Snow Sports NZ Performance Services Manager

Can you bring your proven high-performance management skills to progress New Zealand’s athletes and Inspire New Zealand? 

  • Winter Olympic and Paralympic focussed
  • High performance sport environment
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Wanaka-based with some international travel

Position: Snow Sports NZ Performance Services Manager 

Responsible to: Snow Sports NZ High Performance Director 

Location:  Depending on annual plan: Primarily based in Wanaka with some overseas travel required 

The purpose of this position is to fulfill the KPIs listed below to support the SSNZ HP programme to achieve the outcomes contained in the SSNZ 2018-2022 + Strategy, in particular:

  2+ medals at the 2022 Olympic Games

  2 + Gold medals at the 2022 Paralympic Games 

Position summary

Snow Sports NZ are looking to appoint a manager to lead the athlete and coach performance support services.  

The successful applicant will support the High Performance Director as a member of the senior leadership team, driving the strategic direction of the programme to fulfill the collective goal of inspiring New Zealanders through Winter Olympic, Paralympic, World Championship and premier event success. 

Demonstrating the ability to build trust quickly and support team members, the Performance Services Manager will have a collaborative and creative approach, an eye for innovation and show attention to detail and timelines. The role will balance the athletes’ and coaches’ identified needs with a focus on continual improvement through challenge based on evidence. 

Building teams to deliver world-class athlete and coach performance service support under pressure will define success in the role. 

You will be tertiary qualified and possess proven leadership and management skills ideally developed in a HP sport environment as a coach, provider or manager.  Passionate about snow sports, athlete performance and inspiring communities you will have exceptional communication, relationship management and influencing skills. Being a capable skier or snowboarder would be advantageous.

If you think you meet the criteria below we would like to hear from you: 

  • You live to be involved in high performance sport…’s why you wake up in the morning.
  • You are passionate about making a difference and want to be involved in inspiring New Zealanders through high performance sport success.
  • You can demonstrate the highest professional standards and personal credibility within the global high performance industry preferably with a slant to winter and snow sports.
  • You’ll have to show us that you know your stuff, have relevant knowledge and experience at managing/delivering various disciplines to support athletes and coaches up and down the athlete pathway.
  • You’ve got a verifiable ability to create change in athlete performance and associated behaviours as well as the ability to lead teams, specifically building and leading interdisciplinary teams.
  • You can build and maintain relationships in NZ and internationally.
  • You are able to work independently and flexibly to meet the needs of internationally based sports programmes but be willing to be part of a small and close-knit team.

Download the full candidate pack here

Applications close on the 2nd September 2019