Chicago Blackhawks Fan Development Team-Seasonal/Part Time - Chicago Blackhawks (Chicago, IL)
Chicago Blackhawks Fan Development Team Job Description
This is a part-time seasonal position within the Chicago Blackhawks Fan Development Department. The Chicago Blackhawks prefer individuals that have a passion for hockey and are committed to increasing the sports exposure in the community. Fan Development Team Members will be responsible for instruction and implementation of various youth hockey initiatives including but not limited to; ball hockey, ice hockey, school programming, and community events. Fan Development Team members should be energetic, dependable, and team oriented.
Fan Development Team Member
· Assist Head Coach in implementing G.O.A.L. clinics at local middle and elementary schools. Teach basic street hockey skills and drills.
· Assist with on-ice Chicago Park District clinics throughout winter months.
· Game night assistance. Responsibilities include assisting with Junior Hawks, Zamboni rides, and additional Youth Hockey duties. (not all FDT members will work games)
· Assist Fan Development Department with special events such as tournaments, school assemblies, educational initiatives, or fundraisers.
· Assist with organization and maintenance of the Fan Development storage unit.
· 20 hours maximum per week.
· Additional tasks as necessary.
Fan Development Head Coach
· Lead G.O.A.L. clinics at schools in Chicago area. Act in a Head Coaching capacity by assigning responsibilities, bringing energy, and setting the example for the rest of the FDT members.
· Game night assistance. 10 hours per game. Responsibilities include assisting with Junior Hawks, Zamboni rides, and additional Youth Hockey duties. (not all games required)
· Leads on-ice Chicago Park District clinics throughout winter months.
· Drive Fan Development Team vehicle to and from events. Make sure vehicle is fully stocked with necessary items for events and unloaded at the conclusion of the events.
· On-ice summer camp coaching. (4 weeks)
· 30-40 hours per week.
· Additional tasks as necessary.
• Responsible for presenting yourself in a professional manner and representing the Chicago Blackhawks positively in the community.
• Organized with the ability to multi-task and problem solve in a fast paced work environment.
• Hard working, detail oriented and results driven.
• Strong leadership skills with the ability to be a team player.
• Previous experience working with elementary aged students preferred (Camp counselor, coaching, teaching, etc.).
Chicago Blackhawks Street Team Member (Part Time/Seasonal) - Chicago Blackhawks (Chicago, IL)
Position: Street Team Member-Chicago Blackhawks
Reports to: Assistant, Event Marketing and Senior Manager Event Marketing
This is a part time seasonal position inside the Chicago Blackhawks Marketing Department that requires availability during nights, weekends and holidays. The Street Team is a group of highly motivated and energetic individuals that are looking to pursue a career in the sports industry. Primary responsibilities are to assist the Chicago Blackhawks Marketing Department in promotional and guerilla marketing efforts throughout the Chicagoland area. Street Team members need to be outgoing, upbeat, consist of a strong work ethic and the willingness to engage with fans.
· Assist the Marketing Department with all events throughout the season and off-season
· Run on-site promotional elements at Chicago Blackhawks marketing events in the Chicagoland area
· Promote the Chicago Blackhawks in a fun and positive manner
· Ability to manage load in/out process for all assigned team events
· Drive promotional vehicle to event site location
· Report back to team captain with event recap and suggested improvements
· Help other departments within the organization for miscellaneous events
· Assist with promotional elements on concourse during game nights
· High school diploma or equivalent
· Flexible schedule--must be able to work nights, weekends and holidays
· Ability to lift and carry 40 pounds
· Willingness to work in outdoor conditions
· Leadership qualities
· Outgoing and willingness to engage with others
· Customer service oriented
· Previous event/promotional experience preferred but not required
Foundation Director - Chicago Blackhawks (Chicago, IL)
Department: Chicago Blackhawks Charities – Charitable Partnerships
Reports To: Senior Executive Director, Marketing
Supervises: Manager, Charitable Partnerships
The Foundation Director reports to the Senior Executive Director of Marketing and the board of Chicago Blackhawks Charities and will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Chicago Blackhawks Charities (CBC) fundraising programs, expansion and execution of its mission. The Foundation Director will initially develop the fundraising strategic business plan, and execute core programs and operations.
Fundraising and Communications:
Develop strategic plan for all fundraising reports to achieve CBC overall fundraising goals
Identify, cultivate, and solicit prospective major donors from individual, corporate, or foundation sources
Utilize team personnel and staff to build relationships with potential and ongoing donors
Identify and attend community events, meetings, and conferences to promote organizational goals or solicit donations or sponsorships
Develop and refine aspects fundraising communications efforts including web development and other marketing tools to create a stronger brand for CBC
Work with entire community relations staff to create and execute events to achieve specific fundraising goals
Prepare presentations and reports to communicate fundraising program data to CBC board
Planning and New Business:
Design and direct a complete strategic review and business planning process for CBC and planned program expansion
Contribute to meeting the CBC’s annual fundraising goals, through renewed and/or increased gifts and new sources
Develop ongoing relationships with individuals, corporations and foundations capable of making substantial gifts and/or donations
Monitor budgets, expense reports, and other financial data specific to fundraising organizations
Develop and improve fundraising skills by attending industry conferences, classes and independent study
Leadership and Management:
Direct ongoing local programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of fundraising, communications, and financial and administration as well as recommend timelines and identify resources needed to achieve strategic goals
Lead the solicitation efforts for major gifts, including preparing personalized cultivation, solicitation and stewardship materials, collaborating with Blackhawks Marketing and Community Relations staff as appropriate
Contact corporate representatives, government officials, or community leaders to increase awareness of organizational causes, activities, or needs
Build strong cross functional relationships with other departments within the (Blackhawks, Sponsorship, Marketing, Media/Public Relations, Merchandising, etc.) to explore strategic partnerships and expand the reach of Chicago Blackhawks Charities.
Lead, coach, and develop effective systems and staff to track scaling progress and regularly evaluate program components so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the Board of Directors, funders, and other partners
Seek and expand Board of Directors’ involvement with strategic direction for ongoing local fundraising operations
Strong organizational skills in order to manage people and resources to complete projects; able to multitask and keep order
Ability to build trust inside and outside the organization; conduct work through honest communication and maintain the organization’s values
Demonstrates excellent personal motivation and encourages others to be motivated and enthusiastic; shows persistence and overcomes obstacles
Identifies and resolves issues in a timely manner; ability to develop solutions quickly and effectively
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
8-10 years of fundraising and/or major gift experience
Understanding of foundations, 501(c)3 non-profit organizations, fundraising strategies, and community relations
Strong interpersonal skills; can effectively communicate and relate to all levels within and outside of the organization; creates and builds positive and productive relationships
Responds quickly and effectively to changing trends and circumstances; embraces changes and welcomes fresh perspectives
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Knowledge of special event planning and execution including event marketing and grassroots marketing strategies
Required computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
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