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Job listing closed on 15 Nov 2023
7 Nov 2023

Manager, Lakers Youth Foundation

🇺🇸 El Segundo, CA, USA
Full Time
5+ years exp.
US$65,000 – US$75,000 per year

Job Title: Manager, Lakers Youth Foundation (LYF)

Department: Lakers Youth Foundation

Reports to: VP, Charitable Affairs & Lakers Youth Foundation

Position Summary: Lead and support the LYF team on various projects and administrative duties throughout the season.

Essential Functions (Duties & Responsibilities):

  • Manage in-arena, online, and special event auctions (including preseason events and in-season events). Track the success of the auctions and continue to grow the auctions
  • Manage Lakers Youth Foundation Quarterly Grants
  • Review grant applications, work with VP to select grantees, prepare paperwork for Legal and Accounting Departments and be the liaison between the Foundation and nonprofit Grantees
  • Create and manage the LYF and Community Impact Report for each season. Track events, grants, donations, fundraising, etc. to be able to create a report. Work closely with analytics, accounting and any 3rd party vendors
  • Oversee and plan special events including Basketball Court Dedications, Holiday events, Black History Month Reception, shopping-fundraisers and off-season activations
  • Manage inventory of autographed items, LYF branded merchandise and Lakers memorabilia. Place orders with Lakers preferred vendors when necessary
  • Create, manage, and track ticket letter donations. Work with front office and Ticketing Dept to process ticket letter donations
  • Work directly with Accounting Department to process invoices, create check requests, and provide notations to Quarterly Financial Reports
  • Assist with Youth Basketball programming and Lakers Youth Foundation Clinics.
  • Process Travel & Expense Reports with VP
  • Attend games and events as needed
  • Assist VP with day-to-day supervision of the Lakers Youth Foundation Coordinator
  • Complete special projects as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Detail-oriented, reliable, proactive, and resourceful

• Ability to work well under pressure and independently

• Ability to solve problems and multitask

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Professional in both appearance and attitude

• Strong desire to work in the sports industry

• Understanding of nonprofit and community serving organizations

• Proficient in Microsoft office (Outlook, Powerpoint, Excel, Word and Teams)

Candidate Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or experience equivalent to five (5) years with sports team, nonprofit organization or similar
  • 3 years managing/leading a team
  • 2 years of fundraising
  • 2 years event management

Location: El Segundo, CA and Crypto.com arena for home games. Other occasional off-site events, as needed.

The pay range for this role is $65,000 to $75,000. Actual compensation packages are based on several factors that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, depth of experience and certifications

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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