Managers in Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport - What They Do
Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of comprehensive recreational, sports and fitness programs and services, national or provincial sports governing agencies and professional athletic teams. They are employed by municipalities, community and private recreational and fitness organizations, sports governing agencies and professional athletic team organizations.
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
- Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of recreation, sports and fitness programs and services
- Provide technical and professional advice on recreation, sports and fitness matters
- Prepare budget estimates and develop policies and procedures to implement programs
- Manage the operations of a sports governing agency
- Organize and administer national and provincial training, coaching, officiating and other programs associated with a particular sport
- Manage the operations of a professional athletic team
- Recruit professional coaches and athletes
- Direct fundraising drives and arrange for sponsorships from public and private organizations
- Develop long range plans and negotiate business contracts.
- sports program director
- sports association director
- sports federation director
- director of recreation
- YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association) programs director
- professional football team manager
- professional hockey team manager
- professional track and field team manager
- sports administration director - government
This is what you typically need for the job:
- A university degree in recreology, physical education, sports administration or a related field or A college diploma in recreation management or sports administration is usually required.
- Several years of experience in an occupation related to recreation and sports administration, consulting or programming are usually required.
- Some directors of recreation may be required to have a Municipal Recreation Director's Certificate.
- Executive directors of sports governing agencies may be required to have coaching certification in a particular sport.
- Leading and Motivating
- Recruiting and Hiring
- Strategic Planning
- Co-ordinating and Organizing
- Allocating and Controlling Resources
- Projecting Outcomes
- Advising and Consulting
- Negotiating and Adjudicating