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Sales & Marketing: Community Relations
Director of Community Relations & Detroit Red Wings Foundation - Detroit Red Wings (Detroit, Mi)

Job Summary:  
The director of community relations & DRW Foundation is responsible for the direction and management of the Detroit Red Wings Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities.  The director must develop an annual plan for raising funds and for the distribution of funds for charitable purposes consistent with the Foundation’s mission and consistent with non-profit governance law.  Responsibilities include enhancing current and developing innovative revenue streams that allow for the funding of programs that advance the mission of the Foundation.  The director is responsible for providing regular reports to the Board of Directors on DRWF activities and presenting programs for financial review; and for working collaboratively with the staff of Ilitch Charities and affiliated organizations.  Additional responsibilities include implementation and oversight of the Foundation’s financial tacking and control systems, including organizational ledger, check requests, purchase orders, etc. in direct partnership with the Treasurer of the Ilitch Charities Board of Directors and finance manager for Ilitch Charities.

The director of community relations & DRW Foundation manages the Community Relations department.  In this capacity, the Director is responsible for daily management of department personnel and budget control.  In addition, the director works with staff to develop, implement and evaluate a complete community engagement program.

Key Responsibilities: 
•    Develops synergies between community relations and DRW Foundation functions
•    Works with the Detroit Red Wings and the Ilitch Charities Board and staff to craft strategic vision, aligns organizational resources in strategic planning and executes events and activities designed to achieve developed goals
•    Sets an effective annual agenda and ensure performance goals are set and met
•    Responsible for administrative procedures and processes to maintain fiscal accountability and control, equitable and fair personnel practices, and efficiency of operations
•    Serves as the principal fundraiser for the Detroit Red Wings Foundation, overseeing and coordinating all  fundraising and donor management activities
•    Oversee the planning and execution of in-game Community Relations elements, including fundraisers and Community Relations theme nights
•    Works closely with Corporate Sales staff in developing sponsorship programs for inclusion in corporate sales proposals.  Attends sales calls and presentations
•    Develops innovative revenue sources including business arrangements and funding proposals
•    Develops strong working relationships with local nonprofits and charitable organizations
•    Works closely with youth hockey associations in order to increase youth hockey participation in Southeast Michigan
•    Oversees the development of all collateral, including the annual report
•    Creates and manages the annual budget
•    Coordinates the grant process including the application, review and recommendation of requests to the Ilitch Charities Board that meet the strategic goals and objectives of the foundation
•    Ensures compliance with all appropriate state and federal regulations and laws
•    Ensures appropriate information flow both within and outside the organization
•    Represents the organization; serves as its public face as appropriate at civic, community and charitable events; creates awareness for the DRWF and the sport of hockey in the community
•    Works directly with players and their families in developing programs that benefit the Foundation and compliment players’ charitable interests
•    Oversee and manage the electronic 50/50 Raffle system for the Foundation.  Includes required State of Michigan reporting, financially reconciliation, and liaison with partners and provider for issues and upgrades
•    Supervises Foundation and Community Relations staff and volunteers 
•    Coordinates marketing, media relations and public relations for DRWF activities
•    Develops and maintains effective working relationships with Ilitch Holdings staff including Ilitch Charities, the Detroit Tigers Foundation and members of the board of Ilitch Charities and the executive committee

Supervisory Responsibilities:
•    Manages 2 subordinate colleagues who supervise full-time and part-time staff in addition to volunteers.  Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this unit.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training colleagues; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining colleagues; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•    Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or related field
•    7-10 years demonstrated successful corporate and/or foundation experience, preferably in professional sports (Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.)
•    Experience working at the management level in non-profit or charitable organizations and civic groups 
•    Experience in professional sports
•    Strong event planning experience
•    Strong presentation skills
•    Excellent organizational, communication and presentation skills including proposal development, networking skills with large groups as well as individuals
•    Strong experience in event planning and implementation, operating within approved budgets and meeting goals for percentages of expenses and charitable funds
•    Self-motivation and discipline to regularly set and achieve work goals
•    Ability to initiate and build relationships with prospective corporate and foundation donors as well as non-profit organizations and youth hockey associations
•    Self-motivated and disciplined with demonstrated ability to take primary responsibility for diverse number of projects and to complete them in a timely manner with limited supervision
•    Proactive self-starter with the ability to react to varying situations by making appropriate decisions

Working Conditions:
•    Regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear.  
•    Frequently is required to sit.  
•    Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and climb or balance.  
•    Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  
•    Irregular and extended hours including nights, weekends, and holidays
•    Exposure to moderate noise level
•    Frequent visual/auditory attention

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a colleague encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Facility Operations/Security: Maintenance
Event Beverage Technician - Part Time - Olympia Entertainment & Detroit Red Wings (Detroit, MI)

Oversee and maintain draft beer systems, ice machines, walk-in coolers and freezers. Maintain all equipment in stands, bars and club in Joe Louis Arena.

