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The Kalamazoo Optimist Hockey Association (KOHA) seeks an Executive Director to execute its strategic plan and direct all aspects of the day-to-day operations. The successful candidate should possess excellent organizational leadership skills and possess a track record of high-level achievement.
KOHA’s mission is to provide every boy and girl the opportunity to play and to enjoy the game of hockey. With seven hundred members from Southwest Michigan, KOHA is one of the largest youth hockey organizations in the nation. Our vision is to be a national leader in youth hockey and to become a regional destination. KOHA has adopted the American Development Model (ADM) and is one of seventeen ADM Model Club organizations in the nation.
The Executive Director is responsible for leading KOHA towards its vision, under the general governance and strategic direction of the KOHA Board of Directors. Reporting to the Board President, the Executive Director is directly involved in setting long-term strategy and quality goals with the KOHA Board of Directors. The successful leadership of KOHA requires the ability to work collaboratively with the Board of Directors, staff, membership, the hockey community, and the greater communities of Southwest Michigan.
General terms of employment:
Interested candidates must submit a letter of application and professional resume, outlining relevant experience, skills, and reasons why they can be successful in this position, along with their salary requirements. Please submit all application materials as well as any questions to Brian Bellware, KOHA Board President, via email at
All information supplied by interested candidates will be treated as confidential. KOHA reserves the right to revise this job description or any other aspect of the hiring process at its sole discretion.