| || With the support of Tennis Australia, Tennis Victoria is currently looking for a highly motivated, organised and enthusiastic Senior Coaching Leader to join our expanding and high achieving team, in this exciting, newly established role - with a start date planned for 1 April 2018. This role reports to the General Manager – Government Relations & Places to Play, with a strong liaison to the Tennis Australia Coach Development Manager. In addition to managing three Coaching Leaders, the role will encompass a specific geographic area of Victoria.|
The network of over 900 active professional tennis coaches in Victoria are crucial to the success of the sport, and ultimately achieving Tennis’ vision of one million connected Australians. Working closely with Tennis Australia’s Coach Development staff and the wider Tennis Victoria team, you will successfully lead a team whose key role is to assist professional tennis coaches to have the best possible relationships with all local stakeholders, to maximize the number of people learning tennis and transitioning to playing the game. You will be likely to have a background in or strong understanding of the tennis coaching industry, and be able to build strong relationships with coaches and other stakeholders to influence success.
The Senior Coaching Leader is ultimately responsible for supporting coaches to drive business growth through embracing the excellent services and professional development available through Tennis Australia Coach Membership and other sources. This role will also be integral to supporting coaches to maintain healthy and positive relationships with key stakeholders such as tennis clubs, local schools and competition deliverers. The Senior Coaching Leader will play a critical role in influencing and supporting coaches to increase the number of junior players transitioning from school play and coaching programs to Hot Shots Match Play and Junior Competition. Together with Tennis Victoria’s Participation Leaders, School Development Coordinators, Match Play Coordinators and others, you will be a key member of local teams in the field, doing all things necessary to increase participation.
To be successful in this role, your strengths and qualifications will include:
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to evoke the cooperation of stakeholders across a wide range of organisations (including volunteers, coaches, LGAs and schools).
- Minimum of 15 years of demonstrated experience in sports administration, and community participation pathways.
- Experience in, and successful track record in working as part of, and managing and motivating a team.
- Ability to demonstrate proven results by recognising and building working relationships using a strategic mindset.
- Strong understanding of the tennis coaching industry and external influences affecting the delivery of sport and participation.
- Understanding of the tennis environment and the various stakeholders it engages.
- Demonstrated experience of successful business planning and practice.
- High level organisational skill with a focus on attention to detail.
- High computer literacy with Microsoft suite and database management.
- Experience in problem solving and conflict resolution
The successful candidate will require a current driving licence, Working with children check and a National Police Clearance. It is desirable to have a tertiary degree in a relevant field, and a tennis coaching qualification. The role includes an attractive salary package, with the potential for a fully maintained car to be included.
If you think you’re up to the challenge, we’d love to hear from you! For more information and a copy of the position description, please click here.
APPLICATIONS CLOSE – WEDNESDAY 31st January 11pm (AEST)
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