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Hockey Canada Job Posting | Coordinator, Partnerships

POSITION: Coordinator, Partnerships

REPORTS TO: Manager, Partnerships
STATUS: Permanent, Full Time
APPLICATION DEADLINE:  November 18, 2019


Based in Calgary and reporting to the Manager, Partnerships, the Coordinator, Partnerships will have a “can do” attitude and deliver best-in-class servicing support for Hockey Canada, World Junior Championship (“WJC”), Women’s World Championship (“WWC”) and other sponsors, suppliers and stakeholders as required.


  • Directly support Managers, Partnerships and Vice President, Partnership Strategy and Licensing with overall partner relationships, including: strategic planning, revenue growth targets and all operations necessary to profitably retain, grow, and service the customer
  • Assist and support Managers on the fulfilment and delivery of all contractual obligations to corporate partners including sponsor-related programs and promotions and event-related deliverables on Hockey Canada, WJC and WWC Event partner accounts
  • Produce and communicate a production schedule with signage, print, broadcast specifications and creative deadlines (Separate “Playbooks” for Fall and Spring events, WJC, WWC, etc.)
  • Develop and manage sponsorship inventory, tracking reports and other summaries to ensure proper management of HC partner assets
  • Lead creation of detailed year-end reports for assigned clients
  • Prepare client contact reports, internal status reports, client newsletters and updates, and other reports and summaries to provide clients with essential Hockey Canada information
  • Assist Managers in development and tracking of servicing budgets
  • Facilitate creative approvals and track all materials
  • Help to deliver partner communications, develop joint collateral, and strategically manage joint events
  • Work closely with Coordinator, Business Development, on asset inventory tracking and management
  • Liaise with Hockey Canada departments, including Marketing, Events, Operations, Licensing, Development, Grow the Game, Member Engagement, Member Services, High Performance and Finance as necessary to support sponsor activities
  • Work closely with Event Managers and Coordinators to ensure full sponsor integration into Domestic and International events
  • Attend sponsor planning meetings with Managers as required
  • Work directly with day-to-day client contacts to support in-market activations
  • Liaise with licensees and suppliers to ensure fulfilment of client needs
  • Liaise with TSN as required to meet client media commitments
  • Become an expert on our product, our partners, and the markets in which we compete
  • Lead planning and execution of special events, eg. annual Partner Summit
  • Develop a positive relationship with all clients
  • Develop and maintain an understanding of assigned clients’ business and competitive environment
  • Take an active role in building a positive Hockey Canada culture
  • Update job knowledge by participating in conferences and educational opportunities; reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, participating in professional organizations
  • Enhance department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments


  • Bachelor Degree in Sports Marketing/Administration, Business Administration, Management, Marketing or related field
  • Minimum 1-3 years’ experience in a partner management, partner servicing or marketing-related role
  • Project management background and expertise
  • Solid understanding of marketing programs, events, and promotions, as well as experience in developing partner marketing plans
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Customer-focused and a partner advocate
  • Hands-on approach; plans, prepares and executes professionally
  • Ability to work well with limited supervision and with limited resources
  • Strong PowerPoint and Excel skills. Graphic design experience an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; promotes cooperation and commitment within a team to achieve goals and objectives
  • Demonstrated communication skills; ability to use a broad range of communication techniques to effectively communicate to varying audiences in a variety of situations
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills; ability to balance conflicting priorities in order to manage workflow, ensure the completion of essential projects and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated high level of proficiency in Microsoft Programs, Outlook and ability to quickly adapt to new technology and easily acquire new technical skills
  • Ability to work staggered hours, evenings and weekends as necessary

Qualified Candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter including salary expectations to [email protected]

*Bilingual Candidates (French and English) who possess the Essential Skills will be given priority in the selection process

**A Satisfactory Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Person’s Check is required of all Hockey Canada Employees and Volunteers


Hockey Canada is the national governing body for grassroots hockey in the country. The organization works in conjunction with the 13 provincial members, the Canadian Hockey League and USports in growing the game at all levels. Hockey Canada oversees the management of programs in Canada from entry-level to high performance teams and competitions, including world championships and the Olympic Winter Games. Hockey Canada is also Canada’s voice within the International Ice Hockey Federation.


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