In complete collaboration with the university, this team is committed to extending the affinity of the Huskies' brand to businesses and corporations of all sizes looking to align with the undeniably loyal and passionate collegiate sports fan base. As exclusive multimedia rights holder for NIU, Huskie Sports Properties manages all aspects of the rights relationship, providing corporate partners both traditional and new media opportunities with the Huskies in which to bolster their own brand and garner maximum exposure through inventory such as venue signage; event sponsorships and promotion; corporate hospitality; television and digital engagement and visibility via the official athletics website; and radio game broadcasts and coaches’ shows. 


    Learfield is actively seeking a Coordinator - Partnership Services to work from DeKalb, IL, for Huskie Sports Properties (HSP). Our Coordinators are essential to Learfield and our properties’ success. We are looking for an experienced and well-organized Coordinator to provide the necessary support to the HSP team. The goal is to execute partnership elements to ensure an enjoyable Game Day experience for the HSP team, partners and Huskie fans. If you enjoy working in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment and have prior sales support experience, we want to meet you! This dual-function role possesses both sales and coordination responsibilities which include, but are not limited to, the following:


    • Serve as liaison between corporate partners, property staff and the Athletic Department
    • Manage and track all marketing inventory for the property
    • Create and deliver marketing contracts and agreements
    • Assist property staff with all fulfillment needs for signage, radio, print, digital and events
    • Assist the General Manager with expense reporting, invoicing, and other budgetary needs
    • Assist with corporate hospitality, tickets, in-game promotions and other activities
    • Manage game program sales for select sporting events
    • Manage all game day Property Assistants for select sports programs
    • Work with game day Property Assistants to provide POP (Proof of Performances) for in-venue sponsorship elements
    • Prospecting for potential corporate partners


    • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in business, sports administration, marketing, advertising or other related field 
    • Must be able to work 40 hours per week including home games and select sporting events
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills
    • High level of initiative, specifically in the areas of sales generation and process improvement
    • Strong focus on quality of work and attention to detail
    • Able to lead and motivate others
    • Results-driven; willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish the goal
    • Able to develop and maintain strong relationships across many demographics
    • Strong aptitude for learning; highly curious
    • Desire to build a long-term career in sports marketing
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)


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