Sports programs manager

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Sports Programs Manager

Northern Inland Academy of Sport (NIAS)

Position: Full Time
Location: Tamworth, Regional NSW
Classification: Sporting Organisations Award 2020 (Coaching and related staff – Grade 3)

  • Are you looking to grow your Sports Management Career?
  • Are you passionate about sport and enjoys seeing young people strive to achieve their potential on and off the field?
  • Are you a highly motivated and organised person?

If this sounds like you, keep reading!

Located in Tamworth NSW, NIAS is a dynamic, not-for-profit, community-based organisation established in 1992. NIAS is one of 11 Regional Academies of Sport in the NSW network, which provides opportunities and pathways for talented athletes and coaches to achieve excellence in their chosen sport. NIAS services a large geographic area which encompasses 12 Local Government Areas, from Tenterfield in the north to Moree and Narrabri in the West, south to the Liverpool Plains and Dorrigo in the East.

The Sports Programs Manager is a key member of the small NIAS Administration team, a position which provides a critical point of contact for all stakeholders and is pivotal to the organisation’s capacity to achieve its strategic objectives.

The Sports Program Manager role is to plan, coordinate and implement all elements of the NIAS sports programs. This role is also responsible for the effective delivery of a number of signature NIAS initiatives and business operations.

We’re looking for someone to join our team who:

  • Can efficiently multi-task
  • Has experience in organising activities with competing priorities
  • Has a keen interest in sports management, events and marketing, and business administration

Selection Criteria:


  • Tertiary qualification(s) in sports management, marketing, business and/or recreation disciplines and/or at least two years’ experience to the equivalent
  • Desire to promote and model the values and mission of NIAS in all interactions with stakeholders and the broader community
  • Demonstrated exceptional organisational and project management skills
  • Understanding of talented athlete and coach development pathways from regional, state and national level, and FTEM model