Key Responsibilities
• Maintain ongoing examination of the draft beer and soda pop system, ice machines, walk-in coolers/freezers and adjust, maintain, repair all components required.
• Maintain proper maintenance logs and budget logs.
• Perform pre-event inspections and repairs.
• Work with Maintenance Supervisor to staff and train beverage techs for event days.
• With direction from Maintenance Supervisor train runners in operation methods of draft beer system and changing beer barrels.
• Ensure proper shutoff of all CO2 tanks, beer barrels and air lines.

Supplemental Job Functions
• Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Experience in refrigeration.
• Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability skills.
• Ability to work non-traditional hours, including weekdays, weekends and holidays.
• Ability to travel and adhere to the corporate travel policies.

Preferred Knowledge, skills and abilities
• Experience working with arena concessions or maintenance.
• Experience with entertainment marketing.


Working Conditions
• While performing the duties of this job, the colleague is regularly required to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.
• The colleague frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
• The employee is occasionally required to sit, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, talk or hear, and taste or smell.
• The colleague must frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
• Ability and willingness to work long and unpredictable hours on weekdays, weekends and holidays.
• Position will involve working in an arena environment with varying temperatures.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a colleague encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Finance: Accounting/Finance other
General Ledger Accountant - Olympia Entertainment & Detroit Red Wings (Detroit, Mi)

To provide general accounting support to the organization including but not limited to preparing and posting journal entries, reconciling accounts, month-end closing, budgeting, and annual auditing. 

Key Responsibilities: 
•    Analyzes various general ledger accounts and reconciles deferred revenue, prepaid accounts, and other accounts
•    Process all accounts receivable credit memos and serve as back up for the Accounts Receivable Coordinator including month end close
•    Process accounts payable and serve as back up for the Accounts Payable Supervisor including processing checks and month end close
•    Process and complete daily cash deposits
•    Creates daily sales entries for the Tobacco Shop, Fox Concessions, Fox Suites and Fox Merchandise
•    Creates daily, monthly or event based sales entries and other miscellaneous accounting entries for account reconciliation and reporting purposes
•    Participates in the monthly close process including preliminary review of financial statements, preparation and posting of adjusting journal entries, and explanation of budget to actual variances
•    Assists in preparation of annual budget through analysis of accounts, researching data, and compiling reports
•    Assist in recording private events
•    Provide auditing support to various departments as well as participating in the year-end financial audit for OEI and DRW NHL HRR audit; working with outside auditing services
•    Act in accordance with corporate accounting policies and procedures; recommend new ideas or changes to current policies and procedures as needed
•    Ensure proper cash handling procedures and controls through established systems
          
Supplemental Job Functions:
•    Perform various duties as assigned by management including special projects, cross train with other employees for back-up coverage and assist in accounting support.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•    Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
•    Minimum of four years related experience (Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work)
•    Possess the highest integrity and ethical standards
•    Effective communication skills, both orally and in writing
•    Strong problem solving and analytical skills
•    Ability to understand processes and coordinates the process within the accounting rules
•    Strong attention to detail
•    High level of resourcefulness, initiative, and good judgment setting priorities and handling multiple tasks simultaneously
•    Proficiency in spreadsheet software applications

Preferred Knowledge, skills and abilities:
•    Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
•    Experience and or knowledge within the sports and entertainment industry
•    Experience with AS400 and Infinium

Working Conditions:
•    Frequent visual/auditory attention
•    Exposure to moderate noise level


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a colleague encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Finance: Controller/Director of Finance
Vice President of Finance - Olympia Entertainment & Detroit Red Wings (Detroit, Mi)

The vice president of finance is responsible for organizing, planning, directing and evaluating the company's financial functions.  Working through subordinate directors, provides administrative oversight and direction to the following functions:  accounting, budgeting, internal operational audit, IS, purchasing, financial analysis and business operations projects.

