Coordinator, Hockey Development & Industry Growth

New York, NY

About the job

About The National Hockey League

Founded in 1917, the National Hockey League (NHL®) is the premier professional ice hockey league in the world, and is one of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.

With more than 1500 employees across the US and Canada, the NHL is a global sports and entertainment organization committed to building healthy and vibrant communities using the sport of hockey to celebrate fans of every race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.

At the NHL, we are looking for dynamic, energetic and impactful individuals who are committed to doing the same by sharing in our philosophy that Hockey is for Everyone – and inclusion belongs on the ice, in the locker rooms, boardrooms and stands.



As a valuable member of the team, the Coordinator works closely on hockey development initiatives with a strategic emphasis on fan development, league-wide scholastic initiatives and youth hockey programs to improve the cultural availability, inclusivity and awareness of hockey and NHL brands.

Must have a passion for developing pathways for youth and underrepresented communities to have positive experiences participating in hockey. The Coordinator is a self-starter that will have solid project management experience, exhibit strong leadership, communication and management skills.

Position will also help with various other projects supported through the Industry Growth fund including administration of grants, internal/external presentation development & storytelling and Public Relations coordination around successful programs and initiatives.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

  • Manage day-to-day operations of strategic education partnerships and youth hockey programming, including but not limited to:
  • Coordination of existing NHL & NHLPA Education Program(s)
  • Exploration of future scholastic initiatives
  • Coordination of Teacher Appreciation Program(s)
  • Creation of Teacher Ambassador Program(s)
  • Coordinate synergies between scholastic programming and opportunities between NHL youth hockey programs such as Learn to Play, First Shift, Kids Clubs & NHL Street
  • Coordination and activation support for Scholastic Program activations at marquee events (All-Star Kids Day)
  • Corporate Sponsor coordination and management of programs
  • Assist with the coordination of development mechanisms for data capture
  • Assist with capturing measurements of success across all programming through data acquisition, revenue impact, media impressions, etc.
  • Coordinate the execution of special activations at premier NHL events
  • Manage data collection and analysis to measure social impact and business growth and effectiveness of programs
  • Partner with internal departments and external partners to bring to life strategic event, storytelling and product opportunities


Knowledge Areas/Experience


  • 3+ years of experience in project management
  • Strong subject matter knowledge of youth and amateur sports industry


  • Youth-based and/or sport-based experience in hockey, a plus


  • Bachelor's Degree

Required Skills

  • Strong data analysis and assessment abilities
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills with the ability to influence at leadership levels
  • Highly organized, attention to details and strong follow-through
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel and PowerPoint
  • A positive energetic attitude


These core competencies reflect the underlying values that are necessary to represent the National Hockey League:

  • Accountability
  • Adaptability
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Inclusion
  • Professionalism
  • Teamwork & Collaboration


The NHL offers U.S. regular, full-time employees:

Time to Recharge: Utilize our generous Paid Time Off (PTO) to focus on your well-being and ensure a healthy work/life balance. PTO includes paid holidays, vacation, personal and sick days, plus an extra day off for your birthday.

Ability to Focus on your Health: Along with competitive salaries, the NHL offers comprehensive health benefits to employees and their eligible dependents effective on their first day with us – there is no waiting period. The NHL subsidizes a large portion of the health benefits costs, therefore your cost for medical, dental and vision coverage is minimal.

We also offer our employees and members of their household access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to support mental, physical, and financial health. In addition, employees have access to a digital wellness resource designed to improve health and happiness through courses in sleep, movement, and focus. These services are confidential and at no-cost to our employees.

Childcare Leave: Because your family is the NHL family, employees are offered comprehensive Childcare Leave to welcome your new addition. The primary caregiver to the child is entitled to up to 12 weeks of paid Childcare Leave, at full pay, following the birth, adoption, or placement of a child.

Employees that are not the primary caregiver to the child are entitled to up to 6 weeks of paid Childcare Leave, at full pay, which must be taken within the first 6 months following the birth, adoption, or placement of a child.

Confidence in your Retirement Goals: Participate in the NHL’s Savings Plan which includes a 401K (pre-tax and Roth options) plus non-elective (employer) contributions to keep your retirement goals on track.

A Hybrid Work Schedule: The NHL recognizes the value of flexibility in work locations/schedules to help our employees balance work/life priorities. Hybrid work schedules are available for a majority of our roles.

Our New Headquarters: Our new, state of the art, offices are located at One Manhattan West in Hudson Yards. When you’re in the office, you can conduct meetings in one of our high-tech conference rooms, have lunch with a view or play in the game room. Employees can also enjoy New York’s newest neighborhood that is home to more than 100 shops, culinary experiences, and public artwork.

A Savings for Commuting: Participate in the NHL’s pre-tax commuter benefit plan which helps offset the financial cost of traveling to and from our office.

NHL Partner Rates: Unlock exclusive pricing from our Partners that include savings on travel, consumer goods and services, plus the NHL Store.

Life at the NHL: In your first few days, you meet with your new teammates and the HR Team. You have the opportunity to learn more about the NHL and our workplace culture. Employees are invited to play hockey during our Tuesday Night Skate at Chelsea Piers, join our Employee Resource Groups and more. You are a part of our team and we encourage you to be your authentic self, adding to our dynamic workplace culture.



Actual base pay for a successful candidate will be determined based on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to: experience/training, market demands, and geographic location.

When applying, please be sure to include a cover letter with your salary expectations for this role. We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity, however only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. NO EMAILS OR PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.



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