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Sports Development Coordinator - Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation - Yuendumu

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Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation (WYDAC) has dedicated itself to developing the strength, health, confidence and leadership of Warlpiri youth since 1993. The program aims to promote positive and meaningful future pathways for all young Warlpiri people. The notable, and sustainable, success of the program has been firmly based on the strength of Warlpiri youth, families and their communities, as well as the ongoing commitment of staff. The program was created by, and for, Warlpiri people, and is governed by a Warlpiri Committee. The WYDAC head office is in Yuendumu Community, however WYDAC is comprised of a variety of programs operating at five different Warlpiri sites – Yuendumu, Willowra, Nyirripi, Lajamanu and Mt Theo Outstation. WYDAC also have an office located in Alice Springs. There are over 70 staff across the entire organisation with more than half of these being Warlpiri people.

Primary purpose of the position

The Sports Development Coordinator role is a new position to address an identified gap in WYDAC’s implementation of GMAAAC funded sports contracts and support services. Over the last few years, the amount of funding to support sporting activities allocated by GMAAAC committees has increased significantly. We have identified a particular need to support more female participation in sporting activities.
The position will be based in Yuendumu NT, with occasional travel to Willowra, Nyirrpi and Alice Springs, which may include overnight stays.

The Sports Development Coordinator reports directly to the Youth Services Manager and is responsible to the CEO and the WYDAC Board.

The Sports Development Coordinator will directly supervise WYDAC sports employees in Yuendumu and assist with supervision for sports employees in Willowra and Nyirrpi.

Primary duties

The following areas are critical to the role and constitute the primary duties required to be successful in fulfilling the duties associated with this position and other duties as directed.

  • Manage the deliverables for WYDAC’s Yuendumu GMAAAC sporting contracts, including collection of data and reporting requirements.
  • Provide governance and planning support to local community sporting clubs (ie. Yuendumu Magpies Football Club).
  • Encourage and facilitate greater participation in sporting activities for women in our communities.
  • Support local sporting competitions, such as Yuendumu Sports Weekend and the Tanami Football League competition.
  • Ensure local Sports Workers receive adequate support, training and development with the aim to maintain high levels of Warlpiri staff across the GMAAAC funded sports activities.
  • Assist local teams with their participation in external sporting competitions, ie. AFL Alice Springs competition, community sports weekends.
  • Explore and help facilitate sports training and development opportunities for sporting clubs, players, coaches and umpires.
  • Manage the Yuendumu sports buses and drivers, including assisting community members to obtain LR truck licences (required to drive the sports buses).
  • Assist with the purchasing of uniforms and other sports equipment.
  • Look for funding opportunities to increase sports activities and sports employment in or communities.

Secondary duties

  • Liaise with external sporting associations (ie. AFL NT, Softball NT, Basketball NT) and other stakeholders (ie. NTG Sport, Right Tracks, Congress, Clontarf).
  • Help to facilitate community sports clubs use of the local swimming pool.
  • Encourage the introduction and participation in new sports, ie. volleyball, water polo.


  • Annual Salary: $83,214
  • Annual Leave: 7 weeks plus 17.5% loading
  • Accommodation: Provided at $25 per week rent, includes utilities, phone and internet
  • Vehicle: Provided for work purposes
  • Extras: Salary Sacrifice is available up to $15000 per annum

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