Player/Basketball Operations: Statistics
BASKETBALL ANALYST - PHILADELPHIA 76ERS (PHILADELPHIA, PA)

BASKETBALL ANALYST

The Philadelphia 76ers are looking to add talented new developers, software engineers, statistical analysts, and data scientists to the team. Basketball analysts will work as a part of the front office and collaborate extensively with the entire basketball operations department including President and GM Sam Hinkie. Experience in basketball is not required; analytical talent and learning easily is. The Sixers are looking for both permanent employees and interns. Most basketball analysts will work in our basketball operations office in Philadelphia but other arrangements may be possible.

Responsibilities may include some or all of the following depending on your background and interests:
• Gather, clean and integrate data from a variety of sources
• Maintain and extend our existing analytics infrastructure
• Create both ad-hoc analyses and standardized reports across a variety of platforms
• Forecast the results of basketball plays, players, teams, and seasons
• Innovate across all aspects of basketball operations
• Develop recommendations for the decisions we face across the basketball operations department
• Collaborate effectively on team projects and work autonomously on individual work as appropriate
• Communicate results to the basketball operations staff through presentations, written reports, and tools

Qualified candidates will have demonstrated many of the following characteristics:
• Strong programming skills (e.g. Python, Perl, Ruby, C++, Java,….) to support both the front-end and back-end of applications
• Strong database skills (e.g. SQL, Teradata,….)
• Strong statistical skills and experience with statistical and analysis software (R, SAS, Stata, Matlab, Octave)
• Strong experience with Bayesian analysis
• Strong experience with experimental design, linear regression, logistic regression, non-linear regression, k-means clustering, decision trees, and other advanced techniques
• Visualization expertise
• Machine Learning expertise
• Data Mining expertise
• Big Data expertise including distributed processing
• Mobile application expertise
 

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Internships: Any Internship
Basketball Operations Intern - Philadelphia 76ers (Philadelphia, PA)

Department:             Basketball Operations                    

Employee Type:        Part Time

Classification:           Nonexempt

Location                   PCOM

Supervisor                Brandon D. Williams

           

JOB SUMMARY

Entry-level seasonal position working at the direction of the coaching support staff, providing broad and general administrative assistance to the video coordinating and player development team.

JOB RELATIONSHIPS

Reports To:              Special Asst. to the Head Coach                         

Hiring Authority:       No

 GAME/EVENT RESPONSIBILITIES

Game night responsibilities: approximately all home games.

 

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide day-to-day administrative support, short-term tasks and execution of errands
  • On-court support to staff including rebounding in drills, training session set up and facilitation of video/filming equipment
  • Assist with performance related charting and associated databases

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Sales, Service, & Marketing: Marketing
DIRECTOR, DIGITAL AND TICKET MARKETING - Philadelphia 76ers (Philadelphia, PA)

Salary: Based on Experience

Department: Marketing                                                  

Exempt/ Non-Exempt: Exempt

Reports To: VP, Marketing                                                                          

Hours required: 40 hours/week - events, nights and weekends as needed

Overview: The Director plays an integral role in planning and managing advertising, especially digital channels/assets, to drive ticket sales.  This position will work alongside the Vice President of Marketing to achieve business and department goals each season while providing leadership to the marketing team.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Advertising:  Plan and manage advertising as relates to ticket sales and other initiatives with specific focus on digital advertising (e.g., SEM/SEO, programmatic, display, Facebook, etc.).  Manage traditional and digital agency relationships in collaboration with VP.  Manage ticket sales direct mail campaigns.  Provide functional expertise, best practices and recommendations regarding the execution of digital marketing campaigns.  Establish key performance metrics. Track and report on advertising performance with focus on maximizing ROI.

  • Email Marketing:  Oversee email marketing campaigns, especially as related to ticket sales, in collaboration with email marketing coordinator and CRM department.  Schedule, provide copy and creative direction for emails with focus on testing and optimizing as related to best practices.

  • Sixers Digital Assets:  Collaborate with Manager, Digital Media to develop content/call to action that drives ticket sales across sixers.com and Sixers social assets.  Ensure consistent use of internal assets to promote ticket sales.

  • Ticket Sales Programs: Provide strategic planning and management of full season, partial plans, groups and individual ticket sales programs, promotions and campaigns.

  • Innovation: Identify and valuate emerging advertising or marketing platform opportunities. Provide thought leadership and perspective for adoption within department and across organization where appropriate. 

  • Additional:  Special projects as assigned.

