Job Opportunities

Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) is a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization in its 34th year of promoting the game of baseball, raising money for local charities and serving the unique needs of former players.

Current Openings

Marketing Assistant
Inventory and Purchasing Staff
Internship Opportunities

Position: Marketing Assistant

Reports to: Director of Membership and Director of Communications

Job Type: Full Time, Entry Level

Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision

Travel: Not required

Location: Colorado Springs, Colo.

About the Position: The MLBPAA seeks a creative Marketing Assistant for its Membership and Development Departments, in conjunction with the Communications Department. This individual is expected to develop and execute programs to successfully aid both departments in recruitment, retention and fundraising efforts. A successful candidate is expected to work independently to create high-quality community outreach and fundraising programs and evaluate the effectiveness of existing programs. This position reports directly to the Director of Membership and Director of Communications.

Key Responsibilities:

Develop content of all material distributed by the Membership and Development departments under the guidance of the Communications office:
         o Conceive, develop and produce an annual solicitation campaign to grow the donor and member base (including copywriting and vision for artistic visual components)
         o Write, develop and manage a clear, consistent and persuasive message during renewal periods to increase retention
         o Create a cohesive look for all membership and development resources (annual package materials, management of $50K inventory, etc.)
         o Write creative and innovative content and marketing campaigns designed to excite potential donors and members to support the Alumni Association
Develop and manage a year-round content schedule including but not limited to direct mail solicitations, email marketing campaigns and social media
Manage the Association's new online community exclusively for players, The Clubhouse (powered by Small World Labs/Personify)
Help create a robust membership benefits program and secure appropriate benefits for constituents
Identify prospective donors and new fundraising avenues to support programming efforts
Pursue sponsorship opportunities to offset the growing cost of membership materials

Qualifications:

Bilingual (Spanish)
Content writing and copywriting experience
Knowledge and understanding of game of baseball
Willingness to collaborate on creative projects
Attention to detail, ability to multi-task and to manage time-sensitive projects and meet deadlines
Ability to organize, prioritize and multi-task on a variety of different projects
Organized, self-starter, excellent verbal and written communication skills
1-2 years related experience in a not-for-profit development office preferred
Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint

To apply:  Submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@mlbpaa.com.

Position: Inventory and Purchasing Staff

Reports to: Controller

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: To be determined (benefits after 90 days)

Location: Colorado Springs, Colo.

Description: The Inventory and Purchasing Staff role is an entry-level position. This person will play an important role by managing all purchase orders for the acquisition of product and all inventory management.

Major League Alumni Marketing, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Creates purchase orders for the acquisition of product based on department manager's requests
Ensures accuracy of purchase orders and researches/reviews purchases for cost savings
Ensures purchases are within budget allowances and communicates with department managers to allocate inventory purchased to each department
May negotiate with suppliers to obtain prices and specifications
Familiar with standard purchasing concepts, practices, and procedures and how they relate to accounting and other departments
Responsible for recording, receiving and maintaining control of all inventory purchased
Ensures compliance with established internal control procedures to include quality control, receiving reports, inventory cycle counts and yearend inventory counts when necessary
Performs a variety of tasks, to include providing inventory and cost of goods reports to accounting and executive staff
Provides routine administrative support

Qualifications and Preferred Skills:

Bachelor's degree in a related field
Attention to detail
Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
Works under general supervision
A certain degree of latitude and creativity are required
Ability to organize, prioritize and multi-task on a variety of different projects
Organized, self-starter, excellent verbal and written communication skills
1-2 years related experience

To apply:  Submit a cover letter and resume to Tracey Lucero-Corsi by Thursday, Jan. 25.

Position: Internships

Major League Alumni Marketing


Major League Alumni Marketing is looking for a motivated individual who is looking to gain real-world experience in a fast-paced sports environment. Learning potential is endless in these positions, and interns get out of the experience what they put into it. While primarily intended as an educational experience, these internships are unpaid but will be compensated for travel.

Requirements


Able to work 20-30 hours per week
Ability to travel to Spring Training at the end of February and all of March (Spring Internship)
Ability to travel during baseball season (Summer Internship)
Energetic
Outgoing
Team Player
Ability to multitask and get things done without supervision
Offers ideas and suggestions
Punctual and professional
Microsoft Office proficient

Spring Interview: End of December or beginning of January

Spring Start Date: Jan. 16, 2017 (can discuss)

Spring End Date: Apr. 21, 2017

Summer Interview: End of April or beginning of May

Summer Start Date: May 15, 2017 (can discuss)

Summer End Date: Sept. 16, 2017

To apply: Please send resumes to Amy@mlbpaa.com


MLBPAA Internships

The MLBPAA is currently seeking interns to spend a quarter/semester in an experience-driven environment. Growing with the MLBPAA, the internship program provides a well-rounded experience by exposing participants to all facets of the organization, including but not limited to the following: day-to-day business operations, sales/marketing, event management, fundraising/development, public/media relations, budgeting, membership development, memorabilia sales and technology.

Interns will learn through hands-on experiences working with the MLBPAA's Swing with the Legends charity golf series, the Legends for Youth baseball clinic series, Legends Games, the membership and fundraising departments and Major League Alumni Marketing. The Alumni Association's internship program provides ample opportunities for its interns to gain experience and/or college credit in the sports industry, including opportunities to manage MLBPAA events.

Qualifications:

Candidate must be working toward degree. Sports management/administration preferred
Candidate must have completed their junior year
Strong interpersonal skills
Creative, trustworthy and hardworking

The ideal candidate will:

Be energetic and enthusiastic
Be outgoing and have a positive attitude and personality
Be a "team player"
Have the ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
Be willing to offer ideas and suggestions
Be punctual and professional

To apply: Send a cover letter and resume to Geoff Hixson at geoff@mlbpaa.com.

MLBPAA Events
Jan. 21, 2017: Baltimore Coaches Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Jan. 28, 2017: Visalia Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Jan. 27-29, 2017: Madrid LFY Coaches Clinics
Legends for Youth Coaches Clinics allow coaches to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Feb. 3, 2017: Bakersfield Fundraiser
This MLBPAA fundraising event will benefit Wounded Warrior Prospects "Vets Against Cancer."
Feb., 4, 2017: Long Island Coaches Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Feb. 6, 2017: Dominican Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Feb. 8, 2017: Dominican Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Feb. 10, 2017: Las Vegas Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Feb. 11, 2017: Chino Hills Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Feb. 25, 2017: Visalia Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Mar. 25, 2017: Visalia Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Apr. 1, 2017: Brooksville Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Apr. 8, 2017: St. Petersburg Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Apr. 29, 2017: Visalia Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
May 27, 2017: Visalia Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
June 24, 2017: Visalia Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
July 29, 2017: Visalia Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Aug. 26, 2017: Visalia Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Sept. 30, 2017: Visalia Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Oct. 28, 2017: Visalia Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Nov. 3-5, 2017: Nicaragua Clinics
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Nov. 25, 2017: Visalia Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Dec. 30, 2017: Visalia Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Complete Event Schedule