Recreation & Sport Administrators
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Recreation and sport administrators plan, organize and direct sport and recreation programs and services in accordance with policies set by management, owners, boards of directors or executive committees (alis). They are employed by municipalities, community and private recreational and fitness organizations, sports governing agencies and professional athletic team organizations (NOC).
Find detailed information about the occupation, including typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
- National Occupational Classification (NOC) - Canadian occupational descriptions
- OCCinfo by alis - Alberta-based occupational information
- O*NET Online - U.S. resource for occupational descriptions and information
- UM Alumni Advice: Sport Manitoba President & CEO - Career Services
- Career Services - From Learning to Earning: Advice from Alumni & UM President
- Choosing a Career in Parks and Recreation - info and profiles from the NRPA (U.S.)
- A Day in the Life of a Sports Manager - The Princeton Review
- Playbook for Sport Management Careers - Southern New Hampshire University
- List of Sports Management Jobs and Careers - JobsInSports.com
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Labour market information
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- Trend Analysis: Job Market Report (Winnipeg region) - Gov. of Canada Job Bank
- Occupational Outlook Handbook - Job outlook for the U.S.
Professional associations may organize events and provide directories, job postings, career and labour market information. Student membership opportunities may also be available: engage, learn and network!
- Recreation Connections Manitoba
- Canadian Parks and Recreation Association
- National Recreation and Parks Association (US)
Directories, Industry Associations, and Sector Councils
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- City of Winnipeg Community Services - select left menu for list of Leisure Centres.
- Association of Manitoba Municipalities
- Sport Manitoba: Recognized Organizations list (2016/17) - pdf
- National Sport Organizations - Gov. of Canada listing of organizations funded by Sport Canada
- Canadian amateur athletic associations - list from Gov. of Canada
- U Sports (formerly CIS)
- NCAA (U.S.) - member schools
- International Association of Health, Racquet & Sports Clubs
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