This position will start on 7/31/23 and run through 6/14/24.

A quick summary about the role:

The Orlando Magic Youth Foundation (OMYF) Graduate Associate will assist in the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation’s efforts to obtain financial and other support to sustain its work in the community, through the solicitation of donations (monetary and in-kind) from individuals, foundations, corporations, and staff. Manage in-game and online auctions, auction database and autograph session inventory. Assist with the grant process, while aligning with the organization’s business goals and fulfilling the mission of OMYF and Social Responsibility.

What the Graduate Associate will be responsible for:

  • Manage the 50/50 Program at every home game. Set up each 50/50 Event via software, schedule shifts, set up arena kiosks, set up 50/50 devices, provide winner documents and submit winner information to finance for payment. Update reports and maintain all expenses. Assist with marketing of the program.

  • Assist with all aspects of the OMYF Open Golf Tournament and Orlando Wine Festival & Auction with mailings, soliciting donation/raffle/silent auction items, receiving, assessing value, tracking donations, writing auction descriptions, taking photos of items, guest registration, auction volunteer coordination, auction set-up, auction check-out, donor correspondence and thank you letters, etc.

  • Assist with OMYF donor database, which include event, auction, online, private, and employee giving campaign donations (monetary and in-kind donations). Database includes donor contact information, item(s) donated, etc.

  • Manage online and in-game auctions by securing creative items to be autographed and placed on the online auction site at some home games, coordinate league affidavits and certificates of authenticity. Monitor the bidding process and assist donors with the payment/check-out process, distribution and pick up of items and thank you letters to the supporters. Generate weekly and monthly revenue reports.

  • Assist in OMYF Grant Cycle, including but not limited to processing grants, maintaining records of applications received, assisting with board meetings, site visits, follow-up evaluation, grant reception, ordering awards, scheduling game night grant presentations, correspondence with grant recipients, obtaining and reviewing mid-year and end of year grant reports, and researching new organizations who qualify.

  • Assist with autograph session and donation requests, which include tracking, coordinating delivery or pick-up of items, managing autographed inventory and reporting items donated.

  • Provide support for the Employee Giving Campaign.

  • Assist with developing content for the website and social media.

  • Maintain knowledge of NBA and team foundation events and generate ideas on how to improve existing programs.

  • Maintain knowledge of current trends in the sports and entertainment industries to aid in the procurement of auction items.

  • Research national sports teams (NBA, NFL, NHL, etc.) fundraising activities to enhance those of the OMYF.

  • Assist with in-game presentation of grant recipients and other on-court presentations.

  • All other duties as assigned.

What the Graduate Associate needs to have:

  • Post Grad (recent college graduates within 24 months of graduation) or graduate-level college students required.

  • Degree in marketing, non-profit, and/or sports management preferred.

  • 1-2 years of nonprofit, marketing or sports management experience preferred.

  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office products and other related computer skills required.

  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with an emphasis on business writing skills.

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks/projects and support multiple positions.

  • Ability to work independently without supervision, be self-directed and demonstrate initiative.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with others for whom you have no direct supervisory authority.

  • Strong teamwork and team synergy skills required.

  • Excellent ability to establish rapport with others and ability to build strong interpersonal relationships.

  • Exhibit good judgment and decision-making skills.

  • Ability to be creative.

  • Willingness to work long and irregular hours with a flexible schedule based on the changing priorities of the department.

What we offer you:

Compensation and Benefits:

  • $15/hour plus overtime

  • 5 days of PLT

  • Game tickets during Magic season (as available)

  • 40% discount on Orlando Magic merchandise

  • Medical coverage option

Relocation Information:

  • Relocation and housing expenses are the responsibility of the Graduate Associate (Please note that while we have a hybrid work model, this does require you to live and work out of the Orlando, Florida area.)

  • Reliable transportation is also needed

Working Hours:

  • Office Hours - M-F, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

  • Based on role determines in office and remote working by the manager

  • Most Associates work all game nights (44 home games + playoffs and finals) including weekends and holidays

  • Culture built on Community, Innovation, Legendary and Teamwork!

Physical requirements


If this opportunity is a job you're passionate about and it fits with your skills and experience, then we welcome you to take the next step and apply!

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of our pre-employment screenings, that may include a background check and drug screen.

Please note that this is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.

The Orlando Magic are not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at the Orlando Magic via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from Orlando Magic HR/Recruitment will be deemed the sole property of the Orlando Magic. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by the Orlando Magic as a result of the referral or through other means.

The Orlando Magic is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, any other non-merit based factor or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Our leadership team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment.