Development Coordinator - ACT South


  • Canberra ACT Australia
  • Full Time
Closing 21 Mar 2019
Applications 0



Our goal here at the AFL is to enhance and grow the game across all states and all levels – from grassroots to elite. As one team, we put on the game, build participation, deliver important events, communicate with our fans, run community programs, develop coaches and umpires, and collaborate with partners, delight members, support clubs and so much more. Our roles may vary but we are all united by our common goal, to leave the game in an even more extraordinary place.


It is AFL NSW ACT’s vision that participation growth continues to build, assisted by a strong club network with an enhanced focus on engaging female, multicultural and indigenous communities. Specifically, this position will:

  • Through a targeted approach implement AFL programs to gain maximum participation levels at AFL Auskick, School and AFL 9s
  • Focus on driving transition of participants and volunteers into quality community club environments
  • Be a positive presence for the AFL brand within the ACT region that delivers outcomes to all stakeholders

Please note employment in this position is subject to a satisfactory criminal history record check. The successful candidate is required to possess a valid ‘working with children’ check.

The AFL has extensive procedures and checks in place to protect children and young people in our organisation. 


  • Ensure the GWS Giants are engaged within the ACT through school, club and community visits.
  • Game Development activities for AFL games held at Manuka Oval including Auskick, fan zone and junior club interaction.
  • Ensure acquisition, retention and conversion of participants through delivery of relevant programs with relevant communities.
  • Deliver and ensure the best quality customer experience across all football and fan engagement programs.
  • Maintain quality control of Development activities under their supervision. Ensure messaging is being delivered around AFL / Local club.
  • Develop volunteer recruitment, support and assistance tools to assist clubs with the recruitment and development of quality volunteers.
  • Develop excellent working relationships with school and teachers.
  • Increase the quality of commitment of teachers involved in the School Ambassador Program including the identification of training needs.
  • Allocate staffing appropriately: Ensure Staff are deployed based on skills and training and lead through example.
  • Ensure the correct equipment and resources are available for used at all times.
  • Maintain quality control of community club environment through basic coaching courses, guidelines and development.
  • Understand the proximity to local community AFL clubs and the key contact details within that club. Make sure this is being advocated by staff, incorporated into games/team activities.
  • Conduct promotional activities and clinics in community settings and primary schools within the region.
  • Develop appropriate lesson plans in accordance to skill levels / age /prior experience.
  • Assist with the organisation and promotion of AFL 9s for seasonal, University and lunch competitions.



  • Experience working with children and young people
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication, interpersonal, presentation, and negotiation skills
  • Proven ability to effectively manage a diverse and extensive portfolio of projects concurrently
  • Satisfactory “Working with Children” check or ability to obtain
  • Due to the nature of the sporting industry must be willing to work outside normal business hours from time to time such as evenings and weekends.
  • Demonstrated personal initiative and ability to work effectively unsupervised
  • Qualifications Sports Coaching / Management, Recreation, Education or equivalent depth of experience
  • Minimum Level One AFL Coaching and Umpiring Accreditation or ability to obtain
  • Driver's License


  • Demonstrated ability to relate to and engage diverse communities
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Sound knowledge of AFL or other relevant sporting environment
  • Good understanding of the football network in the region
  • Proven ability to effectively manage a diverse and extensive portfolio of projects concurrently
  • Ability and experience in leading groups to achieve positive outcomes.



  • We believe in a Healthy Mind, Healthy Body and Healthy Workplace and our staff have access to an extensive Health and Wellbeing program
  • My Development – all employees have access to the AFL’s My development program which consists of on the job training, coaching and mentoring and formal learning.
  • AFL Staff Footy Memberships – easy access to the game, staff can share these with family and friends
  • My Benefits – staff have access to over 350 discounts with some of the biggest retailers and the AFL’s Corporate Partners

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Closing Date: Thursday, 21 March 2019

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