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HOCKEY DIRECTOR/VARSITY HEAD COACH Wanted

DUPAGE STARS HOCKEY CLUB – HOCKEY DIRECTOR/VARSITY HEAD COACH OPENING 

General Job Description: 

The DuPage Stars High School Hockey Club is searching for a Hockey Director with the ability to lead and inspire our players.  The Hockey Director will also serve as the Varsity Head Coach.  This position requires a positive and high-energy individual with a wide range of skills, including love of the game, good promotional skills, the ability (1) to work well with parents and players, (2) to create an effective learning environment, and (3) to engender a competitive culture and a winning attitude.  The position would start in the Spring 2020 season.  

Required Qualifications: 

• High school diploma • SafeSport certified  • USA Hockey CEP Level 3 or higher coaching certification, including completion of modules for midget level hockey • At least five (5) years of previous successful hockey coaching experience at the bantam level or higher • Ability to organize and supervise all levels of a high school hockey program • Commitment to professional growth • Ability to accept responsibilities outside the team as they relate to the hockey club, school and community • Excellent oral, written, and organizational skills • Must conduct oneself professionally on and off the ice • Pass background check  

Essential Job Duties (not limited to): 

• Oversee, organize, and supervise fall and spring seasons for the varsity and junior varsity teams • Comply with SafeSport, AHAI, USA Hockey, League(s) and DuPage Stars policies and regulations • Attend all varsity games, practices, and off-ice sessions • Serve as club representative and relate positively to parents, players, school, league, and other community representatives • Responsible for the care of facilities home and away • Responsible for a safe environment for players home and away. • Model positive behaviors, especially with regard to sportsmanship and the use of alcohol and drugs • Delegate staff assignments to assistant coaches • Develop and organize a uniform practice program for the varsity and junior varsity teams • Evaluate assistant coaches and playing personnel by attending at least one (1) team practice per week for each lower level team and one (1) team game per month for each lower level team • Provide players with mid-season and end-of-season feedback • Hold all coaches and players accountable for attending practices, off-ice practice, games and service projects • Plan and develop game responsibilities and strategies for varsity and junior varsity teams • Develop and administer a continuous off-season conditioning program  • Recruit players and promote the DuPage Stars • Implement other job related duties as needed as assigned by the DuPage Stars Board of Directors 

Salary 

• Base salary to be discussed upon interview 

Interested parties should email a resume and cover letter to coachsearch@dupagestarshockey.com.  Please contact Bob Surrette at 312.375.1404 with any questions.