Toronto Maple Leafs Coaching Development Program 2023-2024 Season

  • MLSE
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • May 25, 2023

Job Description

Coaching Development Program Overview

The Toronto Maple Leafs are committed to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion by eliminating barriers, accelerating development and creating a lasting impact in our community. We believe in inclusion and are determined to influence change that addresses systemic issues in the sport of hockey and within the communities we represent.

In line with our commitment, the Toronto Maple Leafs will launch the third year of our Management and Coaching Development Program, offering a full-time, paid contract coaching position during the 2023-24 season from September 15, 2023, to July 15, 2024.

This position will provide valuable professional hockey coaching experience, an opportunity to infuse a fresh perspective within our organization and increase the candidates’ social capital within the broader hockey community. The Toronto Maple Leafs are committed to providing this coaching position to Black and Indigenous candidates or those who identify as part of another marginalized and/or racialized group.

The successful candidate will be mentored directly by the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Marlies coaching staff. This role will provide exposure to coaching and player development roles with the Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL), Toronto Marlies (AHL) and Newfoundland Growlers (ECHL). *As per league guidelines, roles may not include being on the bench for games at the NHL or AHL level but would include being in the coaches’ room and on the ice in practice situations.

The individual selected for the Coaching program will receive a salary commensurate with experience up to $75,000 CAD, paid semi-monthly. Travel and accommodation to required NHL and AHL events will be covered as part of the program experience.


Note: Before reviewing the qualifications listed below, we want you to know that we understand you may not meet all the qualifications described and have other relevant expertise and experience.  We invite you to please share this with us in the "Message to the Hiring Manager" section of our online application. 

Who is the Ideal Candidate?

The Toronto Maple Leafs are looking for an individual with any level of coaching experience in hockey who is Black or Indigenous or identifies as part of another marginalized and/or racialized group and exemplifies a passion and dedication to growth within the game of hockey. The ideal candidate has demonstrated their work in any aspect of hockey operations or coaching including but not limited to minor hockey, post-secondary and/or community programs.

Additional Information

Apply by: May 31, 2023

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

At MLSE, we are committed to building an equitable, diverse and inclusive organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. MLSE will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process. If you have difficulty using our online application system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, please email Please note this email is only for accommodation requests. Resumes sent to this email address will not be considered.