By Triathlon New Zealand on 27/06/12 at 6:12 am
Triathlon New Zealand (Tri NZ) is the national governing body for the sports of triathlon, duathlon, aquathlon and multisport, and is a non-profit incorporated society. Based in Newmarket, Auckland, Tri NZ is made up of a team of 17 staff and many passionate volunteers and supporters. Activities and events are carried out on a nationwide basis.
Triathlon New Zealand’s primary activities include:
· Promote the sport as a whole through our media program including a TV show and regular press and radio activity
· Carry out development programs for Youth, Coaching and Referees, including looking after the competition rules and developing safety and fairness standards across all events
· Own and deliver some key events including a National Triathlon Series and a National Duathlon Series
· Deliver a High Performance program, supporting elite athletes to win on the world stage
· Host National Championship events and select teams to represent New Zealand at elite and age-group World Champs
· Develop participation pathways for all spectators and fans, competitors, athletes, coaches and technical officials to ensure all New Zealanders have transparent pathways to participate at their desired level in the sport
· Advocate for the sport in local and central government, work with the International Triathlon Union and other key stakeholders
Triathlon New Zealand recently conducted a 2013-20 High Performance Review identifying four important aspects for the High Performance Director role:
· Ability to lead programme evolution, not revolution
· Robust communication, including an ability to lead through others
· Need to embrace the HP review and implement recommendations
· Develop and maintain strong systems, processes and protocols to manage accountabilities
Triathlon New Zealand have recently announced their full team of six athletes for the 2012 London Olympics, and has a strong chance to win a medal, holding the No.1 Women’s ranking leading into the Games.
Reporting to the Chief Executive, the High Performance Director will lead and drive strategy and policy for the High Performance Program (HPP) to create an environment which allows coaches and athletes to be successful and maintain sustainable competitive advantage at International Elite level through to 2020/24. The role will also maintain robust and successful connections with the wider business and its strategic objectives.
To be considered for this role you will need to be a dynamic leader with energy and an ability to swiftly build relationships and credibility with international level athletes, coaches and stakeholders.
Candidates will need to have created, developed and led a high performance programme, team and culture that has achieved international success at an elite level. A proven business acumen and demonstrable business skills including planning, budgeting and change management are also required. An understanding of the sport of triathlon including the factors required to win internationally would be looked upon favourably.
This role presents a unique opportunity to make a positive impact on the delivery of high performance programs both strategically and operationally throughout triathlon in New Zealand.
The central location of the TRI NZ High Performance Programme hub is to be reviewed with decision due at the end of 2012 in which candidate will influence. Candidates applying need to be willing to relocate.
Candidates wishing to be considered for this role should first read the position description and selection criteria at www.sportspeople.co.nz prior to applying. Apply by 15 July 2012. More information is available here.