High Performance Para Programme Manager – Athletics New Zealand

December 21, 2016

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Closing Date: January 20, 2017


Founded in 1887, Athletics New Zealand is New Zealand’s member of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) which provides the international pathway for our thousands of participants, officials, coaches and administrators.  Athletics New Zealand is tasked with enhancing and promoting all aspects of athletics activity in New Zealand including track and field athletics, cross country running, mountain running, road running and walking and associated programmes and development initiatives.

Athletics New Zealand has a rich heritage of Olympic and Commonwealth Games success. Athletics New Zealand has spawned some of New Zealand’s sporting icons – Jack Lovelock, Peter Snell, John Walker and recently, Beatrice Faumuina, Nick Willis and Valerie Adams. They are part of the sporting fabric of New Zealand – literally – being the first New Zealand sport to wear the colour black in an international sporting context!

As a member of Paralympic New Zealand we are responsible for the Para Athletics High Performance Programme. The recent Paralympics in Rio saw six of our Para athletes return home with nine medals and, a total of fourteen top eight positions.

Working in a small, highly focused team environment, this hands-on position requires communication and administration capabilities with a high performance approach along with the specific knowledge of working with Para athletes and programmes, all within the rewarding context of a leading Olympic and Paralympic Sporting Organisation.

A background in a similar role in a membership, not-for-profit or sport organisation and/or experience in broader corporate service areas will be highly regarded. Having been involved in a Para Programme is an essential requirement.

This is a unique opportunity to have a positive impact on the successful operations of one of New Zealand’s most popular sports.

The full position details and application requirements can be found at:



How to apply: Please send applications directly to Scott Goodman, HP Director by close of business Friday 20 January 2017. This information should be sent electronically to scottg@athletics.org.nz with the subject identifier of the email to be formatted as follows: Para Programme Manager – Insert Your Name