Football Australia

Football Australia

Program Manager - MiniRoos & Schools (NSW/ACT)


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Posting Date

Nov 18, 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


This fixed-term role focuses on Principle IV, VII, IX and X and is based in the area of Participation. Football Australia works in partnership with its stakeholders to drive participation outcomes and ensure the best quality experiences for all participants. This role is responsible for the management and operations of FA’s MiniRoos Programs (MiniRoos Kick-Off, MiniRoos Club & MiniRoos Schools Programs) and FA’s Whole of Football Schools Framework including National Primary Schools and High School programs within the two states.

Managing a small team, the role will work with their team and key stakeholders Member Federations and Associations in strategic planning for program growth and development, identifying opportunities for diversification of grassroots programs and ensure consistency of delivery within Australia.

Please note that this role is fixed-term until December 2024.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Overall management and administration of MiniRoos Programs and Whole of Football Schools Framework in the NSW / ACT Region;
Management of full time operational and delivery staff
Lead the Member Federations, Associations, local clubs and other key stakeholders in Australian Sports Commission and commercial partners to a one football delivery model
Design and oversee the implementation of MiniRoos and Schools Resources, guidelines and principles to enhance the quality program experience within the workforce
Lead FA Marketing, Communications, and Digital teams to execute MiniRoos and Schools deliverables
Overseeing the implementation of MiniRoos activations for FA events within the NSW / ACT region

A full copy of the position description can be found in the following link:


Experience, Skills and Qualifications:

A minimum 3 years’ experience in a management position
Completed tertiary qualifications in sport management/administration or a related area of study
Demonstrative experience in project management and implementation. Management of community sport projects highly desirable
A team player with experience leading a team
Sound interpersonal skills with an ability to manage relationships and negotiate terms
Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written
Understanding of marketing principles and their application
Demonstrated experience working/volunteering within schools or sporting clubs/organisations

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
Drivers License


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: 1 December 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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