Football Australia

Football Australia

Junior Programs Officer - Sporting Schools


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Posting Date

Oct 10, 2022

Role description


Football Australia is situated on the lands of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We acknowledge the histories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and commit to building a brighter future together.

Football Australia is the national governing body for football in Australia and a member of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the international governing body for football. It governs all national teams, the A-Leagues (in Football Australia’s capacity as the regulatory body), Australia Cup, National Premier Leagues and leads state, community, and grassroots football.


Football in Australia is a melting pot of approximately 2 million participants represented by over 200 different cultures, we are proud to be the most diverse and globally connected sport within the Australian sporting landscape.

This diversity in culture, ideas, and experience makes us strong and prepares us to achieve our vision to ‘be a leading football nation where everyone is inspired to live and love the game’. To achieve this, we live by our company values which include:

Impact On & Off the Field: Challenge the way we think and do to seek ways to grow the impact football has, influence industry thought leaders.
Inclusive & Diverse Football for all: Football is embedded in the nation's social fabric, follows the story of Australia, be accessible for all
A United Team: Bringing people together to unleash the power of football and to deliver the vision, we bring the team spirit to the game
Trust: Building trust across the whole football community, be trusted custodians of the game, act with integrity and objectivity


Reporting to the Program Manager - MiniRoos & Sporting Schools, this Melbourne based role is responsible for the operational tasks relating to National Junior Program Sporting Schools and the Whole of Football Schools Framework including National Primary Schools and High School programs. The role will focus on aligning and executing the National Strategy within the state as well as delivering on Sport Australia’s Sporting Schools funding objectives. There is a strong focus on Women and Girls and supporting the wider team to support the development and growth of the Women and Girls game to leverage the Women’s World Cup 2023.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Coordinate and deliver logistical tasks for sporting schools programs including; online booking portal, data capture of teachers, school equipment orders and distribution of relevant resources to coaches and teachers
Recruit, train and deploy state-wide workforce to deliver fun, educational and engaging football sessions in a safe and inclusive environment
Manage budget for Sporting Schools and manage coaching workforce payments
Liaise with Football Australia Finance Team for invoicing
Conduct surveys each term to measure quality and experience
Manage teachers and parents and provide a quality customer experience
Consistently report to all stakeholders on program and participant numbers and transition percentages
Increase the number of schools who choose sporting schools football programs by promoting local community clubs and connecting teachers to become teacher ambassadors
Work with local community clubs to help drive registration for non-registered participants
Development and implementation of state specific plans to convert school participants to local club participants
Delivery of Sporting Schools, Before/After Schools programs, Gala Days, School competitions and other school initiatives that are arise
Increase MiniRoos brand awareness
Work with Football Australia to facilitate Matilda’s and Socceroos fan engagement initiatives
Work with local A-Leagues Clubs to facilitate and execute fan engagement initiatives
Work with local community clubs to facilitate and execute transition of school student to local player initiatives
Identification, recruitment & promotion of all participation programs within your region
Develop and implement an engagement plan for the region
Identify potential growth areas, including remote communities


Experience, Skills and Qualifications:

Experience within the game of football (player, referee, coach, and administrator)
Excellent administration skills
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Positive and approachable personality
Excellent communication skills (oral and written) with confidence speaking in public and delivering information
Ability to demonstrate collaborative and inclusive approach to problem solving
Attained the MiniRoos Coaching Certificate
Passion to develop the game of football
Driver’s license
Enthusiasm and a high-level of self-motivation and initiative, both independently and as a part of a team
Consistently proactive, taking initiative whenever possible
Previous experience in mentoring/developing an individual is beneficial
Previous experience in managing a casual workforce is beneficial
Knowledge of the sporting schools program is beneficial

Additional Requirements:

Full working rights in Australia
Working with children check (paid/ employee) or state- based equivalent
Out of hours and weekend work as required
Intrastate and interstate travel as required


At Football Australia we want look after our people and below are just some of the many benefits of joining our team:

Flexible work arrangements
Birthday Leave
Study Leave
Wellbeing & Lifestyle leave
Paid Parental leave in addition to statutory government offering
Volunteer leave
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Partner discounts
Social Activities such as 5-a-side futsal

Click APPLY NOW to submit your application, including a cover letter and current resume.

Application Closing Date: 23 October 2022.

Football Australia are an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces and values child safety, diversity, and inclusion. Our values and behaviours support and encourage an environment that sees it's people drive impact on and off the pitch, are trusting in each other, united to achieve and embrace an inclusive environment.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island people, people with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. If you require support or advice with your application, please contact us.

Football Australia is committed to the health, safety and wellbeing of our people, as well as visitors to our offices and at football events.

Football Australia has introduced a COVID-19 Vaccination policy that requires all staff, contractors, clients and visitors to be fully vaccinated before they can access our offices, attend client / community sites, undertake work-related travel, or attend work-related events, subject to limited exemptions. For more information:

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