General Manager Leagues and Competitions

Basketball Victoria

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  • Full Time
Closing 6 Dec 2021
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  • Iconic sporting body with a reputation for a high performing collaborative culture
  • Rare opportunity to manage a multifaceted team managing Basketball Victoria’s Leagues and Competitions across the state of Victoria
  • An integral role in the Executive Team 

Basketball Victoria (BV) is the governing body for the sport of Basketball in Victoria. The broad objectives of BV are to provide for the advancement, encouragement, conduct, promotion and administration of Basketball in Victoria. We work to provide greater access for individuals to participate in Basketball in the State of Victoria, by working with local, state and federal stakeholders to drive infrastructure growth. This presents an excellent opportunity for a dynamic leader to support the executive team through an exciting time as we reactivate our sport.

Reporting to the CEO, you will play a key role in managing BV’s leagues and Competitions. 

This includes:

  • Victorian Junior Basketball League (VJBL)
  • Senior Representative League (Big V) 
  • NBL1 South
  • Country Basketball League (CBL)
  • 3x3
  • and other Tournaments and school programs. 

The GM Leagues and Competitions will provide leadership to promote basketball, drive participation and provide pathways. So that all participants can reach their potential and basketball will remain the sport of choice for all Victorians. 

More specifically, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure each BV managed league is administered in accordance with the applicable league rules and Commission Charters.
  • Oversee the creation of fair and commercially minded fixtures for BV managed leagues, ensuring information is communicated in a clear and professional manner.
  • Oversee the grading process, the collection of results, ladders and the positions for finals.
  • Build relationships and provide support to all key stakeholders of BVs leagues and competitions including associations, communities, local government authorities, agencies and other state sporting organisations, national bodies, and BV partners to assist in reaching objectives through regular engagement.
  • Work closely with the School Programs Coordinator to improve relationships with schools and School Sports Victoria. Oversee the School Programs to ensure a high level of customer service for all participants of the programs including our Hoop Time program.
  • Oversee the management of finals series, annual league meeting, the league awards and other events as required for all competitions.
  • Liaise with the Communications, Marketing and Digital department for compilation of League media guides and in the servicing of the media in general, including provision of a statistical, information and result service in a timely manner to drive increased media attention to the Leagues.
  • Manage the set up and reporting of the on-going and historical statistical records of the Leagues.
  • Collaborate with the GM Communications, Marketing & Digital in the implementation of marketing strategies.
  • In conjunction with the Commercial & Partnerships Manager assist in the servicing of sponsors and other key stakeholders. 
  • Oversee all player registrations and immigration processes in accordance with the applicable league rules and requirements of Basketball Australia and FIBA.
  • Effectively manage all League and Competition budgets. 
  • Effectively communicate with all member clubs to ensure compliance and cooperation across all League rules and regulations, budget and media relations.
  • Oversee compliance with the National Integrity Standards through policy education and data collection.
  • Share resources and expertise to forge greater community sport development with a more targeted delivery approach
  • Develop and deliver workshops, programs and presentations to stakeholders including government, VicHealth and other sporting bodies and organisations.
  • Collaborate with Manager Technical Officials on matters relating to Technical Officials for BV managed Leagues and Competitions including fixturing, appointments and budgeting.

About you:

You will have the following experience:

  • Maturity, integrity and commitment to ethics, professionalism, confidentiality and accountability.
  • A tertiary qualification in sports management or a related discipline and/or minimum 5 years’ experience managing in an elite sporting environment. 
  • An innovative approach to the sports industry with a willingness to embrace new technologies and processes.
  • A high-level of commercial acumen and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge and understanding of sports management, ideally with a strong grasp of competition management.
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, professional manner across all communication channels.
  • Ability to build and manage relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders including senior executives.
  • Knowledge and understanding of community sport, including issues, opportunities and working with volunteers.
  • Highly organised with the ability to be self-motivated, responsive and flexible in an environment with time pressures and multiple priorities.
  • The ability to lead and effectively manage the performance, output and development of direct reports. 
  • Strategic and innovative leadership skills with the ability to inspire, motivate and influence internally and externally.
  • Knowledge and understanding of financial management, planning, budgets and reporting.
  • Ability to appreciate diversity and provide a range of sensitive and appropriate services.
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills. 

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Knowledge and understanding of Victorian basketball competition associations, structures and fixtures.
  • Knowledge, experience and skill in developing, implementing and managing programs and events.
  • Knowledge and understanding sports development, venue management and member protection.
  • Proven ability to negotiate sponsorship and partnership commercial arrangements.
  • Ability to promote events and programs and work with associations and community organisations.

This is an outstanding opportunity for an energetic and self-motivated individual to bring their knowledge and expertise to a truly unique sporting body that continues to grow and expand with an exciting future ahead. You will be joining an impressive and stable leadership group who work collaboratively within a fantastic culture.

Application Instruction

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below.

All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory proof of eligibility to work in Australia, reference checks and a Working With Children Check. All applicants must have a current Victorian Driver’s License. 

Basketball Victoria recognises the value of an inclusive and diverse work environment and we encourage applications from diverse candidates. Our recruitment decisions are based on the key inherent needs and requirements of each role, and candidates are selected based on their unique strengths and characteristics.

A detailed Position Description for the role is available upon request.

To apply for this position click ‘Apply Now’ and by submit your CV and cover letter by 9am on 6/12/2021. Don’t delay submitting your application as we will be reviewing applications and shortlisting as we receive them. Please note that due to the level of interest, only those shortlisted for this position will be contacted.

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