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Director of Sponsorship:
"The Club" was founded in 1989 as a social football league in Chicago. "The Club" has grown into an all encompassing national sports marketing and special events planning organization that provides athletics, entertainment, group travel and community service activities to young professionals seeking a more balanced lifestyle. Headquartered in Chicago, "The Club" has over 350,000 participants annually as well as sales of over $10 million with the potential growth of 20-30% per year, and has expanded into 21 cities throughout the US, and will cover 5 more by fall 1998. "The Club" offers co-ed sport leagues (215,000 participants), parties (11,000 guests), special events (15,000 participants), local and national tournaments (10,000 participants) and charities. As a Director of Marketing and Sponsorship, the candidate will work in a dynamic, fast paced environment providing accountability of key projects. Specific Responsibilities include: Managing the area of sponsorship and marketing. Facilitate existing relationships and generate new relationships. Promote success and growth in sponsorship dollars by the ability to renew sponsors and juggle many key projects. We are looking for someone with 5-10 years marketing and sponsorship experience. Sales success (sponsorship sales). National sponsorship experience. Promotional ability with numerous cities. Ability to juggle many projects at once. Grass-roots marketing experience. Management experience. A Bachelors Degree in related fields. Interested parties should send resumes to: Jami Pritchett, Senior Consultant, DHR International, Inc., 8182 Maryland Avenue, Clayton, MO 63015. Fax # 314/725-9286.

Manager, Junior Championship Events/ USA Volleyball:
Applications are now being accepted for the position of Manager, Junior Championship Events, at USA Volleyball (the National Governing Body and member of the US Olympic Committee). Position requires strong computer, organizational and interpersonal communication skills; marketing, contract negotiation and promotion capabilities; and the ability to deal effectively with a diverse volunteer organization. A strong volleyball background with tournament administration experience is preferred. The right candidate will: Assist in the overall conduct of the USA Junior National (indoor) Volleyball Championships including all tasks as assigned by the Event Director. Assist in the distribution of pre-tournament information and materials, collection and verification of registrations, compilation and printing of programs and schedules, and distribution of results by various means. Assist in the seeding, results reporting and other logistical support services to the USA Junior National Championship Qualification Tournaments (presently eight such events occurring from the end of March until the end of April) and the Championship. Facilitate communication between the Junior Community, Qualifier Directors, National Championship Division Leadership, Local Host and National Office Staff. Assist in the implementation of an expanded SCOUT program for Junior Championship Events (indoor). Work with an oversight/advisory committee. This position reports to the Event Director. Position requires superior interpersonal/communication/relationship skills, excellent organizational skills, volleyball tournament administration experience, computer/Internet competency, and experience in business and/or marketing. Experience working within the USA Volleyball structure is desirable, and a good working knowledge of the junior volleyball club community is essential. BS degree or higher is preferred. Salary Range: Negotiable, commensurate with qualifications ($16,000-$28,000). Benefits: Medical/Dental/Disability/ Life Insurance and Retirement. Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado. Start Date: January 1, 1998. Interested candidates should send a letter of application, salary expectations, resume, three letters of recommendation and a list of references to: Margie Mara, USA Volleyball, 3595 East Fountain Boulevard, Suite I-2, Colorado Springs, CO 80910. EOE.

Event Marketing:
Pro Motion, Inc., was founded in 1995 to provide a unique, cutting edge promotional tactic, 'n Touch Communications. 'n Touch Communications provides consumers the opportunity to personally experience our clients' products or services in a fun and memorable setting. The expertise of Pro Motion, Inc., lies in the creative development and execution of interactive mobile displays. As a Field Ambassador for Pro Motion, Inc., you will travel extensively throughout the country acting as a representative of Fortune 500 companies, executing promotions at a variety of major events. Field Ambassadors must be able to communicate with a wide spectrum of individuals, from consumers to CEO's. Field Ambassadors must be well organized with the ability to successfully execute promotions on the road with minimal supervision. Qualified candidates will possess a B.S. or B.A. in Business, Sports Management, Journalism, Advertising or Communications. Event Marketing and/or Sales Promotion experience is preferred. Recent college graduates will also be considered. Teams of 2 encouraged to apply. In order to be considered, please fax your resume to 314/997-6831. Attn. Bryan Baskett.

Retail company seeks FT A/R clerk organized, detail oriented, with strong clerical, analytical and computer skills, (Excel) preferred for daily input of cash & credit activity, billing of A/R accounts, and misc., sales audit functions. Fax or mail resume & wage history to: Specialty Sports, 1001 Lincoln Street., #120, Denver, CO 80203, Attn. Asst. Controller. Fax # 303/839-0034.

