Full time position from June 1-October 1 [negotiable]
For more than 38 years DWA has been providing support for people with disabilities in recreational and elite training activities in the Australian alpine resorts. DWA provides support to all people with disabilities, particularly during the winter season, but DWA is also developing summer programs. DWA provides support to people with disabilities who want to have fun recreationally in the alpine areas as well as those who want elite training. DWA has resort service coordinators based at Mt Buller, Mt Hotham, Falls Creek, Thredbo and Perisher. Also, DWA manages camps for people wanting to experience the alpine areas. These range from camps open to all people with disabilities, to organisational camps and specialised camps for various groups.
About this position
This position provides the timely and professional implementation, administration and delivery of DWA’s Victorian camps programs and associated activities conducted in the Victorian alpine region. This includes the promotion of DWA camps programs and facilitation of the development of winter sports for people with disabilities, as well as ensuring that all Victorian camp programs are managed professionally and to an agreed strategy and budget. This includes the promotion of DWA programs for summer activities with an emphasis on maximising the facilities provided by the alpine and sub-alpine regions of Australia.
About the person
An Administration or Sports Management related certificate or degree is preferred. The ideal candidate will have a knowledge and experience of the Australian ski industry, as well as a knowledge and experience of adaptive winter sport in all its forms, particularly the alpine, snowboarding and Nordic disciplines. This person will have knowledge and experience of project/program planning and implementation (short to medium term), including cost evaluation and expenditure management. This person would ideally have experience with stakeholder engagement to delivery program/project objectives, as well as a knowledge of risk management principles and their application in an alpine environment. Practical experience with volunteer recruitment and retention initiatives and in fundraising initiatives within a community would be helpful, as would experience in facilitating camp or event programs. The person must be competent on snow to the level of being able to complete the DWA Adaptive Snowsport Guide training.