Director of Sport

By Evan Midford, Website & Social Media Coordinator

At Sport Manitoba, we fund and plan sports programs to promote the development of vibrant citizens and a thriving sport community in Manitoba. As a not-for-profit organization, we aim to ensure every Manitoban has access to the resources they need to achieve their full athletic potential, and we do this every day by developing the skill sets of Manitoba’s athletes, coaches, volunteers, and officials. For more information on Sport Manitoba visit

Sport Manitoba is looking for somebody dynamic, innovative, and high-energy with a passion for sports to join its organization. The Director of Sport is part of the leadership team that will lead a team of dedicated employees to execute the strategic, business, and operational plans of the organization related to sport development. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Sport governance and policy management.
  • Grant development, evaluation, and allocation.
  • Oversight of interprovincial games, Manitoba Games, coaching, and performance.
  • Developing and maintaining partnerships with sport partner organizations in the areas of grants and development, high performance, and community sport.
  • Safe Sport initiatives.
  • Budget management.


Qualifications and Experience
  • Degree in business management, sport management, or related field. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.
  • 5 plus years of management experience, with responsibility for planning, organizing, directing and mentoring staff, preferably in a not-for-profit sport environment.
  • Experience in preparing budgets and managing program/financial accountability.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills for building and maintaining positive working relationships and partnerships.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Experience working with provincial and/or national sport organizations is an asset.
  • Must be able to work extra time outside of normal office hours as required.
  • Bilingual (English/French) is an asset.


What We Offer
  • Employee group insurance benefits (includes health, dental, vision, EAP)
  • Group Pension Plan
  • Professional development opportunities


If you are interested in joining our dedicated team and supportive culture, please submit your confidential professional resume, cover letter, salary expectations, and three references by email no later than September 25, 2023 to

Only those receiving an interview will be contacted.


Sport Manitoba is committed to ensuring our recruitment and selection processes and work environment are inclusive and barrier-free. At Sport Manitoba, we celebrate and welcome the diversity of all employees and believe that having a team of individuals with different backgrounds, views, experiences, and capabilities working together makes us stronger and better as an organization.