Volunteer Role Vacancies

The Irish American Football Association

The IAFA is seeking expressions of interest from qualified applicants to the following roles.

Director of Coaching

Key Responsibilities of the Director of Coaching.

  • Coordinate the delivery of Coaching Ireland Certification Courses and be the point of contact for the Coaching Ireland section of Sport Ireland
  • Assist with the selection of candidates to be trained as Coaching Tutors
  • Keep records of all qualified coaches
  • Liaise with clubs as to their coaching educational requirements
  • Keep up to date with coaching development within the sport globally and represent the IAFA in IFAF and GFLI
    coaching forums
  • Prepare and coordinate the delivery of the annual Coaching Plan and coaching aspects of the annual operational plan
  • Assist the Board with the development of long term strategic planning
  • Oversee and advise on the educational coaching aspects of the National Program Centre of Excellence
  • Manage a team of Coaching Ireland Coaching Tutors to ensure successful delivery of all coaching training
  • Advise the IAFA Board on clubs’ coaching status as part of the annual audit process
Full Description

Director of Coaching (May 2017)

Child Protection Officer

The key responsibilities for the role include:

  • Familiarisation with relevant Child Protection legislation and act as the point of contact to provide information to other members of the organisation on Child Protection
  • Commitment to attendance at appropriate training as required in order to act as a resource to members in relation to children’s needs
  • Co-ordination of training for others and maintain records of all training provided
  • The promotion of the values, attitudes and structures which make sport enjoyable for children
  • Circulation of all relevant information and resource materials, on children’s sport to clubs and affiliates of the sports organisations
  • Conduct an assessment of risks and develop and/or review Child Safeguarding Statement and Child Protection Policy
  • Communication with all clubs to ensure the distribution of the Code and the promotion of related education programmes, materials events and governing body related codes
  • Liaison with all clubs to examine the rules, regulations and structures to ensure that they are child centred, e.g. equal playing time, appropriate competition structures, modified equipment to allow sense of achievement and success, use of protective gear, bullying policy etc.
  • Liaison with clubs, to ensure drop-out rates and transfers are monitored so that unusual developments or trends can be addressed, including transfer of sports leaders
  • Supporting clubs in responding to concerns about the welfare of children
  • Acting as a liaison person for Garda vetting
  • Assisting in the development of a system of record keeping which maintains confidentiality, while allowing for appropriate information to be passed to relevant authorities where necessary
  • Advise IAFA Board on all club’s child protection status as part of the annual audit process and at other times as deemed necessary
Full Description

Child Protection Officer (May 2017)