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Head - Sport, Fitness and Athletic Development
Job SummaryApplications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the post of Head - Sport, Fitness and Athletic Development.
Qualifications and Experience
A Masters degree in Recreation, Health Performance or related Disciplines. Post graduate qualification in Project Management, General Administration or a related field would be an asset.
Extensive experience with progressive responsibility in a recreation, sport or fitness environment. Managerial experience, especially in a University/College setting would be an advantage
- Develop, Implement and Monitor effective recruitment and retention plans for student athletes
- Develop research and testing capability to improve the performance of high performance athletes
- Promote sporting, fitness and recreational activities among the University community and ensure high participation levels among students and staff
- Plan, organize and implement intra and inter-campus events and competitions
- Select and train coaches, fitness instructors and event planners
- Supervise the coaching and support staff, including planning, managing and administering the department’s budget, to insure operation with fiscal responsibility
- Plan, develop and execute the various aspects of the University’s sports programme and advise on facilities and equipment needs
- Specify and purchase equipment, materials and consumables for sports facilities and events
- Develop and implement a planned maintenance programme for grounds, facilities and equipment
- Organize, direct, schedule and supervise sporting and recreational facilities focusing on effectiveness and safety
- Assure student and staff compliance with the University’s recreational policies, procedures and guidelines
- Maintain mutually beneficial relationships with sponsors
- Prepare, submit and administer budgets for the University’s sport, recreational and fitness programmes
The Department places high priority on individuals who can work well in a team environment.
Candidates should also possess good communication and interpersonal skills. A good command of English is essential.
Candidates must also possess:
- The ability to interact positively with academic, technical and administrative staff within the Department, and within the University.
- Interpersonal and team-working skills
- Good Computer skills