Chief Executive Officer


Augusta, GA

Industry: Hospitality & Recreation


5 - 7 years

Posted 248 days ago

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The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) has overall strategic and operational responsibilities for executing the Augusta Sports Council?s (ASC) mission of enriching the quality of life and economic well-being for the Augusta metropolitan area by supporting and attracting sporting activities. The CEO will have proven visionary and strategic skills, innovative marketing capabilities, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a strong understanding of consensus and relationship building. This is a full-time position.                       

REPORTS TO: ASC Board of Directors


* Bachelor?s degree or equivalent education and experience in marketing, business management, public relations or a related field

* At least 5 years of senior management experience in a business or not-for-profit

* Candidate to establish local residency within 90 days of employment  


* Tourism industry experience

* Experience in sales and fundraising

* 3-5 years of sports/special event coordination

* Database experience


* Oversee all aspects of a non-profit business including strategic, marketing, financial, and administrative leadership

* Recruit, attract and support numerous sporting events which yield sports tourism for the community

* Serve as human resources manager and provide daily leadership and planning for staff in multiple departments, conduct frequent performance evaluations and manage benefits packages for organization and staff

* Responsible for financial planning and fiscal accountability

* Conduct daily bookkeeping, including bill payments and deposits; approves and oversees event budgets; seeks and manages grant monies, submits financial reports to board of directors, and oversees annual financial audit

* Develop, advance, execute and supervise all aspects of many physically demanding sporting events which include making a high degree of daily decision of event operations and lifting moderately heavy event equipment

* Execute and coordinate comprehensive company strategic plan and annual working business plans for individuals, departments and staff

* Represent the organization with political leadership and at community, state, regional and national events, ranging from community service groups to national industry conferences

* Create, negotiate, oversee and execute fulfillments of contracts with sponsors, vendors, contractors and more

* Conduct corporate sales visits and calls with current and prospective sponsors

* Oversee annual national college football awards platform and selection protocol for the Ray Guy Award

* Assist in event research, bid development and hosting site visits

* Oversee and execute annual community banquets and State of Tourism luncheon

* Direct all marketing efforts to grow and improve public awareness of the ASC and Augusta as a sports destination through community speaking engagements and by overseeing marketing campaigns directed to community sports groups, national event owners and visitors

* Evening meetings, weekend hours and occasional travel required



* Strong decision-making, organizational, problem-solving, and time management skills

* Good communication skills (both written and verbal), and the ability to persuade and negotiate in external and internal forums

* Knowledge of special events planning and event coordination/management

* Structured and Goal oriented

* Highly self-motivated and self-assured with the ability to work independently and managing multiple projects and personalities  

* Ability to lead and motivate staff and volunteers

* Adaptable in political environments

* Strong interpersonal skills

* Proficient in the use of databases, word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail and the Internet, specifically Quicken Books