Sports administrators manage sports clubs, associations and peak bodies, undertaking activities such as promoting their sport, obtaining corporate sponsorship and refining the rules and structure. Sports administrators usually work with a voluntary board or committee to develop strategies and programmes to achieve the aims and policies of the club, association or peak body.
Duties & Tasks
Sports administrators may perform the following tasks:talk to members, fans and stakeholders, conducting research to determine their needs
develop programmes and services that meet the needs of members, fans and stakeholders
consult widely to develop short-term and long-term business plans for their sport
supervise the design, planning and maintenance of sport and recreation facilities
plan and organise sporting and other related events
supervise office, facility and/or programme staff and volunteers
identify staff training needs
coordinate the business activities of a sport or club
report to various committees and/or government agencies
plan and oversee promotional and marketing activities
secure funding and prepare, implement and monitor budgets.
a strong interest in sport and recreation
good communication and interpersonal skills
sound business ability
willingness to travel and work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends.