Alas! We’ve discovered the secrets of Jamaica’s success, and we’re ready to bring it right here to Nigeria! Making of Champions will be launching Nigeria’s first ever Professional Track Club! We already have a World-Class Coaching Team in place waiting to be activated, but first we need a Director of Operations who will be tasked with setting up the Track Club in Lagos, managing the day-to-day operations of the Club, and turning it into a well-oiled machine that will churn world-class sprinters, hurdlers and jumps for years to come. We’re talking Jamaica 2.0!
We’re looking for an entrepreneurial spirit, someone who is ready to be part of this new and exciting start-up that will lead the revolution in Nigerian Track & Field! Athletics in Nigeria will never be the same again because of your industry-leading efforts in setting up and running this Track Club for PROJECT RIO! Yes, YOU will be at the forefront of a WHOLE NEW INDUSTRY in Nigeria!
- – Work hand-in-hand with MoC Founder on the overall strategy & execution for PROJECT RIO
- – Implement an aggressive nationwide athlete scouting and recruitment programme
- – Scout out and secure the training premises for MoC, including tracks and gyms
- – Liaise with the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) to ensure seamless integration of Making of Champions as a locally registered Track Club for domestic competitions
- – Work hand-in-hand with our World Class Coaching team to ensure the smooth running of daily club activities, including training, educating, mentoring, housing & feeding the athletes
- – Organize the travel, accommodation and board of MoC Athletes for ALL domestic and international competitions
- – Develop coaching courses led by the Head Coach of the Track Club, which locally-based coaches across Nigeria can attend to help improve the training of athletes in their regions
- – Lead our fundraising efforts by interacting with and pitching to potential Nigerian and International Sponsors and Investors for Making of Champions and our Athletes
- – Must be based in Lagos full-time, with plenty of travel within Nigeria for recruitment and competitions expected, and some travel abroad for major competitions involving MoC Athletes
- – 3 – 5 years Operations or similar experience. Prior experience in Sports Management or Administration is a plus, not a pre-requisite.
- – Prior experience working/doing business in Nigeria an advantage!
- – Bachelor’s Degree in any field. Sports and/or business related degrees a plus, not a necessity.
- – Deep knowledge and interest in Nigerian Athletics, and complete understanding of the business of Track & Field globally
- – Understanding of best practice in the identification and development of Track & Field talent
- – Proven leadership, people management and team building skills in order to lead a strong Track Club team, and build a robust network of feeder coaches and clubs across Nigeria!
- – Demonstrable problem solving and decision-making skills with the ability to work under pressure and balance conflicting demands and deadlines.
- – Commercially astute with proven experience of working at a strategic level and of preparing and managing budgets and other financial reports.
- – A ‘never say die, won’t give up’ attitude – it’s a SPORTS start-up, in NIGERIA!
Compensation & Other Benefits
- – Full-time salary negotiable (based on experience), plus performance-related bonuses OR equity in Making of Champions!
Application & Deadline
- – Send your CV and Cover Letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, with ‘MoC Director of Operations’ as email subject! The application deadline is Sunday September 7th 2014. EXTENDED TO Sunday October 26th 2014!
- – Interviews will take place in September through to November 2014 in Lagos, or by phone/Skype for applicants in other locations!
Here’s a message from MoC Founder, Bambo Akani, on the launch of Project Rio. Come on Nigeria – Let’s MAKE CHAMPIONS! See you in Rio!!