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VACANCY: Member Association Services Manager

The Oceania Football Confederation is on the lookout for a new Member Association Services Manager to join our team in Auckland, New Zealand.

Job Title: Member Association Services Manager
Location: Penrose, Auckland
Type: Full-time

Job Summary: A unique opportunity in the sports and recreation sector to apply your project management and leadership skills.

Who are we?

Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) is the umbrella organisation of the national football associations within Oceania. Located at Penrose in Auckland, New Zealand, OFC has 11 Member Associations which it supports financially and logistically through various programmes.

OFC is the smallest of the world’s six Confederations but is an active participant within the FIFA football community. Along with AFC in Asia, CAF in Africa, CONCACAF in North/Central America and the Caribbean, CONMEBOL in South America and UEFA in Europe, OFC works to provide support to football’s international governing body.

What do we do?

OFC is charged with the task of servicing and administering football in the Oceania region while also using the game as a tool for social development.

Our vision is to raise the overall standard of football in Oceania and utilise the power and passion of football to help promote education, community development, capacity building, health awareness, cultural exchange and economic development within the football community.

The Opportunity:

Join a dynamic team

At OFC we are implementing a new strategy as we work collectively towards achieving our vision for football in the Pacific: qualifying two competitive teams to the FIFA World Cups in 2026 and 2027.

We are a highly dedicated, passionate and innovative group of people who are working tirelessly to drive the growth of Oceania football, people, culture and communities.

Who are we after?

With an affinity for the Pacific and its diverse cultures coupled with a passion for sport management and people development, this role is key to enhancing the capacity of our Member Associations in order to achieve our vision.

Drawing on your project management and leadership skills, the role of Member Association (MA) Services Manager will be responsible for leading and managing the creation, implementation and monitoring of OFC Member Association services, with a strong focus on capacity building in corporate governance.

What will you be doing?

Primarily you will be responsible for:

  • Developing, implementing and evaluating the OFC Member Association services strategy, operational plans and initiatives in collaboration with the Chief Operating Officer (COO)
  • Assisting the Commercial and Communications department developing the communications strategy for the OFC Member Association Services Unit
  • Working closely with the COO and Head of Education to identify, recommend and implement a framework to build capacity in corporate governance, including e-learning
  • Identifying opportunities for improving Member Association services delivery to our Member Associations and stakeholders
  • Coordinating the overall implementation of the OFC Development Programme with all departments concerned and managing the delivery of the corporate governance segment of the programme
  • Developing and monitoring annual budgets for the OFC Member Association services and assisting the Finance unit with monthly financial reporting and preparation for audits when required
  • Ensuring all funds from donors for the Member Association services are allocated and managed as intended and that all reporting requirements are complied with

Skills and experience:

You will ideally have 5 years’ experience in a sport management and/or corporate governance role and a relevant tertiary qualification plus:

  • Proven experience in capacity building programmes
  • Project Management skills
  • Excellent relationship management skills with the ability to communicate effectively to a diverse audience
  • Effective planning skills including the development of strategies
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English with experience in preparing reports. Written and oral communications skills in French would be an advantage

The next steps:

Please email a cover letter attached to your resume to [email protected]. Your cover letter should highlight your specific qualifications and recent experiences that are relevant to the role and provide answers to the following questions:

  1. Do you have the right to work in New Zealand?
  2. What is your expected base salary?

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