Join us for our Industry Day In the Life: this time, we’re chatting to Jane, a General Manager in the Australian Olympic Committee. Let us know whose day in the life you want to know about, and ASK ENID.
Let me introduce myself… My name is Jane, I am 42 years old, I am the General Manager Sport at the Australian Olympic Committee and I studied Bachelor of Leisure Management at UTS.
My job in a nutshell… As proud custodian of the Olympic Movement in Australia the AOC is committed to promoting the Olympic ideals and values to all through sport. The Sport Department manages all elements of moving the Australian Olympic Team to and from an Olympic Games. We manage the nomination and selection of athletes to the Team, we work with all of our National Federations on their Games time requirements, we work with our Medical commission on the health and well-being of the athletes, we work with the Olympic Organising Committee and the IOC on Games time matters. On top of this we manage all team operational areas including accreditation, accommodation, outfitting, freight and logistics. The Sport Department also manages the sports funding programs. In some cases funding is directly through the AOC, in others we facilitate funding via the IOC solidarity program.
Skills you’ll need… Many and varied skills are required: Relationship management is fundamental as this is the basis for everything we do. Negotiation skills, eye for detail, flexible approach, ability to multi-task and able to work as part of a team.
This job is for you… You have a passion for sport, love a team environment and can have a laugh!
Avoid this job if… You can’t manage multiple tasks all at the one time!