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PART TIME HOCKEY OPERATIONS PROGRAM ASSISTANT - Ed Snider Youth Hockey (Philadelphia, PA)
Snider Hockey is a cutting edge program that uses the sport of hockey coupled with a rigorous off-ice life skills curriculum and supplemental educational services to build character and academic skills for high-risk inner-city boys and girls from Philadelphia, PA and Camden, NJ. The foundation provides full equipment, ice time and experienced coaching to more than 3,000 children, at no charge to them or their families. We are currently recruiting candidates for PROGRAM ASSISTANT positions to join the Hockey Operations staff at our office located in South Philadelphia.
- Applicants must be a high school graduate; a Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
- Applicants will be subject to background checks, including but not limited to a Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance.
- Attention to detail and strong communication skills are critical.
- Advanced computer skills are needed and proficiency with Microsoft Office applications is essential.
- Familiarity with social media applications is also helpful.
- Applicants should be outgoing and ready to provide a high level of customer service.
- It is especially important that candidates are comfortable working in a fast-paced and high-profile environment.
- General knowledge of ice hockey is helpful, but not mandatory.
- Receiving internal and external inquiries.
- Processing participant registrations.
- Managing numerous student databases.
- Assisting Site Coordinators with student communication efforts.
- Assisting with preparation and coordination of Snider Hockey events.
- Screening and scheduling Snider Hockey volunteers.
- Preparation and distribution of promotional materials.
- Scheduling meetings and ordering office supplies.
- Occasional night/weekend duties in the Greater Philadelphia area are required.
- 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.
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.
While performing the essential functions of the job, the employee constantly operates a computer and other office devices such telephones, copy machines, fax machines, etc.; occasionally moves 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 moves about the ice rink to coach and coordinate programs; constantly communicates via telephone, email and in-person with others to exchange accurate information.
The essential responsibilities of this position are performed indoors in an office environment, but will also be performed in ice hockey rinks, and other special event sites (indoor/outdoor in the weather conditions prevalent at the time). 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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Player Operations: Coach
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 students 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 and deliver Snider Hockey’s Life Skills Curriculum.
Candidates must possess significant ice hockey coaching and playing 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.
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:
1. Foster a supportive learning atmosphere for all Snider Hockey participants.
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.
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 participants 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. Evening/weekend duty and travel within Philadelphia area is required.
8. Perform all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:
1. YES / NO: Do you have significant ice hockey playing/coaching experience?
2. YES / NO: Do you live in the Philadelphia, PA area?
3. YES / NO: Are you willing to complete a criminal background check and attain PA and/or NJ Child Abuse History clearances and USA Hockey coaching certification, if selected?
4. To be considered, please list your hourly compensation requirement.
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