The Fort McMurray Minor Hockey Association (FMMHA) is inviting applications for the position of Referee-in-Chief for the upcoming 2024-2025 season. This role spans a two-year term and presents an opportunity for individuals passionate about hockey to contribute to the organization’s leadership.

Position Details:

  • This is a board-selected position with a two-year term.
  • Approximately 8-10 hours per week commitment throughout the hockey season.

Job Description:

The Referee-in-Chief plays a pivotal role within the Fort McMurray Minor Hockey Association (FMMHA) and reports directly to the President. Collaborating closely with the Hockey Operations committee, the Referee-in-Chief ensures the recruitment, development, and retention of qualified officials to support the organization’s needs.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Reporting directly to the President and collaborating closely with the Hockey Operations committee.
  • Implementing strategies to recruit, develop, and retain qualified officials.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective communication channels with referees, coaches, players, and parents.
  • Overseeing the assignment of referees for games and tournaments, ensuring fair and consistent officiating standards.
  • Providing ongoing training and support to officials, including rule interpretation and game management.
  • Addressing concerns and resolving disputes related to officiating in a timely and professional manner.
  • Collaborating with league officials and regulatory bodies to ensure compliance with governing rules and regulations.
  • Serving as a representative of FMMHA at meetings, conferences, and other relevant events.

Qualifications and Attributes:

  • Demonstrated experience in officiating and/or hockey administration.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of hockey rules and regulations, with a commitment to ongoing learning and development.
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Dedication to promoting fair play, sportsmanship, and respect within the hockey community.

Please refer to the Hockey Alberta Job Description for more  detailed information.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should email a letter of application to the FMMHA President at Please ensure your letter includes the following:

  • Description of your relevant experience and credentials.
  • Your vision for the position, including plans for recruitment, development, and retention of referees.
  • Key skills and characteristics that qualify you for this leadership role.
  • Synopsis of essential understandings to enhance relationship building and collaboration with the board and the association.

Deadline and Interview Schedule:

Applications will be accepted until May 15th. Interviews will be conducted in the last two weeks of May.    All qualified candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.