Sports Director – Fédération Internationale de Teqball
The Fédération Internationale de Teqball (FITEQ) is the governing body presiding over all matters related to the discipline of Teqball. As a federation, FITEQ’s primary mission is to introduce and develop the sport globally and unite the international Teqball community. Teqball is aiming to grow at a rapid pace and to quickly become one of the most exciting sports to come on the scene; as such this federation wants to be a leading voice in developing up and coming sports while promoting best practices and guidelines.
The Sports Director will play a significant part in competition management as well as setting up and establishing National Associations. Reporting to the Secretary General and working closely with other senior colleagues, the Sports Director will ensure the effective development and delivery of all of the FITEQ sporting disciplines.
Success will be driven by FITEQ/Teqball staff and ambassadors, alongside with multi-disciplinary teams working in close collaboration. The Sports Director will lead this collaboration and ensure that all staff succeed when working in complex multi-stakeholder environments.
Contribute to and drive the implementation of FITEQ’s strategic objectives
Establish a full international competition calendar
Develop and establish National Associations
Work and collaborate with other senior colleagues on the organisation’s strategy and serve as a point of reference for the culture and values of the organisation
Delivery of global competition portfolio, ensuring a full calendar of events
Ensure coordination and collaboration amongst and across disciplines; between the Sports Department and other Departments within FITEQ
Monitor trends and innovation in sports and entertainment; ensure that they are communicated within FITEQ/Teqball and that the implication for Teqball are assessed
Ensure that all stakeholders (be it internal or external) are made aware of plans, activities, and development within the sport and are regularly consulted regarding new projects
Promote male, female and non-able-bodied participation
Collaborate with all technical, commercial, administrative teams as well as volunteers to develop comprehensive work plans, rules, working books, rational calendars and budgets
Lead and inspire a team of multi-disciplined professional staff
Ensure the organisation’s corporate functions contribute to the success of the sport
Set the objectives for members of staff aligned to the organisation’s core objectives
Evaluate staff and support continuing professional development
Participate and lead efforts to develop member, national federations to promote the discipline at a local level
Ensure that all disciplines and sport related activities have identified potential risks; developed and implemented strategies to mitigate said risks and have contingency plans in place.
Responsibility over budgets and resources in all areas of activity within the department
Qualifications & Skills
Values driven with the ability to inspire colleagues and be a true ambassador for Teqball
Proven track record of providing managerial leadership to a multi-disciplinary team
Minimum 10 years of experience in a similar position
Ability to work and navigate within a small, growing structure
Senior level experience of successfully completing complex projects including budget and risk management
Demonstrable success in project management and supervision in a similar position
A passion for the discipline and complete commitment to contribute to its growth in the world of sports
Proven track record in leading complex change management projects
Keen sense of priorities for efficient management of projects and deliverables
Ability to exert influence and work in a complex environment
High ethical standards with the ability to prioritise the requirements of colleagues
People management experience, strong interpersonal skills and adaptability
Fluency in English, additional language(s) being advantageous
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