Key Responsibilities: 
•    Responsible for directing the formulation and implementation of overall Company policies in the area of finance and accounting.
•    Responsible for developing and ensuring accounting policies and procedures are followed by establishing excellent accounting controls and by analyzing business results for any deviations, trends and exceptions.
•    Responsible for ensuring all Company financial practices are in compliance with current applicable government and other regulatory agency requirements.
•    Responsible for ensuring the accuracy and integrity of financial and managerial accounting information including financial analysis for the entire company by establishing, maintaining and operating of reliable, efficient and effective accounting system procedures and controls. 
•    Lead and direct accounting operation to generate maximum efficiency and productivity by developing staff, utilizing meaningful metrics, establishing clear goals and by continuous review of policies and procedures.
•    Coordinate, review and direct efforts of subordinates in the production of timely, accurate financial statements, and timely, meaningful budgets.   Follow time sensitive guidelines as established.
•    Evaluate internal controls and information systems, make recommendations for improvements, and coordinate development of procedures manual.
•    Maintain new methods for capturing and timely reporting of event and other operational financial information to assist in the management decision-making process.  Reports to be made available for review within 24 hours of an event.
•    Act as Company representative to various financial organizations as approved by President.
•    Oversee reporting of financial information to outside parties, where appropriate.
•    Perform or supervise certain event settlements and projections.
•    Provide leadership and support to other senior management personnel on specific finance-related issues, as requested
•    Act as a liaison with information services department as it relates to accounting and finance issues.
•    Oversee operational audits (e.g. parking, inventory, box office) as needed and/or directed.
•    Participate in development of the Company’s strategic plans.  Create and execute plans that support financial strategic short and long-term goals. Implementing and monitoring strategic plans.

Supplemental Job Functions:
•    Maintain knowledge of current trends and developments in the field of finance, accounting and information systems.
•    Performs other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:
•    Manages 3 subordinate supervisors who supervise a total of 16 colleagues within the Finance/Accounting and IT Departments.  Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this unit.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training colleagues; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining colleagues; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•    CPA and/or advanced accounting or finance degree is required in addition to at least 15 to 20 years of extensive financial management experience in a dynamic, diversified service organization (Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work)
•    Possess the highest integrity and ethical standards and the ability to command and inspire trust with all constituents
•    Strong technical skills in all aspects of accounting and financial reporting
•    Thorough knowledge of accounting to ensure that the financial results are in conformity with generally accepted account principles
•    Experience with implementation or accounting or supporting systems 
•    Exceptional problem analysis and solving skills
•    Outstanding financial acumen (strong technical quantitative and analytical skills) and judgment blended with business partnership and a pro-active operating philosophy
•    Attention to detail and accuracy
•    Must be process driven
•    Strategic planning skills are required to assist in the development of a vision for the company and an ability to implement a plan to achieve that vision
•    Highly organized, self-directed business style, with strong ability to prioritize
•    Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with senior level management
•    Outstanding interpersonal skills are required in order to manage a large and diverse staff
•    Demonstrated leadership and development skills in order to properly train and develop staff to meet objectives
•    Demonstrated project management skills with coordinating efforts among various departments and staff at all levels
•    Ability to analyze procedures to ensure effectiveness 
•    Exceptional  written, presentation and communication (includes listening) skills with the ability to frame and interpret issues
•    Knowledge of integrated accounting solutions and latest IS technologies 
•    Proficiency in spreadsheet software applications 
•    Knowledge of the sports and entertainment industry, preferred
•    Knowledge of cash handling procedures and controls

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
•    Certified Public Accountant license

Preferred Knowledge, skills and abilities:
•    Experience working in the sports and entertainment industry

Working Conditions:
•    Irregular and extended hours including nights, weekends, and holidays
•    Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
•    Frequent visual/auditory attention

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a colleague encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Apply for Future Notification Only: Future Notification
Future Notification Only - NHL and its Member Clubs (Various Locations, NA)

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. List any NHL cities in which you want to work -i.e. Philadelphia, NY Islanders, NY Rangers, Boston, New Jersey, Washington, Detroit, St. Louis, Atlanta, Anaheim, Chicago, Dallas, Minnesota, Denver, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Jose, Tampa, Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Florida, Montreal, Carolina, Buffalo, Columbus

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