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Hockey Manitoba now Hiring

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Hockey Manitoba now Hiring

Hockey Manitoba – the governing body of hockey within the province of Manitoba – is hiring for the position of Coordinator, Grow the Game.

The successful interviewed candidate will report directly to the Manager, Operations and Executive Director. The position is a permanent, full-time role and the application due date is August 12, 2022.

The full job description – courtesy of Hockey Manitoba – is listed below.

JOB SUMMARY

Under the authority of the Executive Director and direct supervision of the Manager, Operations, the Coordinator, Grow the Game will coordinate day-to-day initiatives, programs and events related to growing the game of hockey and promoting grassroots hockey development in Manitoba.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as a Hockey Manitoba contact with Hockey Canada to assist in the coordination and delivery of programming direction provided by the Hockey Canada Engagement Department.
  • Coordinate the execution of branch initiatives and programs related to recruitment and retention.
  • Establish, collect, and track meaningful analytics, and metrics related to membership demographics.
  • Conduct research, report findings and provide recommendations on new initiatives to grow the game aligned with branch strategic priorities.
  • Establish connections with new Canadians, Indigenous communities, inner-city programs, etc. to create opportunities for growth.
  • Build on school programs (Just Play/Floorball/Hockey Canada Skills Academies) and initiate scaling process.
  • Focus on grassroots development programs including Under-7 (cross-ice), Under-9 (half-ice), and Under-11.
  • Work with development staff on various grassroots initiatives.
  • Lead execution of Hockey Manitoba Under-7 Face-Off festivals and jamborees and other skill
  • development initiatives.
  • Conduct on-ice sessions, and parent seminars at applicable events.
  • Ensure Hockey Canada grow the game initiatives are carried through at the branch level.
  • Collaborate with Minor Hockey Associations and review best practices.
  • Assist in the development of strategies to grow the game at the grassroots level.
  • Assist in the organization, preparation, and delivery of additional Hockey Manitoba events
  • including Showcases, Provincials, and the Hockey Manitoba Cup.
  • Attend Hockey Manitoba meetings as assigned.
  • Travel to member regions and associations as assigned (some evenings and weekends).
  • Assist in the organization, storage, and shipping of branch materials and hard goods.
  • Other general administrative support as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Post-secondary Degree or Diploma in a relevant field.
  • 1-3 years of experience in a professional office setting is an asset.
  • Knowledge of the game and experience working in areas of grassroots hockey skill
  • development.
  • Experience working with children and/or families is an asset.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a positive attitude.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Graphic Design and Excel and other
  • Microsoft products.
  • Strong verbal communication skills with the ability to present ideas and information clearly.
  • Communication and organizational skills for working in a busy “team” environment.
  • Knowledge and experience in areas of office administration or other related disciplines.
  • Ability to positively and diplomatically communicate and interact with volunteers, members,
  • sponsors, media, board members, executives, staff, and the general public.
  • Ability to work independently on tasks and projects.
  • Ability to meet various deadlines and work on ongoing projects.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as required by the position.

HOCKEY MANITOBA COMPETENCIES

  • Establish awareness of how the role contributes to the overall organization and seek to understand other departments.
  • Earn others’ trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism in all interactions.
  • Take personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work and professional presence, and achieves results with little oversight.
  • Promote cooperation and commitment within a team to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Adapt to changing needs, conditions, and work responsibilities.
  • Consider the best practices, facts, goals, constraints, and risks.
  • Focus on results and desired outcomes and how best to achieve them – get the job done!
  • Follow fiscal guidelines, regulations, principles, and standards.
  • Display an ongoing commitment to learning and self-improvement.
  • Work as a competent member of a team.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter including salary expectation to Peter Woods, Executive Director at pwoods@hockeymanitoba.ca by the deadline of August 12, 2022.

Only candidates being considered for the position will be contacted.

Carter Brooks - Associate Editor of Game On Magazine - is a news writer and sports columnist situated in Winnipeg, MB. On top of reading and writing, his favourite pastimes include camping, car-modification projects and coaching hockey. Carter can be reached at carterbrooks1994@gmail.com or on Twitter at @GameOnHockey.

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