Director of Events

Job Locations US-FL-Bradenton
Posted Date 2 months ago(1/3/2018 9:46 AM)
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Want to love what you do in an environment that values learning and growth alongside other high performing individuals? If you answered yes, IMG Academy is hiring.


Our unique campus is dedicated to developing the next generation of leaders, champions and influencers.  We believe that each day is an opportunity to achieve dreams and inspire greatness.  As part of the IMG Family, we prepare our student-athletes to succeed, taking on life with confidence and preparedness.  Through our integration of elite academics, athletics and character development, our student-athletes are prepared to rise up to their full potential – whether that’s on the field, in the classroom or in life.

We are seeking curious, caring individuals who align with our core values:


  • Passionate Soul:  Love what you do
  • Open Mind:  Never stop learning and growing
  • Champions Spirit:  Strive for greatness
  • Helpful Heart:  Lift up those around you
  • Absolute Integrity:  Always do the right thing


Job Title:  Director of Events

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Department:  Events

Position Summary:  Oversee all aspects of events, tournaments and specialty camps.


Position Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute strategic and tactical event operations plans
  • Lead a team of event managers and coordinators
  • Establish and manage overall event budgets
  • Develop, manage and communicate companywide reporting processes
  • Help achieve company targets by successfully planning, organizing and managing events
  • Assist in the sales efforts as it relates to event sponsorships and securing new event business
  • Prepare an event production timeline for all events
  • Work with marketing team to recruit participants
  • Work with the media/PR team to secure media
  • Direct the procurement, training and management of event staff, including volunteers, interns, operations, etc
  • Procure all necessary permits and event sanctions
  • Prepare venue schematics
  • Procure all necessary supplies and equipment for events
  • Assist with marketing campaign including communication and promotions partnering with Marketing as appropriate
  • Develop and manage companywide risk and site management plans
  • Liaison between corporate sponsors, event staff and IMG Academy business partners
  • Adhering to all company policies, procedures and business ethic codes
  • Other duties as assigned



Knowledge, Skills and Ability 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing or related field
  • 5+ years of successful event planning and management
  • Sports background
  • Experience in event planning and management of youth sports/events
  • Ability to establish and follow budgets
  • Ability to direct, manage, and supervise
  • Highly motivated and able to take initiative
  • Ability to work in a fast – paced, dynamic environment meeting multiple deadlines
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to learn existing processes and improve them by setting up new procedures
  • Ability to travel extensively and work on weekends
  • Exceptionally detailed in work
  • Ability to communicate to a variety of audiences
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Desire to work collaboratively with colleagues
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Skills

  • Sponsorship sales experience
  • Ability to develop entrepreneurial business
  • Ability to manage multiple events at one time

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Ability to lift, move, push and pull equipment or boxes in excess of 40lbs.
  • Ability to perform the physical aspects of event set up, tear down and execution
  • Must be able to travel frequently and with limited lead time
  • Should be able to handle outdoor temperatures for a reasonable period of time
  • Must be able to move around campus which includes gym, turf, fields, etc.
  • Ability to work flexible hours to include nights, weekends and holidays is required


EEO Statement

EOE, Veterans & Disabled


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