Coach Education and Development Manager

Job Type:Full Time


AFL Tasmania strives to support the continued growth of Australian Football in Tasmania. Our vision is to unite and grow Tassie Footy.

Our strategic themes – integrated and clear talent pathways, growing and retaining participants, enabling vibrant competitions, embracing female football, achieving through relationships and supporting our people.


The Coach Education and Development Manager will lead Tasmania's coaching strategies to develop, implement and manage quaity programs and initiatives for the promotion, recruitment, development, education and retention of coaches.

The role aims to;

  • Improve the professionalism and quality of coaches
  • Increase the number of accredited coaches
  • Enhance participant experience through the provision of quality coaching support

Please note, employment in this position is subject to a satisfactory criminal history record check and a working with children check.


Stakeholder Management

  • Main contact point for providing guidance and support for all coach education and development matters
  • Support and encourage all coaches (accredited and aspiring) with the implementation of agreed programs and initiatives including workshops, forums and mentor support
  • Be an advocate for AFL Tasmania strategic priorities

Key Focus Areas

Coach Accreditation

  • Drive the accreditation and reaccreditation process through CoachAFL annual membership
  • In alignment with the national coaching strategy develop and implement AFL Tasmania’s coach accreditation programs. This includes course planning, statewide scheduling and the engagement of quality presenters.
      • o Level 2 Coaching course (annually)
      • o Promote and support applicants completing AFL Level 3 coaching accreditation
      • o Support the AFL with the delivery of the AFL High Performance Coaching Course – Level 3 (as required)

Education and Development Programs

  • Manage the delivery of Regional coach upskill workshops and forums (supported by regional AFL Tasmania staff)
  • Develop and manage the delivery of Coach Mentor Program, primarily targeting coaches in the junior/youth age groups
  • Develop and maintain coaching networks across competitions and regions
  • Collaborate with Auskick and Diversity program managers to develop specific coach development strategies aimed at recruitment, development and retention
  • Develop and implement teacher professional development workshops targeting AFL school ambassadors
  • In conjunction with Community Football team deliver induction session for in-school program workforce (permanent & casual AFL staff)


  • Provide regular coaching updates to Community Football stakeholders via contemporary communication methods
  • Manage AFL Tasmania’s coaching database to track coach accreditation status
  • Promote all coach accreditation and upskill opportunities to coaching database via appropriate channels
  • Manager coach education budget
  • Manage the development of State specific coach education resources
  • Manage the compulsory compliance of all Community Football (Head) coaches in relation to Coach AFL accreditation and Working with Vulnerable People registration

Reward & Recognition Programs

  • Coordinate the nomination process for all coach recognition programs and determine regional and state winners of each award (as applicable).
  • Facilitate annual regional coach reward and recognition events
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of the regional Community Football awards
  • Collaborate with Community Football staff on strategy to recruit and retain volunteer coaches at all levels of Australian Rules football


  • Order and distribute coach specific equipment and apparel as required (i.e. coaching boards)
  • Support NAB League Development Coach in providing support/upskilling Devils Academy Coaches
  • Attend National conferences and forums as required
  • Any other duties reasonably requested by State Manager – Community Football



  • Ability to engage and build relationships with a range of stakeholders
  • Developed verbal and written communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated personal initiative and ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • A sound understanding of the teaching principles necessary for skill development
  • Highly competent IT skills
  • Ability and willingness to work outside of normal business hours
  • Level 2 Coaching Accreditation or willingness to achieve this level as a minimum
  • Ability to inspire belief of new initiatives and programs to staff and stakeholders at all levels
  • Experience in developing and implementing coach development programs at all levels of sport
  • Program management and marketing experience
  • Current Australian Driver’s Licence
  • Current Working with Vulnerable People Registration


  • Experience as a coach
  • Tertiary qualifications in teaching, business, sports management or suitable work experience in related field/s
  • Participation in the conduct of coach and trainer education courses (level 1 to high performance)
  • Experience in the development of resources for coaches and other volunteers in coaching related roles
  • Knowledge of the Tasmanian football landscape



  • We believe in a Healthy Mind, Healthy Body and Healthy Workplace and our staff have access to an extensive Health and Wellbeing program
  • My Development – all employees have access to the AFL’s My development program which consists of on the job training, coaching and mentoring and formal learning.
  • AFL Staff Footy Memberships – easy access to the game, staff can share these with family and friends
  • My Benefits – staff have access to over 350 discounts with some of the biggest retailers and the AFL’s Corporate Partners
  • Play Your Way – A flexible approach to your working life

Applications Close: 25 February 2020