Employment Opportunity @ Weightlifting Fiji

About Us

Weightlifting Fiji is one of the best ranked National Federations in Fiji and is serious about performing on the global stage. For a small nation, some of our athletes rank within the top 15 ranked lifters in their respective weight categories in the Commonwealth.


The Role

We are looking for a passionate High Performance / National Coach to join our dynamic team to improve our rankings and performances in the international arena.


Key Responsibilities

  1. 1.       Design, implement, supervise and monitor all facets of coaching for assigned athletes and teams
  2. 2.       Provide leadership, coordination and monitoring for the delivery of optimal levels of performance support services to lifters including weightlifting best practice in sport sciences, medicine, strength & conditioning and technology
  3. 3.       Run Talent Identification and Development Programs
  4. 4.       Assist in the recruitment, training, development and retention of qualified and competent coaches
  5. 5.       Arrange and organise local competitions, max sessions and assist in organising international competitions as required
  6. 6.       Establish and maintain collaborative alliances with multiple stakeholders within sports and sports administration in Fiji.
  7. 7.       Provide statistical reporting and record keeping of lifters including annual progressions
  8. 8.       Adhere to all Weightlifting Fiji policies, procedures and Code of Ethics and Weightlifting’s Professional Standards and Guidelines


Essential Criteria

  1. 1.       10+ years of demonstrable results-oriented professional coaching experience as an international level weightlifting coach
  2. 2.       Demonstrable high performance results and outcomes
  3. 3.       Ability to work with developing young talents as well as substantially improving performances of elite athletes
  4. 4.       Proven track record of creating positive, high-energy and productive team culture and environment
  5. 5.       Demonstrated in-depth technical knowledge and application of weightlifting coaching principles including techniques, coaching trends, sports science, medicine and technology within a high-performance program
  6. 6.       Confirmation of a clean record of doping tests for athletes coached
  7. 7.       Well-developed people management and leadership skills
  8. 8.       Excellent organizational and administrative skills
  9. 9.       A self-starter with the ability to inspire and motivate others
  10. 10.   Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft suite


How to Apply

Please submit your application including an up-to-date resume with relevant skills and experience, and a cover letter addressing how you meet the criteria and your interest in the role to: atmamaharaj@bigpond.com . Applications close (20th May 2017). For full Job Description and further information, please contact Atma Maharaj.


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