Sport Co-Ordinator

April 15, 2024

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Bursary Description

Direct Reporting Line:
Head:  Student Experience

Varsity College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE). The IIE enjoys the reputation of being at the forefront of private higher education in South Africa, and is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) to provide higher education qualifications accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE).

The IIE Varsity College, Durban North Campus has a vacancies for a Sport Co-ordinator.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the registration process of the VC Sports Club and ensure all students that participate in sporting activities on campus, pay the annual VC Sports Club fees.
  • Manage the VC Sports Club for Durban North Campus and drive and monitor student participation across all sports clubs on campus.
  • Ensure the VC Sports Club caters for students wanting to participate in either an individual and/or team sport and at both competitive or social level.
  • Design, manage and co-ordinate, together with the Sports Club Administrators, the campus sports calendar of events/fixtures/practises/leagues both on and off campus.
  • Recruitment, selection and management of sports bursary students for all major The IIE’s Varsity College team sports clubs with the main focus being VC Hockey and/or Rugby Club.
  • Recruitment, selection and management of the administrators for each sports club on campus.
  • Manage the administration and growth of the Major Sports Club i.e. VC Hockey and/or Rugby Club e.g. player management, facilities management etc.
  • Work with the VC Sports Club committee to build the VC Sports Club supporter base and social environment of the VC Hockey and/or Rugby Club.
  • Provide accurate reporting of all sports activities for the Durban North Campus, within the time frames provided.
  • Be accountable for all sporting equipment, playing kit and apparrel owned by each campus’s Sports Club and maintain strict stock control procedures.
  • Manage all 3rd party relationships with regards to venues, leagues and sponsorships.
  • Manage and control the campus sports budget.
  • Assist in the management of the VCSportsLife Instagram and Twitter account. Ensure that information and pictures for VC Sports Club activities namely practises, matches, events etc. are collected and submitted to ensure maximun coverage on all VC social media platforms, press releases and the IIE’s College website.
  • Coordination of high-perfomance sports programme such as Varsity Cup, Varsity Sports and USSA.

Competencies Required:

  • High level of organisational, administrative, computer and interpersonal skills required  
  • Best suited to an energetic, organised person who is gregarious in nature and who also enjoys planning sports events for students                                                      
  • Effective time management and negotiation skills                                                             
  • Public speaking                                                                                                                                
  • Good knowledge of sport and sporting industry 

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

  • Degree or Higher Education Diploma in either Sport Management and Development or Marketing.

Minimum Work Experience Requirements:      

  • Minimum 2 to 3 years experience that supports organisational competencies.
  • Experience in Sport Management is a must. 

Special Requirement:

  • Drivers license and own vehicle essential

The IIE’s Varsity College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. However, preference will be given to previously underrepresented groups in accordance with the South African Employment Equity Act.