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Vernon Vipers – Athletic Therapist/Trainer

Posted: July 14, 2021

The Vernon Vipers of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) have an immediate opening for the position of Athletic Therapist / Trainer for the 2021-22 season.

The successful candidate should: – have excellent communication skills – be comfortable in an intense and fast-paced environment – have experience working with competitive hockey teams and be interested in a career in sports.

Position Description

The Therapist / Trainer position is a position within the organization that is responsible for all player injuries, illness, player maintenance and general trainer duties. Some of the specific duties that the position includes are below:

  • Injury response, rehabilitation, follow-up, referrals, and general trainer duties
  • Documentation of all injuries, communication to coaches and management.
  • Working with team doctor, dentist, medical support & rehabilitation personnel
  • Skate sharpening and equipment repair and maintenance.
  • Practice and Gameday preparation
  • Dressing room maintenance and cleanliness
  • Monitoring player nutrition
  • Maintaining, distribution, and documenting of medical/equipment supplies, inventories and budgets.
  • Laundry
  • Preparing for visiting team/trainer’s arrival and assisting them where necessary
  • Packing and preparing for road trips throughout BC and Washington State
  • Comply with all Hockey Canada, BCHL, and BC Hockey regulations.

Qualifications

The successful candidate must have Hockey Canada’s Safety Person (HCSP) certification, Sports First Responder certificate and possess strong communication skills with experience in the hockey industry. Preference will be given to candidates certified as Athletic Therapists and those with concussion management certification.

It is essential that the successful candidate understands the hockey environment and can handle the challenges it brings to the day-to-day work atmosphere. A valid passport is needed for cross-border travel, as well as a valid class 5 driver’s license.

Contact Information

Please no phone calls. Only final candidates will be contacted. Salary and contract terms to be negotiated and based on experience.

Apply by emailing resume and cover letter to General Manager and Head Coach Jason McKee jason@Vernonvipers.com     ‘

About Our Team and City

The Vernon Vipers are a proud member of the British Columbia Hockey League and the Interior Conference.

The Vernon Vipers are one of the most decorated junior teams in Canadian history having won the RBC Cup (formerly the Centennial Cup) six times, with four of those wins in the 1990s. They won while hosting the tournament in 1990, repeated in 1991, again in 1996, in 1999 and most recently won back-to-back championships in 2009 and 2010; giving arguably the most dominant performance of any franchise in a single decade since the introduction of the Centennial Cup in 1971. To date, the Vernon Vipers have won 4 Royal Bank Cups, 2 Centennial Cups, 4 Abbott Cups, 8 Doyle Cups, 10  Mowat Cups and 12 League Titles.

Welcome to Vernon and the sunny North Okanagan, where our casual lifestyle matched with spectacular outdoor recreation opportunities has led Vernon to become one of the most diversified communities in BC. Serving a regional population of over 100,000, the community is surrounded by three lakes and is well known for its hot summers and mild winters, which has attracted businesses and residents from across the globe.

Salmon Arm Silverbacks – Trainer/Equipment Manager

Posted: July 13, 2021

Description: The Salmon Arm Silverbacks are seeking one individual to fill the role of Trainer/Equipment Manager for the 2021-22 BCHL season. This individual is responsible for tending to all player injuries and performing all equipment manager duties, including dressing room maintenance/preparation, equipment repair, skate sharpening, laundry and more.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Must be First Aid certified
  • Must have experience sharpening skates
  • Previous experience in junior hockey an asset
  • Concussion management certification & Taping/Strapping certification an asset
  • A valid passport is needed for cross-border travel, as well as a valid class 5 driver’s license
  • Preference will be given to candidates certified as Athletic Therapists

Job duties will include:

  • Injury response, rehabilitation & follow-up
  • Documentation of all injuries & communication to coaches/management
  • Working with team medical support & rehabilitation personnel
  • Equipment repair, inventory & maintenance
  • Dressing room setup for game days & practices
  • Packing and preparing for road trips
  • Skate sharpening
  • Laundry
  • Preparing for visiting team/trainer’s arrival and assisting them where necessary
  • Comply with all Hockey Canada, BCHL, and BC Hockey regulations

To apply for this position, please email your resume and references to Brooks Christensen at: opsmanager@sasilverbacks.com.

Alberni Valley Bulldogs – Sales & Marketing Account Executive

Posted: July 7, 2021

Job Description:

Reporting directly to the club president, this individual will play a prominent role within the Bulldogs organization. This person will pursue all revenue generation activity for the club through selling and maintaining existing corporate partnerships. The Bulldogs play a major role in the community and this individual will fit into the current vision of the organization, one that will exemplify integrity
and a can-do-attitude. This individual will play an integral role in the continued development of revenue within the city of Port Alberni and the valley business community through the creation of new inventory, promotions, and maximization of current accounts.

