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Operations Manager - Coburg Basketball Association

  • Newly created leadership position
  • One of Australia's oldest basketball associations undergoing rapid growth
  • Hands-on operations and strategic focus
  • Based at Coburg Basketball Stadium

Coburg Giants Basketball Association is proudly represented by 4x Big V teams (Division 1 Men & Division 2 Women, Youth League 1 Men, and Youth League 1 Women) and 40 VJBL Teams. The CBA also provides basketball competition to over 500 domestic teams on a weekly basis, ranging from Under 8s through to Open Age divisions.

With significant growth in recent years, the CBA Board is looking for an experienced sport administrator to hit the ground running in this brand new role. If you're looking for an opportunity take charge of day-to-day operations and drive continued growth, this could be the role for you!

Reporting to the CBA Board through the President, the Operations Manager will manage the business performance and basketball operations aspects of the association in line with both CBA’s strategic priorities / goals and day-to-day operational needs.

The Operations Manager will provide leadership and ultimately be responsible for the implementation of sound strategies that ensure continuous improvement, growth and sustainability of CBA consistent with the direction of the Board. In addition to day-to-day operational management, the role has particular emphasis on the management of business operations, policy and procedures, oversight of all CBA sanctioned competitions and events (including domestic, representative, senior, Big V competitions (youth and adults) and any additional tournaments held, development and community connection programs and facilities.

The Operations Manager will take charge of all aspects of CBA’s activities, including, but not limited to:

  • Operational and financial leadership across the association
  • Developing managing positive relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Leading and inspiring a team including Competition Administrators, Community Development Officer, Referee Supervisor, volunteers and game day staff
  • Driving a clearly defined growth strategy, ensuring that CBA lifts its profile as one of the premier high performance and family-oriented basketball associations in the region that players and coaches what to be involved in

The Operations Manager should possess excellent communication skills and leadership qualities to successfully manage, support and mentor a small team of paid staff and volunteers. The role will work closely with the Board and provide guidance through regular, transparent communication regarding all relevant matters including governance and strategy.

To be considered for this position, you will be an experienced operations leader who is well versed in managing member and stakeholder relationships, with the ability to secure, maintain and service commercial partners, with an emphasis on local businesses. You must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently. Importantly given the diversity and the scale of the responsibilities, you must be able to seamlessly navigate your routine between “big picture” strategy and hands-on operations to support association activities.

A successful track record of successful business operations, sport administration and/or competition management would be ideal, with demonstrated strategic, financial and commercial acumen to best service the association and its members. A background in basketball is not essential, however experience within community sport or a related service industry would be looked upon favourably.

If you are looking for a hands-on leadership role with plenty of variety that can make a positive and lasting impact, apply today!

How to Apply

Please note Sportspeople Recruitment will commence screening and interviewing for this role immediately.  If you are intending to apply, please do so now.

Applications close: 5pm Sunday 21 April, 2024 - we reserve the right to close the role early if sufficient merit applications are received.

Application Format: Candidates must complete and submit the COMPULSORY Sportspeople Recruitment Application Form (attached to this advertisement) at the time of applying. The Form contains questions against which we require your specific response prior to considering your application. Sportspeople Recruitment prefers a 2 page letter of introduction and a CV of no more than 6 pages, merged into the Application Form as one MS Word file.


The Operations Manager, Coburg Basketball Association search and recruitment process is being managed exclusively by Sportspeople Recruitment.

In the first instance general enquiries should be directed to Scott Oakhill on 0408 258 337 or FREECALL AU 1800 634 388 or +61 2 9555 5000.

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