Foundation Coordinator - Florida Panthers (SUNRISE · FL)

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Job Title: Foundation Coordinator
Department: Florida Panthers Foundation
Reports To: Foundation Manager
FLSA: Exempt
Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: FLA Live Arena

Organization Overview:
The Florida Panthers are a community focused organization lead by an authentic management team that served our country and now serves the South Florida community. The organization is on the rise and is experiencing success both on and off the ice. Led by General Manager Bill Zito, the Panthers had their best season in franchise history in 2022. Off the ice, the business team is seeing growth across all key metrics including ratings, social engagement and a busy 2022 concert schedule. Meanwhile the organization is expanding outside of FLA Live Arena, and are renovating the FTL War Memorial in Downtown Fort Lauderdale to build a new practice facility and concert venue.

About the Florida Panthers Foundation:

The Florida Panthers Foundation serves as the team's main charitable beneficiary. Re-introduced in the middle of the 2013-14 season under the ownership of Mr. Vincent Viola and Mr. Doug Cifu, the vision of the Florida Panthers Foundation is to make a positive philanthropic impact on the South Florida community and beyond. Through partnerships, grants, and community programs, the Foundation will focus on four priorities, including youth hockey, children and youth, veterans and the endangered Florida panther. The Panthers Foundation raises money through various fundraisers and in-game initiatives, including the 50/50 Raffle, jersey and memorabilia auctions, "Puck for a Buck", outside events and other opportunities to engage fans in support of the Foundation. Through the Foundation, the Florida Panthers looks to support exemplary South Florida nonprofit organizations that help make a positive impact in the local community.

Job Summary:

The Florida Panthers Foundation Coordinator will support major Foundation fundraising initiatives including the 50/50 Raffle, online auctions and merchandise sales. The ideal candidate for this role has in-game fundraising and event management experience who can also bring fresh and innovative ideas to help the Foundation generate revenue throughout the season. This person is a motivated, driven individual and is eager to help give back to the South Florida community.


Job Functions:

Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Oversee the operations of the 50/50 raffle program at all Florida Panthers home games- including nights, weekends and holidays
  • Hire, assist, train and motivate Game Day Foundation Staff
  • Oversee Game Day Foundation Staff training
  • Coordinate start and end of game logistics, such as creating each raffle, device pick up and return, drawing the winning number, end of game data, etc.
  • Provide analytical data regarding sales trends, staff achievements and reports of the raffle and adjust to create the most successful raffle outcome
  • Work in collaboration with Florida Panthers departments to ensure the 50/50 raffle gains positive momentum throughout the organization including explaining how the 50/50 raffle works to other departments, spread knowledge of the 50/50 raffle to fans, etc.
  • Keep inventory of 50/50 supplies (raffle paper, signage, promotional initiatives, etc.) and communicate any needs in a timely manner
  • Write monthly recaps for each Florida Panthers Foundation fundraising efforts with the 50/50 raffle and GiveSmart initiatives.
  • Execute fundraising auctions and merchandise sales through GiveSmart platform
  • Communicate and distribute all GiveSmart auction and merchandise items to customers.
  • Work with the Panthers marketing, social, creative, corporate partnerships, game presentation and sales teams
  • Assist with signature fundraising events (i.e. securing silent auction items, day-of logistics, scheduling staff, etc.)
  • Plan and assist with the execution of Florida Panthers Stache Dash 5K and Pucks & Pints Beerfests



  • Interested individuals must possess superior organizational skills, be able to function in a fast-paced, multi-task setting, have exceptional time management abilities, and work well on a team.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.
  • Ability to set-up/push heavy kiosk(s) and walk the Concourse in a timely manner throughout the entire game shift
  • Experience overseeing a team of individuals
  • Show the utmost professionalism when working with athletes, alumni and other VIPs
  • Applicant should be able to maintain a productive working relationship with employees, clients, patrons and community contacts.
  • Must be able to work select weekend, evening, and holiday events. Must be able to lift and carry up to 25-50 pounds, as well as stand for a prolonged period.  
  • Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
  • Previous managerial experience is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in business, sports administration, sales, nonprofit management or other related field; 1-3 years of relevant work experience preferred.
  • HOURS REQUIRED: 40 hours, Weekend and Night Games
  • Knowledge of executing a 50/50 Raffle and using GiveSmart is a plus.


Work Environment:

  • This position works in an arena where the noise level is generally high, crowd traffic is heavy, temperatures are variable – often cold; lights are bright or dark with occasional exposure to pyrotechnics.


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:
This is a full-time, exempt position. Must be able to work flexible hours, nights, weekends, and holidays as needed.


At the Florida Panthers, Arena Operating Company, Panthers Ice Den, and Sanza Food Service we strive to make every employee feel valued and respected for who they are and the unique contributions they make. We believe that a diverse and inclusive company is a more innovative and successful company, which is why we aim to infuse diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) into all aspects of our culture and our business.

We welcome all to apply and join our team!

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.



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