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Manager, Officiating

REPORTS TO:  Director, Member Engagement
LOCATION:  While we have offices in Calgary, AB, Ottawa, ON and Toronto, ON, candidates from across Canada are invited to apply
STATUS: Permanent


Reporting to the Director, Membership Engagement, the Manager, Officiating will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to support Officiating growth and the development of Hockey Canada’s member organizations with focus on the following 3 key areas.

  • Grass Roots - Recruitment, Retention, Promotion
  • Development - Instruction, Learning Material, Ongoing Education
  • Coaching / Support Mentorship, Evaluation, Assessment

Additionally, the manager will support the National Referee-in-Chief in all aspects of our Member and National High-Performance Programs.


  • Co-ordinate all the development materials for the officiating program, including rule changes.
  • Support and provide guidance to our Member organizations in strategies to focus on Grass Roots officiating development through:
    • Implementation of the Hockey Canada Officiating Pathway
    • Implementation and use of the approved Hockey Canada Officiating educational curriculum
    • Ongoing development of officials through post-clinic support through coaching and mentorship
  • Co-ordinate the Officiating Program of Excellence Program including the nomination process, Regional camps, and required logistics.
  • Co-ordinate and support under the direction of the National Referee-in-Chief all Officiating High Performance camps.
  • Co-ordinate National officiating seminars; Referees-in-Chief meetings and conference calls in support of the National Referee-in-Chief.
  • With input from the National Referee-in-Chief develop and manage the Officiating program work plan and budget.
  • Support the National Referee-in-Chief in the evaluation and assignment of officials for all National and International competitions.
  • Co-ordinating all national clinics such as the National High Performance, Master Course Conductor and Officiating Coach seminars. 
  • At the request of Members, prepares and distributes Officiating Program Awards including the Acme Whistle Awards.


  • Post-secondary education in sport management or relevant field is an asset
  • Sound knowledge of hockey, community sport structure and role of the governing body
  • Officiating experience or knowledge of the Hockey Canada Officiating Program is an asset
  • Ability to balance a heavy and varied workload
  • Ability to evaluate and resolve complicated time-sensitive situations
  • 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

To view the full job description click here.

At Hockey Canada we are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity within our organization. Qualified Candidates are invited to submit their resume 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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