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State operations manager - Melbourne


AusCycling is the nation’s peak riding and cycling body, representing more than 5 million Australians who ride bikes. Formed in 2020 from 19 state, territory, and national bodies, AusCycling is responsible for programs, projects and initiatives that encompass BMX, Track, Mountain Bike, Road, Para and recreational.

We help school kids learn to ride, we stage more than 500 events each year, we nurture clubs and create pathways, and we are responsible for the training, welfare, and performance of Australia’s Olympic, Commonwealth Games and World Tour athletes.

AusCycling is committed to diversity and inclusion, to integrity and clean sport, to building communities and to achieving excellence in the right way.

AusCycling exists to unleash the unbound potential in every body.

AusCycling’s ambition is to be a global leader in cycling – known for our positive impact through participation, performance, advocacy, and sustainability programs.

Team Purpose

AusCycling’s Sport Pillar oversees events and racing; competition rules and state/territory operations.

Position Purpose

The Victorian Operations Manager plays a critical role inleading and inspiring our state operations team and our network.

This is a varied role with no two days the same. The role focuses on engaging with AusCycling’s 109 Victorian clubs and supporting them with development initiatives, advocacy, community engagement, events, junior pathways support and the promotion of a range of workforce development programs.

In partnership with members of the AusCycling Executive Leadership Team, the Victorian Operations Manager is responsible for driving the implementation of AusCycling’s annual operations plan for Victoria and the management of key government relationships.

Responsibilities

Club Support and Engagement

  • Maintain strong relationships with AusCycling’s Clubs and identify opportunities to support the growth and development of the Club network through AusCycling programs, products, and services.

  • Contribute to the development, evolution, and enhancement of AusCycling club development programs and initiatives.  

State Advisory Committee (SAC)

  • Enable the SA by providing secretariat support and act as a first point of contact for SAC inquiries.

Participation Growth

  • Promote and support the “on the ground delivery” of AusCycling’s participation programs in Victoria. 

Events and Racing

  • Lead the delivery of Victoria’s Competition Calendar across all disciplines (Championships, Series and Open).

  • Lead relationships with Victorian private event organisers (competition and recreation).

  • Where required, support the delivery of major, National, or international events.

  • Review and approval (sanctioning) of all Victorian and Club events. 

  • Support Clubs to ensure the safe and fair delivery of their competitions.

  • Lead Victoria’s event review and reporting.

Workforce Development

  • Promote and support the “on the ground delivery” of AusCycling’s education and accreditation programs. 

Pathways

  • Support the delivery of the Victorian Teams, Squads or Academies.

Sponsorship

  • In consultation with the Executive General Manager - Commercial, identify opportunities to secure new sponsorships in Victoria.

  • Manage all sponsorship deliverables for Victorian partnerships.

Government Relations

  • In consultation with the Executive General Manager - Government Strategy, maintain strong relationship with key AusCycling stakeholders in Victoria including State Government departments, local government, and local Institute / Academy where relevant.

  • Contribute to the development of grant submissions, acquittals, and reports.

Other

  • Contribute to the annual operational planning and budget process. 

  • Contribute to the collection of data to support the measurement of key KPIs.

  • Ensure continued compliance with environmental, health and safety and quality requirements within the state or territory. Safeguard the integrity of AusCycling through implementation of the highest standards and community expectations within the state or territory regarding inclusion, the safety and wellbeing of children, and anti- doping.

  • Role model AusCycling trademark behaviours:

  • Stronger together

  • People First

  • Pursue excellence in the right way

  • Bold enough to go our own way

  • Adhere to, uphold, and promote the principles of AusCycling policies and operating procedures.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Positive club sentiment 

  • Positive participant feedback (events, development programs, officials)

  • Meeting coaches and official growth targets

  • Meeting event participation targets

Qualifications

Tertiary qualification in business, sport management or other relevant fields is desirable.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • A strong understanding of cycling is desirable.

  • Demonstrated understanding of the sport club environment.

  • Demonstrated collaborative leadership style and volunteer management experience.

  • Strong communication skills, including verbally and in writing, and the ability to advocate, represent, influence, negotiate and resolve conflicts should they arise.

  • Experience establishing and maintaining strong stakeholder relationships.

  • Demonstrated experience in planning, coordinating, delivering, and evaluating community events and programs.

Key Behaviours

  • Strong project management and event delivery skills.

  • A can-do attitude, and natural ability to bring enthusiasm and positive energy to the team.

  • Entrepreneurial, open to change, and able to capitalise on innovative alternatives.

  • Customer/member focused, able to understand other perspectives and strives to build organisational capability to enhance and deliver an outstanding member experience.

  • Is accountable, takes responsibility, and is proactive in solving problems and seeing issues through to resolution.

  • A team player, works effectively with others, collaborates and shares information to build collective knowledge.

  • Is inclusive in approach and show respect for others at all times.

  • Committed to own personal development, continuous improvement, and the organisational development of AusCycling.

Mandatory Requirements

  • Working with Children’s Check clearance from the relevant authority; 

  • Satisfactory Police Check (in the absolute discretion of the Company); and

  • Satisfactory No Doping Declaration (in the absolute discretion of the Company). 

Notes

This role requires the incumbent to hold and maintain a Working with Children Clearance, along with a drivers license. Due to the timing of AusCycling events, this role also requires flexibility in work hours including being available to work weekends, public holidays and out of hours’ work as necessary (to support events). 

AusCycling values and strives to deliver an inclusive and diverse workforce, representative of the communities we work within.  We welcome and encourage applications from all people who have an interest to work with us, and who can make a positive and new contribution to our team.

To apply please send a cover letter and your current CV to recruitment@auscycling.org.au

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