Manager Sport & Venue Tennis (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 the next possible date for a  

Manager Sport & Venue Tennis (w/m/d)

In the implementing company of the Rhine Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games.   

initially part-time/ 12 hours per week / limited until 31.12.2023 / afterwards 24 hours per week / limited until 31.12.2024 / afterwards full-time / 40 hours per week / fixed-term contract until late summer 2025. 

The position is located within the OC in the Area Competition Management, within the Team Sport. As a Sport & Venue Manager you are responsible for the planning and organization of the sport of tennis before and during the event.

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

  • Technical and organisational management of the sport and the operational fields of action described below.

  • Budget planning and control for the sport of tennis and the ETUF venue.

    Sport area:

  • Coordination and preparation of time and schedule plans for the sport of tennis (competition schedule and various sport-specific time/schedule plans).

  • Coordination of the technical set-up, reconstruction and dismantling of the sports facilities

  • Coordination with partners relevant to the sport, in particular sports associations and municipalities

  • Planning the requirements and deployment of the sports & competition staff (e.g. volunteers, helpers, freelancers, etc.)

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

  • Technical management and preparation of meetings and workshops in connection with the sport, as well as documentation of the results.

  • Collaborate 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 the proper organisation of the sport.

  • Organisation and provision of all necessary services for athletes, technical officials and tennis delegations.

  • Preparation of and coordination on documents, regulations and materials with information on the conduct of the sport.

    Venue area:

  • Coordination with venue operators 

  • Coordination and implementation of venue operational plans  

  • Planning of Venue Operational Staff (e.g. cleaning & waste, security, etc.) 

  • Support in the implementation of tendering and award processes 

  • Preparation of and responsibility for the Functional Area Operational Plans (FAOPs) for the designated thematic areas / venues 

  • Cooperation with all functional areas of the LOC (e.g. the Sport, Technical, Overlay & Logistics, Security, etc. departments) as well as with external service providers (e.g. authorities, operators, event technology, etc.) to ensure proper integration of area & route planning, the Field of Play(s), etc. 

  • Cooperation with departments such as security & transport to apply for all permits in time 

  • Support in needs analysis, planning of appointments, meetings and presentations, creation of schedules and flow charts, budget and cost control as well as documentation of results

You bring the following skills & knowledge with you: 

  • University degree

  • Relevant professional experience in the planning and successful execution of events, ideally in the field of sports and competitive tennis

    Experience in working with sports associations and clubs

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

  • Experience in the involvement of volunteer 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 coupled with high emotional intelligence

  • High degree of flexibility and an engaging manner

  • Communication skills (also in German)

We are a young & growing organisation in the heart of the Rhine Ruhr Innovation Hub. In the OC, you will play a leading role in the successful planning and implementation of the Games.  

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 

  • A 49 Euro public ticket / Deutschland-Ticket

  • 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 or 12. 

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 18.05.2023  at the latest to bewerbung@rhineruhr2025.com (maximum file size 5 MB). If you have any technical or organisational queries, you can also contact us by e-mail.   

Please note that confidentiality risks and unauthorised access by third parties cannot be ruled out when communicating by unencrypted e-mail.

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