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Job opportunity - Executive assistant

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks
Position:Executive Assistant, Hockey Operations

Department:Hockey Operations
Reports to: Vice President of Hockey Operations & Assistant General Manager

SUMMARY: The Executive Assistant provides administrative support to the Executive Office and coaching staff.

(other duties may be assigned as required)


  • Provide back-up administrative support to General Manager & Alternate Governor, VP, Hockey Operations & Assistant GM, VP, Player Personnel & Assistant GM and other team personnel as assigned
  • Provide administrative support to the coaching staff including receiving incoming telephone calls, opening and distributing mail and personal assistance as required
  • Prepare responses to incoming correspondence addressed to the coaching staff and follow up to ensure issues are properly addressed
  • Provide assistance, communication and support to players’ spouses and families
  • Work closely with the Executive Assistant & Team Services Coordinator and Director, Community Partnerships, in organizing and executing events to engage the players’ spouses and families
  • Maintain an effective database of key contacts
  • Maintain an effective follow-up system to ensure all issues are handled in an appropriate manner
  • Complete and file transfer forms and other documents with the National Hockey League Central Registry office as required
  • Maintain accurate filing system for employment contracts and related documents for Players and employment contracts for Hockey Operations staff
  • Prepare, type and proof documentation which may vary in scope and complexity
  • Provide back-up to the Scouting Coordinator with respect to booking ice and transfer requests for the Canucks and visiting teams while at home and on the road
  • Provide back-up and vacation coverage for the Executive Assistant & Team Services Coordinator, Executive Office Manager and Travel Manager as required
  • Work with the Community Partnerships department in order to manage charitable contributions, such as auction prizes
  • Support the Community Partnerships department in major events
  • May occasionally back-up the Executive Assistant & Team Services Coordinator during game time, but attending games will not be a regular requirement


  • Minimum of 5 years of administrative experience, including 2 years as a Senior Executive Assistant
  • Sound business judgment, including the ability to handle sensitive and highly confidential information
  • Ability to deal effectively with individuals at all levels
  • Professional temperament, including the ability to remain calm under difficult circumstances
  • Solid team player with a strong customer service focus
  • Superior organizational and administrative skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong editing and proofing abilities
  • Proven time management skills, with an ability to effectively establish and execute priorities in a dynamic and changing environment
  • Extensive computer knowledge, including MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Able to work flexible and long hours, with occasional game nights as required; some travel (trainging camp, NHL Entry Draft)


  • Cheerful, embraces fun and celebration in the workplace
  • High degree of personal integrity and honesty
  • Works cooperatively, strives to meet team goals
  • Passion for excellence and continual improvement
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm, dedication, respect and pride
  • Strong customer/fan focus
  • Receptive to new ideas and approaches, adapts well to change

Interested, qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter, specifying position applied for, no later than November 8, 2010. It is preferable that you apply online by accessing our website at; alternatively you may fax your application to (604) 899-7451.

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