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Job listing closed on 10 Jul 2024
26 Jun 2024

Coordinator, Youth Hockey Development

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ St. Louis, MO, USA
Full Time
3+ years exp.

The Coordinator, Youth Hockey Development is pivotal in growing the game of hockey by developing and executing a range of hockey programs on and off the ice. The ideal candidate will play a key role in expanding the St. Louis Blues presence in multiple youth and community hockey initiatives, ensuring exceptional program delivery, while maintaining strong partnerships with stakeholders. This position plays a vital role in implementing various programs aimed at developing a love for the game of hockey and the St. Louis Blues, while improving the experience of hockey for all players, parents, coaches, and facilities involved.

Job Duties:

  • Contribute to the development of a strategic plan for all Blues Youth Hockey programs, initiatives, and events with the purpose of engaging current stakeholders and reaching new fans to build the Blues brand in the community.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of Blues Youth Hockey Development Programs, including but not limited to, Little Blues Learn to Play, North City Blues, Youth Hockey Camps, and other applicable programs.
  • Ensure details on Youth Hockey programs are clearly communicated with all parents, coaches, and stakeholders.
  • Manage registration processes for Blues Youth Hockey programs and track retention for all program participants, while developing new ideas and initiatives to retain participants to grow existing programs.
  • Manage recruitment and hiring process for all Youth Hockey Coaches, ensuring background checks and coaches certification requirements are met.
  • Coordinate all Little Blues related events including practices, fittings, orientations, graduations, as well as additional in-game programming as applicable.
  • Manage ordering process for all equipment and promotional needs for Youth Hockey programs.
  • Schedule ice and coaches for all Blues Youth Hockey programs.
  • Assist lead on-ice instructor on developing practice lesson plans.
  • Ensure all elements of Blues Youth Hockey sponsorship contract are executed.
  • Create and maintain professional relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Work alongside Sr. Coordinator, Community Hockey and Fan Development to build youth hockey calendar and provide storytelling opportunities for social media.
  • Lead execution of in-game portion of Youth Hockey Intermission Experiences (i.e. intermission scrimmages, relay races, etc).
  • Reach revenue and participation goals set forth by Manager, Youth Hockey and Fan Development Strategy for revenue generating programs.

Requirements and Attributes:

  • Bachelorโ€™s degree
  • High level of hockey knowledge required, playing experience preferred
  • Ability to work extended hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational and time management skills
  • Proficient in mentoring and supporting less experienced coaches, helping them develop their skills and confidence
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced and dynamic environment

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.