Life Skills Coach
Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation Philadelphia, PA Hourly


The over-arching goal of the Life Skills and Healthy Living Program is to provide opportunities through the game of hockey, to keep student-athletes physically active, build skills, work together with others, take safe risks, build character, and develop healthy habits. Life Skills Coaches are responsible for coaching, mentoring, facilitating character education, and building positive relationships with Snider Hockey student-athletes, ages 5-24. The successful candidate must be able to consistently model and promote the values of integrity, community, and excellence to ensure a fun, safe, educational experience for all Snider Hockey participants.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Education, Counseling, Social Work or related major preferred.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and data management skills, detail-oriented, with the ability to handle multiple assignments at a variety of locations. Ability to perform in high profile, fast-paced environment.
  • The position requires strong problem-solving skills, and candidates should be highly motivated to learn, research, and collaborate with education and hockey programming staff.
  • Experience working in schools, OST Programs, Summer Camps, or Youth Sports.
  • Candidates must be committed to the importance of life skills and character development in helping young people be successful in life.
  • Must have sufficient knowledge of the sport of hockey to communicate the values and life skills lessons of sport to participants and other stakeholders.
  • Availability to work at least 3 evenings per week between the hours of 3:30-7: 00 PM, plus additional weekend hours.
  • Experience playing ice hockey and/or proficiency in ice skating is preferred but not required.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.


  • The primary function of this position is to facilitate and assist with the development and coordination of Snider Hockey’s Life Skills and Healthy Living programs. The successful candidate must communicate and coordinate closely with our Hockey Operations and Education functions.
  • Develop new Life Skills and Healthy Living initiatives; examine and improve current programs; identify gaps and propose solutions to bridge those gaps. The ability to produce and communicate clear and meaningful curricula, appropriate for various ages and backgrounds, is critical.
  • Coordinate and supervise specific tasks at assigned program site; train staff, communicate programming objectives, facilitate positive rink culture and support all aspects of Snider Hockey Programming. Responsible for recording and reporting Life Skills and Healthy Living program attendance in an organized and timely manner.
  • Develop and coordinate communication about Snider Hockey programs for distribution to student-athletes, their families and other stakeholders through various outlets.
  • Develop, coordinate and maintain positive relationships with potential rink partners, schools, students, and other stakeholders.
  • Frequent travel within the Greater Philadelphia/South Jersey area is required. Flexible work schedule and ability to work weekends are required.


 This is a part-time position.

Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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