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The VAFA is seeking applicants for the position of Head of Umpiring. See the  
The VAFA, Australia’s largest senior community football competition, seeks a dedicated person to become the Head of Umpiring. The successful candidate will have a keen attention to detail, as well as the vision, communication and management skills to assist in the recruitment and retention of VAFA umpires. The role will include managing over 420 umpires, a first class coaching panel and match day observers.
Reporting to the General Manager of Football and Umpire Operations, tasks will include but not limited to:
develop and implement innovative strategies to recruit new umpires
develop and implement strategies for the retention of umpires
prepare, implement, monitor and review a Coaching Plan that satisfies the requirements of all umpires
manage an umpiring budget
appoint umpire coaching personnel and other support staff
prepare a VAFA Umpiring Development Plan
conduct mid-season and post season performance appraisals with all coaches and support staff
co-ordinate and implement the National Umpire Accreditation Scheme involving field, goal and boundary umpires
conduct Information Sessions for all new umpires and their families prior to the commencement of the season
prepare and submit reports to the Board, CEO and General Manager of Football and Umpire Operations as required
liaise with the AFL Umpiring Development Manager on a regular basis
liaise with the VAFA Umpires Association on a regular basis
attend meetings and seminars for umpire matters as required
explore the viability of establishing a VAFA Umpiring Academy
maintain an umpires data base
manage payment of umpires
liaise with VAFA clubs on umpiring matters

Experience and skills required; 
Umpiring experience preferred
High verbal and written communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.
For a position description contact Brian Goodman on 9537 6700
Applications to General Manager of Football and Umpiring
Mr Brian Goodman [email protected] 

Closing date for applications Wednesday, 10 December 2014.