Australian Sailing Team Looking for Manager

Yachting Australia is seeking an experienced and highly competent full-time Manager for the Australian Sailing Team.

The Australian Sailing Team (AST) was established in 2005 with a view to providing a greater focus on winning medals at the Olympic Games. The AST is the official national representative sailing team for the Olympic classes. Members of the Australian Sailing Team won 2 Gold and 1 Silver Medal at the 2008 Olympic Games. Australia is currently ranked number 1 in the ISAF Rankings for the Olympic Classes.

Reporting to the CEO, the successful applicant will lead the planned development of the Australian Sailing Team and Olympic Program. In particular the AST Manager will be responsible for ensuring that the AST maintains its dominant place in international Olympic Class sailing and that Australia meets its medal target at the 2012 Olympic Games.

The successful candidate will ideally have:

  • Extensive knowledge and experience of Olympic Class sailing at the highest level.
  • Excellent communication skills and a proven ability to lead and work as part of a team.
  • Management background with experience in setting budgets and managing finite resources.
  • Experience as an athlete or coach or in working with athletes and coaches at the elite level.

A position description is available upon request.

Applications should contain no more than a two-page covering letter addressing the key competencies above, and a short Curriculum Vitae.

Interested candidates should indicate their salary expectations when applying.

Please send to Alastair Snell, General Manager at Yachting Australia, Locked Bag 806 Milsons Point NSW 2061 or via e-mail

All applications should be recieved by 4pm on Wednesday 19 November 2008

Yachting Australia’s high performance programs are funded by the Australian Sports Commission