The Director of Sports Tourism Sales is responsible for securing amateur sporting events and tournaments for the Cedar Rapids area that will stimulate the local economy through visitor spending and will generate hotel overnights. This will primarily be accomplished by partnering with local sports organizations to bid on, win and host competitions sanctioned by national governing bodies.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Generate prospects by participating in industry trade shows, face-to-face sales calls, phone solicitation and sales missions.
Create proposals and present formal presentations to motivate decision makers to select Cedar Rapids for their sports events and tournaments.
Organize and conduct site visits for decision makers of area venues, lodging, dining and entertainment options available for their sports events.
Send leads for business opportunities to partner hotels and venues.
Represent Cedar Rapids and CRTO at meetings related to the sports travel industry.
A Bachelor degree from four-year college or university in business administration, marketing, communications, or related field with relevant experience required. A minimum of two (2) years of direct sales experience preferred. Applicant must possess a current valid driver's license. This position requires excellent teamwork skills, working cooperatively with others in the accomplishment of joint tasks and common objectives. The work schedule includes days, evenings and weekends including national travel. Find a complete job description at https://bit.ly/3fM6WyM.
About Cedar Rapids Tourism Office
The Cedar Rapids Tourism Office markets the Cedar Rapids area as a destination for tourism, conventions, meetings, sports events and special events through the active solicitation of tournament directors, convention and meeting planners, and through engagement with leisure travelers. The Tourism Office attracts events to the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area that will continue to be the economic driver for hotels, restaurants and local businesses.