This position is responsible for managing all duties of Visit Sarasota County's (VSC) sports tourism strategy. Position is responsible for recruiting sports events and training to Sarasota, expanding existing events and creating new event opportunities for the benefit of Sarasota County. This position closely coordinates with the VSC sales and brand teams on leisure sports marketing and sports-related meetings. This employee serves at-will and the position is non-exempt.
VSC is a work from home workplace with the understanding that the employee lives in the general Sarasota County region and that employees do check into the office during each pay period.
Strong English written and verbal communication skills, preferred experience in travel professions and sports events, strong computer skills and Microsoft Office applications, must have own transportation to attend meetings and events in Sarasota County, must have the ability to work on weekends and evenings, must be able to obtain a valid Florida drivers license within 30 days of employment and have the ability to travel out of the area for overnight stays.
Visit Sarasota County is a not for profit corporation and we contract with Sarasota County to do the tourism promotion for this community which includes sports. We have fantastic sports facilities including more than 20 miles of white sand beaches, MLB Spring Training facilities for the Baltimore Orioles and World Champion Atlanta Braves, SRQ BMX Supercross track, Fox Lee equestrian center, Sarasota Polo at Lakewood Ranch and Nathan Benderson Park which hosts international and national events such as NCAA DI, II, III Women's Rowing Championships, World Rowing Championships and World Cup Canoe & Kayak events. Within 15 minutes of Sarasota is the famous IMG Academy facilities and the Premier Sports Campus with 22 full-sized mixed-use fields.