Accounting/International Sports:
Our growing international Sports Company has immediate career opportunities for professionals seeking a challenge and exposure to senior management. Senior Accounting Analyst: 3-5 years of Finance and Accounting experience, with MBA or CPA preferred. Interface with operations and prepare budgets, cash flow analysis and reporting packages. Salary to $60,000. Senior Accountant: 2-5 years of general accounting and financial reporting experience. Perform internal and SEC reporting and technical accounting research. Salary to $55,000. Staff Accountant: 1-3 years of General Ledger experience. Perform month end close and account analysis and reconciliation's. Salary to $45,000. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to: LA Times, Box #11135, Los Angeles, CA 90053.

Office Administrator:
Immediate opening for a non-profit youth sports association. Seeking flexible, versatile individual to handle phones, scheduling, filing, registrations and general office duties. Seasonal activity required. Minimum 40-60 hours a week, Feb.-May and Aug.-Oct., including Sat. and evenings. Remainder of year approximately 20 hours a week. Please mail resume with salary requirements to Office Administration, P.O. Box 265, Arvada, CO 80001.

Executive Secretary (Ad #,DC/4):
When it comes to sports programming, no one leads the field like ESPN. The following positions are now available in the International Programming Department at our NYC location. The Executive Secretary provides support for Sr. VP and GM, Latin America. We require fluency in Spanish (Portuguese desirable) and minimum 3 years' executive secretarial experience. 2 years of college or equivalent secretarial training. Superior communication and word processing skills essential. Administrative Assistant (Ad#DC/5): Provides administrative assistance to VP, Programming, coordinates travel, correspondence. Spanish fluency is required (Portuguese preferred), PC proficiency in Word, Excel, Exchange and ACT. College degree preferred. We offer an attractive compensation package and stimulating work environment. Qualified candidates should send resume to: ESPN, Ad#--, ESPN Plaza, Bristol, CT 06010. EOE.

Office Assistant:
Sharp, sports minded individual needed for general office work at New York's number one Adult Recreational Sports League. $20,000. Fax resume and cover letter to: 212/721-2920.

Manager of Training and Recruiting:
World famous sports and entertainment company seeks individuals with 3-5 years of training and recruiting experience to develop and facilitate training and recruiting. Fax Wendy at: 212/338-9793.

Project Director/Account Manager:
We are growing and so can you! We are the NPD Group, a leading marketing research company (within close proximity to NYC ) with offices across the U.S. and worldwide. Due to our consistent and rapid growth, we seek topnotch candidates with experience in the Sports/ Apparel Industries. As Project Director/ Account Manager, you will interact with manufacturers, clients, retailer, managers, and other departments within the organization to effectively complete projects. Additionally, you will maintain data quality, provide accurate reports, create and give data presentations, manage monthly chart decks, build client relationships and respond to client inquiries. The qualified candidate will have a BA/ BS Degree or equivalent work experience with excellent data analysis skills. Additionally, outstanding organization, communication and prioritizing skills are required. This team player must be detail-oriented and have the ability to interface with all levels of management as well as co-workers. PC proficiency in Windows-based software is required, and market research or retail point-of-sale data experience is peferred. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. For consideration, fax, mail or e-mail your resume and salary requirements to: The NPD Group. Attn. HRDM, 900 West Shore Rd., Port Washington, NY 11050-0422; fax 516/625-4866; e-mail Due to the level of response, only qualified candidates will be contacted. EOE.

Event Marketing:
Magazine publisher seeks creative, energetic individual to develop & execute advertiser-sponsored and company events in a fast-paced environment. Minimum 4 years related experience, excellent writing, interpersonal, supervisory and organizational skills required. Background in sports marketing a plus. Resume to: Box KO, Wenner Media, 1290 6th Ave., NY, NY 10104, Resumes without salary history will not be considered. No phone calls please. EOE/M/F.

Sports Property:
Event management, direct marketing and sponsorship sales for Chicago event. Send resume, references and salary history to: RHB Ventures, 1205 Westlake Drive, Suite 175, Berwyn, PA 19312. Fax 610/695-8887.

Event Marketing:
ATCALL Inc., is currently seeking to hire an Event Marketing/ Communications Associate with a high level of energy, innovation, creativity and multi-tasking skills to work with its prepaid calling card and long distance divisions. The qualified candidates must possess at least 2 years work experience, a 4 year degree, outstanding written, oral, organizational, computer skills and should be willing to travel. Sports marketing, promotional and/or long distance industry experience a plus. As part of our dynamic team, you will receive competitive compensation and a substantial benefits package. If you are ready to become part of a successful, fast-paced, rapidly growing company, please mail your resume and salary history along with a cover letter to ATCALL, HR-EM, 8401 Old Courthouse Road, Suite 300, Vienna, VA 22182. Fax 703-748-2529.

