Does the opportunity to help be an essential part of developing the future of a young, exciting, and leading-edge company in the tech/athlete endorsement space excite you?
If you’re interested in combining your passion for sports with a successful track record in sponsorship sales, we want to speak with you! We are currently adding candidates to our database for future GM openings in the following regions: Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, and Northwest. The primary responsibility of this position is to:
Student-Athlete Recruitment Onboarding – Identify and sign up Student-Athletes at the Partner University/College to the platform so that they may opt into NIL deals.
Student-Athlete Engagements – Plan, organize, attend and manage all successful engagement and events with Student-Athletes.
Student-Athlete Customer Service – Offer 24/7 service while managing expectations with the Student-Athletes, key community supporters, brands, businesses, and the University/College compliance office.
Student-Athlete Administration – Helps prepare and communicate the proper documentation for Student-Athletes and the University/College compliance office.
Outbound Sales – Become the face of the organization in your region to work directly with companies and supporters who wish to engage with these Student-Athletes.
Lead the NIL program, conceptualizing and coordinating programming and resources which pair current athletes with campus and alumni networks and resources.
Serve as the liaison on NIL-related matters between all relevant university stakeholders.
Oversee the implementation and regular review of university NIL policies and procedures.
Manage NIL questions and requests from university stakeholders (e.g., athletes, coaches, staff, etc.) and external stakeholders (e.g., boosters, third party individuals, local business, etc.).
Create and implement efficient and effective communication strategies to keep key university personnel abreast of the latest industry trends and developments.
Educate and work with the university athletics department on external branding and (NIL) regulations and opportunities.
Coordinate and manage involvement of NIL agents and professional service providers.
Coordinate consistent meetings of university and campus stakeholders including but not limited to senior administrators, compliance, student-athlete development, academic services, development and external relations.
Assist with the tracking and monitoring of NIL activities in compliance with university’s NIL policy.
Assist in the creation and execution of social and digital media strategies which enhance athlete recruitment efforts for all sport programs.
Stay updated on the latest NIL trends and best practices, including legislative advancements, NCAA compliance regulations, and vendor landscape evolutions.
Support virtual and in-person recruiting efforts as permitted by NCAA legislation.
Regularly participate in Blueprint Sports meetings and discussions regarding evolving trends in collegiate athletics and best practices.
Adapt role to maximize opportunities as a result of evolving changes in NCAA rules and regulations.
Provide regular reports to the executive team at Blueprint Sports.
Maintain highest level of confidentiality, both within organization, applicable university and other external entities.
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited college or university
At least two (2) years of experience in account management, sport sponsorships, or college athletics and/or professional sports business experience
Demonstrated understanding of Name, Image, Likeness as it relates to the collegiate athletics space
Proven track record of developing and maintaining strong and lasting relationships with relevant internal and external stakeholders
Strong communication, organization, and presentation skills
Conscientious attention to detail, proactive and self-motivated
Must demonstrate a high level of integrity and honesty
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and deliver high-level results
Ability to travel and work nights/weekends as needed
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google Suite(s)
Founded in Las Vegas in 2020 and backed by Andre Agassi, eight-time Grand Slam tennis champion, Blueprint Sports (BPS) powers the industry’s leading name, image, and likeness (NIL) collectives for alumni, supporters, and businesses, connecting them with student-athletes at their favorite university. BPS’ national portfolio of collectives support student-athletes in communities across the country, including: Friends of Spike, around Gonzaga University, Friends of Wilbur & Wilma, around the University of Arizona, Friends of Basevols, around the University of Tennessee, Friends of UNILV, around the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Friends of the Pack, around the University of Nevada-Reno, Friends of Rocky, around The University of Toledo and more. The Blueprint Sports management team possesses over 50 years of college and professional sports experience, spanning the Pac-12 Conference, IMG, Learfield, and Nevada Athletics Commission, among others. For more information visit blueprintsports.com and follow @PoweredByBPS on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: DAN ROSSETTI, ASCENSION SPORTS PARTNERS, email@example.com
Mike Smith joined Micconope 1851 in March 2023 and is excited to be the General Manager and looks forward to working with Blueprint Sports increase NIL revenue generation for Florida State University student-athletes. Smith comes to Micconope 1851 from Catawba College where he held the title as the Senior Director of Athletics, Development. Prior to working in Athletics at Catawba College, Mike served as the Associate Athletics Director for External Relations at Charleston Southern University. Smith has an impressive background in the collegiate athletics industry, having held senior level development and corporate sponsorship sales roles at The University of Southern Mississippi, Limestone University, the Sun Belt Conference, Florida Atlantic University, and with multimedia rights-holders Tele South Communications at the University of Mississippi, Learfield Sports at UNC Chapel Hill, and with International Sports Properties at Georgia Tech. Smith is a graduate of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, and holds a master’s degree in Business Management from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In his new role here at Micconppe 1851, Smith will be responsible for raising major gifts for NIL deals as well as securing NIL corporate sponsorships for Florida State University student-athletes. Mike looks forward to helping ensure the FSU student-athletes have the resources and leadership opportunities to remain competitive nationally and positioned for success well beyond graduation. Mike is married to Katy Smith; the couple looks forward to relocating to Tallahassee, Florida, and becoming a part of the Micconope 1851 and Seminole family!