On this page, you will find all the latest vacancies at Basketball New Zealand, as well as jobs across the entire basketball sector, from grassroots to high performance.
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- closing date (essential)
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- VACANCY: General Manager | Canterbury Basketball Association
The Canterbury Basketball Association (CBA) has oversight of basketball in the region and is one of NZ’s leading associations. Our sport is growing rapidly and we have many opportunities in front of us to capitalise on.
Our mission is “Encouraging people of all ages to participate as players, coaches, referees, administrators, high performers, supporters or fans”. Kairangi (Excellence), Whakaute (Respect), Ngākau Pono (Integrity) and Kotahitanga (Collaboration) are our core values and underpin everything we do.
We are looking for a General Manager who is passionate about our sport and has the right blend of skill, leadership ability, and experience, to lead our organisation forward as we move to the next level of growth in all areas of our operations.
This role is full-time with a salary level in the $90K range, and negotiable above that depending on the qualification level and experience of the successful applicant. A car is included in the package. You will report to the CBA Board.
The CBA runs the best club basketball competition in the country and this is growing. We have a very competitive High School competition for both girls and boys (the Whelan and Thompson Trophies). Our representative programme teams compete in BBNZ’s National Championships in all age groups. We own the Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats who have won two of the last four national championships. There is a lot going on!
The CBA is financially sound, posting year on year surpluses over the past five financial years and is meeting budgets. The link to the job advertisement and further information can be found here.
- VACANCY: Head Coach, Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats
Head Coach Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats
An ideal opportunity for an experienced or up-and-coming basketball coach to work in a vibrant team environment, playing in front of some of the best home fans in the country. The Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats is Canterbury’s premier women’s basketball team, representing the province in the WBC, NZ’s national women’s basketball league. Our Head Coach Lori McDaniel is stepping down after five years at the helm. She leaves the organisation in great shape, with two national championships and two female-coach-of-the-year awards won during a very successful tenure that has seen our women’s game grow both locally and nationally.
The successful applicant will share our passion for the women’s game at the national, as well as grassroots level, and will build on what McDaniel has achieved. The Wildcats players all mentor Canterbury youngsters and the Wildcats team has to date donated some $45,000 to up-and-coming players through our Wildcats Scholarships programme. This is a key part of our culture and will be maintained.
You will be an experienced basketball coach to the national level and be able to demonstrate a track record of exceptional leadership. You will have a vision for the continued success of Canterbury Wildcats Basketball and be able to articulate that.
The job includes:
- Recruitment of players, assistants and team managers in conjunction with the Wildcats GM
- The support and guidance of players in their individual development
- Developing and maintaining a culture of excellence and high performance among the players and coaching staff
- Ensuring all sponsorship and scholarship commitments made by the team are carried out
- Planning, scheduling, conducting and attending pre-season training sessions including pre-season tournaments and training camps
- During the season, planning, scheduling, conducting all team trainings, coaching all home and away games, and tournaments
- Ensuring the fitness level of all players is maintained at a high standard, and that all players are committed to their own personal training regime (esp shooting and ball skills)
- Attending all team commitments (trainings, games and social functions)
- Participating in coach development opportunities whenever possible
- Professionally representing the Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats to the basketball community, to sponsors, and in media appearances
- The role is part time and will be remunerated at a level reflective of the experience and track record of the applicant
- A sponsored vehicle will be provided as part of the package.
About the WBC
The WBC is enjoying unprecedented growth since its recent format change to six teams nationally (with home and away round robin plus final four finals weekend). The 2019 WBC competition featured some 22 current or former Tall Ferns and several imports. Finals weekend was tightly contested and broadcast on national television. Going forward, weekly TV coverage is likely in 2020.
Prior to February, summer training starts with a core group of players. Team selections are made in February, training starts February through March, then preseason games begin in April. The official season starts in early May and ends in early-mid July. The Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats play home games at a packed Cowles Stadium in front of some of the best fans in the league.
Women’s basketball in New Zealand is on the rise. Will you be a part of it? Send your CV along with a cover letter! Apply via Seek.co.nz here.