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Position Type
Full Time

Application Deadline Date
December 17, 2022

Salary Range
40,000-45,000 Bases

Job Location

Employment Type

Expected Start Date
January 3, 2023

Additional Info

The employer is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status or disability.

The employer welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

About GWN:

Each year, GWN produces more than 50 events across North America including watersports, running and soccer. GWN offers start-to-finish event management services, corporate team-building experiences, and social marketing initiatives.

As GWN continues to grow our watersports series, Major League Dragon Boat, we are looking for an experienced and energetic sales executive to add to our team. The environment is fun, fast-paced and highly rewarding.

The core responsibility of this position is to work with the VP of Sales and Marketing to ensure the continued growth of the Major League Dragon Boat events. This will include proactively seeking out strategic opportunities, engaging new corporations and organizations, and building relationships with highly engaged teams and individuals. If you are a self-starter, results oriented, and possess the business development talent to establish and maintain a client base, then this is the job for you.

Key Responsibilities:

• Develop new ways to engage continued and/or new participation in the events.

• Engage and support existing and new corporate team development and implement a program to achieve growth targets.

• Work with the charitable partner and its’ volunteers to engage key stakeholders, vendors, employees and supporters to both participate and fundraise.

• Develop a plan to engage groups on an individual and team basis to keep their interest and commitment to ongoing support and engagement in the events.

• Look at external best practices to ensure events have continued success.

• Inventory management of GWN’s retail operations.

• Manage and operate the pop-up retail tour at MLDB and other events.

• Oversee the development of the online sales portal.


• Minimum one-year marketing, B2B sales, consumer marketing/advertising and/or events experience

• Inside sales and customer service experience

• Sport or event sales, operations or marketing experience

Core Competencies:

• Passion for the vision, entrepreneurship, partnerships and accountability

• Demonstrated strength in project management

• Demonstrated understanding of events and marketing management

• Strong communication skills

• Results-oriented, able to set priorities and deliver consistently to a high professional standard

• Effective organizational and interpersonal skills

• Excellent decision making skills with the ability to make recommendations and to use good judgment in assessing difficult situations

• Ability to work effectively and calmly under pressure/stressful conditions and to meet multiple and competing deadlines

• Manages people and financial resources effectively and efficiently

• Exercises initiative and good judgment with ability to multi-task

• Strong analytical, evaluation and assessment skills

• Adapts to and implements change and facilitates its acceptance by others

• Knowledge and/or interest in water sports

• Ability to lift and carry 40 lbs.

• Must have a “G” class driver’s license

• Ability to travel within Canada and the United States (<10% of the time)

For more information or to apply please contact us at:

We thank all interested applicants, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

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