Tāmaki Makaurau Development Manager

 Touch NZ is made up of around 20 staff, 19 active Provincial Associations, 220+ community Touch competitions and an army of volunteers that provide the sport across Aotearoa New Zealand. Our ambition is to be the largest participation sport in New Zealand. Our mission is to inspire people and connect communities, and our vision is to be “the game for all”. 

In partnership with our Provincial Associations we have embarked on a regional development strategy and now have a vacancy for an enthusiastic and engaging person to manage and coach our team of Development Officers while building collaborative relationships with our major stakeholders in Tamaki Makaurau. This includes representing Tamaki Makaurau on Aktive Auckland, Auckland Council, Regional Sports Trust and Sport NZ working groups, managing the relationship with College Sport Auckland, and participating in Auckland Touch Association, Counties Manukau Touch Association and Touch North Harbour committee meetings as required by our partners. 

To be successful in this role you will need to be an excellent communicator, with the ability to present to various groups and motivate people towards a common goal. You’ll also need to be well organised and financially savvy as you will be required to put together and manage budgets and scope out potential funding opportunities that may assist with the future growth of our sport in the Region. 

This full time role reports to the CEO and is based in our Auckland office, situated in Mt Wellington, Auckland. The position holder also supports the Board of Tamaki Makaurau Touch Incorporated. 

This role involves extensive travel within Tamaki Makaurau, and some nationwide travel may be required at times. A vehicle, laptop and mobile phone is provided with this position. 

To be considered for this role you will need: 

  • • Passion for the development of community sport 
  • • Prior staff management and development skills 
  • • Excellent Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills (and the ability to present to groups) 
  • • An appreciation of our sport and/or understanding of how Touch modules and Touch Provincial Associations operate would be an advantage 
  • • Full drivers licence 
  • • A relevant tertiary qualification is preferred

If you are interested please apply with your covering letter and CV by 9am Monday 9th May 2022 to attention Jackson. For more information or for a copy of the position description please email or call 0272828691.