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Development Officer - Sporting School Resources

Handball Victoria Inc

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About Handball VIC Inc

Handball Victoria (HV) is a non-profit, recognised State Sporting Association dedicated to promoting the sports of (Olympic) Handball and Beach Handball in Victoria, Australia. We are committed to fostering diversity, inclusion, and participation in Handball, with a strong future focus on building connections and partnerships within our community.

HV has recently secured funding through the Victorian State Government's Together More Active program to develop comprehensive Resources for High School Physical Education (PE) Teachers, to enable Handball's inclusion in the Sporting Schools program.

About the Role & the Opportunity

HV is seeking a dedicated Development Officer to lead the creation and design of comprehensive resources for High School PE teachers, aligning them with the Australian Physical Literacy Framework.

This role is primarily offered on a volunteer basis, but with a Bonus Structure as agreed by the Board.

As Development Officer - Sporting School Resources, you'll be overseeing all aspects of the project, including collaborating with educators, Handball Australia and ASC to ensure the successful creation of the Sporting School resources.

In this role, you’ll be directly facilitating an increase in the number of handball programs offered to High School students in Victoria, and nationally. If you’re passionate about Sports Development, this is an outstanding opportunity to get involved and help drive the growth of an Olympic Sport in its infancy!

Objectives & Outcomes

  • Provide High School PE teachers with comprehensive, relevant Handball resources
  • Strengthen HV’s networks and relationships with High Schools and PE teachers through a collaborative, co-design project
  • Collaborate with Handball Australia, International Handball Federation and ASC
  • Increase the inclusion of Handball in school PE programs
  • Enhance children's physical literacy, cognitive ability, teamwork, and motor skills development through Handball activities

Key Responsibilities

Project Planning and Execution

  • Develop a detailed project plan, including tasks, timelines, and resource requirements
  • Monitor project progress and ensure tasks are completed on time and within budget
  • Resolve issues and conflicts within the project team

Team Management

  • Assemble and lead a project team
  • Assign tasks and responsibilities to team members
  • Foster collaboration and communication among team members

Stakeholder Communication

  • Establish clear communication channels with project stakeholders and the Handball VIC Board
  • Communicate monthly project status, progress, and risks to stakeholders and to the Board
  • Manage stakeholder expectations and address concerns

Risk Management

  • Identify and assess project risks and develop mitigation strategies
  • Implement changes to the project scope, schedule, or budget as needed (change management)

Documentation and Reporting

  • Maintain project documentation, including project plans, schedules, and reports
  • Generate regular status reports and performance metrics
  • Archive project documentation for future reference

Qualifications and Experience

  • Proven experience in project management, particularly in sports or community-based projects will be highly regarded
  • Strong organisational and communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups, educators and stakeholders
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Able to work on own initiative and a bias for action
  • Demonstrated experience in resource development or curriculum design will be highly regarded
  • Understanding of the Australian Physical Literacy Framework and its application in education is advantageous

Handball VIC is a Child Safe organisation, and takes Child Safeguarding seriously. Hence, everyone holding contractor, volunteer or other positions with us are subject to obtain a Working With Children Check (WWCC).

Research shows that women and people of colour are less likely to apply for roles if they don't meet every qualification. If after reading this, you’re not sure you tick every single criteria box, but have the passion to get behind our purpose, the determination to face a challenge and a willingness to grow and learn, we think you should click that apply button anyway.

We're passionate about building a diverse and inclusive team, and love hearing from people like you.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, feel free to send an email to [email protected]