Public Relations:
Small firm specializing in entertainment and sports accounts is looking for creative self starters and strategic thinkers. Strong contacts with print and broadcast media necessary. Excellent writing and communication skills a must. High pressure and long hours. Minimum 3 years experience. Salary based on experience. Fax # 212/353-9730.

Public Relations/ Account Executive:
Growing sports marketing company in Tysons Corner seeks individual to manage PR campaigns for events. Responsibilities include: On-site media relations; writing press releases and promotional copy; preparing and executing PR plans to generate awareness and sales for events. Requires 3-4 years related experience (including events/ sports); BA in related field. Proven ability to manage people and projects. MS Word, PowerPoint, Access, and Excel. A willingness to travel and work weekends. Excellent benefits. Send resume to: AI/5 1751 Pinnacle Drive, Suite 1500, McLean, VA 22102. Fax 703/905-4495.

Rapidly growing, high energy, sports service corporation is looking for an "A" player to manage all aspects of finance. Duties include P&L statements, cash flow forecasting, taxes, payroll, investor reporting, budgets, restructuring debt, putting positive cash flow to work, overseeing A/P & A/R & job costing. Oversee insurance, leases, office staff, employee/vendor contracts, and employee benefits. Successful candidate will bring strong leadership and management skills. Looking for team player that is up to challenge of assisting investors/ management in raising annual revenues from $1.2 million to $6 million in the next few years and brining company public. This is a great opportunity for an individual to join an expanding company on the ground floor. CPA preferred. $50,000 base salary with incentives to $60,000. Resume to: Controller, The Hockey Academy, Inc., 43 Lowell Road Hudson, NH 03051 or fax 603/880-1816.

Sports related Chicago based company is seeking a limited number of Account Executives. The inside sales position requires excellent communication skills and the ability to work with and close top executives/ companies. The opportunity provides unlimited financial rewards and includes benefits. Fax 312/207-2007.

Exciting adventure in orthopedic sports medicine sales. Straight commission, revolving account, exclusive territory. Now interviewing for immediate placement. Fax or send resume to: GLB&T, 1640 Haslett Road, Suite 150, Haslett, MI 48840. Fax 517/339-8153

Our software products and integrated systems are sold to medical, sports, industrial and animation markets worldwide. Our products, services and commitment to customer satisfaction has made us the industry leader. We are seeking an individual with a technical background to join our international sales team. Must have 4 to 7 years previous experience selling to and/or managing distributor relations in the international arena with focus on the Pacific Rim (Asia and Latin America). This position involves significant time communicating with distributors, responding to technical questions, systems configuration and some travel. Foreign language skills preferred. But not required. Compensation includes base salary, incentive package and benefits. Applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume, including base salary requirements to PPT-IS, 7388 South Revere Parkway, Suite 603, Englewood, CO 80112. Fax to: 303/799-8690. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. EOE.

Teleport Technician:
Norlight Telecommunications is an employee-owned company and we have been in business for 25 years. Located in Skokie, IL, our Teleport Chicago offers state of the art satellite transmission service to the broadcast, entertainment and sports industries, educational institutions and the corporate business community. Responsibilities include operating and maintaining satellite communication systems. Associates degree in electronics, or equivalent, and 2 years satellite communications systems. Send resume to Norlight-HR, 275 N. Corporate Drive, Brookfield, WI 53045. Fax 414/792-7733. EOE.

Call Center Director:
Immediate opening for Call Center Director for new 64 seat call center. 7X24 inbound/outbound sports specialty applications. Aggressive compensation package, bonus opportunities tied to growth. Qualified candidates will have 3-5 years prior experience in call center management, staffing, recruiting, training, support and line functions. Strong background in sales, marketing & management required, MBA degree preferred. This is a ground floor pre-IPO opportunity for the right person. Opportunity to select own management team. Please fax resume and salary history immediately to 303/768-9502. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Sports Marketing/ Promotions Intern:
ARM Sports Group, a Portland, Oregon-based grassroots sports marketing firm is seeking an energetic intern to assist the director of marketing. Responsibilities include company research, follow-up administration, proposal preparation, media information and management, cross promotion implementation, account assistance, special event planning and coordination. Ideal candidate has sports background and interests in sports marketing career. College student with PC skills preferred. Send resume and cover letter to: Paul Alati, Managing Partner, ARM Sports Group, 1955 SE 28th Ave., Suite 100, Portland, OR 97214. Fax: 503/234-1620. E-mail:

Systems Engineers:
New York Sports Clubs, a fast growing leader in the health and fitness industry, is seeking 2 Systems Engineers. Expert knowledge of Windows '95 required. The ability to diagnose and document PC problems, provide tech support and knowledge of PC Hardware in a clientserver WAN environment are fundamental requirements. Fax resume attn. HR, 212/246-8402. EOE/M/F.

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