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Deputy Chief- Sports job at Busitema University

About the Organization

The University was established as a multicampus model with its main campus located at Busitema.

Job Description

The Deputy Chief of Sports, often referred to as the Deputy Director of Sports, is a senior executive responsible for assisting the Chief of Sports in managing and overseeing sports programs and activities within an organization or institution.

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Duties and Responsibilities

Strategic Planning and Development

  • Program Development: Assisting in the creation and implementation of sports programs and initiatives that align with the organization’s strategic goals.

  • Policy Formulation: Developing policies and procedures to ensure the effective and compliant operation of sports programs.

Administration and Management

  • Budget Management: Assisting in the preparation and management of the sports department budget, including forecasting and allocation of resources.

  • Facility Management: Overseeing the maintenance and scheduling of sports facilities to ensure they are safe and well-maintained.

Team Leadership

  • Staff Supervision: Supervising and mentoring sports department staff, including coaches, trainers, and administrative personnel.

  • Performance Evaluation: Conducting performance evaluations and providing feedback to improve staff performance and development.

Program Coordination

  • Event Management: Coordinating sports events, competitions, and activities, ensuring they run smoothly and meet organizational standards.

  • Scheduling: Developing schedules for sports teams, practices, and events.

Compliance and Safety

  • Regulatory Compliance: Ensuring that all sports programs comply with relevant regulations, standards, and policies.

  • Safety Protocols: Implementing and monitoring safety protocols to protect athletes, staff, and spectators.

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Community Relations: Building and maintaining relationships with community organizations, schools, sponsors, and other stakeholders to support sports programs.

  • Communication: Communicating effectively with athletes, parents, staff, and the public regarding program details, policies, and updates.

Athlete Development

  • Talent Identification: Assisting in the identification and development of athletic talent.

  • Training Programs: Overseeing the development and implementation of training programs to enhance athletic performance.

Marketing and Promotion

  • Promotion: Promoting sports programs and events through various channels to increase participation and visibility.

  • Fundraising: Assisting in fundraising efforts and seeking sponsorships to support sports programs.

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Qualification, Experiences and Competencies


  • Bachelor’s Degree: Typically required in Sports Management, Physical Education, Business Administration, or a related field.

  • Advanced Degree: A master’s degree in Sports Management, Business Administration, or a related field can be advantageous.

Professional Experience

  • Sports Management Experience: Extensive experience in sports administration, management, or coaching, with a proven track record of leadership roles.

  • Event Coordination: Experience in planning and managing sports events and activities.

  • Certifications

  • Relevant Certifications: Certifications such as Certified Sports Administrator (CSA) or Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA) can be beneficial.

Skills and Competencies

  • Leadership Skills: Strong leadership and team management skills to effectively supervise and motivate staff.

  • Organizational Skills: Excellent organizational skills to manage multiple programs and events simultaneously.

  • Communication Skills: Strong verbal and written communication skills to interact with various stakeholders.

  • Budgeting Skills: Proficiency in budgeting and financial management.

  • Problem-Solving Skills: Ability to identify and resolve issues efficiently and effectively.

  • Interpersonal Skills: Strong interpersonal skills to build relationships and work collaboratively with diverse groups.


  • Sports Regulations: In-depth knowledge of sports regulations, standards, and best practices.

  • Safety Standards: Understanding of safety standards and protocols related to sports activities and facilities.

  • Marketing Principles: Knowledge of marketing and promotion techniques to enhance program visibility and participation.

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