Job Summary/Basic Function: Job Summary: Coordinates Ticket Sales initiatives for the athletic department, including developing and implementing sales strategies to increase attendance and revenue.
Examples of work performed: E1. Selling season tickets, partial plans, mini plans, group sales and Cardinal Club memberships to individuals and companies via phone prospecting, in-person appointments and at events.
E2. Development of sales and solicitation action plans and strategic goal setting.
E3. Track all measurable data, including but not limited to calls made, tickets sold and revenue generated.
E4. Research trends and sales opportunities, and follow up on these opportunities.
E5. Assist with ticket operations as needed, including but not limited to, staffing home athletic events, supervising ticket sellers/takers at home athletic events and auditing home ticketed athletic events.
E6. Maintains accurate Ticket Office records which are subject to internal and external audits at any time.
E7. Controls and monitors, as directed by the Compliance Director and/or Director of Athletics, the distribution of complimentary tickets in accordance with established policies of the Department, Southland Conference and the NCAA.
E8. Reports to the Assistant Athletic Director for Business Affairs.
Strict adherence to established NCAA, Southland Conference, Lamar University and Texas State University System rules and regulations. A violation of these rules and regulations can lead to disciplinary action including termination.
EXPERIENCE: Strength in time management, organizational and customer service skills. Ability to communicate effectively with the public in a professional manner. Ability to remain focused on sales goals and work independently. Possesses experience with computer ticketing and money management.
EDUCATION: Bachelor degree required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL and ABILITIES: Must have basic computer knowledge and the ability to maintain accurate records concerning overall fiscal operations.
PHYSICAL/MENTAL: Work cooperatively with staff members and supervisors. Come to work in a timely and predictable manner. Able to tolerate constructive criticism. Able to tolerate stressful situations. Follow departmental, University, Southland Conference and NCAA policies and procedures. Able to tolerate flexible work hours weekends and nights.
Preferred Qualifications: Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas SB 85, Section 657.003.
Security Sensitive Statement: This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.
Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.
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Home to more than 14,000 students, Lamar University is one of the fastest growing universities in Texas and is a member of The Texas State University System. LU offers more than 100 programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The 270-acre campus in Beaumont is about 90 miles east of Houston and about 25 miles west of Louisiana