Career Opportunity

COORDINATOR – COMMUNICATIONS, SPONSORSHIP & EVENTS

Company Overview

Hockey Calgary is a member of Hockey Alberta and is the governing body for all minor hockey in Calgary from U7 to U21 (ages 4 to 21). Hockey Calgary is the largest Minor Hockey Association in Alberta and one of the largest and fastest growing in North America. Hockey Calgary has 20 member organizations with over 14,000 players, 3,000 coaches and 1,200 officials. Hockey Calgary has been implementing different ways to grow the game and ensure a positive and fun experience for everyone involved.

Description

We are currently looking for an individual who is outgoing, hard working and has a passion for the game of hockey. This individual must be able to build relationships, work in high stress environments and be able to work on several different projects at once. This person must have a strong sense of the social media world and be willing to work evenings and weekends.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 
Communications
  • Coordinate the content, design and publish the bi-monthly Press Box Newsletter
  • Coordinate the content, design and publish FMA’s on the website
  • Update Hockey Calgary website with news stories promoting sponsors, partners and players
  • Post member organization messages as required on appropriate platforms
  • Manage all Hockey Calgary social media platforms (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook)
  • Organize press conferences and send press releases
  • Maintain contacts and groups on the Hockey Calgary rolodex as they relate to areas of responsibility
Sponsorship
  • Maintain current sponsors and build relationships throughout the year
  • With the Executive Director, develop sponsorship packages and contracts for new and existing sponsors
  • Ensure all sponsorship obligations are fulfilled by all parties
  • Create a post event summary package for title sponsors
  • Work with sponsors leading up to, during and after events
  • Communicate with new and interested sponsors
  • Ensure Hockey Calgary Event Cruiser maintains a clean look and parked prominently at events
  • Manage the use of the Hockey Calgary, sponsor and partner logos effectively
Community Relations
  • Maintain and build relationships with minor, amateur and professional hockey organizations
  • Work with partners to advertise special games and events on our website and through member organizations
  • Support and promote member organization events and programs
  • Find new ways to utilize partnerships to benefit both parties
  • Search for inspiring stories for sharing on all Hockey Calgary platforms
Events
  • Promote and organize all Hockey Calgary events
  • Ensure proper signage is in place for all Hockey Calgary events
  • Work with venues, caterers, and sponsors to ensure events are a success
  • Promote events through all Hockey Calgary platforms
  • Promote Hockey Calgary, sponsors and partners in a positive manner at all times
  • Maintain list of participants and assist with registration for all Hockey Calgary events
  • Recruit volunteers to assist with major events
  • Communicate with all teams about event details
  • Manage all facets of mascot outings at special events
  • Build library of photos and video of all Hockey Calgary events
  • Order promotional items and clothing relating to specific events
  • Find players for partner events as requested
  • Order and maintain promotional items to be used as giveaways at major events
Operations
  • Manage and monitor assigned budget areas on a monthly basis
  • Review and approve tournament sanction requests in accordance with current policy
  • Update sanctions and games as required
  • Communicate with Central Region Referees’ Committee for all Calgary tournaments, submit games for uploads and billing
  • Follow up with teams and League Chairs to ensure game sheets and uploads are done in a timely manner
  • Maintain and organize on and off-site storage areas

­­­­­­­­­QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent written, verbal and electronic communication skills
  • Adept with social media platforms
  • Proficient with MS Office 365 (outlook, excel, word) and Adobe InDesign and Photoshop
  • Outgoing, organized and enthusiastic
  • Must work well in a team environment  
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
  • General knowledge of the Hockey Calgary structure
  • Valid Class 5 Drivers License

BENEFITS

  • Casual Dress
  • Dental Care
  • Extended Health Care
  • On-site Parking
  • RRSP Match
  • Wellness Program

 

Please send your resume and cover letter complete with salary expectation to Kevin Kobelka, Executive Director.  We thank all applicants in advance however we will only contact candidates selected for an interview.

Application deadline: 2020-08-07