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Athlete Wellbeing & Engagement Coordinator

Athletics Australia

  • Sydney or Brisbane Australia
  • Part Time, Contract/Temp
Closing 30 Sep 2020
Applications 0


Accountable for maintaining and executing Athletics Australia’s Athlete Wellbeing and Engagement (AW&E) Framework, the AW&E Coordinator will provide support to elite athletes as they steer their careers through high performance programs, empowering them to find a positive balance inside and outside of their sporting endeavours. The role will comprise of providing athletes with world-class performance support, through access to personal and professional development, tailored mental health assistance and community engagement initiatives.

Having a reputation for fostering positive relationships, you are able to quickly build trust and rapport with others, while exhibiting the confidence and experience to deal with situations of a sensitive nature. You possess strong communication skills and have the ability to engage, develop, motivate and guide athletes to achieve successful outcomes. A strong understanding of high performance sport (preferably athletics), and previous experience in AW&E will be highly regarded.

The Athlete Wellbeing & Engagement Coordinator will:

  • Provide support in AW&E to athletes in order to positively impact on athlete performance at all stages of their career;
  • Work collaboratively with AA’s AW&E Manager and High Performance team to successfully deliver the Athletics Australia AW&E Framework;
  • Build positive relationships with athletes, support networks, stakeholders and the athletics community; and
  • Promote a culture that values mental health literacy and awareness.

This is a part-time (3 days per a week) two-year contract role, funded with support from AIS Athlete Wellbeing and Engagement investment, in order to create a culture whereby we can look after athletes during their time in high performance sport and at the same time collaborate, strive and achieve success together.


Athletics Australia (AA) is the governing body for Athletics in this country. It is a National Sporting Organisation whose major partner is Sport Australia. It is responsible for all athletics activity, including high performance, participation, coaching, officiating, juniors, para-athletics, domestic and international competition. Athletics Australia has a critical role in leading, fostering and encouraging participation in athletics in Australia and promoting excellence in performance.

All employees are expected to behave in a way that is consistent with our organisational values of INTEGRITY, INCLUSION, INNOVATION and EXCELLENCE that we live through our TEAMWORK behaviours.
Athletics Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively encourages diversity and inclusion within our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, and people from every culture, gender and sexual identity, age and ethnic background. We are committed to providing a workplace and sport that is welcoming, respectful and a safe environment for children, members and employees. As a condition of employment all Athletics Australia staff must complete background screening (including have a current Working with Children Check and Police Check) and abide by the Athletics Australia Workplace Health & Safety, Member Protection policies and Codes of Conduct.

Essential Requirements

  • National Police Check
  • Working with children check


Apply for this role

If you would like to enquire about the role, please contact Melanie Purkiss (Athlete Wellbeing and Engagement Manager) via email

To apply for the role please send a copy of your resume and cover letter to

Applications will close at 5.00pm on Wednesday 30th September. Screening and panel interviews for shortlisted candidates to be conducted soon after applications close.

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