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High Performance Director (Appointed Independent Directors)

Australian Lacrosse Association Ltd

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  • Australia
  • Volunteer Position, Internship
Closing 24 Feb 2020
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The High Performance Director will be responsible for the implementation and ongoing development of the High Performance Program Policy.


  1. Implement, review and refine and oversee the ALA High Performance Program Policy 
  2. Optimize development pathways for athletes and coaches at all levels
  3. Maintain and build a strategy to ensure all Australian lacrosse teams maximize their talent and achieve excellence on the international stage
  4. Reinforce a performance culture that encourages players and coaches to train and prepare like winners, and that will also facilitate the taking of risks in order to achieve personal excellence
  5. Provide a High Performance Program that is benchmarked on international excellence but adapted to maximize Australian talent
  6. Establish annual competition and training program for athletes
  7. Manage any issues relevant to athlete performance, behavior, or any other significant issues arising
  8. Develop resources and communication networks for athletes and officials to support their development
  9. Manage budgets and associated planning for the ALA High Performance Australian Team Programs
  10. Prepare reports, including financials as required for ALA Board meetings
  11. Oversee and manage the ALA High Performance Manager, in a role to assist the ALA Director.


  1. Appropriate tertiary qualifications in areas such as sports science, coaching and high performance;
  2. In-depth understanding and application of the principles of coaching, sports science, medicine and technology within a high performance program;
  3. Ability to plan and evaluate high performance programs in line with World Lacrosse World Championship events;
  4. Comprehensive technical knowledge of individual and team principles including techniques, tactics, coaching trends and international developments;
  5. Strong knowledge and understanding of staff recruitment;
  6. Effective communication skills to liaise with internal clients (e.g. Member Associations) and external clients (e.g. State Institutes of Sport and the Australian Institute of Sport);
  7. Well developed interpersonal, oral and written communication and people management skills;
  8. Sound financial and administration skills including report writing and financial analysis;
  9. Strong organizational skills to ensure e.g. maintenance of accurate and up-to-date records;
  10. Current driver’s license
  11. Current Working With Children Check

This is a voluntary position with an honorarium provided. The estimated time commitment is approximately 30 hours per week and can be based anywhere in Australia.

Essential Requirements


Apply for this role

Applicants must submit the following to the ALA by 5.00pm AEDT Monday 24 February 2020: 

1.    A letter of introduction outlining why you would be suitable for the position. 
2.    A brief resume including your achievements and experience, qualifications, work history and two (2) referees. 
3.    A response to each of the eleven selection criteria.
All applications must be submitted in electronic format to  

Caroline McLuckie

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High Performance Director (Appointed Independent Directors) Australian Lacrosse Association Ltd

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