Operations & Events Coordinator

Sport NSW

  • Sydney Olympic Park New South Wales Australia
  • Full Time
  • $67,500 to $72,500 pa
Closing 20 Nov 2019
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Operations & Events Co-ordinator

You will be responsible for all day-to-day operational and administrative tasks, including membership and communications, as well as taking the lead role in the planning and execution of all Sport NSW events including educational seminars, the industry conference and awards ceremonies.

You will have experience in administration, communications, customer service, membership, website management and event management. An understanding of the sports sector would be an advantage.

Key Areas of Responsibility

Duties / Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

Operations and Administration:

  • Manage the Sport NSW membership database and all member liaison;
  • Manage the Sport NSW website, including content creation, to ensure its ongoing accuracy and relevancy to members;
  • Create and distribute all external communications to members and stakeholders, including preparation of the electronic newsletter;
  • Monitor and manage all Sport NSW social media channels;
  • Oversee an efficient and well managed office, including accurate and efficient records management;
  • Efficiently and effectively respond to all phone and email enquiries.

Event Management:

  • Detailed planning of all Sport NSW events including venue, catering, budgets, promotion, collateral, and scheduling;
  • Oversee all tasks associated with awards ceremonies including nomination processes, judging, VIP invitations, ticket sales etc;
  • Execute all events to the highest quality to deliver an outstanding guest experience;
  • Liaise with media as required to ensure maximum coverage of Sport NSW events.

Plus additional projects and tasks as required dependent on Sport NSW workflow and demands.

Key Relationships

This position involves internal and external communication with Sport NSW staff, members and stakeholders including State Sporting Organisations, State Disability Sport Organisations, Office of Sport, Regional Academies of Sport, corporate partners, preferred suppliers, local councils, and other industry bodies.


The position reports to the Chief Executive Officer. The position will also oversee management of volunteers at events.

Selection Criteria

In addition to demonstrating relevant experience across the Key Areas of Responsibility identified above, candidates applying for the Operations & Events Co-ordinator role will require a range of personal and professional skills, including:


  • Experience in general office administration and customer service;
  • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills;
  • Proven experience with Microsoft Office suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Word) plus design and publishing software;
  • Experience with website management and administration;
  • Experience in the administration and running of programs and events;
  • Experience working within a team and the ability and confidence to work with a range of stakeholders at all levels;
  • Ability to work autonomously and demonstrated experience in managing multiple projects with competing deadlines.


  • A knowledge of the NSW and Australian sports sector structure and the various stakeholders’ roles in sport;
  • Experience preparing reports and external communications;
  • Experience with budgeting and financial management;
  • A background in a membership based organisation, a sporting organisation, or professional association;
  • A relevant tertiary qualification in business management, marketing and communications or sports administration or currently undertaking such study.


The position is based in the Sport NSW Office at Sports House – Level 2, Quad 1, 8 Parkview Drive, Sydney Olympic Park

Position and Hours of Work

This is a full-time time position which will require some infrequent out of hours and weekend work.


A remuneration package of $67,500 - $72,500 inclusive of superannuation will be available to the successful candidate, depending upon skill level and experience.


Sport NSW has a comprehensive website which includes information and news items on all facets of its activities, services and programs. The website address is:


Darren Simpson, Chief Executive Officer, Sport NSW

Ph: 02 8736 1240

Desirable Criteria


Employer and Other Details

About Sport NSW

Sport NSW is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, representing NSW sporting organisations, sport businesses and local councils as The Voice of Sport to raise and respond to issues that impact on all levels of sport and to foster the future development of sport in New South Wales.

Sport NSW exists to support its members and promote, strengthen and advocate for the sector so more people and communities in NSW enjoy the significant benefits sport and active recreation provides.

Apply for this role


Applications should be forwarded to Darren Simpson, Chief Executive Officer, Sport NSW by the close of business, Wednesday 20 November 2019. If you are intending to apply, please do so at the earliest possible date rather than leaving it to the last minute.

Timelines – Important Information for Candidates

Interviews for the Operations & Events Co-ordinator role are anticipated to take place in early December 2019 with an appointment shortly thereafter. The successful candidate would be expected to commence on an agreed date in January 2020.

Required Format

Please provide a 1-2 page letter of introduction and an accompanying CV of no more than 4 pages, merged as one Microsoft Word or PDF file. Send all applications electronically to with the subject identifier of the email to be formatted as follows: Events & Operations_<<Your Name>>


Darren Simpson

(02) 8736 1240

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Operations & Events Coordinator Sport NSW

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