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.
Sports Development Manager
A sports development manager works to increase the number of people participating in a sport.
Sports Facility Manager
A sports facility manager manages a sporting venue, such as an indoor swimming centre or an athletics track.
Sports Marketing Manager
A sports marketing manager works to improve the image, profile and funding of the particular sport or event.
- 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.