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Event Commission Chair

About the Federation of International Touch

The Federation of International Touch (FIT) purpose is to facilitate and nurture the development of Touch globally by working closely with Member Associations and key stakeholders.

FIT activities provide international pathways for Member Associations (players, coaches, referees, selectors, administrators and volunteers) and also facilitate the holding of quality international events, the availability of resources and the delivery of development programs.

FIT undertakes its activities in accordance with the objects, powers, requirements and proceedings as described in the FIT Constitution 2011 (the Constitution), and with a commitment to high levels of ethics and integrity.

The FIT Constitution states the composition of the Board shall comprise of seven members: the President, Secretary General, and Finance Director; and two Directors who shall be elected under Rule 29; and two Directors who may be appointed under Rule 30. The current Board composition and governance structure can be found at the Federation website. In addition to their governance and operational responsibilities as a Board member, each Director is responsible for leading a specific portfolio area and undertaking the role of Regional representative or correspondent.

Primary Objectives of the Position

The Event Commission Chair plays a lead role in facilitating/leading FIT events, including FIT World Cups or Club Championships, and regionally controlled International Championships.

The position works closely with Member Associations (National Touch Associations (NTAs)) by providing expert advice, and facilitating networking opportunities to share ideas and experiences. The Event Commission Chair also works in close collaboration with NTA Event managers to ensure the most up to date methods of staging events are utilised.

The Event Commission Chair is responsible for:

The position of FIT Event Commission Chair is a voluntary position.

Length of Term

The Event Commission Chair shall be appointed from the date of appointment to one month after the next election of Board members at the World Cup (approximately four year cycle). In the event that the FIT Board does not appoint an Event Commission Chair prior to the expiry of the individual term of appointment, the FIT Event Commission Chair may continue in office past the expiry date of appointment to maintain continuity of service until the FIT Board makes new appointments.

Appointments made during the four year cycle and between Annual General Meetings will conclude as per the timeframe detailed above.

Meetings and Time Commitment

The Event Commission Chair may be required to spend an estimated 10 hours per month carrying out the position and undertaking responsibilities, however this may vary subject to particular activities, events and tournaments that may occur from time to time.

Annual activities and time commitment include the following.

Commission meetings

Meetings with the Sport Development Director

Attendance at FIT World Cup Event and possible attendance at Regional Championships

Developmental and educational activities

The Event Commission Chair will be required to travel internationally.

Expenses incurred through undertaking the responsibilities of the position are subject to reimbursement and/or payment by FIT in accordance with FIT Financial Policies.

Key Position Relationships

Internal relationships include:

External relationships include:

Delegations

As defined in the FIT Delegations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Qualifications and Other Requirements

Mandatory Qualifications

Other Requirements:

Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Attributes

Additional Information

Contact Person

Enquiries regarding this Position Description are to be directed to the FIT Sport Development Director.

Authorisation

This document has been authorised by:

Approval Authority
President
Responsible Officer
Secretary General
Date first approved
6 June 2016
Date last amended
3 September 2016
Effective start date
6 June 2016
Date to be reviewed
1 October 2017