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
ABOUT THE ROLE
This fixed-term role predominately focuses on Principles IV, VII, IX and X and is based in the area of Participation. This position of Woman & Girls Participation Manager is an integral role in ensuring that Football Australia’s and its Member Federations participation offerings and experiences are inclusive and accessible for females.
The role will work with the wider community team and key stakeholders of Member Federations, Associations/Zones and Local Clubs in strategic planning for program growth and development whilst leveraging the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup to strive to a 50/50 gender split by 2027.
Please note this is a fixed-term role until December 2024.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Create and lead a consistent national approach to Women & Girls participation in all elements of football within Australia
Define clear female annual participation targets, to strive to a 50/50 gender split by 2027
Work closely with Football Australia’s Community Team, Legacy Team and Member Federations to plan and deliver on female participation initiatives including but not limited to: Sporting Schools, MiniRoos, Game Plan: Club Development Program and Our Game
Build effective working relationships with local stakeholders to overcome barriers of female participation, retention and satisfaction
To support the football network in effective planning and activation of Female Football Week
Creation and implementation of workshops, forums, seminars and experiences for women and girls' participation strategies, with specific reference to Game Plan One Star award scheme
A full copy of the position description can be found in the following link: www.footballaustralia.com.au/sites/ffa/files/2022-11/Women%20%26%20Girls%20Participation%20Manager%20%281%29.pdf
Experience, Skills and Qualifications:
A minimum 4 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 Women & Girls community sport projects is highly desirable
A team player with experience leading 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
Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written
Understanding of marketing principles and their application
Full working rights in Australia
Working with children check (paid/ employee) or state- based equivalent
Out of hours and weekend work as required
WHAT WE OFFER
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
Wellbeing & Lifestyle leave
Paid Parental leave in addition to statutory government offering
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
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: www.footballaustralia.com.au
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