Performs responsible, professional and supervisory work for the Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc (FACVB) by aggressively marketing and promoting Fayetteville and Cumberland County as a destination for sports. Considerable judgment skills and initiative are required in developing and implementing sports sales activities, presenting sports sales presentations, negotiating service acquisitions between sports groups and vendors, and preparing specifications and proposals. Attends various sports trade and travel shows to promote Cumberland County resources. Work is performed with a high degree of independence and under the general supervision of the director of sales. Performance is evaluated through a review of accomplishments and attainment of objectives.
Thorough knowledge of the practices and techniques of marketing and sales promotion to include a working knowledge of contracts and bids procedure, financial and other requirements.
Ability to work and maintain a working knowledge of the tourism industry and convention and visitors bureaus and a thorough knowledge of Fayetteville area accommodations, attractions, meetings facilities, restaurants, and related businesses.
Represent the FACVB in a positive, professional manner to make professional presentations and to communicate clearly, effectively and concisely orally and in writing.
Implement marketing and promotion strategies designed to increase bookings of sports facilities in the greater Fayetteville and Cumberland County area.
Plan, organize, prioritize, and complete work routine in accordance with sound time-management methodology. Ability to operate within and provide a work environment that promotes clear and open communication.
Establish and maintain effective and professional working relationships with other employees, governmental agencies and business officials, and sports, and travel and trade clients.
Analyze problems and recommend practical solutions to operate effectively without close supervision and to exercise sound judgment and discretion in performance of duties.
Prepare promotional and sports material, eg: sales kits, bid packages, and related materials.
Ability to travel with a reliable vehicle.
Additional Salary Information: Travel mileage, cell phone, and credit card will be provided.
About Fayetteville Area CVB
The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB) currently has 10 full-time positions and three part-time positions. Fuill-time positions consists of three in the sales department, three in communications, two in tourism, one in the visitors center and one CEO/President. Part-time empolyees are located at our satellite office and two in our main office. Fayetteville is located midway between NY and FL when traveling north and south on I-95 and 30 miles south of I-40 when traveling east and west in NC. A community of roughly 325,000 with about 55,000 military located and Fort Bragg and Pope Army Air Field.