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ATLANTA SPORTS COUNCIL COMMUNITY RELATIONS INTERN

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Atlanta - Atlanta, GA
Internship

Description

About the Atlanta Sports Council

The Atlanta Sports Council (ASC), a division of the Metro Atlanta Chamber, facilitates the growth and development of sports in metro Atlanta by serving as a recruiter for major regional, national, and international sports events. The organization plays an important role in improving the quality of life for residents in the region through sports, working to drive economic growth and visibility and acting as an advocate for area teams and annual sports events. The ASC also serves as the lead organization for planning and executing the largest sporting events in the region including the upcoming 2025 College Football Playoff National Championship, 2025 NCAA Men’s Basketball Southeast Regional and the FIFA World Cup 2026.

 

Position Summary:

The Atlanta Sports Council Community Relations Intern will report to the Director of Community Relations and is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day volunteer program for the 2025 College Football Playoff National Championship. In addition, this position will assist with all community relations activities and other duties as assigned. Candidates are expected to work 40 hours per week. (Required to work nights and weekends as needed).

 

The duration of the internship will run from August 2024 through January 31, 2025. Candidates must commit to being completely available the entire month of January.  No vacation January 6 - 31 in preparation for the 2025 College Football Playoff National Championship.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the support of and execution of a comprehensive, professional and “first class” volunteer program to serve the needs of the College Football Playoff (CFP) staff and the Atlanta Football Host Committee (AFHC).
  • Manage volunteer system (Rosterfy).
    • Day-to-day updates within the system.
    • Pull reports as needed.
    • Build shifts for events.
    • Send communications to volunteers.
    • Assist in interviewing volunteer lead roles.
    • Participate in training meetings with Rosterfy.
  • Responsible for monitoring the volunteer email account and staying up to date in communication with any volunteer questions or requests.
  • Coordinate with other notable volunteer organizations to leverage their existing volunteer databases as needed for volunteer recruitment.
  • Responsible for receiving, storing and issuance of volunteer kits.
  • Work with marketing team on development of all digital and print materials for volunteers.
  • Assist in the development and execution of the volunteer training sessions.
  • Manage volunteer headquarters throughout CFP National Championship week.
  • Assist with internal and external planning meetings.

Qualifications

Looking for a highly organized, friendly, and detail-oriented individual with excellent communication skills.  Must be able to work effectively in a publicly visible, high pressure and deadline-oriented environment.  Must be highly motivated and exhibit good analytical and problem-solving skills.

 

 

Education and/or Experience:

College degree required. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel required. Familiarity with volunteer systems preferred.

 

Language Skills:

English.  Additional language(s) is a plus.  Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.

 

Other Skills:

Positive, energetic attitude and ability to work in a group environment.  Previous sports business experience and familiarity with sports (as a whole) preferred.

 

 

About MAC

The Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) serves as a catalyst for a more prosperous and vibrant metro Atlanta. To advance economic growth and improve our quality of place, MAC is focused on starting, growing, and recruiting companies to our 29-county region. We’re also focused on growing our innovation economy by promoting and strengthening connections to drive Atlanta’s innovation and entrepreneurial culture. MAC is committed to being an active voice for the business community, serving as an advocate for a competitive business climate, advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion as economic imperatives, and telling Atlanta’s story.

 

Our Purpose, Principles, and Core Values

MAC’s purpose is to UNLEASH ATLANTA’S AMBITION, and in doing so we embody the following principles:

Sit Down Together, Stand Up to Act

Knock Down Walls, Open Doors

Take the Lead, Share the Credit

Sharpen the Focus, Expand the Reach

 

At MAC we naturally exhibit an unwavering commitment to three core values: to be relentless, smart, and all-in. This means every team member is:

  • Relentless. MAC employees take pride in being relentless with an unwavering focus. Our partners trust us to deliver on our commitments. There isn’t room for cutting corners, being aimless, or rejecting change. We are bold and persistent and execute with innovation and edge. 
  • Smart. Team members at MAC know that intense curiosity allows us to grow. We leverage instinct, integrity, and data to drive our strategy and achieve our purpose. As problem-solving idea generators, we have a natural advantage in any challenge.   
  • All-In. We’re a greater force when we rally together. It doesn’t matter what our title or position is: we trust each other and work as one to multiply our collective impact and achieve ambitious goals.
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