ISMF is looking for a Marketing & Communication Manager

ISMF is looking for a Marketing & Communication Manager

Competitive Ski Mountaineering is one of the fastest growing winter sports and will make its Olympic debut at Milano-Cortina Winter Olympic Games in 2026, after an extremely successful performance at the Lausanne 2020 Youth Games. The International Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF) is the international governing body for the sport and is seeking its first-ever dedicated Marketing & Communication Manager to work on strategic partnerships and help the growth of our sport, generating revenues maximizing the global exposure of the sport. Join the team and be part of an ecosystem that combines one of the fastest-growing sports of the planet with a culture of high performance, collaboration and opportunity. Ski Mountaineering is at an exciting crossroads and there is an opportunity for considerable growth across the globe. The sport is visually appealing, has some of the greatest endurance athletes in the world, and is a sustainable sport with strong values.


  • Securing sponsors for the sport of Ski Mountaineering and its premier events
  • Show measurable commercial impact for the organisation
  • Building a revenue model for the sport of Ski Mountaineering
  • Establishing the Marketing/Sponsorship strategy of the organization.
  • Ensure the values of the ISMF are matched appropriately with all the partners.
  • Research marketing trends and innovations.
  • Follow up on the obligations with partners.
  • Work with media distribution and production teams to create and place attractive content for brands.
  • Building and maintaining positive relationships with brand representatives.
  • Lead initiatives spanning growth strategy, events strategy, and commercial excellence by directly scoping, initiating, planning, executing, and controlling large and complex projects tied to high priority commercial objectives
  • Establish objectives, define deliverables, structure work effort, and mobilise cross-functional teams to deliver impactful strategic initiatives against multiple high priorities.
  • Use data-driven insights to support goals and actions in line with ISMF strategic direction.


  • A degree in sports marketing, communications, or a related field.
  • 5+ years proven history of sales success to brands (preferably, on behalf of a winter sport)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Existing relationships with sponsors.
  • Knowledge of the winter sports industry.
  • Creative messaging to companies to build their brand using the unique attributes in competitive ski mountaineering.
  • Able to work effectively with communications and media partners.
  • The successful candidate, as well as having a passion for sport, must be digitally savvy, a team player and a great all-rounder
  • Must have the ability to organise, plan and work to strict deadlines.
  • All candidates must possess a ‘can-do’ attitude, a progressive personality and enjoy engaging with internal team members, as well as external stakeholders.
  • Available to work on week-ends both on site and remotely.

About us:

Founded in 2007, the International Ski Mountaineering Federation ISMF is the global governing body for ski mountaineering competitions. Since 2016, the organization is officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee IOC. Its main goals are the promotion, regulation and development of the ski mountaineering sport worldwide. Based in Lausanne, Switzerland, the ISMF’s membership consists of 45 national mountaineering or ski sports federations in Europe, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. The ISMF organizes ski mountaineering World Cups events and World Championships. For the first time, ski mountaineering has been a medal sport at the 2020 Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, Switzerland, and has recently been included in the programme of the Olympic Winter Games Milano Cortina 2026.


Fixed amount plus variable compensation based upon revenue goals.
The position does not require work at the ISMF office, and the successful candidate will be able to work remotely. Some travel and work on week-ends will be required.

Selection Process:

Cover letter, CV, and references
Start date July 1, 2023

To apply:

For qualified and interested candidates, please send a cover letter, CV and references to:

For a better use and treatment of the information it is recommended to attach the CV in PDF format.

For a better use and treatment of the information it is recommended to attach the CV in PDF format. Please consider that the personal data provided in your CV is confidential and will be processed by the International Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF) solely for the purpose of handling your job application and assessing your suitability for Media Marketing & Communication Manager position within ISMF. This data will be kept until our open role is filled. We cannot estimate the exact time period, but we will consider this period over when a candidate accepts our job offer for the position for which we are considering you. When that period is over, we will either delete your data or inform you that we will keep it in our database for future roles. The legal basis for processing this data is the consent you provide us when you submit your application, as well as our legitimate interest in following up on the recruitment process. However, at any time, if you wish, you can contact us through the addresses provided below to exercise your rights of access, rectification, deletion, opposition, limitation of processing and portability of data, in accordance with the terms provided in the rules of protection of personal data. You can do this by writing to our offices in Italy (Piazza G. Mellano 4B 12084 Mondovì, Italy) or by sending an email to the address: For more information you can consult our Privacy Policy at:  

Photo Gallery