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President and CEO with American Hockey League in Springfield · MA

American Hockey League jobs
Sports Jobs in Springfield · MA
Other (consulting, membership, non-profit, real estate): Other
Reporting to the American Hockey League Board of Governors:
The President and CEO is responsible for the general supervision and direction of all of the business affairs of the American Hockey League. The chief executive officer is responsible for interpreting and applying the Constitution, By Laws, Regulations and Policies of the AHL, including all aspects of the Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Professional Hockey Players Association.

His or her regulatory leadership must ensure the integrity of competition in the AHL as well as ensuring that member clubs and participants act in the best interests of the League and the sport.

The President acts as an arbiter in disputes between member clubs, represents the League in contract negotiations with corporate partners, and acts as a liaison with the National Hockey League and its member clubs. He or she represents the League in collective bargaining with the Professional Hockey Players Association.

The President administers all of the financial affairs of the League, including preparation of League budgets and financial reports, sales and marketing budgets and financial reports, and Calder Cup Playoff financial management.

The President acts to protect and grow franchise values through cultivating owners and markets and has a fiduciary responsibility to the membership in managing financial matters in the best interest of the group.

The President directs and manages all League expansion, relocation or membership transfer activity including negotiations with prospective investors, civic leaders, arena management, and NHL affiliates.

The President has a primary responsibility in situational and crisis management on behalf of the membership.

The President is responsible for developing and implementing strategic and operational plans for the League. The CEO provides leadership and direction to League staff and manages their activity with respect to sponsorship sales, marketing programs, promotional and licensing agreements, media relations and communications, broadcast rights, and special events.

Essential Skills for Position
  • Proven highly successful strategic leader
  • Demonstrated experience in overseeing a wide variety of operational issues in the
  • sports industry
  • Exceptional relationship building skills; establishes trust and credibility quickly with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Proven success in negotiating multi-stakeholder agreements, i.e. collective bargaining,
  • officiating agreements, league to league development agreements
  • Proven success in leading staff and stakeholders in a variety of locations
  • simultaneously and effectively
  • Expertise and demonstrated results regarding: 
    • Branding 
    • Revenue Generation (Licensing, Sponsorship, Broadcast, Digital Platforms, Merchandising) 
    • Media and Communications 
    • Governance 
  • Management of professional sports teams
  • Sufficient leadership experience in sport to gain credibility and trust within the NHL
    and AHL hockey management peer group
  • Proven ability to set and execute a shared vision for the organization
  • Must be comfortable and have experience interacting with and being accountable to a diversified Board
  • Proven track record of building effective client relationships, driving business
    development, and encouraging process improvement
  • A strong understanding of the National Hockey League and the American Hockey League and their relationships
  • Connectivity and influence in the hockey community is an important element in this
    position

    Candidates will only be contacted if shortlisted to participate in the interview process.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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