Employment Opportunity – General Manager Hockey Operations

Screaming Eagles Job Posting GM Hockey Operations Social

The Cape Breton Screaming Eagles are currently seeking a full-time/permanent General Manager of Hockey Operations to join the Screaming Eagles dynamic QMJHL ice hockey team. The Screaming Eagles are a junior ice hockey team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, located in Sydney, Nova Scotia and play out of the beautiful Center 200 facility.

As a member of the Senior Management Team, the General Manger of Hockey Operations is responsible for the management and co-ordination of all hockey operations including off ice and on ice requirements. This includes the identification and hiring of a head coach, new player talent, trades, player contract negotiations, player education, billeting and the hockey operations budget. This role oversees the Head Coach and works closely with the GM of Business Operations to promote a cohesive and effective senior management team for the Screaming Eagles Hockey Club.

Key Responsibilities:

Selecting Coach:

Identify, attract and select the hockey operations staff that meet the needs, standards,mandate and culture of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles organization.

Plan, prepare, negotiate and advise the club President on staff contract negotiations.


Talent Scouting and Trades:

Identify and develop a talent strategy that delivers a pipeline of the best available talented new players to the club, through attending circa 250 games in the junior feeder leagues across Canada and internationally where appropriate, providing expert evaluation of talent potential to join the club. Ensure that the clubs scouting network and program development is effective in feeding the talent pipeline. Managing day to day hockey operations, collaborating with the coaching team and owner on developing and managing the strategic plan as well as responsible for managing the operations budget.

Player Contract Negotiations:

Plan, prepare, negotiate and advise the club President on contract negotiations and player trades. Manage the planning and player strategy for the drafts.

Player Accommodation and Player Education:

Ensures that the billet qualification requirements are being met with a 100% successful placement rate. Identify appropriate billet families and liaise with families and players throughout the season to ensure the needs of both stakeholders are met and there is a timely and effective resolution to matters. Responsible for identifying and managing the players educational needs, ensuring that the Clubs educational program adheres to the QMJHL regulations with zero tolerance for non-compliance.


Successful Candidate will possess the following qualifications:

Will have worked in a similar role or in a coaching/talent scouting role.

Strong and credible reputation in the game for identifying and attracting talented hockey players.

Has a demonstrable track record of success.

Post-Secondary Education with a focus on management would be considered an asset.

Fluency in English language required. Fluency in French language considered an asset.

Strong people skills, with the ability to communicate & collaborate effectively with others, is a team player, good listener and problem solver.

Strong relationship builder with the ability to maintain relationships with key stakeholders (players & their families, management) while travelling extensively.

Ability to evaluate potential, both hockey playing ability (physical & mental ability) along with character.

Self-assured and has a calm style under pressure.


Other Job Requirements:

Travel is required.

Position is fast paced and demanding.

Subject to irregular hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays.


To Apply for this Career Opportunity: All interested applicants must submit their resume to Lorna Mackinnon at no later than May 3, 2019. For further information contact Lorna at 902-567-6378 extension 1. We appreciate your interest in our organization! Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Cape Breton Screaming Eagles Limited is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment for all employees.

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