Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors (NOC 0513)

High demand occupation

About this job

Recreation, sport and fitness program and service diredtors oversee recreational, sports and fitness programs. They plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of:
  • recreational, sports and fitness programs and services
  • national or provincial sports-governing agencies
  • professional athletic teams
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Recreation director


Recreation, sport and fitness program and service directors work for municipalities, community and private recreational and fitness organizations, sports-governing agencies and professional athletic team organizations.

Common job titles
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  • casino operations manager
  • cruise ship director
  • director, physical education
  • director, sport federation
  • manager
  • bingo hall manager
  • casino operations manager
  • cruise ship director
  • director, entertainment, sports, leisure
  • director, executive - sport governing body
  • director, physical education

Duties

Recreation, sport and fitness program and service directors:

  • plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of recreation, sports and fitness programs and services
  • provide technical and professional advice on recreation, sports and fitness matters
  • prepare budget estimates and develop policies and procedures to create programs
  • manage the operations of a sports-governing agency
  • organize and administer national and provincial training, coaching, officiating and other programs associated with a particular sport
  • manage operations of a professional athletic team
  • recruit professional coaches and athletes
  • direct fundraisers and arrange for sponsorships from public and private organizations
  • develop plans and negotiate business contracts

Work environment

Work in this field is typically performed in a structured environment, such as an office or school.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

At this time, career path information is not available for this occupation.

Additional resources

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