2015 Mountain Bike Orienteering World Championships Australian Team Manager

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Time Period:  For 2015 World Championships in Liberec, Czech Republic, 8-23 August.

Job Requirements:
Co-ordinate the day to day arrangements of the Australian team (WMTBOC & JMTBOC team members) whilst they are overseas, both at the pre-champs training camp and at WMTBOC itself.   This specifically involves food, accommodation and travel needs.

Assist the coach through being present at the finish of all WMTBOC competitions, so as to meet the immediate needs of the riders.

Manage the team budget on a daily basis and maintain financial records of items spent whilst overseas and forward these on in orderly fashion to the coach, at the conclusion of the WMTBOC carnival.

Assist with publicity for the team via the OA website, Facebook and any blogs, in conjunction with the Coach.


Essential Skills/Experience:

Knowledge of or participation in mountain bike orienteering.

Proven high-level interpersonal skills, especially discretion and tact, that facilitates interaction, cooperation and trust with diverse individuals and organisations.

Ability to apply psychological knowledge to create a comfortable team environment and to maximise individual athlete success through building self-confidence and the ability to perform under pressure.

The capacity for flexibility and adaptability in dealing with challenging environments and complex situations, as necessitated with overseas trip management.

Ability to be reflective, particularly on the impacts of travel, training, competition, interpersonal dynamics and daily events. As a consequence to be proactive in adjusting team plans, communication strategies and support structures to maximise the preparedness of all athletes.

Leadership in modelling and promoting ethical standards required of elite national teams.

Desirable Skills / Experience:

Relevant experience in managing, leading or coaching sporting groups or managing people within business/community organisations.

Level 1 Orienteering or mountain bike coaching qualification.

A record of successful coaching of junior orienteers or cyclists as individuals or in teams or squads.

(Note: this is primarily a managerial role and coaching involvement is not essential.)

Remuneration: The position is voluntary in its nature. All overseas based expenses at the training camp and during WMTBOC will be met.  This covers accommodation, food and car travel.

 Application Requirements

If you are interested in this position please respond with:

  1. A brief outline of your skills and experience in relation to the selection criteria.  No more than 2 A4 pages.

Please Note: The provision of a working with children police check, or evidence of having already undertaken one, (or evidence of having recently undertaken one), to show they are a person of good character as outlined in the Orienteering Australia Member Protection Policy, and the signing of the OA Team Official Code of Conduct will be required by the successful applicants.

Applications and any questions can be directed to Kay Haarsma, Manager, MTBO High Performance.

Email: kayhaarsma@hotmail.com   0883370522 / 0403565534    Applications close COB Friday 12 December.