About USA Hockey
USA Hockey provides the foundation for the sport of ice hockey in America; helps young people become leaders, even Olympic or Paralympic heroes; and connects the game at every level while promoting a lifelong love of the sport.
USA Hockey’s primary emphasis is on the support and development of grassroots hockey programs. Its cutting-edge American Development Model provides associations nationwide with a blueprint for age appropriate athlete development. Always a leader in safety, USA Hockey has been at the forefront in advancing efforts to ensure the best possible environment for all engaged in the sport, both on and off the ice.
As the National Governing Body for the sport of ice hockey in the United States, USA Hockey is the official representative to the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee and the International Ice Hockey Federation.
About the role
The Brian Fishman Fellowship is awarded to an individual who is pursuing a career in athletic communications. It was established in 1999 in honor of the late Brian Fishman, who served as the manager of communications and marketing for USA Hockey's National Team Development Program. He died unexpectedly on Jan. 7, 1999, at age 28. https://www.usahockey.com/fishmanfellowship
The Brian Fishman Fellow will assist with various media and public relations projects, event promotions/operations, social and digital media and other content initiatives, including work with USAHockey.com and USA Hockey Magazine.
The fellowship provides a unique 24-month opportunity beginning in June 2021 and ending June 2023. The first 12 months are spent in USA Hockey’s national office in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with the second 12 months in Plymouth, Michigan, home of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program and USA Hockey Arena.
- Recent college graduate pursuing a career in athletic communications.
- Experience in college/university athletic communications and/or sports information office or related experience.
- Undergraduate degree in journalism, English, communications, sports management or related field.
- Candidates should represent the high ideals characterized by Brian in both the personal and professional aspects of life, including determination, integrity and enthusiasm.
- Excellent writing and editing skills.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
- Must be comfortable interacting with members of the print and broadcast media, the USA Hockey membership and the general public.
- Strong base of familiarity with all phases of print and electronic publishing.
- Well-developed computer skills; experience Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office Suite
Required Application Process and Documents
- You must upload all required application documents listed below in one (1) pdf file to be considered (i.e. when you upload your resume, have references, essay and work samples included in that document)
- List of references
- A brief essay (400-500 words) detailing your interest in The Brian Fishman Fellowship and relate your personal and professional characteristics to those that were reflective of Brian, including integrity, determination and a love of hockey.
- Samples of work produced
- All application documents must be received by USA Hockey no later than Friday, March 12, 2021.
- The recipient of The Brian Fishman Fellowship will be chosen by a committee that includes representatives of print and broadcast media, the USA Hockey National Team Development Program and collegiate athletic departments and the Fishman family.
- It is anticipated that the successful candidate will be notified by Friday, April 9. For more information, please visit BrianFishmanFellowship.com
- Standard office equipment.
- Office in a multi-level building. Ascending or descending stairs and the like. Elevator on premises.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand and walk.
- Occasional evening/weekend work and potential for domestic and/or international travel.
- Physical demands: Exerting up to 10 lbs. occasionally or negligible weights frequently.
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Fellows are expected to work 37.5 hours per week with occasional evening and weekends based on event and/or team schedule.
- Location – Colorado Springs, CO from June 2021-June 2022 and Plymouth, MI from June 2022- June 2023.
- USA Hockey will cover event/travel expenditures while on assignment in alignment with the travel and expense reimbursement policy.
Compensation and Benefits
- This position will receive a monthly stipend of $2000.00 paid bi-weekly.
- Our benefits package is generous and includes: Twelve (12) paid holidays, sick leave. Health insurance plan with minimal co-pay. We pay a substantial amount of the health insurance premiums.
USA Hockey is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.