Chief Executive Officer - Knox Basketball Inc

Melbourne, Australia
Salary to attract high quality candidates
05 Nov 2018
23 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Passion for managing sporting environments
  • Optimise member services and engagement
  • Operational & Leadership focus
  • Building sustainability

Knox Basketball Incorporated (KBI) is located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne and is one of the largest basketball associations in Australia with over 1,000 teams competing every week in both Junior and Senior domestic competitions.

KBI was established in 1976 to support basketball in Knox providing youth from Knox and surrounding areas with a sporting and social infrastructure to develop and promote personal, team and social skills in a sporting environment. KBI's home stadium is located in Boronia.

In 2012, Knox City Council in partnership with KBI opened the brand new, state-of-the-art State Basketball Centre (SBC) in Wantirna South that adds an additional 6 courts supporting the association. SBC is fully managed and operated by KBI including hosting of meetings, functions, social events and elite competitions leveraging a 3,150 seat show court.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) reports directly to the KBI Board supported by the Chairperson.

The CEO is hired by and reports to the Board, and will be responsible for carrying out the Association’s policies and adhering to the KBI Constitution. The CEO is held accountable for all aspects of KBI operations and management to ensure the success of KBI and its activities.

The CEO works with the Board on the holistic and long-term focus of KBI’s governance. The CEO will prepare such special reports as may be requested by the Board and will report back on the effectiveness of KBI’s policies, operations and new programs.

The CEO is supported by 12 full time staff and over 50 casual staff. A recent restructure has provided a new role to complement the management team with a General Manager, Operations, Sales & Marketing.

This is certainly a ‘hands-on’ role and requires an energetic, innovative leader with strong communication skills able to engage and work collaboratively with a diverse stakeholder group while developing and nurturing key relationships within the basketball community, including volunteers.

You will have a successful track record in managing like-sized businesses, budgets and resources, successfully delivering against strategic objectives and driving business development. Your commercial acumen will be matched by your sound judgement, creative decision making capability, and the capacity to negotiate the best possible outcomes for KBI whilst at all times maintaining support and engagement of the stakeholder family.

A background in sports administration or basketball is not considered essential, however you must be committed to providing strong foundations for the long term growth and success of KBI’s purpose and the sport of basketball.

NOTE: Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Australia.