assistant athletic director of corporate partnerships resume example with 7+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Experienced Relationship Builder & Event Planner
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - - -


Dedicated and enthusiastic Director of Partnerships with talent for relationship building, sponsorship management, activation, and event planning. Over 8 years of experience overseeing annual budgets, generating revenue, creating meaningful partnerships, and strategic brand management. Proven history of identifying opportunities and generating revenue to help support the strategic priorities identified by leadership. A natural leader and trusted client adviser who maximizes customer satisfaction and delivers exceptional results. Passionate, with a strong background in food and beverage, hospitality, catering, and graphic design. Proficient in Blackbaud CRM, Salesforce, and Adobe Creative Suite.

  • Brand management
  • Budget administration
  • Catering and food service knowledge
  • Collaboration
  • Contract negotiations and administration
  • Corporate events planning and execution
  • Donor relations
  • Fundraising
  • Lead generation
  • Leadership
  • Project planning
  • Relationship building
  • Sponsorship management
  • Vendor management
  • Workflow management
05/2020 to Current
Assistant Athletic Director of Corporate Partnerships Roosevelt University Chicago, IL,
  • Manages and oversees a growing portfolio of 25+ national and local partners
  • Creates and executes creative partnerships with thoughtful marketing strategies to solve business goals for partners, while providing value and opportunities to Yale
  • Thletics
  • Researches and identifies prospects with potential of supporting Yale Athletics through traditional sponsorship revenue, and non-traditional partnerships that provide value to the department through expense reduction, student-athlete experiences, enhanced recruiting opportunities, and overall visibility
  • Prepares all materials related to cultivation, solicitation, and activation of contractual agreements
  • Coordinates with General Counsel and appropriate Athletics and University facilities personnel, to ensure all sponsorship inventory elements are executed per contractual agreements
  • Collaborates with Yale Athletics marketing, ticketing, compliance, business, operations, and communications teams to maintain a constant presence in conversations to identify opportunities for partners and sponsorship to add value to the overall operation
  • Identifies key University contacts to grow network of resources and opportunities on behalf of Yale Athletics
  • Current Additional Athletics Roles:
  • Directs and supervises the annual Yale Community Rowing program
  • Planning committee member for the celebration of 50th Anniversary of Title IX and 50th year of Women’s Athletics at Yale
  • Department representative for the Yale Women’s Athletic Network.
12/2015 to 12/2019
Assistant Athletic Director Yale University City, STATE,
  • Directed the annual fundraising efforts, including goal setting, for 10 alumni sport associations, raising over $5.5m in unrestricted funds for years FY16 through
  • Y20
  • Developed alumni engagement and participation strategies, implemented effective engagement tools, and served as the liaison between the alumni leadership of each alumni association and the Yale Athletics department
  • Worked in collaboration with the Director of Development on select capital projects and endowment campaigns such as the Gales Ferry Boathouse renovation, Carol
  • Oberts Field House building, and establishment of the One Yale Crew Endowment
  • Managed 30+ annual local and surrounding area events including association board meetings, golf outings, tailgates, annual dinners and banquets, alumni reunions, and mentoring events
  • Responsible for the management of all alumni communication channels including email client, event management software, website functionality and integration,
  • Ross Campus mentoring platform, and additional web-based tools
  • Composed all written materials and graphic content for fundraising campaigns, social media, direct mail, website content, newsletters for each association at strategic times of the year
  • Performed extensive financial analysis and reporting for annual association board meetings and quarterly executive committee meetings
  • Developed strategic direction and oversaw management of alumni/student-athlete mentoring program through collaboration and relationship building with university departments including the Yale Alumni Association and the Office of Career Strategy.
12/2013 to 12/2015
Marketing, Merchandising, and Event Coordinator Yale University City, STATE,
  • Developed marketing strategy in collaboration with senior leadership to promote historical launch of new shell design
  • Determined strategic direction for website redesign, use of web applications, and overall web presence
  • Responsible for all social media activities, including content creation, platform management, and day-to-day oversight
  • Oversaw management and sales of all merchandise onsite at 25+ annual regattas across the US; reduced inventory carrying costs on merchandise by 42% while increasing sales by 108% over 2 years
  • Created and successfully implemented a free shipping program that reduced shipping costs by 27%.
Education and Training
Expected in 12/2013 to to
University of Tulsa - Tulsa, OK,
Expected in 12/2010 to to
Bachelor of Science: Marketing
University of Tulsa - Tulsa, OK,

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School Attended

  • University of Tulsa
  • University of Tulsa

Job Titles Held:

  • Assistant Athletic Director of Corporate Partnerships
  • Assistant Athletic Director
  • Marketing, Merchandising, and Event Coordinator


  • MBA
  • Bachelor of Science

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