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GIRLS' HOCKEY COACH - Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation (Philadelphia, PA)

GIRLS’ HOCKEY COACH (Part-Time) - Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation (Philadelphia, PA)

REPORTS TO: Director, Hockey Operations

DEPARTMENT: Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation


General responsibilities include coaching and instructing girls ages 5-18 participating in Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation ice hockey programming. Specific duties will include leading and organizing on-ice practices and small games while providing a fun and supportive learning atmosphere. Additionally, coaches are expected to execute administrative tasks associated with hockey programming, assist with recruiting initiatives and deliver Snider Hockey’s Life Skills Curriculum.


Candidates must possess significant ice hockey playing and/or coaching experience. All instructors are expected to serve as teachers and role models both on and off the ice, and must therefore exhibit maturity and professionalism. Applicant must be reliable and possess both a general willingness to assume any and all jobs, and an ability to work in a high profile environment. Attention to detail and strong communication skills are critical. Hiring is conditional on the successful completion of a criminal background check; applicants should also either possess or be able to attain PA and/or NJ Child Abuse History clearances and USA Hockey coaching certification.


1. Foster a supportive learning atmosphere for all Snider Hockey girls.

2. Lead after-school (3-7 pm) and weekend ice hockey practices at Philadelphia area rinks for beginner and intermediate level hockey players. This may also include coaching Snider Hockey League games or Girls Travel Team games.

3. Ensure the safety of all participants both on and off the ice.

4. Cooperate and communicate with Snider Hockey staff and volunteers to help deliver a consistently excellent experience for all participants.

5. Promote the positive character development of Snider Hockey girls by discussing the importance of education, teamwork, effort, respect, and related values.

6. Assist in the sizing, provision and distribution of equipment; confirm that all players wear properly fitting equipment on the ice.

7.  Assist with recruitment initiatives to increase female participation in Snider Hockey programming.

8. Evening/weekend duty and travel within Philadelphia area is required.

9. Perform all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Intellectual/Social, Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The intellectual/social, physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Intellectual/Social Demands:

  • While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is continuously asked to multi-task under time limits.  Position requires constant attention to precise details and accuracy of specified standards including: following simple to complex (more than 3 steps) instructions, and concentration which frequently extends beyond 30 minutes at a time. Employees in this role will constantly be in leadership role; this requires directing others either verbally or in writing to complete tasks in prescribed time frame.  This position also requires constant use of interpersonal skills including but not limited to: ability to direct/motivate/inform staff and foster collaboration, being able to recognize and resolve conflicts, being able to openly communicate in writing and verbally with clients.


Physical Demands:

  • Moderate physical activity is required to perform the essential functions of the job. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds and standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day. The employee will: consistently operate a computer and other office devices such telephones, copy machines, fax machines, etc; occasionally move about inside the office to access storage areas, cabinets and office machinery; constantly moves about the rinks and event sites before, during and after events to service clients and supervise staff; constantly communicates via telephone, email and in-person with others to exchange accurate information.

Work environment:

  • The essential responsibilities of this position are performed both in an outdoor storage facility and indoors in ice hockey rinks, as well as other special event sites (indoor/outdoor in the weather conditions prevalent at the time). Involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions. Also involves moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, mold, and/or unpleasant odors. The noise level in the work environments can range from moderate to loud during events/programs, and is minimal during non-event/program times.


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