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ITU seeking an Operations Manager

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) Sport Department is looking to appoint an Operations Manager to fulfil the growing demands of ITU sport operations.

  • Position: Operations Manager
  • Salary/contractor fee: Negotiable (to commensurate with experience)
  • Location: Switzerland
  • Nationality: Swiss citizen or holder of a valid working permit in Switzerland
  • Reports to: Head of Operations
  • Status: Permanent, part time
  • Start Date: January 2019

Job description
The successful applicant will be responsible for working closely with the Head of Operations. From bidding to technical operations, the role will involve:

  • Technical support/ quality management
  • Pre-event reporting coordination
  • Post-event reporting coordination
  • Co-Technical Delegate of the Multisport World Championships
  • EOM development
  • Staff liaison: ITU Multisport Committee


  • Experience in ITU multisport sports operations
  • Knowledge of sport and the Olympic movement is required
  • Project management ability
  • Strong work ethic and attention to quality and detail
  • Able to work independently and as a team member
  • Effective oral and written communication skills in English
  • Computer (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access)

Preferred skills:

  • A degree or equivalent experience in sports management
  • Certified ITU Technical Official
  • Effective oral and written communication skills other than English, preferably Spanish or French or Chinese or Russian
  • Clear, logical thinker able to analyse requirements and propose pragmatic solutions
  • Ability to plan effectively, managing time of self and others
  • Makes decisions based on objective criteria

Application procedure
Applicants should be Swiss citizen or holder of a valid working permit in Switzerland. Applicants who are interested in applying for this position must respond by submitting a resume, portfolio of projects and a cover letter containing supportive information they consider relevant, including the reasons for applying for the position and why they consider themselves suitable.

Candidates are also requested to state their actual salary and their salary expectations in their cover letter, and to provide examples that demonstrate skills, knowledge and experience.

  • Apply to jobs[at]triathlon.org
  • Attention: Gergely Markus (attaching both cover letter and resume)
  • Please include where the position was viewed
  • Closing date: December 30th, 2018




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