Qualifications (educational, experience and basic knowledge requirements):

  • 7+ years of experience, digital agency background preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college/university in Marketing, Communications, Business, Sports Management or other related field; MBA preferred

  • Expertise in digital marketing, especially SEO/SEM, programmatic and display advertising a must, with experience in establishing multi-channel ad attribution and LTV models a plus

  • Experience with digital marketing tools such as email deployment systems, TerminalOne Marketing Operating System, Google Analytics (or similar programs) and ability to program HTML a plus

  • Comfort working with traditional and digital marketing agency

  • Strong computer skills (MS Office applications) required

  • Ability to multi-task between concurrent assignments, prioritize effectively, and adapt quickly to changing priorities, assignments, and roles; works well under pressure

  • Excellent analytical and communication skills; ability to present ideas clearly and concisely

  • Close attention to detail and follow-through in all responsibilities

  • Creative and proactive problem solver

  • Positive attitude

  • Self-motivated with ability to work well in teams and cross-departments and with external partners, especially media and ad agencies

  • Flexibility in working extended hours including nights, weekends, and holidays as required

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Sales, Service, & Marketing: Ticket Sales
Group Events Coordinator - Philadelphia 76ers (Philadelphia, PA)

The Philadelphia 76ers seek a motivated and career-driven individual to work as the Group Events Coordinator. This person will maintain an ambitious schedule handling a variety of projects at one time and providing support to department management and reps.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist group sales department in development, implementation and execution of sales events
  • Coordinate and execute group sales ticket mailing process
  • Assist in the activation of all game night fan experience programs to ensure a first class experience for all game attendees
  • Assist in developing group ticket reporting
  • Provide sales reps with support needed to activate sold programs
  • Providing a high level of service to all accounts
  • Must have the ability to handle multiple projects
  • Assist with other group duties as assigned

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Computer literacy required
  • Position requires excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills. Must be able to manage schedule to handle multiple projects/assignments at once.
  • Exceptional work ethic, strong desire to succeed, eagerness to learn, professionalism and a passion for the sports industry
  • Willingness to work nights and weekends
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
     

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Sales, Service, & Marketing: Ticket Sales
Group Events Specialist - Philadelphia 76ers (Philadelphia, PA)

Philadelphia 76ers seek a motivated, competitive, and career-driven individual to sell group ticket packages. This person will run an ambitious schedule of meetings/appointments with local group decision makers with a significant level of related phone work to support and follow up from this activity. This individual should be familiar with the group sales process, have a relationship focused personality and a proven track record of selling group tickets in the sports industry. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Generating new group sales through cold calling, outside appointments and building tours
  • Prospecting new group sales opportunities through cold calling, referrals and networking events
  • Setting meetings with key decision makers of community and corporate groups
  • Developing professional relationships with current clients for group outing renewals and referral leads
  • Providing a high level of service to all accounts
  • Staffing ticket sales booths at outside functions including luncheons, business shows, conventions, etc
  • Must meet all predetermined activity and sales goals
  • Must have the ability to handle multiple projects
  • Assist with other group duties as assigned

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Relationship selling experience is a plus
  • Minimum of 1 year sales experience in sports & entertainment
  • Computer literacy required
  • Position requires excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Competitive nature and a contagious, positive attitude
  • Strong time management and organizational skills. Must be able to manage schedule to achieve daily and weekly goals for calls, appointments and sales
  • Exceptional work ethic, strong desire to succeed, eagerness to learn, professionalism and a passion for the sports industry
  • Willingness to work nights and weekends
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
     

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Sales, Service, & Marketing: Ticket Sales
Sales Associate - Philadelphia 76ers (Philadelphia, PA)

Philadelphia 76ers Sales Associate Job Description

This posting is for a July/August 2015 start date.  Please apply only if available to begin full-time employment during this time.

Are you looking to jumpstart your career in the sports business?  Look no further than the Philadelphia 76ers Sales Associate program!  This exclusive program will give you the opportunity to learn the business side of professional sports from the top leaders in the sports industry.  With a focus on consistent training and development through personalized coaching, the 76ers Sales Associate program will build the foundation needed for a long and successful career in the sports business!

Program Overview

The Sales Associate program focuses on developing and further educating entry-level sports business professionals on the skills required to succeed in the revenue generating side of the sports business.  Through consistent training and development with members of the 76ers leadership team, Sales Associates will develop a sales pitch in which they are confident in and is centered around their personality.

Responsibilities

  • Sell a full menu of ticket products for the Philadelphia 76ers, including, but not limited to full and partial season ticket packages, group tickets and hospitality packages.

  • Make cold calls from lists of area companies provided to sell full and partial season ticket packages and group tickets.

  • Effectively follow up with clients and prospective clients in order to build relationships to help provide repeat business and to meet excellent customer service requirements.

  • Proactively create opportunities for new business through up selling opportunities and referrals from existing clients.

  • Contact past customers in order to generate new ticket sales.

  • Cordially and effectively handle incoming sales calls from prospective clients for all ticket sales products. 

  • Conduct in-arena appointments and tours of Wells Fargo Center to assist in closing new business and developing new relationships.

  • Work different Philadelphia 76ers events and games as assigned to support ticket sales efforts and promotional initiatives. 

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in business/sales/marketing/sports management or similar concentration.

  • Excellent relationship building and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact comfortably and effectively with internal and external clients at all levels of an organization.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and oral. 

  • Extremely coachable and eager to learn every day.

  • Highly motivated individuals with a strong desire to build a career in the sports business.

  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends, as required.

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