The DEI Coordinator will work closely with the Arizona Coyotes Hockey Development team to enhance their efforts to welcome new hockey families to the sport of hockey. Helping create efforts to target BIPOC communities, Girls/Women, Diversified Hockey programs, and support local associations.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Create and coordinate the DEI coach development program

  • Execute DEI trainings for youth hockey programs in Arizona

  • Serve as the main point of contact for programs such as ALPHA, Warriors, and the One Step Coyotes

  • Support other DEI programming such as street hockey and roller hockey by being on-site working with the programs

  • Enhance experience of current DEI focused programs to make them more inviting and inclusive for communities that are newer to hockey

  • Work with the Marketing and PR departments to highlight youth hockey DEI programming and events

  • Attend political, chamber and other community events to promote diversity and inclusion happening within youth hockey with the Arizona Coyotes

  • Create and coordinate the diverse youth coach internship program by working with youth programs around the state and teaching teenage players of different backgrounds how to be volunteer coaches with programs like Little Howler’s

Required Knowledge/Skills/Job Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skill and Ability:

  • Ability to communicate and demonstrate love of hockey

  • Excellent communication skills: both written and verbal

  • Ability to collaborate with people

  • Strong work ethic and ability to work on a team

  • Open-minded to new ideas and new communities

  • Ability to connect with people of various backgrounds

  • Willingness to consistently learn more about all communities represented in Arizona

  • Ability to speak basic Spanish preferred

Education and Formal Training:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • USA Hockey coaching certifications preferred


  • General understanding of the game of hockey

  • 3+ years of coaching/teaching experience or other experience with youth

  • Personal or professional experience working with diverse or underrepresented communities

Materials and Equipment Used:

  • General Office Equipment

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.