Project Employee, Events

National Basketball Association Secaucus, NJ

About the Job

At the NBA, we're passionate about growing and celebrating the game of basketball. Through the intensity of the game and the amazing athletic skill of our players, we deliver excitement to hundreds of millions of fans around the world.
As a global sports and media business, the NBA is so much more. While Basketball Operations runs the league's on-court activities, other departments manage relationships with television and digital media partners, develop marketing partnerships with some of the world's most recognizable companies, oversee the licensing of NBA merchandise, and handle a wide range of responsibilities that drive the NBA's success.

Position Summary:

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who can assist with the development, management, and execution of League events in high-energy, deadline and results-driven department. This person should be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment that rewards creative and solution minded approaches that keep partner objectives and NBA goals top of mind.

Major Responsibility:

  • Serve as a liaison with internal departments to provide guidance on planning, activation and execution of events and programs.
  • Provide general support to event management team, with special focus on internal communication.
  • Develop and manage planning and project management documents for current and future All-Stars including summary documents, timelines, status reports, and key schedules.
  • Oversee internal master All-Star schedule; manage all edits and distribution for key internal and external constituents; aggregate pertinent All-Star schedules.
  • Work across the organization to develop positive relationships and ensure input, feedback and approvals are obtained in a timely manner.
  • Collaborate closely with internal groups to plan and manage event details, including project workflows, timelines, and statuses.
  • Create PowerPoint presentations and recaps that can effectively tell a story and convey a point of view.
  • Communicate key issues internally via status reports and meeting updates.

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • 2-3 years special event, brand/sports marketing, project management or live event experience needed.
  • Ability to travel and work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.
  • Detail oriented person who has the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects.
  • Team player with strong cross-functional skills.
  • Creative and innovative thinker who can find solutions to problems in a high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (both written and verbal), adhere to deadlines, and to set expectations with all stakeholders.
  • Excellent PowerPoint and Excel skills.

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred.

We Consider Applicants For All Positions On The Basis Of Merit, Qualifications And Business Needs, And Without Regard To Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Sex, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Alienage Or Citizenship Status, Ancestry, Marital Status, Creed, Genetic Predisposition Or Carrier Status, Sexual Orientation, Veteran Status, Familial Status, Status As A Victim Of Domestic Violence Or Any Other Status Or Characteristic Protected By Applicable Federal, State, Or Local Law.

Nearest Major Market: New York City
Nearest Secondary Market: Newark
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