Sports Administrator

Manage and promote sporting clubs or associations, obtain corporate sponsorship and refine the rules and structure of that sport.

Sports Administrator

Sports Administrator

Roles and responsibilities

Sport in Australia has traditionally been administered by unpaid volunteers.

Since sport has become more complex and business-like, more clubs, associations and organisations are appointing trained professional administrators.

Sports administrators:

  • talk to clients and conduct research to determine their needs
  • develop programs and services that meet client needs
  • consult widely to develop short- and long-term business plans for their sport
  • supervise the design, planning and maintenance of sport and recreation facilities
  • make sure facilities conform to fire and other safety standards
  • plan and organise sporting events
  • supervise office, facility and/or program staff
  • identify staff training needs
  • coordinate the business activities of a sport, or of a club; report to various committees and/or government agencies
  • prepare, implement and monitor budgets

As a sports administrator, you could find employment in sporting clubs, associations and organising bodies. Generally, smaller sports bodies employ sports administrators on a part-time basis.

Source: myFuture

Sport in Australia has traditionally been administered by unpaid volunteers.

Since sport has become more complex and business-like, more clubs, associations and organisations are appointing trained professional administrators.

Sports administrators:

  • talk to clients and conduct research to determine their needs
  • develop programs and services that meet client needs
  • consult widely to develop short- and long-term business plans for their sport
  • supervise the design, planning and maintenance of sport and recreation facilities
  • make sure facilities conform to fire and other safety standards
  • plan and organise sporting events
  • supervise office, facility and/or program staff
  • identify staff training needs
  • coordinate the business activities of a sport, or of a club; report to various committees and/or government agencies
  • prepare, implement and monitor budgets

As a sports administrator, you could find employment in sporting clubs, associations and organising bodies. Generally, smaller sports bodies employ sports administrators on a part-time basis.

Source: myFuture

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Sports Administrator

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