FREE: breakfast, lunch, parking, on-site gym and training classes, gym membership at Chicago Athletic Clubs, Blackhawks tickets, and annual merchandise kit. Unlimited snack and nourishment kitchen in office, free Peloton membership, casual dress environment, access to United Center concert events, yearly stipend for home office equipment, flexible work schedule where applicable, competitive total rewards package, full benefits (medical, dental, vision, 401k matching, paid life insurance), comprehensive PTO package, social events, volunteer opportunities, and focused learning and development.
What It’s Like Working Here:
The Chicago Blackhawks experience isn’t just on the ice. Our office, located in the United Center, promotes a fun, engaging, fast-paced and collaborative atmosphere where we can celebrate both hockey and each other. Our commitment to curating an environment where all individuals feel empowered to bring their best self to work each day can be seen throughout our organization. Whether you are a job seeker looking to join the organization, a current member of our amazing team, or someone looking to help support our mission, our goal is the same – to reimagine the potential of hockey through memorable, inclusive experiences.
The Top Shelf: The Associate Project Manager is responsible for supporting impactful, portfolio-wide business initiatives at the Chicago Blackhawks and its related companies. In this role you will support the end-to-end lifecycle design and construction projects, and specialized initiatives for the organization. These are industry-transforming endeavors as well as multimillion-dollar capital projects that drive maximum guest experience, optimal operations, and high return on investment. The right candidate will be excited by the opportunity to support projects that drive the next generation of fans and guests.
How You’ll Contribute:
Collaborate with stakeholders including executives, sponsors, operators, and teammates to define project scope, process, KPIs, budget, timelines, milestones, and deliverables that support goals
Manage teams associated with the development of a construction project (architects, contractors, consultants, etc.)
Coordinate of design and construction phases, processes, and deliverables
Balance multiple, sometimes competing assignments, priorities, and deadlines
Team with selected architectural firms project management and consulting teams to track and align deliverables
Create, coordinate and track all pertinent project documentation, including but not limited to, status reports, legal documents, work plans, budgets, submittals, presentations, ROI analyses, and more
Document and analyze information and processes to solve critical business issues
Manage deliverables and talent (internal and external) to meet project resourcing and budgets
Proactively communicate project details across all levels and departments in a clear, concise manner
Identify, assess, and minimize risks throughout the project lifecycle
Attend and maintain minutes related to project meetings and correspondence
Resolve and/or escalate issues in a timely fashion
Understand team dynamics and adapt project management methodology to ensure success
Collect feedback to optimize and improve existing systems through ongoing enhancement
Advance project management maturity, enabling strategic planning and execution that leads to optimal outcomes while elevating team and organizational capabilities
Player Stats and Qualifications:
3+ years experience managing large, complex enterprise projects, particularly those involving a medium to significant degree of change across the organization
3+ years experience managing large capital projects, including subject matter expertise related to projects that include substantial design and construction
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience (ideally in construction, engineering or like industry)
PMP and/or Lean Sigma certifications preferred
Sports & entertainment, “Big 4” consulting, or related experience preferred
Proficiency in Smartsheet, Microsoft Office, Project, Visio, Adobe InDesign, or related programs
Exceptional problem-solving skills with the power to develop creative and efficient solutions
Demonstrated analytical and strategic thinking capabilities to solve complex business issues
Executive presence and ability to develop and deliver exceptional presentations under deadlines
Anticipatory, can assess upcoming tasks, work traffic, coordination of project teams, presentations and project tracking
Proven ability to influence and manage external resources in a highly matrixed environment
Proven ability to address competing priorities within a single project with a positive attitude
Proven ability to work efficiently and effectively under pressure in a fast-paced environment
Ability to manage priorities and coordinate tasks to solve day-to-day challenges
Ability to identify sources of value across functions to define roadmaps
Capacity to lead and work collaboratively in a consultative role at all levels of an organization
Excellent communication skills with the ability to demonstrate clear, concise articulation of scenarios, options, risks, mitigations, and recommendations across all levels of an organization
Values: integrity, curiosity, empathy, collaboration, originality, drive, positivity, accountability
The Chicago Blackhawks started their journey as one of the NHL’s “Original Six” professional ice hockey teams in 1926. Members of the Central Division in the NHL’s Western Conference and six-time Stanley Cup Champions (1934, 1938, 1961, 2010, 2013, 2015), the team calls the United Center home.
The Blackhawks proudly show up every day #ReadyToWork to make Chicago Proud and reimagine the potential of hockey. At its core, the team and greater organization uphold its mission through its core values centered around integrity, curiosity, empathy, collaboration, and originality. They are fiercely dedicated to evolving and delivering new and legendary fan experiences and captivating new and diverse audiences, both on and off the ice. As part of their unwavering commitment to drive impact and purpose in the Chicago community, the organization opened the Fifth Third Arena (the team’s official practice facility and community space for youth hockey development), continues to make expansions to the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation, and acquired the AHL team the Rockford IceHogs.
The Chicago Blackhawks continue to grow in its commitments to honor and celebrate Black Hawk's legacy by offering our platforms, making meaningful contributions, collaborating with Native American people, and reimagining ways to support the many Native American people and communities they live amongst and alongside. They engage in this work through their formal partnership with Black Hawk’s ancestral tribe, the Sac and Fox Nation of Oklahoma, which the tribe established with the Blackhawks in 2021.
The Chicago Blackhawks is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, religion or religious creed, color, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, local law, ordinance, or regulation and will not be discriminated against on these bases.