BMX New Zealand - Executive Officer

BMX New Zealand Incorporated seeks to appoint an Executive Officer to discharge the executive and operational functions of the Association. The appointee will be responsible to the Council (Board) of the Association and will be in day-to-day contact with the Chair (president).

BMX New Zealand has a national focus responsible for the management and oversight of BMX (“bicycle motocross”) racing. At its heart the sport is family, child and young person based, with the bulk of the 2000 riders being aged less than ten years. BMX is also an Olympic sport, with New Zealand maintaining (through Cycling New Zealand) a high performance programme. New Zealand elite athletes have competed successfully at a high level recently. The 2012 Olympic women’s silver medalist is New Zealander Sarah Walker.

The Executive Officer collaborates closely with the BMX New Zealand Council, volunteers, the BMX clubs and regions, Cycling New Zealand and (at an international level) the UCI (International Cycling Union).

The appointee will be responsible for managing the Association’s operational matters including-

  • Providing logistic and strategic support for the Council;
  • Managing communication to the clubs, regions and riders;
  • Planning and co-ordination for major BMX events (including the BMX National Championships, Island Titles, Council meetings, National AGM and, where required, international events);
  • Other aspects of BMX sport administration.

The Executive Officer will be able to: -

  • Communicate well (either face-to-face or in writing) with people from all walks of life;
  • Support the Council with an ability to develop and articulate strategic policies;
  • Manage time well with minimum supervision, and with an eye for detail and process.
  • Work confidently with computer skills in word, excel, and outlook.
  • Work independently (self supervision will be an important attribute).
  • Offer effective leadership skills.

The Executive Officer will have relevant experience with organised sport and/or volunteer organisations. A background in BMX racing or cycling (in general) is advantageous but not essential. An appointee with no or minimal background in cycling or BMX will need to become familiar with the sport as a matter of priority.

A background in event management and financial management is desirable.

The position will have a regular presence at the Cycling New Zealand office in Cambridge, so would best suit a person based in the Waikato or Auckland. BMX New Zealand will offer a competitive salary to the right person.

Contact for Position Description – Michael Batterton – Chairman BMX New Zealand at Applications close at 5pm, 31 December 2014.