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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.


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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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 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 or on Twitter at @GameOnHockey.

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