If you are a seasoned City/Government Relations professional interested in a once-in-a-lifetime job in the sports industry, this is your chance. We are looking for someone to lead and strengthen the team in charge of organizing the biggest women’s sporting event in the world: the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™.
To ensure the successful operational delivery of the ninth edition of this competition, we have set up a local events team. Its aim is to improve the experience of over 1.1 billion people watching the FIFA Women’s World Cup™, by delivering innovative solutions across all operational areas.
We are currently looking to recruit our
Host City Coordinator – Australia
Under the guidance of the Host City Manager you will develop strong operational stakeholder relationships with host city working groups, event planning teams and associated groups to support the delivery of the tournament objectives outlined by FIFA and the FIFA Entity.
You will be an integral part of the Host City Relations Team and will be responsible for ensuring host city activities are aligned and delivered as per the contracted agreements. You will be responsible for the effective flow of information in order to protect the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 brand and build excitement amongst the community. You will deliver against the Tournament’s ambitious ticketing target and ensure host cities deliver their event obligations in the most sustainable and accessible way.
Your role as Host City Coordinator includes the following responsibilities:
Qualifications & experience
You will have strong knowledge of and experience with State and Federal Government processes and procedures along with a good understanding of local culture. You will have experience working with cities, communities, and government agencies on projects like mega sports or events with similar scale, scope and complexity.
This position requires a person who is politically astute with excellent communication, negotiation and relationship management skills. You must have the ability to find clarity and direction in a multi-stakeholder environment in order to deliver a high-quality programme. You will be able to build, maintain and leverage relationships with credibility at all levels.
What we offer
Working at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 is more than a job; it is a calling to create a better world through the power of football.
As part of the FIFA family, you will be working with highly motivated colleagues within a dynamic and diverse team. Employment is offered until September 2023.
How to apply
If you think you would be a good fit and are keen to work for an exciting and truly international organisation, we would love to hear from you. To apply, you should submit your application in English (motivation letter, CV, diplomas and reference letters) through our online application portal. Please only submit your applications through the portal, we cannot review applications submitted by email or post. Applicants will be required to provide proof of right to work within the host countries.
Closing Date: 19th September 2021
Founded in 1904, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is the umbrella organisation of its members, currently 211 national football associations. Its main objectives, enshrined in its statutes, are to develop football around the world, to stage international competitions and to protect the integrity of football (against match manipulation, doping etc.).
FIFA is a truly diverse, modern and multicultural organisation and its primary purpose is to promote football. Over 800 people from 50 nations – 40 per cent of which are women, including the Secretary General – covering a wide variety of professional profiles, work to fulfil that purpose. FIFA’s headquarters are based in Zurich, Switzerland. We have other offices in Zurich, as well as temporary offices around the world.
We are 'living football' – we are committed to the game, to the people, to the planet and to the future. It is what we do. It is why we are here.
Our culture is shaped by fair play, team spirit, diversity, sustainability, transparency and innovation. We live by these values. Regardless of race, religion, national origin, colour, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or citizenship – we support diversity; indeed, we consider it to be key to our success.
We are looking for talented and motivated team members who would embrace these values every day, with purpose, passion and pride, in order to make a positive impact on the world of football and beyond.
We offer a unique and exciting work environment with great opportunities for your personal and professional development.