NIL Collectives Partnership Manager (U.S. Remote or Lincoln, NE)

Revenue · Lincoln, Nebraska
Department Revenue
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level


Opendorse, the NIL company, is the leading technology provider in the athlete endorsement industry. More than 70,000 athletes use Opendorse to understand, build, and monetize their name, image, and likeness (NIL) with support from thousands of brands, fans, sponsors, donors and partners including the PGA TOUR, NHL, NFLPA, MLBPA, WNBPA, LPGA, over 100 professional and collegiate sports teams.


In 2022, the Opendorse Marketplace is the leading NIL destination for athletes. Fans, Brands, Sponsors, Donors and more can connect with athletes to complete deals, manage their NIL, and secure payment. For Student Athletes, the Opendorse marketing, education, and compliance platform serve as an all-in-one NIL solution.


If you love a challenge and are eager to scale a SaaS and Direct-to-Consumer business to the next level, this role is a rare opportunity to join a fast-growing sports startup, that cares about its people and culture, has a strong brand, a great solution, and is loved by its partners.



  • Oversee NIL Collective partners and develop those relationships, in a fast-growing customer segment 
  • Onboarding new NIL Collective customers and monitoring  Deal activities to help ensure a smooth experience 
  • Build strong and lasting relationships with key client contacts, you’ll be their primary point of contact for all account-related questions
  • Expertise on partner accounts, the evolving NIL environment and collegiate sports overall
  • Recommend user campaigns, events, content creation and more 
  • Create consistent communication with NIL Collective partners including data reporting, industry insights/trends, account updates, and other key metrics that are important to our partner
  • Expert on the Opendorse platform to knowledgeably onboard new partners and answer questions received from partners 
  • Troubleshoot any aspect of activating a campaign to quickly remedy issues or concerns
  • Gather  partner commentary on user experience and product feature sets; collaborate with other functional areas to share back key feedback to enhance the product
  • Travel to NIL Collective events to help execute mass NIL opportunities to ensure seamless athlete and donor experiences 
  • Collaborative partner with our Sales team to help advance NIL Collective sales efforts
  • Additional Responsibilities – this is an ever evolving and growing space, additional responsibilities will arise, being able to adapt to those will be key to your success in this role 



  • Sports industry experience is a must
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and rapidly changing environments, goal oriented, and eager to be a part of a fast-paced, hyper-growth company 
  • Superb organizational skills and can turn Opendorse’s vision into reality through account management and customer experience 
  • You understand and appreciate relationships
  • Advanced interpersonal & networking skills
  • Strong organization skills with attention to detail 
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and customers at once 
  • Appreciation for data and its role in decision-making and delivering strategic insights 
  • Passion for and strong interest in social media and the athletes and brands who utilize it 


    • Understanding of the digital/social, sports/athlete landscape including trends, key players and terminology 
    • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, team-focused environment 
    • Goal orientated with proven track record of managing deadlines 
    • Some background or experience with a Sales team is a plus 
    • Passion for and strong interest in social media and the athletes and brands who utilize it 



    Opendorse is an equal opportunity employer.We believe in the power of diverse teams, celebrate differences and champion inclusion. We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. Unfortunately, we are not able to sponsor employment visas. 

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