Sports Manager Rowing (m/f/d)

Join the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 Organizing Committee (OC) team and create unforgettable FISU WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES with us.


A summer with distinction.

In 2025, the world comes to the Rhine and Ruhr to celebrate sports, science and culture. In 5 cities, up to 10,000 athletes and officials from 170 nations will compete for twelve days - in 18 sports. Here standards are set.

The densest university landscape in Europe meets the most sports clubs in Germany' in an exceptionally sports-mad region.

In short:
The perfect place for the FISU WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES!
The perfect place for you.

To strengthen our team, we are looking for 01. August 2024 for

Manager Rowing (m/f/d)

In the implementing company of the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games Full-time to start in part-time / 20 hours per week / no later than 01.01.2025 in full-time (40 hours per week) / limited with a reason in kind until late summer 2025.

The position is part of Competition Management, Team Sport. As a sports manager, you will be responsible for planning and organizing the sport of rowing before and during the event.

We would entrust you in particular with the fulfilment of these tasks: 

  • Planning, organization and implementation of the sport of rowing in the overall context of the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 event.

  • This includes, among other things

    • Coordination and creation of schedules and schedules for the sport of rowing (competition schedule and various sport-specific schedules/schedules)

    • Coordination of the technical set-up, conversion and dismantling of the sport

    • Coordination with the partners relevant to the sport, in particular sports associations, local authorities and operators of selected sports facilities

    • Demand and deployment planning for the sports & competition staff (e.g. volunteers, assistants, freelancers, etc.)

  • Support with budget planning and control for the sport of rowing

  • Support in the implementation of tendering and awarding processes, as well as the preparation of contracts in connection with the sport of rowing (material, equipment, etc.)

  • Technical management and preparation of meetings and workshops related to the sport, as well as documentation of the results results

  • Cooperation with all functional areas of the OC (e.g. Sports Presentation, Venue, Technology, Overlay & Logistics, Security, Food and Beverage, Transport, Accommodation, Doping Control & Medical Services, etc.) as well as with external service providers (e.g. sports equipment suppliers) to ensure proper organization of the sport

  • Planning, organization and provision of all necessary services for athletes, technical officials and rowing delegations

  • Creation and coordination of documents, regulations and documents with information on the implementation of the sport of rowing

You bring the following skills & knowledge with you: 

  • Academic degree in disciplines such as business administration, event or sports management, sports science or comparable degree

  • Relevant professional experience in the planning and successful implementation of events, ideally in sport and competitive rowing

  • Experience in working with sports associations and clubs

  • Knowledge of sports structures/organizations in Germany and at international level

  • Experience in the integration of voluntary structures

  • Strong project management skills

  • Well-structured, conceptual and networked thinking, strong hands-on mentality

  • Sensitivity to the needs of participants and partner organizations

  • Persuasiveness, assertiveness & organizational skills paired with high emotional intelligence

  • High degree of flexibility and an engaging demeanor

  • Communication skills (also in English) rien and documents with information on the implementation of the sport of rowing

Besides a unique team & great emotions, we offer: 

  • A varied & exciting job with room for creative ideas and your own creative freedom 

  • A dynamic & growing environment with an open & diverse corporate culture   

  • Short decision-making processes with teamwork at eye level   

  • Performance-related remuneration based on TV L with a special annual payment 

  • Flexible working hours with the possibility of mobile working 

  • 30 days holiday per year

  • Modern office equipment adapted to the needs of a planning team for a major sporting event 

If the personal requirements fit, the job will be evaluated with the remuneration group TV L 11.

We are more than just an ordinary major sporting event. That's why we want you in your uniqueness, just as you are, with all your facets. With us, everyone can be who they want to be and who they are.   

We welcome all applications, regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation and identity. Applications from people with disabilities will be given special consideration if they are equally qualified. As an implementing agency, we strive to specifically promote women for management positions. Therefore, women are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Sounds good? 
Then we should get to know each other!

Please send us your application documents (CV & letter of motivation), stating your earliest possible starting date, by 08.07.2024 at the latest to (maximum file size 5 MB). If you have any technical or organisational queries, you can also contact us by e-mail.   

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