The Oakland Roots SC Manager, Corporate Partnerships responsible for providing services in business development and partnership marketing to grow commercial revenue focusing primarily on sponsorships and community marketing while supporting key partners.

Essential Function

  • Develop and secure business opportunities within the community for the Club.

  • Sell sponsorships to companies that drive revenue and create marketing partnerships.

  • Research and develop new business opportunities by identifying sales leads, develop strategic marketing plans and undertake presentations for potential clients.

  • Maintain and create strong external contacts and working relationships.

  • Support the Club executive staff, investor group and external partners on planning and presentations for large sponsorship opportunities.

  • Prepare detailed business plans to ensure the Club’s visions, goals and objectives are presented to prospective clients.

  • Organize, maintain, and fulfill corporate sponsorship agreements and their outlined contractual obligations.

  • Provide ongoing customer service for corporate partners through various means.

  • Participate in group sales efforts under the supervision of sales leadership.

  • Serve as a liaison to local community leaders and stakeholders.

  • Perform various game day duties related to sponsor agreements and obligations.

  • Represent Oakland Roots SC and its related affiliates in a professional manner at all times.

  • Ability to work nights, all events, weekends, events and holidays as required.

Game Day Responsibilities

  • Ensure proper setup and execution of pre-, post-, and in-game sponsor activations

  • Assist in stadium tours and sales appointments for new prospects.

  • Meet with, escort, greet clients as required or requested.

Personal Attributes

  • Strong organizational, communications and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.

  • Self-motivating personality, eager to succeed and increase revenue.

  • Confidence, tact and persuasive manner.

  • High stamina and ability to handle pressure.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with exceptional time management.

  • Strong networking skills.

  • Approachable and diplomatic.

  • Professional appearance and demeanor.

  • Practice regular and prompt attendance to invited and required meetings.

  • Ability to professionally handle highly sensitive and confidential information.

  • Ability to professionally communicate and interact with all levels of management and clients.

  • Ability to prioritize and solve problems efficiently and quickly.

  • Highly organized, resourceful, detail-oriented, quick learner.

  • Assertive, self-motivated, self-starter with the ability to work with minimal supervision.

 Skills and Experience

  • Education: Bachelor of Arts/Sciences Degree (4-year).

  • Experience: Minimum of 1-2 years of related experience.

  • Proficient with Photoshop, Illustrator, Excel, Outlook, Word, G Suite, and other business platforms.

  • Experience with advertising and/or sponsorship in sports/entertainment industry preferred.


The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. The duties listed do not represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Oakland Roots SC are an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Oakland Roots SC to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or creed, sex, age, disability, citizenship status, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

To Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position:

  • Please submit résumé and cover letter to

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