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Rhode Island Sports Commission Coordinator

Reports To: Executive Director – RI Sports Commission

Classification: Non-Exempt

Summary: The Sports Commission Coordinator will work directly with the Executive Director of the Rhode Island Sports Commission to help support and grow the sales and servicing efforts related to sports groups utilizing Rhode Island as a base for competitions and/or events. 

Essential Functions:       

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Handle all aspects of the booking process associated with select repeat sporting events occurring in Rhode Island and new business opportunities as directed by the executive director.
  • Establish and maintain productive relationships and act as the primary liaison with hotels, vendors and area venues. 
  • Utilize proactive sales tools and skills to assist in the growth of the overall sports market segment. 
  • Manage social media and digital media for the RI Sports Commission
  • Work alongside the PWCVB convention services team to provide support services to ensure successful execution of events. 
  • Gather, organize and post all historic data related to sports group performance in the market. 
  • Communicate with area hotels and venues for post-event follow up including room pick up reports and surveys
  • Assist with administrative duties related to sports commission performance metrics.


  • Technical Capacity
  • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility
  • Thoroughness
  • Collaboration skills
  • Flexibility
  • Solid, independent project management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills as this position will require interaction with prospective and current clients
  • Proactive
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong time management skills
  • Organized
  • Strong customer service and business etiquette skills
  • Analytical

Work Environment

This job operates in an office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and fax machines.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.   This position is active and requires sitting, standing, walking, and bending.  The employee may have to lift boxes/items weighing up to 25 lbs.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full time position.  Days and hours of work are typically Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5pm.  Some evenings/weekends/holidays are required.


Some travel may be required to accommodate site visits, trade shows, and trainings


  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software products, including PowerPoint, Excel, Word and ability to quickly learn industry related windows software
  • Basic working knowledge of structure surrounding youth, amateur, collegiate and professional sporting organizations and events
  • Strong and consistent ability to prioritize activities and to handle multiple responsibilities within a specific time frame

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • College degree or equivalent or applicable work experience

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Deadline for resumes is May 24. 

Email resume to Kara Theriault at