Job Title: Umpiring Development Co-ordinator – ACT/Sapphire Coast/Central West
Extraordinary People, Extraordinary Game, A Way of Life for every Community.
The AFL is Australia’s premier sporting organisation supporting a constantly evolving national competition which has experienced rapid growth over the past 10 years. The AFL currently has over 600 permanent employees across the five state bodies, AFL Vic, Tasmania, NSW/ACT, QLD, NT and at AFL House. The AFL organisation is responsible for growing and developing Australian Football across Australia.
The position involves the management and execution of all duties related to the effective delivery of all initiatives and activities around the recruitment, education and retention of umpires in the ACT, Sapphire Coast and Central West. AFL NSW/ACT is strongly committed to ensuring that development and accreditation programs are conducted to maximise the development of umpires for our game.
Reports to: Community Football Manager – ACT/South Coast, State Umpiring & Elite Programs Manager – NSW/ACT (Secondary)
- Umpire Development Coordinators in other NSW/ACT regions
- Regional Manager – ACT/Southern NSW
- Regional Manager – Greater Western Sydney
- Regional Football Operations Staff
- State Manager – Football Operations, Governance & Policy
- State Manager – Regions & Programs
- AFL NSW/ACT Talent & Coaching Department
- National Development Manager of Umpiring
- AFL Canberra Umpires (including the AFL Canberra Umpires Association)
- AFL Canberra Umpires Coaches
- AFL Central West Umpiring Group
- AFL Central West League Board Members
AFL Canberra, Sapphire Coast & Central West
- Lead and oversee the AFL Canberra coaching program;
- Provide leadership and engage with umpires and umpire coaches in the group;
- Appoint umpire coaching staff and periodically review their performance;
- Ensure umpires are completing all match day responsibilities including match day paperwork;
- Investigate match related incidents, code of conduct and behavioural issues and follow up as required in conjunction with the relevant stakeholders;
- Receive umpire reviews and disseminate to the umpires as required;
- Conduct mid-season and end of year umpire group reviews;
- Advocate umpiring programs ensuring quality match day environments to clubs;
- Provision of assistance with appointment of umpires to AFL Canberra matches and managing club feedback;
- Conduct local initiatives in line with the AFL’s National Umpiring Development Strategy
- Identification of talented umpires in conjunction with Umpire Coaches and provision of opportunity through education and representative fixtures;
- Coordination of successful AFL Umpire female and diversity academies;
- Coordination of Talent and Independent School competition matches umpire appointments;
- Participate in the development and running of Pathway Programs within NSW/ACT.
- Provide leadership and engage with umpire coaches in the region;
- Promote the AFL Umpire Coach Professional Development Program to all coaches;
- Assist with the development of coaching resources and distribute relevant material to stakeholders;
- Participate in the development and running of the AFL Umpire Coach Professional Development Program within NSW/ACT.
- Increase the number of umpires within the specified region;
- Increase retention rates of umpires within the specified region;
- All registered umpires (including any club umpires) and umpire coaches hold current accreditation;
- Performance of AFL Canberra Umpiring Group;
- Successful delivery of Talent Pathway Programs;
- Successful transition of umpires from junior to senior football.
Key Performance Indicators
Candidate Background / Profile
We seek to hire talented and passionate people who are committed to working in a high performance culture. Working at the AFL is a way of life not a career and we aim to hire the right candidates to ensure the future success of our game both on and off the field.
To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following skills and attributes:
Key Competencies (Skills)
Initiative & Reliability
- Takes responsibility for own actions and makes decisions without referring to others
- Demonstrates follow through and task completion
Communication / Verbal Expression
- Able to express information in a clear and concise manner in both written and verbal formats
- Able to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people
Planning & Organising
- Able to establish an appropriate course of action to achieve a specific goal
- Prioritises and prepares in advance
- Organises time effectively
Experience & Qualifications
- Demonstrated administration skills;
- Demonstrated ability to work with volunteer boards and committees;
- Demonstrated organisational and planning skills;
- Excellent relationship management skills;
- Computer literacy in Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
- Ability to remain effective when faced with changing tasks, responsibilities or people;
- Demonstrated personal initiative and ability to work effectively unsupervised;
- Well developed, interpersonal, presentation, and negotiation skills;
- Willingness to learn and implement the principles of diversity and inclusion;
- Satisfactory Working with Children Check;
- Current Driver's License;
- Due to the nature of the sporting industry must be willing to work outside normal business hours including evenings and weekends;
- Sound knowledge of sporting environments, preferably Australian Rules Football; and
- Development Umpire Coach Accreditation
- Experience with participation based development programs;
- Proven ability to effectively manage a diverse and extensive portfolio of projects concurrently; and
- Advanced Umpire Coach Accreditation
Our values were created by us, for us. They influence our actions and shape our decisions; they are the way we do things here at the AFL. Everyone that works for the AFL plays an important part in bringing these to life
Play to Win
We rise to every challenge and do what we say we will do – we own the outcome. We thrive on pushing the boundaries beyond what we have done before to achieve the extraordinary for our people, fans, partners and the community.
Respect, integrity, honesty, empathy and a great work ethic earns us the right to play.
Play with Passion
We love what we do. Passion, energy, fun and perseverance is at the heart of our sport and is what drives how we work.
Play as One Team
We work as one team because together we achieve better outcomes. We bring out the best in each other by embracing our diverse range of ideas, skills and backgrounds to achieve individual and shared success. We celebrate our wins and always have each other’s back.
Click APPLY or contact Emma Newman, People Advisor on 02 8333 8050 for a confidential discussion.
Applications close: Monday, 23rd October 2017