Operations Manager - The Sport Australia Hall of Fame

  • Varied project management, events and administration role
  • Build the story of Australian sporting history and legacy for the next generation

Established in 1985, The Sport Australia Hall of Fame (SAHOF) is the most prestigious sporting institution in the country, honouring over 170 years of Australian sporting achievements.

The Annual SAHOF Awards Program and the associated Gala Dinner, is widely regarded as Australian sport's "Night of Nights", and is the marquee event of the organisation amongst other events and programs being established moving forward.

Reporting to and working closely with the Chief Executive Officer, the Operations Manager will play a lead and pivotal role in the management of SAHOF and its operations, providing strategic advice, 'hands on' support and leadership to ensure SAHOF’s objectives, events and programs are well supported through robust and efficient systems and processes in order to build capacity.

Supported by the Administration & Communications Coordinator, the key responsibilities of the Operations Manager include the proactive management of day-to-day operations, providing key administration support to the CEO and Board, development of policies and procedures, contract management, reporting and analysis of key deliverables, overseeing the workflow of external suppliers and contractors, partner and sponsorship activation and renewals, and ensuring all operational requirements of SAHOF are met.

A key focus of the role will be the development and delivery of effective end-to-end event management of SAHOF’s suite of event programs, including the Annual Awards Program.

This diverse and at times complex role will suit a process driven, self-starter with extensive business operations, events and/or program management experience.

To be considered for this role you will need to have an adaptable and stable style, with superior communication skills and an ability to swiftly build relationships and credibility with stakeholders including suppliers, sponsors, Directors, members, attendees and other staff and contractors. You must be comfortable conversing with high profile sportspeople and dignitaries whilst still prepared to roll up your sleeves and work hands-on doing ’whatever it takes’ to make-it-happen and get the job done.

The successful candidate will be an individual that possess drive, passion, initiative and enjoys thinking on their feet, working in a demanding environment seamlessly navigating through changing and often competing deadlines under pressure. You will be a quick thinker, able to solve problems on the run without compromising quality or losing sight of the celebratory objective of these events and maintaining exceptional service to Members.

You will need to have relevant experiences gained at similar scaled programs or events, with an emphasis on key deliverables across operations, technical, protocol, budget and event production. Strong analytical, negotiation, financial budget management and strategic planning skills are also required. Whilst a sport background will be looked upon favourably, candidates MUST have a detailed understanding of the Australian Sport Industry and a passion for Australian Sporting history.

Why work for The Sport Australia Hall of Fame?

SAHOF has a dynamic culture with a small, highly focused and collaborative team of three who are passionate about preserving and celebrating Australian sporting history. You will be involved in a diverse range of projects across a variety of programs and events, working with a high profile Board in a highly prestigious organisation and servicing the membership consisting of Australian sporting royalty.

Based at the iconic MCG, you will have access to discounted meals on work days at MCG food outlets as well as onsite parking and a laptop.