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Head - Sport, Fitness and Athletic Development

Date Posted
12th July 2017
Reference
VAC-26325
Sector
Education & Training, Sports & Leisure
Job Type
Permanent
Location
St. Augustine
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the post of Head - Sport, Fitness and Athletic Development.

Job Description

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

 

Responsibilities

  • 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

 

Personal Attributes

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

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