U19 Div 1

Applications are open for the position of SUANFC General Manager

Sydney University Sport & Fitness


  • Exciting role for experienced sports administrator
  • Full-time (38 hours per week)
  • Exciting opportunity to manage and oversee a nationally recognised football program
  • Remuneration Package dependent on experience and qualifications
  • Working in a multi stakeholder environment with a focus on growth and sustainability
  • A strong values based organisation with four key values being Tradition. Respect, Unity and Excellence


Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness (SUSF) is a dynamic organisation providing sporting, recreation and fitness services to the University and general community. This involves management of over 40 sporting clubs, a number of fitness, health and other sport-related facilities, and the coordination of University and community based sport and recreation programs.

The High Performance department serves to provide support to student athletes in their quest for academic and sporting excellence. The department encapsulates the Elite Athlete Program, Physical Preparation and competitive sporting clubs and their staff to achieve the highest standards possible. SUSF has produced over 140 Olympians and over 110 Australian Rugby Union representatives – 92 of who are Wallabies. We are home to the Sydney Uni Flames, who compete in the Women’s National Basketball League. The Sydney University Football Club is the oldest and most successful Rugby program in Australia and boasting many Super 15 contracted players. Sydney University Athletics Club is one of the oldest athletics clubs in the country and has a proud history of strong performances at Australian University Games, Commonwealth Games and Olympics. Our swimming and rowing programs have recently received recognition from governing bodies as centres of excellence and with our Water Polo programs compete nationally and consistently provide athletes for International competition. The SUANFC (Aussie Rules club) competes in the National 2nd Tier competition – North Eastern Australian Football League.

Here is an exciting and unique opportunity to work within the Sydney University High Performance Department.

The Sydney University Australian National Football Club (SUANFC) is a leading sports organisation in NSW, participating in the elite North Eastern Australian Football League (NEAFL). The program is supported by Sydney Uni Sport and Fitness (SUSF) High Performance and Elite Athlete Programs and a stable and progressive Club Executive.

As the General Manager of SUANFC will largely be responsible to drive sustained on and off field success as a state league NEAFL and local Sydney AFL Club. The role will cover key areas of the organization – Football Operations, Strategy, Administration and Commercial acting as the key point of contact to the Club’s key stakeholders. The role will involve engagement with an active volunteer group and oversee SUANFC Operations Coordinator.

The successful applicant will have a minimum of 3 years prior experience with an Australian or International Professional sporting franchise or institute program, and proven commercial management and business development acumen. Credibility within, and knowledge of the AFL (NSW/ACT) and/or NEAFL is advantageous.

The General Manager role will be a challenging yet rewarding position that is suited to someone who is serious about enhancing their career in sport. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to make a real difference to one of the leading educational and sporting institutions in Australia whilst working amongst and learning from professional administrators and staff associated with Sydney University Sport & Fitness.

A position description is attached.

Please send your application to jobs@sport.usyd.edu.au or if you have any enquiries please contact Tristan Liles, SUSF High Performance Manager – t.liles@sport.usyd.edu.au

You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this position.

CLOSING DATE: Friday 4th November

Interviews will be conducted 7th November


SUANFC General Manager Duty Statement

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