The Skill Development Professional is responsible for planning and executing hockey related programming at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in support of the organization’s goals of providing exemplary training and development opportunities for player of all ages. In addition, he/she will also be the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite 19U Girls Head Coach and 16U Girls Head Coach.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex

  • Assist with hockey programming design and implementation for skill development activities to drive revenue

  • Act as lead on-ice instructor for facility related skill development programming including private and group lessons, camps, clinics and team training sessions

  • Promote all UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex programs

  • Collaborate with partner educational institutions to collect performance data and incorporate results in training protocols

  • Respond to customer inquiries within 24 hours

  • Other duties as assigned

Primary Duties and Responsibilities with DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Penguins Elite

  • Serve as 19U Girls and 16U Girls Team Head Coach

  • Facilitate training needed to achieve both team and individual success

  • Actively promote Pens Elite Players to college coaches and scouts

  • Cultivate relationships with industry professionals, coaches and scouts

  • Act as lead instructor for weekly skills sessions for all Pens Elite Teams

  • Develop a competitive home and away game schedule


  • Past Midget, Junior and/or College coaching experience

  • Proven record of player advancement

  • Relationships within the hockey industry

  • Ability to work with male and female players of all ages and abilities

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively lead in a team environment

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Professional mindset with the ability to solve problems quickly and effectively

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, Power Point & Outlook)

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • Shares development first philosophy

  • Valid USA Hockey Coaching Certification

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.