Director, Cougar Club
The Cougar Club is the booster organization that serves as the fund-raising arm of BYU Athletics; its role is to bring vital funds and life-long friends to the University. The Cougar Club Director is an athletic administrator responsible for working with athletic donors and premium ticket sales to facilitate contributions to BYU's athletic program.
There are thousands of Cougar Club Members, and their families, in locations across the United States and in foreign countries. The Cougar Club is responsible for hosting 40-50 events annually. The Cougar Club facilitates thousands of annual, major, estate, and gift-in-kind contributions to BYU Athletics including soliciting, recording, and acknowledging such gifts.
Facilitate Annual Athletic Giving
Develop, organize, and implement a comprehensive strategy to increase Cougar Club membership
Coordinate with BYU Marketing, Philanthropies of the Church, and other on- and off-campus entities to promote athletic donations.
Provide appropriate athletic benefits, acknowledgements, and receipts to annual donors.
Operate and facilitate the BYU Touchdown Club
Supervise Cougar Club Operations
Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Cougar Club including coordinating 40-50 annual events
Supervise Cougar Club employees and athletic department resources
Determine and facilitate club member benefits
Coordinate with BYU Financial Services, the BYU Alumni Association, and Philanthropies of the Church
Supervise all Cougar Club communications: Comprehensive messaging plan including mail, email, and social media targeted toward potential supporters of athletics
Provide oversight for Cougar Club policies and practices
Supervise all communication with the Cougar Club members
Steward and Cultivate Major (Legacy) Donors
Support the continued gifting of major (Legacy) donors
Actively seek out and work with new potential Legacy donors to facilitate their involvement
Provide appropriate athletic benefits and acknowledgements to major donors
Facilitate and finalize multi-year gifting plans
Support Athletic Department initiatives including scholarships, endowments, and deferred and estate gifting
Oversee Premium Athletic Seating
Coordinate the Football Loge Licensing Program
Sell and assign seating in the East Club and East Legacy Premium Football Seating areas
Sell, assign seating, and host/facilitate Courtside Cougars basketball
Help assign and facilitate premium parking
Other Cougar Club Functions
Work with the Salt Lake Cougar Club Chapter with luncheons and other events
Coordinate the efforts of nearly 100 adult volunteers (football practice security, SAB help desk, and game-day volunteer hosts)
Coordinate the details of recognizing donors on the Legacy Wall
Coordinates the monthly Cougar Club Luncheons in Provo and Salt Lake
Football gameday responsibilities include hosting in the Cougar Club Pre-game Tent and arranging donors to fire the cannon
Basketball gameday responsibilities including assisting with hosting Courtside donors pre-game and at half-time
Minimum education/experience required:
Skills, abilities, knowledge, licenses, certifications (required):
Must work well with people, including coordinating with other Athletic Department employees and supervising the efforts of volunteers
It is important that the individual in this position be able to establish and maintain strong relationships with people of many different backgrounds, including those with whom the position has daily contact and people geographically far away from the University
Must be able to communicate well to various publics through a number of mediums including interpersonal contact, spoken communications, and written documents.
Along with public speaking and making public presentations, this position oversees Cougar Club publications and brochures as well as the Club website and involvement in social media
Must know, understand, and adhere to the NCAA Regulations that govern the practices and activities of all institutions that participate in Intercollegiate Athletics. This includes the holder of this position being ethical and forthright in his or her own behavior and ensuring compliance by others whom the position supervises or with whom she or he affiliates.
Must be able to multi-task and prioritize numerous commitments & opportunities, and appropriately control and allocate human, financial, and physical resources
Computer skills necessary to use the Microsoft Office Suite, and specialized ticketing and fund-raising software.
Should be skilled in marketing, public relations, negotiation, problem solving, and strategy, as well as experienced with fund-raising techniques and sensitive to the unique mission and standards of Brigham Young University
Position requires consistent exposure to stressful circumstances and occasional encounters with irate or irrational individuals. Position requires a willingness to work long and often unscheduled hours, as well as to react to unforeseen circumstances and emergencies. The individual in this position will receive frequent calls on weekends or evenings, as well as last-minute requests or changes from donors, particularly close to highdemand athletic or club events.
Employee Class: Administrative
Work Location: Provo Campus
Environment: Periodic exposure to unfavorable conditions. Need to be in variable temperatures or wet environments, etc.
Physical Exam Required: N
Physical Exam Details: n/a
Desired Start Date: As soon as possible
Job Close Date: Open Until Filled
Pay Level: 54
Approximate Starting Salary: Depending on qualifications and experience.
Documents Required at time of Application:
Required: Cover Letter, Letter of Recommendation 1, Resume
Equal Opportunity Employer: m/f/Vets/Disability
Brigham Young University