Football Australia is situated on the lands of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We acknowledge the histories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and commit to building a brighter future together.

Football Australia is the national governing body for football in Australia and a member of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the international governing body for football. It governs all national teams, the A-Leagues (in Football Australia’s capacity as the regulatory body), Australia Cup, National Premier Leagues and leads state, community, and grassroots football.


Football in Australia is a melting pot of approximately 2 million participants represented by over 200 different cultures, we are proud to be the most diverse and globally connected sport within the Australian sporting landscape.

This diversity in culture, ideas, and experience makes us strong and prepares us to achieve our vision to ‘be a leading football nation where everyone is inspired to live and love the game’. To achieve this, we live by our company values which include:

  • Impact On & Off the Field: Challenge the way we think and do to seek ways to grow the impact football has, influence industry thought leaders.
  • Inclusive & Diverse Football for all: Football is embedded in the nation’s social fabric, follows the story of Australia, be accessible for all
  • A United Team: Bringing people together to unleash the power of football and to deliver the vision, we bring the team spirit to the game
  • Trust: Building trust across the whole football community, be trusted custodians of the game, act with integrity and objectivity


Reporting into the General Manager – Member Federations, this role will lead the implementation of Football Australia’s Multicultural Programs. This role is responsible for the leadership, strategy, management and implementation of National Multicultural Programs for the Nation, and will work on key Multicultural programs targeting participation from age 5 through to 21. The role will also be a key engagement point for Government and Non-Government support partners, Member Federations and maintain FA’s annual Multicultural Calendar of events.

Please note that this role is fixed term until June 2025.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support the National Program Managers with the overall management and strategic implementation of the Multicultural MiniRoos or Youth programs
  • Lead all training and multicultural awareness initiatives for both programs
  • Identify rural and remote locations that will require a different training and capability model to the model deployed in metropolitan areas. This model will require online engagement and an enhanced focus on empowering locals to deliver FA’s Multicultural programs
  • Support Member Federations and Community Clubs on the implementation of the MiniRoos and Youth Programs and transition strategy from participants to grassroots and community football
  • Identify, collaborate and structure delivery models for the program with relevant external partners (I.e Football United)
  • Ensure all coaches/facilitators are trained and have the capability to deliver multiculturally appropriate programs
  • Key engagement lead with Australia’s multicultural bodies (I.e Victorian Multicultural Commission)
  • Support Member Federations on transition initiatives from Multicultural program participant to registered Football (players, coach, referee, volunteer)

A full copy of the position description can be found by copy and pasting the following link into a web browser:


Experience, Skills and Qualifications:

  • Previous experience running Multicultural programs that embrace cultural safety and tailored to various multi-cultural community groups
  • Demonstrative experience in project management and implementation. Management of community sport projects highly desirable
  • Experience in the design, development and delivery of learning programs
  • Exceptional presentation skills
  • Understanding of contemporary initiatives for program enhancement
  • Understanding of core principles of Football Development
  • A minimum 4 years experience in a management position
  • A full list of experience, skills & qualifications can be found in the above position description

Additional Requirements:

  • Full working rights in Australia
  • Working with children check (paid/ employee) or state- based equivalent
  • Travel as required
  • Out of hours and weekend work as required


At Football Australia we want look after our people and below are just some of the many benefits of joining our team:

  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Birthday Leave
  • Study Leave
  • Wellbeing & Lifestyle leave
  • Paid Parental leave in addition to statutory government offering
  • Volunteer leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Partner discounts
  • Workplace Banking Program
  • Social Activities such as 5-a-side futsal

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