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Organisation : Moriarty Foundation

Location : Australia (Crows Nest)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Children, Community Development, Community Engagement, Indigenous, Sport & Recreation, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 26 Apr, 2019

About the role

If you would like to make a difference to football in Australia as well as foster the benefits of football to Indigenous children and their families APPLY NOW!

The John Moriarty Football Program Manager position is a Sydney-based role that drives program content, curriculum and resource development, expansion and roll out to other communities, staff training and development, local team mentoring and measurement of program outcomes.

Moriarty Foundation is committed to local engagement, as a way to build family and community resilience, and the role requires close collaboration with our local Aboriginal staff, and our community-embedded team leaders.

Moriarty Foundation enables Aboriginal communities and families to unlock their own children’s potential. We tailor our approach to tackle local challenges and needs in communities, with local employment at the centre of what we do.

Key Duties:

  • Overseeing, coordinating and driving the day-to-day implementation and delivery of the John Moriarty Football program by liaising and managing remote staff from the Sydney Head Office.
  • Assisting and mentoring local coaches and supporting staff to implement the prescribed JMF program in junior football training including skills and technical development, game strategies, healthy lifestyles, emotional self-regulation and discipline on and off the field.
  • Contributing to strategic planning and development of the organisation.
  • Developing and managing a consistent package of the JMF model for rollout to other communities.
  • Management of recruitment of JMF staff in line with program expansion.
  • Driving stakeholder management in relation to football clubs around the country, state and national football federations, local schools in community, parents and children to secure sustainable co-operation to achieve JMF objectives.
  • Compile proposals and complete reporting and collateral in line with funders requirements and strategic direction.
  • Operational management of fundraising activities and events such as Indigenous Football Week.
  • Collation and analysis of program data and outputting.
  • Establish and manage project spreadsheets and databases.
  • A minimum of 2-3 two-week visits to remote communities per annum depending on program requirements.


Applicants should have a relevant tertiary qualification, with at least 5+ years community engagement experience.  Experience working within a cross-cultural environment and understanding the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people would be highly regarded.

Selection Criteria:

  • Direct experience in working with Indigenous communities preferred.
  • Experience and a passion for sports and football (soccer) in particular.
  • Demonstrated success in a grassroots sporting environment.
  • Positive and flexible attitude to working differently in a cultural context.
  • Proven experience in managing and leading staff.
  • Leadership and relationship building skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Competent computer skills across the MS Suite.
  • Current Australian driver’s license and ability to drive a manual vehicle
  • Be eligible to receive a Working with Children check and National Police check
  • Availability to travel to community

Experience Required:

  • Tertiary qualified in Business Administration, Sports, teaching or similar
  • Experience in Management or Project Management.
  • Demonstrated experience in sports administration in youth grassroots community programming from inception to successful and sustainable implementation.
  • Great leadership skills and experience in building and maintaining relationships.
  • Proven background and understanding of budgets, financials and governance.
  • Working across multiple deliveries in a deadline driven environment.
  • Capacity to write detailed reports.
  • Experience in operating as an autonomous worker and independent thinker.
  • Commitment to skills transfer to local in-field staff.

The successful applicant:

This challenging and exciting position is integral to the next stage of JMF’s expansion in NT, NSW and QLD.  You are a skilled manager, highly organised and process driven. An effective communicator who excels at creating strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and have the ability to be agile. You are a people person, with great enthusiasm for the power of sport to change lives, and see the potential for Aboriginal talent to change the game in Australia.

This position is located in a light and airy contemporary office in Crows Nest Sydney, close to public transport and all amenities.

If you have any queries or would like to request a full position description please contact or call Sarah on 0404 286990

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Moriarty Foundation

Sydney-headquartered Moriarty Foundation was established in 2012. Its founders are

John Moriarty, a Yanyuwa NT man, business owner and the first Indigenous footballer to be selected for Australia, and business owner/author Ros Moriarty. We enable Aboriginal communities and families to unlock their own children’s potential. We tailor our approach to tackle local challenges and needs in communities, with local employment at the centre of what we do.

Moriarty Foundation delivers four programs that follow the whole-of-child lifecycle from birth to adulthood:

  • Indi Kindi (0-5 year olds)
    An early years program to improve the global readiness of Aboriginal children entering school. Our “walking classrooms” outdoor teaching model helps young Aboriginal learners perform at their best.
  • Indi Footi (2-5 year olds)
    Sessions for children to activate young brains through movement, and develop basic football and motor skills, balance and coordination in a fun, non-competitive environment.
  • John Moriarty Football (6-16 year olds)
    A football skills mastery program that uses sport to develop talent and positive change, improve school attendance and achieve resilient, healthier outcomes. Daily training and meals are provided by local coaches. Delivery modes include in school, after school, holiday clinics and tournaments, depending on local community needs.
  • John Moriarty Football Scholarship Program (12-18 years olds)
    A unique pathway for athletes with outstanding ability to study and pursue their football aspirations at some of Australia’s most highly rated schools. Students are supported with regular travel back to their community, ongoing tutoring and mentorship.



How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: John Moriarty Football Program Manager via Pro Bono Australia.



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