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All India Football Federation

All India Football Federation

Senior Manager/Manager Grassroots


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May 7, 2024


About the job
Position:Senior Manager / Manager - Grassroots Development

Reporting:To theTechnical Director / Head of Coach Education, AIFF

The Senior Manager / Manager, Grassroots will report to the Head of Coach Education, AIFF and is accountable for the grassroots development of football in India including the identification, documentation (Grassroots course content) and implementation of consistent grassroots education across the country.

Job Responsibilities

Grassroots Courses & Programs:
Work on AFC Grassroots Charter
Create and conduct programs that offer game introduction, basic skills and techniques, age related game exposure and above all integration and fun aimed at promoting the game.
Create awareness and spread the message about the AIFF Golden Baby League to prospective stakeholders through the Grassroots Courses & Programs
Talent identification through Grassroots development activities.
Design and create Grassroots Annual Calendar for AIFF which will be inclusive of Leagues, Tournaments, Coach education, Festivals, and other related activities
Preparation of operational and technical development plan for the Grassroots Department including succession plan
Review the AIFF Grassroots Course content to create a comprehensive curriculum
Conduct E License (Grassroots Leaders) Courses in line with the AIFF Strategic Plan
Ensure 100% digitisation of data on Grassroots Leaders, Instructors, Courses and Players
Help Grassroots centres, academies, clubs etc. to enhance and streamline Grassroots development program
To promote concept of basic Futsal through Grassroots courses and programs.
Work with the Technical Director on the training concept for the 6-12 year age category
Instructor development:
Design and administer an overall Instructor development program with the objective of covering various regions
Create implementation plan for the Instructors according to the requirement of the annual plan
Identify potential instructors
Prepare the AIFF Grassroots Refresher Course to educate existing Instructors to be able to deliver quality courses
Create job description for the on-board Instructors and delegate and monitor the tasks assigned by AIFF
Work closely with the Instructor and monitor the quality of courses
Creation of systematic reporting format for Instructors
Assess and analyse the outcome of the program
Golden Baby Leagues &Special Grassroots Events:
Liaise with Baby League Manager for the Baby League Project and ensure it is integrated well within the Grassroots development programme and courses
Special events and AFC Grassroots Day on May 15th each year to achieve maximum reach in terms of volume of activities as well as participants
Prepare and share a quarterly report with the Head of Coach Education, Technical Director and Strategy and Operations for all Grassroots activities conducted.

Key Skills And Requirements

Minimum of AFC C License
At least 4 years of involvement in Grassroots Football
Experience as a Grassroots Football Instructor
Sound administrative, organisational and prioritisation skills
Attention to detail
Planning and project management skills to ensure quality delivery of various programmes and sound budgeting and financial accountability
Good managerial skills and experience enabling him to coordinate with staff who work out of the headquarters or outside it
Experience of mentoring and developing other players/coaches
A dynamic, confident communicator (verbal, written) with the ability to adapt style and approach as and when required
Ability to work in a team environment and to prioritise team objectives over individual objectives
Possess an excellent work ethic

Last date for application: 15th May 2022

Interested candidates shouldtheir application along with CV, Cover Letter and proof of relevant qualifications at with subject “APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF Senior Manager/Manager, Grassroots”. Only short-listed candidates will be called for an interview at a time and date which will be communicated through e-mail. AIFF reserves the right to cancel/reject the vacancy or application without assigning any reason.

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