Netball Victoria is the peak sporting body for netball in Victoria with over 300,000 people participating in its programs across the state. Netball Victoria also proudly manages the Melbourne Vixens who compete in arguably the best domestic netball competition in the world, Suncorp Super Netball.
With the evolving landscape of women’s sport, netball continues to lead the charge as the highest participation team sport for women in Australia and now, more than ever, is an exciting time to join our team.
In 2018, the Melbourne Vixens recorded over 1.5million viewers across the Suncorp Super Netball season, one of the highest viewed female teams in Australia. With this, Netball Victoria has been able secure even more corporate support year on year, now attracting multinational companies.
From a grassroots perspective, Netball Victoria’s focus is on developing innovative products and programs to appeal to the changing market needs and varied demographics, including our ‘social way to play’, Rock Up Netball.
Backing from the state government saw a recent funding injection of $64.6million - the nation’s largest ever investment in women’s sport – which will see the State Netball & Hockey Centre redeveloped and Netball Victoria’s offices move into the state-of-the-art facility by the end of 2020.
About the role
Reporting directly to the Community and Junior Development Manager, the Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator will be engaged on a part-time basis for a fixed term contract to the end of the year. This role will deliver the “Supporting Victorian Sport & Recreation” (SVSR) program, which has been funded by Sport & Recreation Victoria (SRV).
Specifically, this role is required to increase access and participation opportunities in netball for Netball Victoria’s non-traditional priority groups of:
- All Abilities
- Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD)
You will Identify opportunities for programs to be delivered by contractors or Associations, Leagues and Clubs that meet the objectives of the SRV program, whilst seeking the support/input from the Netball Participation Team as required. You will also promote netball to increase participation rates through community engagement amongst CaLD communities through traditional pathways and products including; NSG and Schools programs, Associations, Leagues, Clubs (including the VMNL) Rock Up Netball and clinics.
In conjunction with the Community & Junior Development Manager assist with the coordination and delivery of the Marie Little Shield (MLS) program, from recruitment of key personnel/athletes through to marketing the event, with the assistance of NV’s commercial team.
You will use data and research (from inside and outside of NV) to understand the Netball Victoria membership base and demographics in the areas of Indigenous, All Abilities, CaLD and Males. Ensuring this data and information is shared internally at NV to support the profiling of each association and league.
For more detail regarding the key responsibilities of this opportunity, please visit our careers page: https://vic.netball.com.au/careers/
You will hold relevant tertiary qualifications and ideally have worked in a similar role for at least a year. You are able to set priorities, plan work programs, meet deadlines and manage time effectively, working autonomously and as a member of a team.
You have worked with volunteers and have effective communication skills, with the ability to elicit cooperation across a diverse range of members from the netball, sporting and business communities.
An understanding of sport culture and grass roots sporting organisations is ideal. Preparedness to travel to country regions, work evenings and weekends as required.
We'd love to learn more about you, please press apply or send a covering letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 22 March 2019.
Your commitment to the team will be met with a flexible and friendly work environment. Netball Victoria offers staff a supportive and engaged work culture, where we are committed to enabling each other to shine. We dedicate ourselves as leaders to our community, where we have no limits.
At Netball Victoria, we hire on merit and have a focus on embracing diversity. We are committed to providing a safe environment for children across our netball community and require all staff to hold a Working with Children Check.
Due to an anticipated high volume of applications, please note only successful candidates will be communicated with.