Melbourne Heart – Game Development Officer


Melbourne Heart FC has an exciting opportunity for a Game Development Officer (GDO)!

Melbourne Heart FC has an exciting opportunity for a Game Development Officer (GDO)!

Working with our Community Manager, you will be responsible for all aspects of Game Development. This role will suit a candidate who loves working with children, coaching junior teams, embraces genuine community values and who is highly organized.

This is a great entry level opportunity for a candidate keen to work in sport and in football particularly! Salary is circa $40K plus super.

Melbourne Heart FC Community Values: We go deeper to give back and support our future fans, players and communities we live in. We are not interested in short-term success and will write our future with the people we serve. Today we are building a lasting philosophy that will see our club and the beautiful game go further than where it would be without our participation.

As one of two GDOs – you key responsibilities are:

• To assist with the development, implementation, delivery and administration of Melbourne Heart Community strategy and activity (local and regional)
• Point of contact for community programs and game development
• Planning, delivery and execution of game day activities
• Preparation of running sheets and programs for community activities
• Representation at all game development activities
• Running game development activities
• Coaching as required
• Build positive relationships with local Football Clubs
• Manage and build relationships and communication with schools, local and regional football clubs, and various junior football associations and academies
• To work with Football and Administration departments to ensure broader community initiatives are executed and relationships well managed
• In conjunction with the Football Department – execution and delivery of a variety of programs
• Manage logistic and equipment requirements for all Community programs
• Maintain excellent working knowledge of various Community and academy programs and initiatives to ensure Melbourne Heart maintains engaged with the community as required

The successful candidate will have:

Previous experience with Community and or local Football
Existing relationships with local Football associations
Relevant qualifications and certifications (preferably B Licence) to engage with Junior Football and Schools – Working with Children clearances
Be approachable and embrace the Melbourne Heart commitment to Community
Excellent Communication skills, oral and written, and team oriented working style
Ability to work collaboratively with all members of the Administration team and Football department
Knowledge of Local, National and International football competitions
Demonstrated passion for Football through your expertise and knowledge
Have the ability to embrace and connect with the community and the enthusiasm to encourage greater participation in football
Strong organisational skills
Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) on a PC based platform
Reliability and an ability to work autonomously and creatively
Exceptional attention to detail and the ability to manage tasks from conception to completion and meet deadlines
A “hands on” approach to the job
Ability to work weekends and evenings as required
Drivers licence and ability to travel intrastate as required


A qualification on Sports Management, coaching, teaching or similar is preferred.

Please read the above requirements and if you have the skills, experience and values for this role – please send your application to sally.mcneilly@melbourneheartfc.com.au. Applications close Friday the 9th of September 2011.