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24 May 2024

Youth Program Manager (Ice Hockey)

🇺🇸 Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Full Time
3+ years exp.

The Youth Programs Manager will be part of the planning, development, and execution of the NHL in Utah youth programs. This position will help develop and implement the strategic plan for youth hockey for the organization. They will be responsible for working with existing and future youth program partners.


  • Build the short-term and long-term organizational plans for youth hockey
  • Develop and nurture relationships with youth hockey programs and stakeholders
  • Grow the youth hockey fan base throughout the state of Utah
  • Work with the NHL on league-wide youth initiatives
  • Work with parks and recreation partners around the state to develop programs and partnership opportunities
  • Build hockey development programs for youth of different skill levels and ages
  • Develop camps and clinics opportunities for youth hockey players
  • Work on planning, and execution of youth hockey events
  • Assist with Utah Jazz Youth events and programming as needed
  • Be a good teammate, contribute positively to a winning culture, and be respectful
  • Demonstrate world-class customer service and if you don’t directly interact with the customer, support those who do
  • Protect the legal, financial, and moral well-being of the company
  • Be a student, be a teacher, be a leader
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Collaborates – Builds partnerships and works collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Communicates effectively – Develops and delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
  • Action-oriented – Takes on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
  • Instills trust- Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
  • Strategic mindset- Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies.
  • Drives vision and purpose- Painting a compelling picture of the vision and strategy that motivates others to action


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is preferred
  • Excellent customer service and time management skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Experience working in youth hockey is preferred
  • Polished presentation skills with the ability to communicate with large groups and clients
  • Hockey coaching experience preferred
  • Experience programming and organizing large events
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and prioritize under a heavy workload
  • Ability to work all home hockey games and work irregular hours (evenings, weekends, holidays) as required
  • Proficient in basic computer software programs
  • Clean driving record


  • This person must be able to communicate and express themselves both written and verbally.
  • This person must be able to observe, inspect, estimate and assess.
  • This person must be able to sit, stand, bend, walk, and climb stairs for long periods of time.
  • This person must be able to lift 25 lbs.

Smith Entertainment Group (SEG) provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at [email protected] to request accommodation.

Note: The need may arise to revise, supplement, or rescind portions of this job description, and SEG reserves the right to do so at any time. Employees shall be required to meet the qualifications and perform the duties of any revised job description.

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