Job Title: Manager of Communications Department: Communications Reports To: Senior Director of Communications Basic Function: Play active role in wide range of department initiatives, with focus on leading those involved with the U.S. Women’s National Team program.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: •Serve as the primary spokesperson and point of contact to members of the media for the U.S. Women’s National Team program leading up to, during and following the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. •Proactively publicize and promote the teams, programs, events and activities of the USA Hockey women’s program at the international, national and grassroots levels. •Produce content -- written, video, social media, graphics or other innovative formats -- for USA Hockey content channels, with particular focus on efforts related to the women’s national team program. •Serve as a secondary contact within the department for all media and public relations activities. Respond to information and interview requests from members of the media, the USA Hockey membership and the general public. •Contribute to social media channels. •Serve in lead role in execution of the annual Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award. •Develop communication pieces in support of USA Hockey initiatives as warranted. •Other responsibilities as assigned, including, but not limited to, assisting in executing all major events hosted and/or managed by USA Hockey.
Availability: •Position available immediately at USA Hockey’s national headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Application Procedure: •To apply, email a letter of application, current resume, salary history, and list of three references with contact information in one .pdf file to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Education • Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, journalism, public relations, sports administration, or related field.
Knowledge & Experience • Excellent writing and editing skills. • Demonstrated knowledge of the sport of ice hockey. • Strong communication and interpersonal skills. • Ability to positively engage with members of the media, the USA Hockey membership and the general public. • Three to five years of full-time professional experience, with specific experience in marketing or sales preferred.
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.