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Club Support Officer

Date Listed: 4th Apr, 2022 | Closing Date: 17th Apr, 2022
  • Organisation:Australian Sailing
  • Location:Melbourne, Victoria
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Reporting to the General Manager – VIC, the Club Support Officer’s primary role is to develop working relationships with Clubs and Classes, enabling successful introduction and delivery of Australian Sailing programs and initiatives. Assigned a group of clubs and classes, the Club Support Officer’s role is to work with their allocated group of stakeholders to strive for sustainable growth in participation and membership.

Principle Accountabilities

The key responsibilities of a Club Support Officer are:

Clubs and Classes Support and Engagement:

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key personnel at Clubs and Classes.
  • Membership system (revolutioniseSPORT) training with support from the central team.
  • Guide and support Clubs to establish and maintain effective management systems that will:
  • Develop the capability and capacity of Clubs, with regards to sport development and participation.
  • Develop and improve club governance including: Planning & Risk Management.
  • Ensure facilities are fit for purpose, safe and inclusive.
  • Improve membership services: Programs, Recruitment & Retention, including SailPass.
  • Assist to deliver the best possible events that are safe and inclusive.
  • Help market and promote Sailing, including websites to drive membership and increase participation.
  • Share best-practice from the Club Network and sport.
  • Provide input into the development of new resources for clubs and classes as required.
  • Promote local and state grants and other funding opportunities to Clubs.
  • Work collaboratively with other Australian Sailing staff to prepare, promote and deliver the annual Club Conference.

Grow Participation:

  • Seek to increase the number of Clubs delivering Australian Sailing accredited programs.
  • Support the development of Clubs and implementation of their participation pathways.
  • Work with accredited Discover Sailing Centres to:
  • Increase course participants, year-on-year.
  • Maximize their growth potential, productivity and efficiency.
  • Apply for, and then maintain their annual accreditation.
  • Ensure the Principal, and other staff, are inducted and trained into operating a Discover Sailing Centre.
  • Mentor Instructors and Principals and identify development opportunities.
  • Connect clubs to schools and other organisations to grow participation.
  • Work with Clubs and Centres to ensure the pathway from courses to membership and ongoing participation in the sport is known and understood by participants.

Facilitate Workforce Training (Coaches, Instructors & Officials):

  • Coordinate and administer training courses and connect Clubs to new instructors, officials, coaches or other workforce specialists.
  • Build positive working relationships with Senior Instructors and Senior Coaches.
  • Work with Clubs to recruit and train coaches, race officers and volunteers.
  • Administration support for instructors, coaches and officials.
  • Develop and maintain a calendar of training courses, ensuring they are visible on revSPORT..
  • Work proactively to ensure growth of qualified instructors, coaches and officials.
  • Working with the Education & Training team and Senior Instructors, prepare and deliver an annual Instructor/Coach and Discover Sailing Centre Principal
  • Conference/workshop.

Project Involvement:

  • As agreed with the General Manager and/or National General Manager Club Support, take part in cross-departmental project teams that will be focused on product development, support resources for Clubs or review of processes and procedures.

Other duties as required.

The role is full-time.

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