Job Summary: Reporting to the Partnership Marketing Manager in the Development department, the Partnership Marketing Coordinator prepares, executes, and completes various partnerships with local and regional companies who wish to grow their business through sponsoring events and/or exclusive partnerships throughout the year that generate revenue for the Saint Louis Zoo.
Responsibilities: Duties include creating proposals and agreements/contracts, completing sponsor wrap-up reports, managing the execution and delivery of sponsorship hospitality benefits, tracking sponsor invoicing and payments, researching potential new or growing sponsorship opportunities and working with Zoo departments internally to ensure contractual benefits are fulfilled.
Presence at any sponsored Zoo event to assist the Special Events team with on-site sponsor activations and Development events throughout the year; may include nights and weekends.
Manage the Hotel Partnership Program, which includes stewarding and soliciting new and current partners annually, updating and renewing current contracts, and raising revenue for the Zoo's marketing platforms.
The Sponsorship Coordinator will also support the Saint Louis Zoo’s largest fundraiser of the year ZOOFARI/A Zoo Ado with solicitation preparation as well as clerical duties.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, business or related field preferred. Minimum of 2 years’ experience in marketing or communications role preferred. Excellent communication, writing and interpersonal skills, customer service experience, ability to handle and prioritize numerous tasks, teamwork mentality and capacity to work independently are desired. Computer literacy, general knowledge and use of Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint are a requirement. The Partnership Marketing Coordinator reports to the Partnership Marketing Manager and will need to have a flexible schedule which will require working occasional evenings and weekends. All successful candidates for this position will be required to submit to a criminal background check and drug test.