Marketing/Sponsorship Manager, Marine Corps Marathon


Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) is looking for the best and brightest to join our Team! MCCS is a comprehensive program that supports and enhances the quality of life for Marines, their families, and others in the Marine Corps Community. We offer a team oriented environment comprised of military personnel, civilian employees, contractors and volunteers who keep the organization functioning smoothly and effectively. As a service-oriented organization, we never waver in our commitment to our Corps.

This position is located at _Marine Corps Marathon Marine Corps Base Quantico_ . Candidates selected for this position will serve as a _Marketing / Sponsorship Manager_

Major Duties

SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Responsible for planning, directing, initiating, and implementing a comprehensive marketing and sponsorship program in support of a variety of Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) races and events. Plans, directs and initiates the development, administration and implementation of marketing, Public Relations and sponsorship programs for the MCMO. Performs duties as the Marketing/Sponsorship Manager ensuring special considerations and favored treatment are not provided to sponsors with the exception of the public recognition and advertising entitlements addressed in the agreements. Assists the MCMO Deputy Director and branch managers by producing marketing and sponsorship strategies in the development for various programs for the MCM and its event series. Manages and supervises the daily work performance of the Marketing and Graphics sections in the MCMO structure including public relations/media and social media component programs, to include website management, Facebook posts and Twitter feeds. Prepares and presents creative concepts and marketing plans and provides day to day management of commercial sponsorship programs for the MCMO. Researches, solicits and sells commercial sponsorship partnerships for all MCMO races and sub events. Targets commercial business areas or categories enhancing the MCMO and meet the market and sales’ goals of prospective sponsors. Effectively communicates information using state of the art equipment. Prepares and creates marketing plans and concepts. Develops, writes and produces a wide variety of advertising media. Develops implements and monitors a limited and controlled commercial sponsorship program and strategies for the MCMO to assist in the competitiveness of the MCM and its races series. Creates draft sponsorship agreements, follow auditing guidelines, and submits for review by Legal Counsel prior to acceptance. Monitors the usage of registered trademarks, the MCM name, the MCM logos on the “The People’s Marathon” and several events series trademarks. Ensuring reviews of agreements for use plus quality control enforcement of standards for use. Plans, organizes and implements MCMO events entertainment and ceremonial function. Oversees and manages Media planning, coordination and coverage for the MCMO races. May function as announcer for the MCM, Marine Corps Historic Half and event series races as needed. Conducts marketing research including surveys, demographics, needs assessments, focus groups and pricing reviews. Develops and presents presentation to prospective sponsors using state of the art equipment and software. Develops and manages the Marketing budget for the MCMO. Ensures fiscal accountability of all sponsorship, partnerships and licensing agreements and works directly with MCCS Sponsorship Coordinator, Marine Corps Base, and Quantico. Performs other related duties as assigned. Must be alert to substance abuse and take appropriate action. Effectively supports the Marine Corps Equal Employment Opportunity and Sexual Harassment policies, and ensures compliance with fire, safety, and other environmental issues and programs. Maintains and enforces security of funds, merchandise, supplies and equipment to preclude or minimize the potential for fraud, waste and abuse. May be required to travel to attend MCMO races, meetings and expos to promote races and events by attending other race expos to set up booths with MCMO race materials to promote MCMO race series by handing out MCMO materials, speaking to runners about MCMO races and events, and soliciting vendors to participate in races. Prepares for MCMO races and events by setting up cones, tents, start and finish lines and other race requirements. Observation of race practices by attending other races within the running industry and learning how they prepare, plan and execute races and upon return implement race practices and procedures at MCMO races. May be required to stand for extended periods of times at expos handing out materials and speaking with runners and vendors about MCMO races. Provides World Class Customer Service with an emphasis on courtesy. Assists customers and communicates positively in a friendly manner. Acknowledges customers, smiles and makes eye contact. Asks questions to determine, verify and solve problems. Checks for satisfaction on the quality of goods and services. Takes action to solve problems quickly. Alerts the higher level supervisor, or proper point of contact for help when problems arise. Adheres to safety regulations and standards. Uses required safety equipment, and observes safe work procedures. Promptly reports any observed workplace hazards, and any injury, occupational illness, and/or property damage resulting from workplace mishaps to the immediate supervisor. Adheres to established standards of actively supporting the principles of the EEO program and prevention of sexual harassment. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Performs other related duties as assigned.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Minimum of four years related background that demonstrates experience directly related to the above duties. Strong computer skills. Demonstrated experience in the use of a variety of informational marketing and media methods such as graphic arts, design, illustration, photographs, computers, broadcast, etc. Must have strong written and oral communication skills. Must posse’s solid organizational and detail-orientated expertise and the ability to handle numerous projects at one time. Must be skilled in using a variety of communication and informational media methods and techniques to stimulate interest of a variety of publics, which have different levels of understanding. Must be able to identify the characteristics of target audiences and determine the most effective, sources, methods, and techniques to use in reaching patrons. Ability to analyze the results of information gathering techniques, surveys, inquiries, etc. to improve upon existing systems. This is a white-collar position where occasional lifting up to 20 lbs may be required.

How To Apply

All applications must be submitted online via the MCCS Careers website:

Resumes/applications emailed or mailed will not be considered for this vacancy announcement. To be considered for employment, the application or resume must be submitted online by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement.

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your MCCS user account and review your application status.

Closing Statement

GENERAL INFORMATION: Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, GINA, political affiliation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, marital status, physical handicap which has no bearing on the ability to perform the duties of the position. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

It is Department of Navy (DON) policy to provide a workplace free of discrimination and retaliation. The DON No Fear Act policy link is provided for your review:

As part of the employment process, Human Resources Division may obtain a Criminal Record Check and/or an Investigative Consumer Report. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI). For all positions requiring access to firearms or ammunition, the Federal Government is prohibited from employing individuals in these positions who have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, or a felony crime of domestic violence adjudged on or after 27 November 2002. Selectees for such positions must submit a completed DD Form 2760, Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition, before a final job offer can be made.

Direct Deposit of total NET pay is mandatory as a condition of employment for all appointments to positions within MCCS.

Required Documents:

Education/certification certificate(s), if applicable.

If prior military, DD214 Member Copy

This activity is a Drug-free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace, and Marines, sailors, and their family members have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce.

Involuntarily separated members of the armed forces and eligible family members applying through the Transition Assistance Program must submit a written request/statement (may be obtained from the MCCS Human Resources Office) and present ID card with "TA" stamped in red on front of card.