SPORTS DIRECTOR

DISCOVER SPORTS MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONS AND THE EVOLUTION OF SPORT BUSINESS

General presentation of the profession

It proposes sports policy guidelines to elected officials (municipality, city, department, region) or to the entity administrator (mountain resorts, sports centres, leisure-tourism centres), controlling their implementation. As part of the profession you will direct and organise services in charge of administrative, financial and technical management, as well as having to organise sports activities in the facility.

The keys to success in this job

A sense of service and responsibility towards public and / or private policy makers, knowledge of the regulatory and legislative framework, Ability to coach and enthuse teams are vital. Understanding sports organisation and club relations as well as knowing what’s at stake is critical to success in this job. Knowledge of Public Service Delegations (French Acronym: DSP) and what partnerships to develop are also key.

Required Skills

In order to be successful in this job, you need to have mastered skills such as being able to analyse company needs, having in-depth knowledge of the development of the societal and economic sports models: sport for everyone, high-level sport, community roles, etc. You will also need good knowledge about the region’s decentralised sports departments. You will be required to assist in defining strategic orientations, integrating sustainable development objectives. Coordination of sports projects and programming with facility management are expected tasks and you will act as a negotiator and guide within the company.

Prospects

Local authorities, intercommunal structures, public service delegators, public and private facility managers, events, clubs and federations organisers.

Salary range

Depending on the nature of the contract, public service type (normative grid) or private nature. In the latter case, the salary is initially between € 2,300 and € 2,800 per month.

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SPORTS DIRECTOR

Simon, who graduated from the Sport Business Master’s Programme in 2011, is now Director of Aquazena Aquatic Centre