Recreation, sports and fitness program directors

Recreation, sports and fitness program directors

NOC
0513

- Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors

Manage and evaluate the operations of recreational, sports and fitness programs, national or provincial sports governing agencies and professional athletic teams.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

46
 

Median Hourly Wage

$25.48
$20.00
Low
$57.42
High

Median Salary

$41,762
 

Typically Required

University

Employed

306
 

% Working Full Time

89%
 

% Working Full Year

73%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

This unit group includes managers who plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of comprehensive recreational, sports and fitness programs and services, national or provincial sports governing agencies and professional athletic teams. They are employed by municipalities, community and private recreational and fitness organizations, sports governing agencies and professional athletic team organizations.

Main Duties

Managers and directors in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of recreation, sports and fitness programs and services
  • Provide technical and professional advice on recreation, sports and fitness matters
  • Prepare budget estimates and develop policies and procedures to implement programs
  • Manage the operations of a sports governing agency
  • Organize and administer national and provincial training, coaching, officiating and other programs associated with a particular sport
  • Manage the operations of a professional athletic team
  • Recruit professional coaches and athletes
  • Direct fundraising drives and arrange for sponsorships from public and private organizations
  • Develop long range plans and negotiate business contracts.

Also Known As

  • director of recreation
  • professional football team manager
  • professional hockey team manager
  • professional track and field team manager
  • sports administration director - government
  • sports association director
  • sports federation director
  • sports program director
  • YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association) programs director
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • A university degree in recreology, physical education, sports administration or a related field or A college diploma in recreation management or sports administration is usually required.
  • Several years of experience in an occupation related to recreation and sports administration, consulting or programming are usually required.
  • Some directors of recreation may be required to have a Municipal Recreation Director's Certificate.
  • Executive directors of sports governing agencies may be required to have coaching certification in a particular sport.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

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45.5%
Female
54.5%
Male
Employment by age

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3.5%
15-24
24.6%
25-34
19.3%
35-44
36.8%
45-54
15.8%
55-64
0.0%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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5.4%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
25.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
5.4%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
17.9%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
46.4%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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38.2%
Arts, entertainment and recreation
20.0%
Public administration
18.2%
Health care and social assistance
23.6%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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10.70%
Northeast
32.10%
Southeast
26.80%
Southwest
21.40%
Central
8.90%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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N/A
Northeast
$46,592
Southeast
$38,957
Southwest
$39,877
Central
N/A
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$41,762

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$51,257

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$41,762

Newfoundland

$41,097

Prince Edward Island

$31,955

Nova Scotia

$45,469

Canada

$45,581
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

46
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

3
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

43
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

163
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

16
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

145