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Intern, Hockey Operations – Bill Hay Future Leaders Internship
Western Hockey League

SUPERVISOR: Senior Manager, Hockey Operations

LOCATION: CALGARY

STATUS: Nine Month Internship with a $1,200 honorarium per month

DATE: August 14, 2017 – May 11, 2018.

About the Internships

The Bill Hay Future Leaders Internships are made possible through generous contributions from Bill Hay and from the Hockey Canada Foundation. The program has been funded for four (4) years from the 2015/16 season through the 2018/19 season.

The internships are based out of the 3 CHL offices (WHL – Calgary, QMJHL – Montreal, OHL – Toronto) and Hockey Canada’s National Offices (Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto) and are awarded annually to outstanding college or university graduates who are pursuing a career in sports administration, sport marketing, sport communication or program development.

These full-time term positions provide interns with experience in a variety of positions including sports administration, program development, and event promotions. The requirements of the internships are directed by the WHL, QMJHL, OHL and Hockey Canada.

Position Summary

Based at the Western Hockey League’s head office in Calgary and reporting to Senior Manager, Hockey Operations, the Hockey Operations Intern will assist with coordinating events and assist with the creation of new player recruitment initiatives. The Hockey Operations intern will have daily tasks with the Officiating Department throughout their term.

Primary Responsibilities:

Hockey Operations

  • Assist with the preparation and execution of WHL Combine Camps
  • Assist with the planning of the WHL U.S. Combine Camp
  • Conduct research for hockey operations and player recruitment
  • Assist with Alumni Relations and Players First Programs
  • Implementation of data into the Dub Hub intranet system
  • Assist with the development of a new promotional campaign in regards to materials and communication relevant to WHL player recruitment
  • Manage WHL Prospects Central Website and Twitter
  • Assist with contractual obligations with hockey partners across Western Canada and the Western United States
  • Key role in the planning and management of the Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup
  • Day to day logistics within the Hockey Operations Department

Officiating Department

  • Video clip collection
  • Video library updates
  • Video projects and special assignments
  • Video goal judge training clips
  • Off-ice official’s information
  • Game logging
  • Individual official video tracking
  • Officiating Camps Assistant – preparation and execution
  • Presentations – prepare for camps and events
  • Administrative support
  • Web – WHL Officiating information
  • WHL Officials and WHL Alumni Officials stories

Essential Skills and Qualifications:

  • Outgoing personality and enthusiastic attitude
  • Strong Hockey Knowledge
  • Operational knowledge of video equipment and software
  • Computer proficient in:  Word, Excel, Power Point
  • Ability to take direction, work independently, and work in a group environment
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their cover letter, resume, and transcripts by Monday July 10th, 2017, at 5:00 PM MT to:

Senior Manager, Hockey Operations
Western Hockey League
E-mail: info@whl.ca

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