Account Executive, Athletics

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to over 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 332,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, nine straight years of record enrollment, global leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.

About the Department

The University of Cincinnati Department of Athletics competes at the highest level of intercollegiate athletics with the vision to reach Next Level Success for all 18 varsity teams and more than 500 student-athletes. The Bearcats have a proud athletics history, winning eight national championships and 117 conference titles. The Cincinnati men's basketball team is among the 15 winningest programs all-time, while the football team became the first American Athletic Conference program to compete in the College Football Playoff in 2021. Olympic gold medalist volleyball player Jordan Thompson, NBA Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson and Major League Baseball legend Sandy Koufax are among the several luminaries who have competed as Bearcats. 


UC student-athletes collectively posted a 3.4 overall GPA in the spring of 2023, resulting in 11 consecutive semesters of a 3.3 department GPA or higher.

Under the leadership of Director of Athletics John Cunningham, and supported by more than 150 full-time staff members, UC Athletics' mission is to connect our community, enhance our University and impact the lives of student-athletes as they prepare to change the world on and off the field. 


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Job Overview

The University of Cincinnati, Department of Athletics seeks applications for an Account Executive (Sales Associate) to work in the Athletics Ticket Office. This is a full-time position, hourly, with a comprehensive benefits package and commissions opportunity. 


The successful candidate will be expected to help create new revenue opportunities and build relationships through the Bearcats Athletics network with the objective of achieving  and exceeding season and yearly goals established by management while following University of Cincinnati and departmental policies, NCAA Division I, and Conference bylaws and regulations. 

Essential Functions

  • Sell season tickets, mini plans, single game tickets, group tickets, and premium tickets to the public via outbound phone calls, face-to-face appointments, game day sales, offsite events, and inbound calls. 
  • Renew season tickets from assigned account base and maximizing upgrade and new sales opportunities. 
  • Serve as dedicated account representative for season ticket holders. 
  • May serve as main point of contact for group sales. 
  • Maintain and update accurate records of all activities and sales in ticketing database and CRM system. 
  • Utilize data for prospecting, generating leads, gathering referrals. 
  • Collaborate with entities across the department and campus on various ticket initiatives. 
  • Provide support to the Ticket Operations on game day and across all ticketed sports and other outside events. 
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Five (5) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.

Required Experience

Minimum one (1) year sales, customer service or ticket operations experience.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • The ideal candidate will be a passionate, energetic, motivated, fearless and service-oriented sales associate with Paciolan, Salesforce, and professional or collegiate inside sales experience. 
  • The ideal candidate must be able to work some evenings and weekends. 

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Sitting - Continuously
  • Hearing, listening - Often
  • Talking - Often
  • Standing - Often
  • Bending - Seldom
  • Lifting - up to 20 pounds - Seldom
  • Outdoor Environment: Employees work outdoors and may not be protected from weather conditions.
  • Noise: There is sufficient noise to cause you to shout in order to be heard above the noise level.

Application Process

Interested and qualified applicants must apply online and include:

  • Cover letter of interest
  • Current CV/Resume


All certifications and other documentation can be uploaded using the Additional Documents section in the application. Applications without a cover letter and CV/Resume will not be considered for the position.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


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The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


REQ: 94723 


Account Executive, Athletics

Date:  Nov 20, 2023

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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