Triathlon New Zealand’s ambition as outlined in its strategic plan is to fulfil its participation potential; this relates to all who participate in the sport of triathlon including those with physical disabilities.
With the confirmation that paratriathlon will be part of the 2016 Olympic Games, the national governing body notes that there is no better time to develop the sport for better inclusion of disabled participants and the framework to support these participants.
Tri NZ is therefore looking to fill a newly created role of Triathlon Inclusion Manager. Reporting to the Operations Manager – Community and Events, the purpose of this role is to implement the initiatives outlined in the Halberg Project Definition Form.
This is namely to establish a framework for the growth of participation in triathlon for disabled participants, build a pathway to elite performance, evolve events to be disability-friendly and build a profile for paratriathlon in New Zealand.
The new role will have the responsibility for the establishment and implementation of a number of initiatives and will require strong relationship building skills.
The role is a fixed term contract ending 30 June 2013 at 30 hours per week.
The Tri NZ Triathlon Inclusion Manager should be an inspired, hard-working, enthusiastic team player with experience in sports development/management and an understanding of community sport.
For anyone who loves working in a progressive and supportive environment and would like to join a fun team that is passionate about sport, a CV and covering letter should be sent to Haidee Stratford, haidee.stratford[at]triathlon.org.nz
Applications close at 17:00 local time on 7 September 2012.
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