Australian Sailing

Project Officer - Growing Participation

Australian Sailing

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  • Melbourne Victoria Australia
  • Full Time, Casual
Closing 9 Aug 2019
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The Project Officer will need to focus on four key objectives to significantly grow and enhance the sport of Sailing in relation to the VicHealth project;

  • Administration support to substantially grow participation in sailing across the specified target group
  • Administration support in regards to required participant data and the required VicHealth/Latrobe University requirements
  • Build relationships with the targeted clubs and classes to develop their capabilities in relation to the project
  • Ongoing support in the development and delivery of project outcomes

Principle Accountabilities

  • Successful attainment of the VicHealth project deliverables and outcomes
  • Increase the number of sustainable participation opportunities that enable those less active young people to become more active through the sport of sailing.
  • Improve the physical activity levels of less active young people, 12-17 years, with a particular focus on those who face health inequities.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Sports management degree or similar
  • Managing a diverse group of stakeholders including volunteers
  • Research and analysis
  • Planning with set timelines and deliverables

Knowledge & Skills

  • Planning – able to manage and prioritise multiple tasks and schedules to achieve positive project management outcomes
  • Ability to effectively communicate to diverse audiences the strategies and plans to develop sailing.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the drivers and barriers of sports participation, and the ability to develop strategies toward increased participation.
  • Demonstrated commitment to high quality service delivery
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as an effective part of a larger team while also managing various stakeholders.
  • A high level of interpersonal and relationship management skills, a confident presenter and communicator, with excellent influencing and listening skills.

Personal Attributes

  • Personal and professional values that align with the sporting values of respect, integrity, teamwork and excellence.
  • Ability to construct well written and succinct reports
  • Ability to build and sustain effective and productive relationships with diverse stakeholders
  • A passion for the sport and the desire to increase overall participation
  • Outcomes focused with a strong desire to make a positive contribution through the delivery of high quality work
  • Flexible and adaptable with respect to working outside of traditional working hours as the position will require face to face interaction with stakeholder organisations and clubs and involve travel and possible weekend or after hours work

Please note this role is full-time until 30 June 2020 and will be part-time beyond this date subject to VicHealth funding


Please send your resume and covering letter to:
Gavin Wall – Regional Manager Victoria


Employer and Other Details

Australian Sailing as the national governing body is tasked to advance, promote, administer and grow the sport of sailing. Providing leadership to maintain and enhance standards and enrich the quality and reputation of sailing for the collective and mutual benefit of Members, Associates and Participants. Australian Sailing represents the interests of sailing in Australia as a member of World Sailing, the Australian Olympic Committee and Australian Paralympic Committee. Through advocacy and partnerships with government and industry, Australian Sailing works to achieve support for programs and facilities for the benefit of the sport.

Australian Sailing is committed to achieving best practice governance and sports administration to deliver sustainable growth across all facets of Sailing. Through the One Sailing organisational reforms Australian Sailing is unifying the sport’s resources to address four key challenges;

  • Improve the development and delivery of relevant services to clubs, classes and sailing community to significantly grow participation and enhance the skills of sailors, administrators and officials.
  • Build stronger relationships across the network of clubs and classes to provide consistent and unified leadership and strategic direction.
  • Ensure the sport is placed to capitalise on opportunities that can bring in significantly increased revenue.
  • Build on Australian Sailing’s success at the Olympics through stronger management of underpinning programs and talent pathways in co-ordination with and support of clubs and class associations.

Apply for this role

Please send your resume and covering letter to:
Gavin Wall – Regional Manager Victoria

Australian Sailing

(02) 8742 7402

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