Job Opportunity ~ Director of Hockey

Director of Hockey ~ The City of Pelham is currently accepting applications for the full time position of Director of Hockey at the Pelham Civic Complex & Ice Arena.  This position will continue to grow and develop the hockey program for the City of Pelham, and to promote the sport in the greater Pelham area by producing a positive experience for aspiring hockey players, existing players and families.  The primary focus of the director of hockey is to grow player participation; develop hockey skills through skill development processes and instill character and values in each player.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  (JOB DESCRIPTION AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST) ~ The director of hockey is responsible for overseeing the administration and operations of the Pelham Youth Hockey League (PYHL) on a day-to-day basis.  The Director shall initiate and direct all programs and operations necessary for the creation of a safe and healthy environment with opportunities for new players to develop basic skills and for intermediate and advanced players to become more competitive within the system.  The Director is responsible for on and off ice instruction of players and coaches of the PYHL.  The Director should display an enthusiasm for the sport as well as passion, integrity and a strong work ethic.


  • Direct Association pre-season evaluations and placement of players; Implement coaching selection process; Develop a professional coaching staff; Attend monthly Birmingham Youth Hockey League (BYHL) Board of Directors’ meetings; Develop and maintain an ongoing education program for coaches, professional staff, and division commissioners; Assist in the development and maintenance of educational programs for the parents and Association philosophies consistent with U.S.A. Hockey philosophies and policies.
  • Organize and coordinate the certification of coaches, and professional staff, within the U.S.A. Hockey Coaching Program; Enforce standards in coaching rules, regulations, and philosophies consistent with U.S.A. Hockey regulations and philosophies; Monitor and evaluate coaches and staff during the season; Resolve issues/disputes with parents and others involved in PYHL activities; Support team managers, coaches, staff, etc. …
  • Work with appropriate referee programs—schedule/coordinate referee’s certification programs; Provide clinics/mini camps to develop player skills; Recruit players to the PYHL.

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree from four year college or university is desired; significant hockey related experience and/or training or equivalent combination;  a current registered member of U.S.A. Hockey; a level IV Certified Hockey coach (if not currently level IV, must obtain level IV certification within one year after job commencement).  Salary beginning at $60,000.00 depending on education, experience and credentials.

Applicant must satisfactorily pass a Background Investigation and pre-employment drug screen after receiving conditional offer of employment.  Applications are available on this website and can be downloaded.  Completed applications and resumes may be emailed to or mailed to the City of Pelham, Human Resources, ATTN; Janis Parks at P.O. Box 1419, Pelham, AL  35124 or dropped off at Pelham City Hall.  Final date to submit applications and resumes is Monday, June 20, 2015 at 5:00PM.

City of Pelham is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is E-Verify compliant.