Program Coordinator

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) was established to ensure Victoria's strong economic performance by growing industries and regions. Here at DJPR, we're making sure Victoria's economy benefits all Victorians by creating more jobs for more people, building thriving places and regions and nurturing inclusive communities.

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Department: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Strategic Management
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/082668
Closing Date: 09-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: SRR - PD - SISE - Program Coordinator - VPS 4 - 082668.docx (Word, 125KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Naomi Paton
0439 614 369 or

Position Details

  • Salary: $90,067 - $102,192 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term to 30 June 2026
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Level 15, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne (flexibility may be available)

This is a prioritised position for people with disability in accordance with the Special Measures provision of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic). People with disability are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given priority consideration for this role.

The Team

The position of Program Coordinator forms as part of the Sport and Recreation Victoria branch within the Sport, Recreation and Racing group.

The Sport, Recreation and Racing Group

Sport, Recreation and Racing (SRR) is comprised of Sport and Recreation Victoria (SRV) and the Office of Racing.

SRV aims to create greater sport and active recreation participation opportunities for all Victorians in order to maximise economic, social and health benefits and enhance Victoria's liveability.

This is achieved by supporting the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events and the Minister for Community Sport in the management of major sports facilities, administering grant programs that develop community facilities, strengthening the capacity of sport and recreation organisations, developing more active recreation and other innovative options to increase overall participation rates, reducing barriers to participation for specific population groups, supporting world-class sporting events and Victoria's high performance sport sector, and reinforcing the role that sport and active recreation plays in growing the Victorian economy, supporting jobs and building stronger communities.

The Office of Racing administers racing legislation, supports and implements the government's racing policy objectives and facilitates the ongoing relationship between the government and stakeholders within the racing industry. The Office of Racing supports the Minister for Racing.

The Role

Reporting to the Adviser, Major Projects, within the Sport, Recreation and Racing (SRR) Group, the Program Coordinator will provide support to the ongoing development and management of Victoria's strategic sport infrastructure network.

The Strategic Infrastructure and Sport Economy (SISE) Unit provides leadership in strategic planning, business planning, project management, and the provision of high-level advice on complex sport facilities and matters. The Unit has a specific focus on the ongoing development of Victoria's national and international sporting competition and event facilities. This network of major stadia, arenas and centres are collectively defined as State Facilities and include 49 key venues in Melbourne and regional Victoria.

The Program Coordinator will contribute to the achievement of the Victorian Government's sport and recreation policy outcomes during all phases of the sport infrastructure project lifecycle. Your work will be guided by a range of policies and strategies including the Active Victoria Framework and Victoria's major stadia strategy (Home Ground Advantage) which provides a game plan for planning and investment decisions focusing on major oval and rectangular field-based stadia and indoor arenas which host national and international sporting events.

Working closely with the Adviser, Major Projects, the Program Coordinator will undertake a wide variety of tasks relating to the development and operations of Victoria's State Facilities network. This will include managing funding agreements, developing briefings and correspondence, contributing to corporate reporting, providing program administration and project management support and other administrative tasks as required.

The position will be required to liaise with a diverse range of government, industry and public sector stakeholders to gather information and provide advice to Victorian Government Ministers and the department's senior decision makers on complex matters.

The Program Coordinator position associated with the 2026 Commonwealth Games is fixed term (up to 4 years) in accordance with the VPS Enterprise Agreement 2020 Section 17.3 (b) (iii) undertaking a specified task which is funded for a specified period.

Are you?

An excellent communicator, with strong written and verbal communication skills?

A team player who enjoys working collaboratively with stakeholders to find solutions?

An analytical thinker who is solution orientated?

Further Information

For a confidential discussion, please contact Naomi Paton, Senior Adviser, Strategic Infrastructure and Sport Economy on 0439 614 369 or

Applicants will be required to comply with the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Region's (department's) COVID-19 Vaccination requirements, in line with the Chief Health Officer (CHO) Directions and any other legislative requirements, directions, policies or procedures, including but not limited to any requirement to provide evidence of vaccination status.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department. For further information on the position, please refer to the attached position description.

Please note: If you require an adjustment to participate in any stage of the recruitment process or have a particular requirement to be communicated with by either telephone or email only, please notify the DJPR Recruitment Team at with the position number in the subject line.

How to Apply

Please click the ‘Apply Now' button. As part of the application process, you will need to provide a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the position description.

Applications close at midnight on 9 October 2022.

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