Reporting to the Board via the Chair, you will be responsible for the management of ABSL’s business and the achievement of the goals and objectives described in ABSL’s approved Strategic Plan. This includes providing the vision, leadership and strategic implementation of the ABSL strategy as well as ensuring strong and sustainable operations are established and maintained by ABSL across its service region.
To be successful, you will be a dynamic and motivated leader with the ability to engage and develop long lasting, constructive relationships with all key stakeholders including: the three shareholder Associations that ABSL serves – Basketball Auckland, Counties Manukau Basketball and Waitakere West Auckland Basketball; the basketball community; Auckland Council; Aktive Auckland; Regional Sport Trusts; Sport New Zealand; Basketball New Zealand; other relevant Basketball Associations; Gaming Trusts; Government Departments and other funding organisations.
You will demonstrate strong commercial and financial acumen with proven ability to solve problems and capitalise on opportunities which helps improve the operational effectiveness of the organisation and ensures financial sustainability. You will develop innovative solutions and build a high-performance culture within ABSL that grows participation in, and the enjoyment of, the sport of basketball. An understanding of community sport and available funding models would be well regarded.
It is not essential to have previous work experience within the sports industry however it is important to have a passion for sport and understand the role it plays within the community.
ABOUT AUCKLAND BASKETBALL:
Auckland Basketball Services Limited (ABSL) is the shared services organisation for three of NZ’s largest basketball Associations – Basketball Auckland, Counties Manukau Basketball and Waitakere West Auckland Basketball. The ABSL was set up to deliver basketball services across the region and to provide a strong, united voice for basketball communities across the region.
On behalf of its shareholder associations, ABSL aspires to be the leading regional basketball organisation in New Zealand delivering outstanding basketball experiences for athletes, officials, coaches and managers and inspiring a vibrant and inclusive basketball community across greater Auckland.
Basketball is one of the fastest growing sports in New Zealand and is on the verge of becoming the largest sport in New Zealand secondary schools. Auckland is at the epicenter of that growth in basketball. As part of a wider transformation programme, we are investing further in the development of Community Basketball to service the unsatisfied demand and to grow participation in this great sport.
This is an exciting opportunity to provide the vision, leadership and strategic direction for Basketball across greater Auckland at a time when the sport is experiencing unprecedented participation growth across all levels of the game.
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE – Sunday 22nd November 2020