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Job Opportunity - Canucks Centre for BC Hockey Student Associate

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks
Job Title: Canucks Centre for BC Hockey Student Associate

Supervisor: Rod Brathwaite, Canucks Centre for BC Hockey Manager

Position Runs From: September 09’ – December 09’

Position Outline: The Canucks Centre for BC Hockey Student Associate supports the staff of the Canucks Centre for BC Hockey (‘Centre’) and the Community Partnerships department of the Vancouver Canucks. This position touches on many areas of sport administration, including program administration, special events, data management and strategic planning. The majority of duties are of an administrative nature.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

NHL Street Program – manage program administration, distribution of street hockey equipment and inventory control, act as Canuck liaison for participating NHL Street program centres.

Mini Minor Hockey Program – host minor hockey teams in the building on game nights, manage program administration, coordinate logistics of program during intermission play, liaise with Community Partnerships on the program.

Administration and support of Centre events – arrange mail-out, email, telephone communications and registration for all Centre events such as Female Jamboree, First Strides Program, Team First Challenge, Penalty-Free Challenge, among others.

Communication with Centre partners – maintain communication with BC Hockey and Hockey Canada to provide and receive regular updates on programs, events and news.

General duties - oversee editing of outgoing print collateral, update Centre’s web-space, assist with on-ice experiences, attend weekly department meetings, complete research projects where necessary, act as a volunteer on special events, and other duties as assigned.

Required Skills, Experience and Abilities

This position is best suited for a student completing sports management, communications, or marketing studies with an interest in hockey. Professional and amateur hockey knowledge is an asset. In addition, we are looking for an individual who:
  • has outstanding interpersonal skills with an ability to interact effectively with internal and external customers
  • is committed to ensuring superior customer service and supporting the team
  • is outgoing, energetic, and pleasant personality with a professional manner
  • has excellent organizational skills; detail-oriented; self-starter
  • has strong written communication skills
  • has excellent computer skills, Microsoft Office, email and internet usage
  • is able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • must be able to work flexible hours, as some evenings and weekends will be required
Interested, qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter no later than Monday, August 17, 2009. It is preferable that you submit your application (use MS Word or PDF format) via email; alternatively fax to 604-899-7451 and clearly indicate which position you are applying for.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.
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