The Future of Hockey Lab in Halifax is looking for a Chief Program Officer, which headlines our Job of the Week column today.

The Future of Hockey Lab says it is the first social innovation lab in the world working to solve access in the sport of hockey. It was established because, while hockey is loved by many, it's only truly accessible to a select few, and that number gets smaller every year because of such problems as cost, culture, representation, sense of belonging, commitment, and facilities. The Future of Hock Lab tries to solve these problems.

The Job of the Week column features openings posted on the Entrevestor Job Board, which focuses on jobs in technology, innovation and startups in Atlantic Canada. The Entrevestor Job Board helps match job openings and candidates in the tech and startup communities and is operated by Entrevestor and Alongside.

The following are excerpts from this week’s posting:


The Future of Hockey Lab

Chief Program Officer

We've got big goals at the Future of Hockey Lab. To achieve them, we are building a powerful team. If the position and work described below speaks to you, if it gives you that feeling in your belly, then please, even if you don't have all of the qualifications, apply anyway. We are looking for someone that really gets it. Someone who cares about this work and its impact. We aren't looking for someone who just checks boxes.

Few things are non-negotiable at the Future of Hockey Lab but learning, failure and reflection are critical, measurement and evaluation are essential, and our commitment to equity is unwavering. If you are a member of an equity-seeking group you are encouraged to self-identify in your application.

Let's start here. Let's start now.

Through partnerships with some of the world’s most well-known brands – Scotiabank, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, Hockey Canada, and Bauer – the very first Future of Hockey Lab is located in Nova Scotia with proven methods to be scaled across all borders for broader impact. Our opportunity is to lay the foundation for future change. It starts here.

This moment, This position

The Future of Hockey Lab is seeking an innovative, process-minded Chief Program Officer (CPO), someone who is inspired by inclusivity and making real change. 

As a member of the leadership team, the CPO will keep people working towards a shared vision to make hockey more accessible, more welcoming and safer for all who wish to participate. 

A skilled organizer and multi-tasker, the CPO will play a pivotal leadership role in the work of the lab, supporting its operations and amplifying community impact. This position requires a good measure of strategic thinking, courage, vulnerability, empathy and tenaciousness.


Position Responsibilities

  • Manage all logistics related to the work and be the main point of contact for project teams.
  • Manage the portfolio of FHL project teams as identified in the cohort process.
  • Track the status of work (prototypes, programs, initiatives, etc.).
  • Manage the relationships with project team leads and hold the bigger picture of connectivity across project teams.
  • Coordinate schedules, meeting locations and information, agenda development, supplies, support activities and meeting records.
  • Maintain all participant lists and records related to the work.
  • Manage the FHL budget.
  • Help manage the project team identification strategy, aligning with gaps to identify areas of need; and support the on-boarding and off-boarding of project teams.
  • Work with the evaluation and learning team to coordinate the process around prototyping mindset, ideation and lifecycle.
  • Collaborate with the communications and engagement team to prepare reports and updates on project team activity and support the ongoing development of public-facing language around activity. ....

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