Game Development Officer Job Description

About Us: Get ready for an exciting opportunity with AFL New Zealand! We’re a National Sporting Organisation, based at North Harbour Stadium Albany, Auckland. Our mission? To champion AFL across the country, promoting active and healthy lifestyles. We’re thrilled to share that AFL in New Zealand is on the rise, with more people joining in the fun! 

Reporting Structure: This role reports directly to the CEO of AFL New Zealand. 

Position Overview: Picture this – a fixed-term 6-month contract that puts you at the forefront of AFL growth in New Zealand! As the Game Development Officer, you’re the driving force behind creating more opportunities for Kiwis to jump into the action and love the sport. 


  • School Engagement: Bring the excitement of AFL to schools across Auckland with our AFLNZ School Programs.
  • Programme Coordination: Assist in running evening and weekend programs.
  • Event Support: Dive into the action by assisting in organising AFLNZ events, including the epic NZ representative games.
  • Administrative Support: Help out behind the scenes – support AFLNZ staff with administrative and logistical tasks. 

Duties Variation: Expect a dynamic role where duties and reporting structures may change as needed by AFL New Zealand.  

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Tertiary qualification in Sports Management or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated leadership and high-level communication skills with a proven ability to build effective cooperative working relationships.
  • Proven relationship management experience.
  • Proficiency in personal computers, including Microsoft Office.
  • Driver’s license (Restricted or higher). 
  • NO AFL experience is required. 

Working Hours:

  • 40 hours per week.
  • Evenings and weekends; working hours for each week will be communicated in advance.


  • Provided work apparel.
  • Mobile and mobile plan.
  • Laptop.
  • Mileage covered.

Application Deadline: Applications close at 5:00 PM on Thursday 30th November 2023, with priority given to early applications. 

How to Apply: Ready to kickstart your work journey? Submit your COVER LETTER and CV through the Seek Application Process. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand.

For more details, check out the job descriptions on the AFL New Zealand Website: AFL New Zealand Situations Vacant 

Confidential Contact: Have burning questions? Email AFL New Zealand CEO Robert Vanstam at for a confidential discussion about this fantastic opportunity!

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