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Job listing closed on 25 Mar 2024
24 Feb 2024

Skill Development Professional & Pittsburgh Penguins Elite Head Coach

🇺🇸 Cranberry Township, PA, USA
Full Time
4+ years exp.

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.

TITLE: Skill Development Professional

DEPARTMENT: Hockey Operations

BASED AT: UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex


The Skill Development Professional is a member of a team that is responsible for developing and managing all hockey skill related programming in the facility in support of the organization’s goals of providing exemplary training and development opportunities for players of all ages.

UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex - Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Strategize, design & implement an innovative progression plan/programming for all skill development activities at the facility to drive revenue.
  • Support a strategic plan for recruiting participants for EXCEL Hockey Academy and Pens Elite.
  • Lead instructor for all facility related skill development programming, including camps, clinics & team training sessions utilizing the ice surfaces and skill development areas within the facility.
  • Promote all UPMC skill development programming, help/lead multiple summer camps, EXCEL Hockey Academy and run afternoon/evening skill sessions on ice.
  • Respond to all inquiries within 24hrs of receiving emails or phone calls.
  • Show up for all scheduled sessions, be positive, show passion and have fun.
  • Maintain a strong relationship with our customers.

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

  • Head Coach for the 19U & 16U Girls Pittsburgh Penguins Elite teams in conjunction with Excel Hockey Academy.
  • Other Duties and responsibilities as assigned by the club.


  • Competitive and Hard Worker
  • Proven track record of managing profitable skill development programming.
  • Previous playing experience at the professional or collegiate levels.
  • 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, PowerPoint & Outlook).
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Shares development first philosophy.
  • Valid USA Hockey Coaching Certification.


  • Based on previous experience.
  • Eligible for all company benefits that are offered to full-time employees.