International Surrey Football

International Surrey Football

WUFA General Secretary

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Posting Date

May 20, 2022

Role description

The World Unity Football Alliance is a collaborative effort between value-aligned teams with a mission to promote hope, opportunity, and universal human rights while celebrating the joy of bringing people together through the most beautiful of games: Football.
Our united core values include empathy, compassion, equity, honesty, and respect for universal human rights. We work equitably together on projects, campaigns, and events that elevate the Alliance’s mission and values, and those of each of our teams.
The General Secretary is the operational leader of the organisation, working in a non-executive capacity to achieve the goals and objectives laid out by WUFA’s membership, acting as the face and voice of the organisation as it continues to grow and develop.
This high-profile role will ensure that WUFA is a strong, integrated organisation driven by its focused and shared vision. The General Secretary will embody the aspirations and values of WUFA’s membership and bring in the necessary experience required to lead and manage this large international sporting organisation, serving as an advocate and spokesperson with the corporate sector, local organisations globally and the wider football community, and operate with open, effective communication and dialogue with all of WUFA’s membership ensure all voices within the organisation are heard and that they’re requirements to grow as known and planned for.
This role will require proven experience or education in business management and/or sports administration, and/or another related field. A successful candidate must have a healthy level of experience or understanding of the following;
An accomplished and respected hands-on leader that has successfully led a sports organisation;
Has worked effectively with an engaged board of directors in support of the direction and vision of an organization and built, implemented and operationalised a strategic plan;
Sales and marketing savvy with the ability to recognize and capitalise on commercial opportunities, and has demonstrated success in driving incremental revenue through multiple revenue streams;
Has developed and implemented a business strategy around hosting large scale events;
Brings strong business and financial acumen, operates with fiscal responsibility demonstrating strong budgeting, business planning and resource management skills;
A proven ability to attract, retain and develop highly qualified individuals into a committed and energized team;
An exceptional relationship builder that has worked effectively with and managed a diverse group of stakeholders;
Has an understanding of membership based organisations. Engages through consultation and is a consensus builder;
Knowledge and understanding of the structure and programs of WUFA, non-FIFA football, and the general activities of National Sport Organisations;
Strong written and oral communications, public/media relations and events expertise. Brings a charismatic presence and is an adept public speaker who will enhance the image of the organization; Bilingualism with proficiency in Spanish, and other languages is an asset.
Please forward your resume in confidence to
The World Unity Football Alliance thanks all applicants, but only those who will be invited for an interview will be contacted.
World Unity Football Alliance is committed to ensuring our recruitment and selection processes and work environment are inclusive and barrier free. We celebrate and welcome the diversity of all employees and believe that having a team of individuals with different backgrounds, views, experience and capability working together makes us stronger as an organisation.

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