Jr Kraken Tier 1 Coach - Kraken Community Iceplex (Seattle · WA)

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Position:                                         Tier I Development Coach, Kraken Community Iceplex
Department:                                  Kraken Community Iceplex (SIC)
Reporting To:                                Director Youth Hockey

Our Purpose:

We are building a championship organization that serves our fans, community and business partners through world class sports and entertainment. We believe that Winning Matters, our Fans come first, with risk comes reward, great teams can achieve unimaginable results, honoring the Pacific Northwest is our duty, driving the business and growing the game is our responsibility.

 On December 4, 2018, the NHL granted the 32nd NHL franchise to Seattle Hockey Partners. As the newest addition to the Pacific Division in the Western Conference, the team first dropped the puck in the 2021-2022 NHL season and now enters their second season. In addition to the redevelopment of the New Climate Pledge Arena at Seattle Center, Seattle Hockey Partners have built its front office headquarters, training center, and three NHL regulation rinks at at the Kraken Community Iceplex located in Northgate. This development represents not only further investment in making Seattle the epicenter of the Pacific Northwest but establishing a hockey presence within the city for the first time in more than 40 years.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Hiring:

The Seattle Kraken aspire to write a new playbook in sports and entertainment that includes everyone. In alignment with this vision, if you don’t meet every job requirement listed—or if you haven’t played ice hockey before or are still learning about the sport—we still encourage you to apply. We understand you may bring other relevant experiences and expertise to help us become the highest performance organization we can be. One of our core values is ‘Make Us Better’ and we recognize diversity, equity and inclusion as a critical business strategy.  

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Position Summary:

The Jr Kraken Tier I Development Coach will be responsible for leading the planning and execution of practices, games, and serve as a player development coach for all facets of the program. This will include collaborating with all Kraken programs run at the Iceplex, including Fall and Winter, Spring development, and Summer camps. As a player development coach, you will help drive revenue to the Kraken Community Iceplex through skill development classes, group classes, LTP classes, camps, and clinics.

KYHA stands by the mission to grow the game of ice hockey in the Pacific Northwest by having the most-powerful programming that develops athletes, lifelong hockey players, and fans. Through cutting edge curriculum, excellent role models, and endless amounts of positive experiences at the rink, a emphasis will be placed on the growth of player development with a positive, inclusive, and fun environment through a championship standard. Works with Kraken Youth Hockey Director and staff to ensure a positive experience for all players and community members.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

         Head Coach Tier I program

         Mentor and develop athletes to thrive in a high level and challenging environment

         Program administration for general scheduling, travel scheduling, and parent/player communication

         On and off ice coach to support year-round Kraken programs: spring development, summer camps, as well as fall and winter programming

         Video analysis and game breakdown

         Maintain continuous coach development and up-to-date teachings

         Perform all responsibilities in the best interest of the Seattle Kraken brand

         Other Duties as assigned by the Hockey Director – may include, but not limited to, tournament and event planning, Kraken team brand and marketing efforts

Required Experience & Qualifications:

         Must work in a team first environment and follow KYHA hockey philosophy

         Create high performance developmental-focused practice plans according to the organization’s day to day

         Exceptional leadership skills and communication skills

         Current network of contacts at the collegiate and Tier II junior levels to support player advancement

         Ability to work within a budget

         Ability to plan productive practices and conduct video sessions

         Ability to manage assistant coaches, strength coaches, and goaltending consultants

         Communicate with players, parents, and members of the community

         Have USA Hockey CEP and complete required SafeSport Training

         Standard background check

         Proficient in Microsoft Excel/Word, Power Point, & Google Docs

Preferred Experience & Qualifications:

         Previous coaching and/or playing experience at the professional, collegiate, or junior levels

         Understanding of ice rink events and association on and off ice programming

         3+ years work experience

Working Conditions:

         Must be able to work a flexible schedule inclusive of weekends, nights, and holidays required

         Frequent bending, lifting 15-20 pounds, on-ice skating, extensive walking through the building including inclines and stairs

Total Rewards Package:


o   In accordance with Washington’s Equal Pay and Opportunity Act, the expected salary range for this position is $65-70k. Actual base pay will depend on employee’s experience and other job-related factors permitted by law.

o   Bonus eligibility

o   Monthly cell phone stipend

         Benefits & Perks:

o   Company-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance, including premiums for eligible dependents enrolled in the plans

o   Company-paid life insurance and short & long term disability insurance

o   Company-paid employee assistance program and Headspace subscription

o   Flexible spending accounts and voluntary accident, critical illness, and hospital indemnity insurance available

o   Company-paid Orca card

o   401k (pre-tax and Roth) with Company match up to 4%

o   10 vacation days, 3 personal holidays, and accrued sick time

o   Minimum 11 paid holidays per year

o   Paid parental leave

o   Kraken ticket stipend and employee only pre-sale opportunities to non-Kraken events

o   Discounts at the Kraken Team Stores, Kraken Community Iceplex, 32 Bar & Grill, and other partners

o   Company-wide recognition platform

o   Corporate office located at the Kraken Community Iceplex in Northgate; within walking distance of the Northgate Light Rail Station and Northgate Transit Center; free parking



Seattle Hockey Partners, LLC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We do not discriminate on basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service, or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.