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Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors

OaSIS code 50012.00

Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of comprehensive recreational, sports and fitness programs and services, national or provincial sports governing agencies and professional athletic teams.

Overview

Also known as

  • Director of recreation
  • Professional football team manager
  • Professional hockey team manager
  • Professional track and field team manager
  • Sports administration director - government
  • Sports association director
  • Sports federation director
  • Sports program director
  • Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) programs director

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • 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 implement 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 the operations of a professional athletic team
  • Recruit professional coaches and athletes
  • Direct fundraising drives and arrange for sponsorships from public and private organizations
  • Develop long range plans and negotiate business contracts.

Additional information

No data has been provided for this section.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants and program officers (41406)
  • Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness (54100)
  • Coaches (53201)
  • Sports officials and referees (53202)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

5 – Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport

TEER

0 – Management occupations

Major group

50 – Specialized middle management occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport

Sub-major group

500 – Specialized middle management occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport

Minor group

5001 – Managers in art, culture, recreation and sport

Unit group

50012 – Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors

Occupational profile

50012.00 – Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Coaching and Developing Others
5 - Highest Level
Developing Objectives and Strategies
5 - Highest Level
Selling or Influencing Others
5 - Highest Level
Staffing
5 - Highest Level
Communicating with Coworkers
4 - High Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
3 - Moderate amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
3 - More than 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
3 - Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Standing
Duration
2 - Less than half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
2 - Less than half the time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day
Duration
3 - About half the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
4 - Highly important
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day

Workplaces/employers

  • Community and private recreational and fitness organizations
  • Municipalities
  • Professional athletic team organizations
  • Sport governing agencies

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Fluency of Ideas
4 - High Level
Verbal Ability
4 - High Level
Categorization Flexibility
3 - Moderate Level
Deductive Reasoning
3 - Moderate Level
Inductive Reasoning
3 - Moderate Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Management of Financial Resources
5 - Highest Level
Management of Material Resources
5 - Highest Level
Persuading
5 - Highest Level
Coordinating
4 - High Level
Critical Thinking
4 - High Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Leadership
5 - Extremely important
Adaptability
4 - Highly important
Attention to Detail
4 - Highly important
Collaboration
4 - Highly important
Concern for Others
4 - Highly important