Applications are invited for the position of Executive Officer Rowing ACT.  Applications should be submitted by 31 August 2018.  Rowing ACT reserves the right to consider late applications.

Does this sound like you?

  • You have well-developed administrative skills and would like to work in a sports environment.
  • You have a knowledge of rowing or the ability to quickly acquire such knowledge.
  • You are a self-starter who has the drive and initiative to get things done.
  • You have well-developed communication and interpersonal skills with the proven ability to relate to a variety of people, including board directors and executives; club, state and national association representatives; government representatives; coaches; athletes; boat race officials, members of the public.
  • You have well-developed organisational skills including the ability to work in a dynamic environment, manage your own time, manage competing priorities and effectively meet deadlines.
  • You enjoy working both independently and as a member of a small team and are prepared to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.
  • You like a combination of working in the office and being out and about doing physical tasks to set up for regatta.

Responsible to:

The Rowing ACT Board through the President and to the Director of Finance on accounting issues.

Primary Role:

This position involves both administration of the sport of Rowing in the ACT and facilitating its development and growth. It will involve management, communication and coordination of the sport’s volunteers, contractors and members along with event planning and management.


The Executive Officer will manage, coordinate and implement the policies of Rowing ACT, coordinate regattas and events, liaise with, coordinate and communicate with stakeholders, undertake accounting operations, manage records, undertake training, apply for grants and to explore other revenue opportunities.

The Executive Officer is expected to represent Rowing ACT at meetings and functions and liaise with other rowing bodies.

Accounting activities will be under the supervision and direction of the Director of Finance.  The Executive Officer is required to invoice within a fortnight of events, pay bills within normal business time-frames and maintain records to meet accounting and audit standards.  Financial reporting will be as required.

The successful applicant will also need to work cooperatively with the High Performance Program Coordinator.  There may be some overlap in duties and backup and support may be required, particularly during absences of the HPP Coordinator  Counterpart requirements exist for the HPP Coordinator.

Other duties will be as directed.

Terms of Employment

The successful applicant will be employed based on a 38-hour week.  Work may not only vary from day to day but varies significantly over the season so applicants need to be able to manage their own time and should expect to work variable hours in accordance with the requirements of the position.  There are work-from-home opportunities although some office attendance is required. The successful applicant will be required to attend regattas, which are run over the weekend, and provide their own transport to successfully meet the expectations of this role but will be provided with a fuel allowance.


$60,000-$70,000 (including superannuation) plus an annual fuel and car allowance of $1000 rolled into salary (allowing car tax deductions).  The actual salary will be negotiated taking into account the applicant’s existing/recent salary and work experience.

Contact Officer:  Vincent McMahon, Director of Finance, Rowing ACT

Email:  If you wish to discuss, send an email with your phone contact details.



Applicants are required to address the selection criteria below.


  • Knowledge of the sport of rowing or a proven ability to attain that knowledge quickly.
  • Lead, progress, monitor and report on the progress of initiatives included in the RACT Strategic Plan to ensure the Association continues to meet its Mission of “Foster, Promote and Grow the sport of Rowing in the ACT”.
  • Demonstrated experience managing, coordinating and working collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills including the ability to work as a team.
  • High-level organisational skills including an ability to meet deadlines.
  • Proactivity and initiative.
  • Capability and proficiency in computer systems such as Microsoft Office, regatta systems and accounting software.


  • First Aid accreditation
  • A knowledge of Work Place Health and Safety Legislation.

The applicant will also need to meet the following requirements.

  • Possess a current driving licence and car to attend local events and meetings (the cost of interstate travel will be met by Rowing ACT).
  • An ACT Working with Vulnerable People registration at the time of application or soon after taking up the position. Any costs will be met by Rowing ACT.
  • Secure within 3 months a NSW General Boat Licence at the time of application or soon after taking up the position. Any costs will be met by Rowing ACT.
  • Achieve within 3 months Member Protection Information Officer certification.





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