Coaching Development Program
At Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Partnership (MLSE), we are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that is representative of our community and where all employees feel they belong and can reach their full potential. We are Canada’s preeminent leader in delivering top quality sport and entertainment experiences and one of North America’s leading providers of exceptional fan experiences. We are the parent company of the National Hockey League’s Toronto Maple Leafs, the National Basketball Association’s Toronto Raptors, Major League Soccer’s Toronto FC, the Canadian Football League’s Toronto Argonauts and development teams with the Toronto Marlies (American Hockey League), Raptors 905 (NBA G League), Toronto FC II (MLS NEXT Pro League) and Raptors Uprising Gaming Club, the Toronto Raptors Esports franchise in the NBA 2K League.
MLSE owns and/or operates all the venues our teams play and train in, including Scotiabank Arena, BMO Field, Coca-Cola Coliseum, Ford Performance Centre, BMO Training Ground, and OVO Athletic Centre. We also provide fans in Toronto with incredible live music and entertainment events, as well as exceptional culinary experiences through our restaurants (e11even and RS) and clubs (Hot Stove Club, ScotiaClub and Platinum Club). Through MLSE Foundation, we have invested more than $45 million into Ontario communities since 2009 and with MLSE LaunchPad, we provide a place where youth facing barriers use sport to recognize and reach their potential.
We achieve all of this through our Common Purpose - to unite and empower our employees to create extraordinary moments for our fans and each other. Come be a part of the team.
Coaching Development Program Overview
The Toronto Maple Leafs are committed to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion by eliminating barriers, accelerating development and creating a lasting impact in our community. We believe in inclusion and are determined to influence change that addresses systemic issues in the sport of hockey and within the communities we represent.
In line with our commitment, the Toronto Maple Leafs will launch the third year of our Management and Coaching Development Program, offering a full-time, paid contract coaching position during the 2023-24 season from September 15, 2023, to July 15, 2024.
This position will provide valuable professional hockey coaching experience, an opportunity to infuse a fresh perspective within our organization and increase the candidates’ social capital within the broader hockey community. The Toronto Maple Leafs are committed to providing this coaching position to Black and Indigenous candidates or those who identify as part of another marginalized and/or racialized group.
The successful candidate will be mentored directly by the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Marlies coaching staff. This role will provide exposure to coaching and player development roles with the Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL), Toronto Marlies (AHL) and Newfoundland Growlers (ECHL). *As per league guidelines, roles may not include being on the bench for games at the NHL or AHL level but would include being in the coaches’ room and on the ice in practice situations.
The individual selected for the Coaching program will receive a salary commensurate with experience up to $75,000 CAD, paid semi-monthly. Travel and accommodation to required NHL and AHL events will be covered as part of the program experience.
Note: Before reviewing the qualifications listed below, we want you to know that we understand you may not meet all the qualifications described and have other relevant expertise and experience. We invite you to please share this with us in the "Message to the Hiring Manager" section of our online application.
Who is the Ideal Candidate?
The Toronto Maple Leafs are looking for an individual with any level of coaching experience in hockey who is Black or Indigenous or identifies as part of another marginalized and/or racialized group and exemplifies a passion and dedication to growth within the game of hockey. The ideal candidate has demonstrated their work in any aspect of hockey operations or coaching including but not limited to minor hockey, post-secondary and/or community programs.
Apply by: May 31, 2023
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
At MLSE, we are committed to building an equitable, diverse and inclusive organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. MLSE will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process.