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Job listing closed on 1 Jun 2023
29 Apr 2022

Management Development Program

🇨🇦 Toronto, ON, Canada
2+ years exp.
US$75,000 per year

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.

Job Description

Management 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 management position during the 2023-24 season from September 15, 2023, to July 15, 2024.

The management position will provide a valuable professional experience to the candidate, allow for the opportunity to infuse a fresh perspective within our organization and increase the candidate’s social capital within the broader hockey/sports community. The Toronto Maple Leafs are committed to providing this management 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 front office and staff. This role will provide experience in different areas of hockey operations within the organization including roster management, salary cap, minor leagues, player development, media relations, player personnel, scouting, draft, free agency, business relations, etc. The ideal candidate should be adaptable and open to working on various tasks and projects in different areas related to professional hockey over the course of the season

The individual selected for the Management Development 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 experience in sports, who are Black or Indigenous or who identify as part of another marginalized and/or racialized group. This individual is passionate about gaining a deeper understanding of working within a professional sports organization and gaining exposure to various hockey operations and business units. The ideal candidate is committed to their own personal development and embodies the values of character, commitment and teamwork.

Additional Information

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. If you have difficulty using our online application system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, please email [email protected]. Please note this email is only for accommodation requests. Resumes sent to this email address will not be considered.