Coach Development Lead 

The purpose of Athletics New Zealand (Athletics NZ) is to encourage, enhance and promote all aspects of athletics in New Zealand and each week thousands of people take part in Athletics NZ’s initiatives.

Athletics NZ has a rich heritage of Olympic and Commonwealth Games success. Athletics NZ has spawned some of New Zealand’s sporting icons – Dame Yvette Corlett, Sir Peter Snell, Sir John Walker and recently, Tom Walsh, Dame Valerie Adams, Nick Willis and Eliza McCartney – all of whom were developed by grassroots domestic coaches who work with our network of 170+ clubs nationwide.

The Coach Development Lead is responsible for bringing to life the community aspects of our Coach Development Strategic Plan, ultimately ensuring our coaches can access relevant, quality coach education opportunities, whilst growing our coaching culture. 

The full job description for the role is appended to this advertisement and further details of Athletics NZ, including our Strategic Plan can be found at:

The ideal candidate for this role you will have some coach development experience, or relevant experience within the sport of athletics, as well as the following attributes:

  • Strong presentation, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • A passion for coaching and coach development.
  • Effective organisation and time management skills
  • Energy and commitment, as well as being self-motivated, positive and creative.
  • A passion for sport, and empathy in a volunteer environment.

Reporting to the Community Manager, the role will be preferably based at Athletics New Zealand’s national office in Rosedale, Auckland. Remote working options will be considered for the right candidate.   

To apply for this position please email a CV and cover letter to no later than midday on Thursday July 14th, 2023.

Job Description Coach Development Lead