The Regional Tournament Operator will be responsible for the recruitment teams in SMC Events. The Regional Tournament Operator will market, organize, and manage events. Candidate must live or be willing to move to the Richmond, VA area. The Tournament Director will be responsible for all operations of the tournament.
Recruit teams and clubs to attend tournaments.
Communicate with team officials to retain teams.
Attend tournaments, trade shows, and other events to interact with team officials.
Develop leads for new business in your region.
Recruit college coaches to attend showcase events.
Process tournament permission to host applications with state associations or governing body.
Set-up tournaments within GotSoccer, or other application software.
Develop tournament schedules to account for team requirements, referee availability, field availability and coaching conflicts.
Manage all event staff, referee assignor, and medical staff.
Serve as on-site Tournament Director.
Assist operations with development of logistics plan.
Communicate scheduling with referee assignor and local parks and rec for field loading and scheduling.
Develop contacts database for teams, coaches, and administrators.
Development of marketing materials and event marketing.
Obtain Sponsorship for assigned events.
Establish relationships with club directors.
Extensive knowledge about youth sports and particularly the soccer community in the United States
Superior oral and written communications skills
Effective organizational skills for managing multiple tasks
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline is preferred but not required.
Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Job Qualifications:
Passion for marketing and event management
Preferred Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Sport Management or Event Management
Proficiency with MS Office Suites, Google Drive, Zoom Conferencing, Mass email marketing online software.
Positive attitude and strong work ethic
Strong communication and organization skills to be able to manage numerous projects at once
Willingness to ask questions, give their input, accept advice and take direction
Creative problem solving
Excellent verbal and written skills
Confidence in presenting plans and projections to senior management / ownership
Ability to build strong relationships with outside partners
Proven job reliability, diligence, dedication and attention to detail
Available to work weekends
Willingness to travel
Ability to lift heavy boxes and equipment
Passion for event management
About Soccer Management Company
The tournament space is very competitive and we help amplify your event through careful planning and execution. SMC takes it all on - from strategic YOY growth planning, team and vendor management, registration oversight, marketing & lead generation, and on the ground event operations we clear your plate so that you can focus on your club, and we focus on the soccer tournament. Click here to view our partners!
In 2021, Soccer Management Company will oversee and collaborate on more than 50 events across 15 states. Having managed tournaments since 2013, we pride our team on providing a professional, quality event for all athletes and their families.