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Otago Rowing Association
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30 September
Date Listed
18 September

An exciting opportunity has become available in Dunedin for an enthusiastic individual who is passionate about sport. Start date November 2019 but open to negotiation depending on candidate availability.

The Otago Rowing Association’s mission is to stimulate local interest in rowing while providing leadership and support to the region’s club and schools to ensure everyone in Otago can enjoy rowing. Otago Rowing Association (ORA) is one of eleven associations throughout New Zealand with a governance role that covers all areas of rowing including supporting local clubs and schools, health and safety, volunteer and race official recruitment, coach support and education and hosting local regattas and events.

The manager plays a vital role in delivery of the ORA strategic plan and to promote and develop rowing within Otago. This part-time (25-30 hours per week) salaried position is on a one-year contract and the manager reports directly to the Chair of the ORA. The hours vary throughout the year and will require some early morning, evening and weekend work for some events.

Basic functions of the manager include

  • Develop an annual funding plan and be responsible for all funding applications and report to funders and sponsors
  • Provide monthly written report to ORA on all activities relevant to his/her duties
  • Responsible for communication to ORA stakeholders and for promotion of the sport
    Regular updates and information regarding opportunities throughout the region
    Regular updates to website and social media
    Provide information to Otago Daily Times sports reporter
    Develop four articles a year for RNZ Magazine
  • Coach support
    Co-ordinate RNZ coaching courses or workshops in Otago
    Organise coaching scholarship programme
  • Organisation of local regattas and Otago Championship regatta
  • Management of Otago Provincial team

The manager’s position would suit someone who is passionate about sport with high level of organisation and forward planning. They should be understanding of the variable needs of high school aged athletes plus the adult and masters grades. They should be confident to work independently, show initiative and have good leadership skills.

Applicants must have the ability to work in New Zealand.

A more detailed job description can be found on the ORA website https://www.sporty.co.nz/otagorowingassn/Rowing-vacancies

Please email CV and cover letter to secretary.ora@gmail.com by 5pm Mon 30th September 2019.