Now Hiring | Programs Manager: Indigenous and Linguistically Diverse Communities

Position Vacant
Written by Jaylee Ismay
18 October, 2021


Basketball NSW is looking to hire an Indigenous and Linguistically Diverse Community Program Manager on a full-time basis.


The 2022 FIBA Women’s World Cup legacy program will provide a lasting imprint for our sport, and its stakeholders, proceeding and post the event. The 2022 FIBA Women’s World Cup will be held in Sydney from Friday 22nd September through to 1st October 2022.

This role will be responsible for implementing and leading our Indigenous and Linguistically Diverse programs, which is a part of our overall participation growth strategy across basketball in NSW.

As a part of the Community Growth team, the Indigenous and Linguistically Diverse Community Program Manager will also be responsible managing our 5 part-time Regional Development Officers.

Through engagement and collaboration with our external partners, Basketball NSW will require this stream of the Community Growth team to deliver activities and programs that are associated with inclusion, participation and pathways in all areas of our game.

There will be shared outcomes for programs that engage children and adults from Indigenous Communities throughout NSW, and children from linguistically diverse or refugee backgrounds. Aussie Hoops, Sporting Schools and other tailored community programs will help facilitate this.


  • To work with Indigenous and other linguistically diverse organisations to identify strong opportunities for the delivery of programs in their communities.
  • Working closely with local Elders and Aboriginal Land Councils, identify barriers to participation for individual Indigenous Communities, and develop strategies to minimise these barriers, while embracing the culture of their Lands and Communities.
  • To lead the roll-out and delivery of a Daughters and Dads program for both South Sudanese and Refugee communities to create a connection between sport and their respective cultural values.
  • To assist in promoting other ways to be involved in the sport of basketball and to encourage participants to gain technical knowledge in the areas of coaching and officiating (includes refereeing, scoretable and statistics).
  • To assist in the delivery of Aussie Hoops, Sporting Schools and holiday camp, clinics and 3×3 tournaments.
  • To develop strategies that remove barriers to entry for children to convert from Sporting Schools programs to playing in domestic basketball competitions.
  • Identify areas of regional NSW where ICALD programs can reach and be delivered to new communities.
  • To implement and evaluate programs run by other established organisations as a means to make basketball more accessible to participants across regional NSW.



  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
    • Project Manager for the Reconciliation Action Plan
  • GM Community Growth & Marketing
    • Community Growth Team


  • Our affiliated members (Associations)
  • Savannah Pride
  • Indigenous Basketball Australia
  • Aboriginal Land Councils
  • 2022 FIBA Women’s World Cup Local Organising Committee and Legacy Advisory Committee
  • Basketball Australia


If yes that’s great and we encourage our staff to be actively involved in the game in other capacities, such as playing, coaching, being a team manager, refereeing right through to just being a fan.

We get it, and we understand it, as basketball runs through the veins for a lot of our staff members.

The successful applicant can continue to undertake these activities in their own time, but this must be disclosed at the time for applying for the role and must not present conflicts of interest in this role.

When you become a part of the basketball family, many networking opportunities present themselves, and an opportunity may present itself to you that you would like to pursue.  However, before accepting any such position(s), you will need to gain approval from Basketball NSW first.  You may be required to demonstrate that the position(s) will not in any way interfere with your employment and will in no way create a conflict of interest between the external situation and your role at Basketball NSW.

If permission to undertake the requested appointment is granted and will require leave, the only form of leave from duties that will be made available to undertake is either annual leave or leave without pay.


Basketball NSW carries out performance appraisals (2 per year) with assessment against objectives as identified in the Community Growth Operational Plan.

Essential Requirements

  • Working with Children / Working with Vulnerable People Check
  • Drivers Licence
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience and understanding of sport/not-for-profit industry.
  • Experience in managing other people.
  • Excellent time management skills ability to work to deadlines.
  • Experience in using Google or Microsoft products.

Desirable Criteria

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of basketball in NSW.
  • Knowledge & experience in working/engagement with Indigenous & linguistically diverse communities.
  • Knowledge and experience in using the Sports TG/Game Day platform

Application Instruction


Applications for this role are now open, to apply for this position, you need to:

  • Include a covering letter explaining why you are perfect for this role.
  • Provide your resume, outlining your skills and experience.

Applications can be emailed to:

Human Resources, Basketball NSW,

Applications close:  Sunday 31st Oct 2021

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