Serve as lead communications interface for the national sled team program, coaching education program and U.S. select teams as assigned while also supporting efforts in youth hockey and other initiatives as assigned.
Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Serve as the primary media contact for the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team as well as both the U.S. Men’s and Women’s Development Sled Hockey Teams.
Serve as the primary media contact for the U.S. Under-18 Men’s Select Team and other U.S. select teams as assigned.
Lead communication efforts for the USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game.
Manage all PR efforts for disabled hockey events, including the USA Hockey Disabled Hockey Festival, USA Hockey Warrior Classic and the USA Hockey Sled Classic.
Serve as the communications staff interface for coaching education and disabled hockey.
Collaborate with various USA Hockey departments to create, execute and manage USA Hockey’s annual poster mailing and American Development Model newsletters that consistently promote and elevate USA Hockey strategic initiatives.
Utilize media outreach to advance coverage of disabled hockey and the coaching education program.
Support the communications efforts in/around IIHF Girls Hockey Weekend, USA Hockey National Championships, USA Hockey Player Development Camps, NHL Draft and other events as assigned.
Assist in content management for USAHockey.com and USA Hockey Magazine.
Other responsibilities as assigned, including, but not limited to, assisting in executing all major events hosted and/or managed by USA Hockey such as the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame and USA Hockey’s Annual Congress.
Office in a multi-level building.
Office equipment including laptop, video and digital cameras, etc….
Some travel is required.
Willingness to work off-hours, weekends and holidays.
Salary: Commensurate with experience. This is a full-time position with an excellent benefit package.
Availability: Position available immediately at USA Hockey’s national headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Application Procedure: To apply, email a letter of application, current resume, and list of three references with contact information in one .pdf file to: email@example.com
Education • Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, journalism, marketing, sports administration, public relations or related field.
Experience • At least two years of full-time professional experience.
Skills • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. • Ability to think creatively and innovatively. • Motivated leader who thrives in a collaborative, team-oriented environment. • Strong analytical skills. • Demonstrated knowledge of hockey, particularly in the United States. • Ability to develop strategic, impactful campaigns. • Willingness to travel and work nights, weekends and holidays as required. • Ability to positively engage with members of the media, the USA Hockey • membership and the general public.
About USA Hockey
USA Hockey, founded on October 29, 1937, and headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, provides the foundation for the sport of ice hockey in America; helps young people become leaders, sometimes Olympic heroes; and connects the game at every level while promoting a lifelong love of the sport. USA Hockey is more than a million strong, including players, coaches, officials and volunteers that span all 50 states. The National Governing Body for the sport in the United States, USA Hockey has important partnerships with the NHL, United States Olympic Committee and International Ice Hockey Federation. For more information, visit usahockey.com.