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General Manager, Florida JR Panthers Travel Hockey Club - Florida JR Panthers (Coral Springs, Fl)

Job Title:                     General Manager, Florida JR Panthers Travel Hockey Club

Department:              Hockey Operations

Reports To:                 VP & General Manager

Scope and Nature of Role

The GM is responsible for the overall development and growth of the Florida JR Panther hockey program.  The GM will maintain and advance the goals of the Florida JR Panthers program while overseeing the competition schedules for all teams and foster a strong relationship with JR Panthers families and the Florida hockey community.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Promotes and manages the JR Panthers hockey program under the direction of the President

  • Assists with preparing the JR Panthers budgets and manages operations to meet organizational goals

  • Oversee competitive hockey program budgets and reports operating results to the President/VP, General Manager

  • Prepares annual calendar for the JR Panthers organization

  • Act as USA Hockey CEP (Coaching Education Program) and Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA)facilitator for all JR Panthers coaches

  • Develops guidelines for coaches regarding enforcement of rules and regulations, player discipline, feedback expectation to families, playoff mentality, and bench management

  • Maintain and advance the goals of the JR Panthers Program by making recommendations to the Advisory Board on team structure, coordinating the tryout process and setting developmental expectations for the season.

  • Oversee competition schedules, monitor travel schedules and secure home games for Florida JR Panthers teams

  • Foster a strong relationship with JR Panthers families

  • Foster a strong relationship with hockey administrators across the state by working as cross-functional team member, representing the JR Panthers program to the Hockey Advisory Board, SAHOF, USA Hockey and other youth hockey organizations as required

  • Delivers monthly status report to the President regarding performance

  • Helps develop collateral materials and sees that they are implemented for all competitive hockey programs.

  • Creates a plan that articulates a skills development philosophy for all (Florida JR Panthers) youth players.

  • Develops working relationships with the leaders of respective hockey interests (i.e., in-house adult and youth hockey leagues and independent contractors)

  • Creates all JR Panthers coach schedules and conducts evaluations for players during and after the season

  • Helps recruit, hire, develop and motivate JR Panthers coaches while working within established economic guidelines to establish staff as the most highly regarded in the State of Florida


  • Must have a coach or instructors training certification (USA or Canada)

  • College degree in management or related field preferred

  • Possesses a record of high achievement as a hockey player or coach

  • Three years of previous experience as a supervisor or program manager

  • Demonstrated ability to design and deliver effective training programs

  • Experience organizing, developing and conducting quality hockey camps, schools, clinics and hockey leagues

  • Outstanding interactive skills that will support the organization’s efforts to develop an acclaimed and productive community hockey facility and instructional/developmental program

  • Candidate must be able to deliver public speeches in a persuasive manner

  • Able work well with youth and adults, including parents of participants, and has a positive relationship with customers

  • Ability to keep composure in high pressure situations

  • Projects a friendly, outgoing personality.  Exceptional customer service skills a must

  • Must be able to work nights and weekends.  Flexibility is a must

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