Football Federation Australia

Football Federation Australia

Program Coordinator - Club Development


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Posting Date

Apr 12, 2022

Role description

Football Australia (FA) is the national governing body for football in Australia, 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 took transformative steps in 2020 and released its ‘XI Principles - for the future of Australian football’, which advances eleven principles that underpin a bold and innovate 15-year vision and new strategic agenda for Australian football.
At the centre of the XI Principles is the recognition of the strength and diversity of the Australian football family. We are a melting pot of two million participants represented by over 200 different cultures. No other sport within the Australian sporting landscape offers the type of inherent diversity which football does. This diversity in culture, ideas, and experience makes us strong and prepares us to take advantage of the opportunities embodied in the XI Principles.
Reporting to the Program Manager – Club Development (PMCD), the Program Coordinator – Club Development focuses on the Principles IV, VII, IX and X and is part ofthe Participation team. Football Australia works in partnership with its stakeholders to drive participation outcomes and ensure the best quality experiences for all participants. This position responsible for the coordination of FA National Club Development Program (NCDP).
Football Australia NCDP is a model that guides community football clubs to enhance and maintain standards for the highest quality delivery of our game across thousands of Australian football fields. The NCDP provides clubs with an on-line development platform that allows them to answer a series of questions regarding all facets of their football club supporting the following important club functions:

Improve processes and controls of affiliated community clubs
Assist member federations and governing bodies to better support clubs
Improve the efficiencies of the sport
Establish benchmarks of success across Australia
Improve player retention
Improve volunteer education, capability, and retention
Improve coaching and technical development in football clubs
Improve the function of Community Club Boards/Committees
Improve Community Club Government engagement and facility improvement
Improve volunteer retention

Duties ; Responsibilities:

End to end management of the NCDP platform that records engagement and assesses community club capability
Support PMCD with required program outcomes through resource development and implementation of program strategy
Support the recruitment, onboarding, and management of all operational staff
Coordinate engagement programs with State Federation Community Development Officers
Coordinate the implementation of the Community Club star rating system which is currently utilised by FA for club assessment
Provide data administration and ongoing program reporting to the PMCD
Develop training resources for Member Federation officers to upskill and educate their capability to deliver the NCDP program
Support the NCDP to conduct program reviews to ensure constant program development
Support the NCDP with FA Marketing, Communications, and Digital teams to execute NCDP deliverables including program promotion and case studies
Overseeing the implementation of NCDP activations at FA events
Consultancy: Ensure a collaborative approach to decision making, engaging with FA staff and key stakeholders including Member Federations, Government and Sport Australia
Evaluation: Support the completion of program review and evaluation
Partnerships: Develop and maintain effective partnerships which assist in the delivery of shared objectives
Budgeting: Ensure projects are delivered within a specified budget
Delivery: Assist in the efficient delivery of programs, initiatives and events as required
Reporting: Preparation of a variety of participation and transition reports as requested by the Program Manager, Club Development.

Experience and skills required:

Previous experience in a coordinator role preferably at a Not for Profit or Sporting Organisation
Completed tertiary qualifications in sport management/administration or a related area of study
Excellent organisational and communication skills with the ability to independently master given tasks from start to completion
Understanding of marketing principles and their applications in digital platforms, online technologies and programs
A team player with experience playing a key supporting role in a team
Experience in an administration role and advanced skills in the use of Microsoft Office software
Sound interpersonal skills with an ability to manage relationships and negotiate terms
Demonstrated experience working/volunteering within schools or sporting clubs/organisations
High attention to detail and a proven ability to prioritise work commitments and meet deadlines
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
A desire to develop the game of football, including women football
Full working rights within Australia

Application deadline:25 April 2022.
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