SAINT JOHN – The Saint John Sea Dogs have launched a search for a new president following the official resignation of Wayne Long from the post.

Long was elected as the new Member of Parliament (Liberal) for the riding of Saint John-Rothesay in the October 19th federal election. As such, he has relinquished the role of president of the Sea Dogs, which he held since the franchise’s inception in 2005, as well as his ownership stake in the team.

“We cannot thank Wayne enough for the job he has done managing this franchise for more than ten years,” said CEO Scott McCain, who will handle the president’s duties on an interim basis. “We have had great success as a team during his tenure, and we’re hoping our new president can come in and build that success with new and innovative ideas, and a fresh approach to the position. This is an exciting time for us.”

“It’s bittersweet for me as I leave the organization,” Long said. “I’m very excited about my new career, but I will miss my involvement in the team that has been my life for more than a decade. But change is a good thing. It’s time for someone new to lead the organization back to the top of the junior hockey world.”

The Sea Dogs are now accepting applications for the role of president. The team’s Board of Directors has hired a consultant to assist in the search.

The successful candidate should have a minimum of five years experience in a senior sales/marketing management role. Among other criteria, the candidate must be able to:

– collaborate with the Board of Directors to develop policies and the direction of the organization.
– hire, train and develop employees.
– formulate and execute comprehensive marketing, branding and development strategies that will ensure consistency throughout the organization.

A full job description is available at the following link:

The deadline for applications is December 4th, 2015.


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