Greenleaf Hospitality

Assistant Hockey Coach

Posted Date 1 month ago(6/11/2024 4:07 PM)
# of Openings
Wing Event Center - Hockey Club
Wings Event Center


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What You’ll Be Doing


  • Responsible for assisting with all of the day-to-day functions of the hockey operations department and the head coach
  • Communicates daily with the Hockey Club General Manager and Head Coach regarding hockey operation issues
  • Recruiting, scouting (for K-Wings and opposition), player movement including but not limited to trades, waivers, IR, etc.
  • Management and delegation of accountable personnel as deemed necessary (follow company policies and procedures where applicable)
  • Motivation and discipline of all personnel he supervises; maintenance of records pertaining to same, goal setting, discipline, hiring, and terminations
  • Knowledge, completion, and availability of all records and forms pertaining to personnel under your direction including player profile/background sheets, contracts, recruiting efforts, scouting reports, W4, I-9, expenses, insurance, medical forms, and subsequent rehabilitation 
  • Knowledge and adherence to ECHL Rules and Regulations including playing rules, roster guidelines, and salary cap requirements; monitor and execute player transactions on a timely basis
  • Player travel documentation
  • Travel itinerary including practice and lodging reservations to players and office personnel; coordinate home practice ice and visiting teams practice ice with Ice Events Coordinator and/or Facility Events Manager of the facility
  • Timely placement of player’s housing (minimize hotel stays in Kalamazoo), monthly inspections, and furniture inventory
  • Organization and cleanliness of locker rooms
  • Payment and documentation of player fines and bonuses
  • Organization for training camp including reservations, invitations, rosters, and exhibition schedule
  • Provide and implement a Code of Conduct as approved by the Head Coach and administer discipline in accordance with the Code of Conduct
  • Provide and monitor on ice and off ice conditioning programs
  • Personnel accountability to goals and objectives of program; monitor, evaluate, utilize employee input where necessary and provide feedback
  • Assist staff and ensure needs are met regarding off ice appearances for players and coaching staff; Coach appearances maximum two per week and Coaches Show weekly and talk show every morning following games


What You Need for this Position

  • Professional playing background
  • Minimum of Junior A level coaching experience
  • Strong background in recruiting and teaching
  • Combined coaching/playing experience may be evaluated to meet minimum requirements
  • Ability to communicate well, both written and orally
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with management, league officials, facility representatives, the media, fellow employees, and general public
  • Ability to plan, organize, and implement on and off ice practices, game plans, and recruiting strategies
  • Ability to generate new and creative ideas to motivate players and staff
  • Ability to recognize potential problems and implement corrective actions
  • Ability to prepare effective records
  • Ability to work long, irregular hours
  • Ability to motivate team
  • Ability to analyze hockey video; experience with Steva Sports Software preferred but not required
  • Long periods of Standing and Sitting
  • Able to stoop and bend
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds from time to time
  • Maintain strong organizational habits
  • Maintain a high level of motivation, self-starter
  • Display strong interpersonal communications skills


What's in it for You

  • Accrued PTO starts immediately and is available as soon as a minimum of 2 hours is accrued
  • 401K with 100% match up to 3% and 50% match up for the next 2%
  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Disability/Life Insurance 
  • Robust Employee Assistance Program providing a wide range of services including up to 7 free counseling sessions per year
  • Health and wellness reimbursement up to $600 annually for items like massages, gym memberships, running shoes etc.
  • 10% discount on GHG outlets
  • (1) shift meal provided per day
  • Discounted hotel rates at Radisson Hotel Group branded properties worldwide
  • Monthly cell phone stipends
  • Annual leadership classes and trainings
  • Parental Leave Program
  • Flexible work schedule


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