Job Duties:

  • Prospect multiple companies daily to identify potential new corporate partners through cold calls, email, and networking opportunities.
  • Meet with existing corporate partners to assess their needs and renew/increase partnership levels.
  • Develop relationships within the community by consistently attending various community events to promote the Alberni Valley Bulldogs.
  • Follow through the sales process from initial contact all the way through execution of signed agreement.
  • Work to service all corporate accounts to make sure they receive everything agreed upon in their partnership agreement. Responsible for making sure all advertising elements are executed on time.
  • Help plan and execute the club’s promotional schedule.
  • Contribute to social media development, content, and execution.
  • Be a leader within the office environment, setting an example of hard work, determination, and being a team player at all times.
  • Occasionally interact with Hockey operations staff and players to help execute events in the community.
  • Search our community opportunities for the team to be involved in to enhance the club’s profile within Port Alberni.
  • Provide creative input on marketing and outreach efforts to grow the Bulldogs brand and profile in the community.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills are essential.
  • Ability to meet challenging sales objectives in a high-profile, competitive marketplace.
  • Manage tight deadlines and multiple projects.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays when required by the schedule. This is not a Monday to Friday, 9-5 position. We’re looking for someone to be “all-in” in helping take the Bulldogs organization to the next level.
  • Sales experience is preferred; however, we will consider the individual before the experience level. If experience is lacking, you must have the desire to be coached and learn this business.
  • Computer proficiency required.

This position is a Salary + commission structure and includes two weeks holidays.

Please send a resume and cover letter explaining how you feel you can help take the Bulldogs off-ice product to the next level to david@albernivalleybulldogs.ca

Trail Smoke Eaters – Athletic Therapist/Trainer

Posted: June 24, 2021

Position Description

The Athletic Therapist/Trainer position is a position within the organization that is responsible for all player injuries, sicknesses and general trainer duties. Some of the specific duties that the position includes are below:

  • Injury response, rehabilitation, follow-up, referrals, sicknesses and general trainer duties
  • Documentation of all injuries, communication to coaches and management
  • Working with team doctor, dentist, medical support & rehabilitation personnel
  • Skate sharpening and equipment maintenance
  • Practice and Gameday preparation
  • Dressing room maintenance
  • Monitoring player nutrition
  • Supervising team off-ice workouts
  • Maintaining, distribution, and documenting of medical/equipment supplies and budgets
  • Laundry
  • Preparing for visiting team/trainer’s arrival
  • Packing for road trips throughout British Columbia and Washington State
  • Comply with all Hockey Canada, BCHL, and BC Hockey rules and regulations
  • Involvement in community and team-building events

Qualifications

The successful candidate must have Hockey Canada’s Safety Person (HCSP) certification, Sports First Responder certificate and possess strong communication skills with experience in the hockey industry. Preference will be given to candidates certified as Athletic Therapists and those with concussion management certification. It is essential that the successful candidate understands the hockey environment and is able to handle the challenges it brings to the day-to-day work atmosphere. A valid passport is recommended for cross-border travel, though not required.

Contact Information

Please no phone calls or faxes. Only final candidates will be contacted. Salary and contract terms to be negotiated. Apply by emailing resume and cover letter to Craig Clare, Director of Hockey & Business Operations: C.Clare@TrailSmokeEaters.com

Nanaimo Clippers – Marketing/Ticket Sales

Posted: June 14, 2021

Overview:

This position will work with the Director of Business Operations to market the team and events while creating and maintaining relationships with media and season ticket holders. The individual holding the roll will assist in advertising, promotions, public relations, interactive media and grassroots efforts for events. Specific areas of focus include management of social media accounts, team merchandising, ticket sales, group/season ticket sales, and Game Day management.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and oversee marketing initiatives associated with a wide range of departments including Ticket Sales, Merchandise, Team Programs, and Community Programs
  • Manage all team social media accounts and website
  • Create all digital marketing collateral content to maximize revenue, including video and graphics
  • Lead in the execution of digital sponsorship assets
  • Work with Director of Business Operations to develop promotions which help extend teams advertising message
  • Manage team merchandise including website, tracking of inventory, sales, ordering, and order fulfilling
  • Building top tier relationships with Season Ticket Holder base
  • Monitors season ticket holder retention and develop call campaigns, events and programs to maximize retention
  • Monitoring of ticket sales and maintenance of ticketing system
  • Maintain accurate box office accounting records and archives
  • Oversees the planning of season ticket holder events and exclusive offers throughout the year
  • Market and sell season tickets, partial plans, and group sales. This includes daily phone calls and setting up face-to-face meeting with current and prospective clients
  • Attend all team home games and assist with Game Day Operation
  • Work with Director of Business Operations in the development of team promotional giveaways and calendar in conjunction with building out season fan experience plan
  • Other duties as required – may be requested based on the needs of the business. Flexibility to work on other projects as needed.

Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven experience developing marketing plans and campaigns
  • Strong project management, multitasking, and decision making skills
  • Experienced using Adobe Creative Suite
  • Excel & Google Sheets proficient
  • Ability to work evenings and weekend based on Team schedule
  • Knowledgeable about the latest technology and social media trends, and the tools for publishing, listening/monitoring and reporting
  • Willing to absorb, enhance, and execute brand direction
  • Excellent copywriting and content creation skills, and keen visual sense

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years of experience with strong customer service or fan relations and engagement experience, with a sports organization
  • Experience with Igniter Tickets
  • Experience with ticket sales and client management
  • Experience managing merchandise

Interested individuals should email their resumes and cover letter to:

Robb Hunter
Director of Business Operations
hunter@nanaimoclippers.com