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Current Roles:

Athlete Coach & Program Manager

Job Details

Job Classification

  • Category: Sport & Recreation
  • Sub-category: Management
  • Location: NSW Other
  • Work Type: Permanent / Full Time

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The appointed person will play a pivotal role in the emergence of the Illawarra Academy of Sport as a leader in athlete and coach development. The position reports directly to the CEO.

The Athlete Coach and Program Manager will be a primary driver of the sports programs and the athlete servicing within the Illawarra Academy of Sport. The IAS currently has squads in Women's Rugby, Cycling, Triathlon, Basketball (men's and women's), Hockey (men's and women's), AFL Women's, Athletes with a Disability, Golf, Surfung and Netball as well as a LoneStar program for emerging talented athletes in other sports.
Responsible for the coordination of all aspects of the Academy program operations, the applicant wil be expected to have some knowledge or understanding of educational and / or coaching pedagogy and how to develop programs that meet the Athlete Development Pathways needs.
Experience in working in the sports sector and an understanding of Regional Academies would be a distinct advantage. We are seeking a highly motivated, self-starter that is committed to seeing the effective completion of a tasks and capable of working well in a small team environment.
Duties / Responsibilities
Contribute to the development of best practice for IAS in athletic performance via:
  • The implementation of recognized Athlete Development Pathway programs
  • Athlete education
  • Coach development
  • Mentor / mentee relationship building
Use of industry recognised technologies and innovation.
Positively influence performance and development outcomes for athletes and coaches by providing the necessary structure that will lead to success.
Lead, plan and direct the development of sports programs for a range of sports in different environments with the support of CEO and Administration Officer.
Seek effective and continually developing programs through review, monitoring and reporting on the effectiveness of the program implementation.
Work closely with the State Sporting Organisations (SSOs), Head Coach, support personnel, identified presenters and stakeholders in providing a cohesive program and development opportunities for the athletes.
Oversee the implementation of a Physical Performance / Strength and Conditioning program for all athletes across all regions.
Assist in positioning IAS as the leading agency in the Regional Academy of Sport network for the provision of all services.
Prepare regular reports for the CEO, Board and Sport Program Coaches on the development of IAS athletes.
Contribute to the ongoing implementation and development of the Athlete Management System (AMS) to ensure a single platform of athlete data collection and management.

Personal Attributes

  • Strong work ethic and a can-do attitude
  • Ability to execute and deliver upon a brief
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritise tasks
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a small team environment
  • Open, honest and willing to learn
  • Be able to build rapport and trust in a close team environment

Applications closed:

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