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 needsdevelop 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 sportsupervise the design, planning and maintenance of sport and recreation facilitiesplan and organise sporting and other related eventssupervise office, facility and/or programme staff and volunteersidentify staff training needscoordinate the business activities of a sport or clubreport to various committees and/or government agenciesplan and oversee promotional and marketing activitiessecure 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.