Games Development Administrator – Job Opportunities

by Nov 21, 2017USGAA News

NOTE: We plan on appointing in January post-interviews with start date ASAP after that. The contract for 2018 would be until December 30th 2018, and is up for renewal annually based on performance, funding, and Games Development strategic planning. You can visit the official posting at

Deadline for applications is Monday Dec 4th!

The United States Gaelic Athletic Association (USGAA) wishes to recruit two Games Development Administrators on part – time contracts . Each of the role holders will be based in one of the following Regions:

  • Northeast Division – Boston and surrounding area
  • Philadelphia Division
  • Western Division

The Games Development Administrators will be contracted to work approximately 600 hours over the course of 2018.

The Games Development Administrators will be responsible for the implementation of GAA Games Development Policy and will report directly to the USGAA Games Development Officer (GDO) .

Duties & Responsibilities include:

  • Implement a regular programme of games appropriate to the age and ability of the various playing groups at all levels;
  • Implement coaching and skill development initiatives appropriate to the age and ability of the various playing groups;
  • Support Elementary Schools, High Schools and Clubs through coaching inputs and strategic support.
  • Deliver a programme of courses and workshops appropriate to the requirements of Coaches, Administrators and Referees , which allows such stakeholders to fulfil their various functions in a Games Development context;
  • Introduce and implement a variety of initiatives to support the development of a sustainable sports system by managing the identification, recruitment and training of key personnel within Clubs, Schools and Counties for the purpose of effectively developing Gaelic Games.
  • Work as part of a team in conjunction with other full time and voluntary personnel to deliver set goals and objectives for all GAA sports.
Essential Criteria:
  • Eligible to live and work in the United States either by possessing US Citizenship or Green Card or having the ability to acquire a working Visa ( J1 Intern/J1 Trainee/J1 Work & Travel are not applicable ) ;
  • Ability to qualify for a US Driving Licence ;
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of playing, coaching, refereeing and administration within a GAA context;
  • H old, at time of application, a Foundation Coach Tutor Certification at Child, Youth or Adult level;
  • Strong organisation and problem – solving skills with a demonstrable ability to work in high – pressure situations;
  • Excellent administrative and IT Skills;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team ;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills (verbal and written); Ability to build and sustain productive working relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders;
  • Flexibility to work weekends and evenings.
Desirable Criteria:
  • Third Level Qualification in Sports Science, Sport & Leisure or related area;
  • Experience of working with Gaelic Games in an Urban Games environment;
  • Familiarity with software programmes such as Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint , Word and the use of Social Media as a Games Promotion tool for the GAA.
  • Have completed a child protection course.
Please note the positions are subject to police clearance/garda vetting .

Candidates interested in the above role should apply at:
with an up to date cover letter and curriculum vitae on or before 3pm Irish Standard Time on Monday, 4th December 2017.
The GAA is an equal opportunities employer