Men of League.

A message from Men of League Chairman, Mr Ron Coote AM 

SCOUTING BEGINS FOR OUR NEW PLAYMAKER

From the NRL and the Kangaroos through to country and park footy, Rugby League is a big family. We're a family bigger than the sum of our players and the 80 minutes of each game. We're a family of administrators, canteen volunteers, ground announcers, orange runners, coaches and touch judges. Sometimes, sadly, members of that family fall on hard times. And at the Men of League Foundation we're there on the sidelines, ready to help the men, women and children of the greatest game of all. We're the camaraderie in the Rugby League community, we're its glue from the grassroots to the recently retired player.

Right now we're looking for a new CEO – a playmaker, someone to captain our team. More than 14 years after being founded, the Foundation now has more than 28,000 members, over 40 local committees around Australia and is increasingly recognised as the charity of the Rugby League community.

We are a growing and energetic membership-based, welfare organisation entering an exciting new phase. We are increasingly collaborating with the National Rugby League on matters such as welfare and charity for the Rugby League community, resulting in organisational change within the Foundation.

We are seeking a CEO who, in close partnership with the National Board, will be responsible for driving the overall strategy and direction of the Foundation into this new stage of growth.

If you would like to captain our team into the exciting times ahead, now is the time to put your hand up.

Ron Coote AM

MEN OF LEAGUE FOUNDATION
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Position: Chief Executive Officer
Reports to: Board of Directors
Work type: Full-time
Duration: Permanent on-going
Location: Sydney
Salary: Competitive salary including use of a car

Organisation overview
The Men of League Foundation (MoLF) was launched in 2002 to provide assistance and support to men, women and children of the Rugby League community. Founded by Ron Coote AM, Jim Hall and Max Brown, the Foundation now has over 28,000 members. The Foundation is a deductible gift recipient and a tax concession charity.

MoLF committees are located throughout Australia. In addition to welfare activities supporting the Rugby League community - its volunteers, female and male players at all levels of the game and their families - the Men of League Foundation is working with players on successfully transitioning from elite level sport at the end of their playing careers. Increasingly the MoLF and the NRL are collaborating on these matters, with resultant organisational change within MoLF.

Position overview
The Men of League Foundation is seeking to employ a Chief Executive Officer who, in partnership with the Board, will be responsible for driving the overall strategy and direction of the Foundation into a new stage of growth.

The successful appointee will be expected to drive the Foundation to achieve its primary objectives as determined by the Board of Directors; provide leadership and management, including a proven track record in team building, to support MoLF priorities; consult and maintain strong relationships with all stakeholders including business, NRL and Rugby League clubs, members and volunteers; and develop successful fundraising strategies.

Required qualifications
To be considered for this role you will possess the following minimum qualifications:

• Qualifications in management, sports management, management in the Not-for-Profit sector or business management

• Commercially astute with a successful track record in managing an organisation in a CEO, General Manager, Chief Operating Officer or similar role, preferably in a membership-based organisation

• Previous experience in developing successful and strategic fundraising and marketing outcomes, ideally in the Not-For-Profit sector

• Previous experience reporting to a Board, with a deep understanding of principles and practice of corporate governance

• Experience in the delivery of welfare, with knowledge of its application to the Rugby League community highly desirable.

Applications and requests for additional information should be sent to Ray Beattie OAM, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Men of League Foundation, PO Box 7049, Silverwater BC, NSW, 2128 or Ray@menofleague.com and include a covering letter outlining your suitability for this position together with a current CV by 5pm Friday 17 March.

For more information visit menofleague.com

Candidate Information Pack
Chief Executive Officer
Men of League Foundation

Company background:

The Men of League Foundation (MoLF) was launched in 2002 to provide assistance and support to men, women and children of the Rugby League community. Founded by Ron Coote AM, Jim Hall and Max Brown, the Foundation now has over 29,000 members. The Foundation is a deductible gift recipient and a tax concession charity.

MoLF committees are located throughout Australia. In addition to welfare activities supporting the Rugby League community – its volunteers, female and male players at all levels of the game and their families – the Men of League Foundation is working with players on successfully transitioning from elite level sport at the end of their playing careers. Increasingly the MoLF and the NRL are collaborating on these matters, with resultant organisational change within MoLF.

Men of League Local Committees are located around Australia, including in Brisbane, Bundaberg, Canberra Monaro, Central Coast, Central West NSW, Far North Queensland, Far South Coast NSW, Gold Coast, Illawarra, Logan, Mid North Coast, Mid-West NSW, Newcastle Hunter, North Coast NSW, North West NSW, Northern Sydney, Northern Rivers, NSW Police, Riverina, Rockhampton, South Coast, Southern Sydney, Sunshine Coast, Sydney Metro, Toowoomba, Townsville, Tweed District, Western Region NSW, Melbourne and Northern Territory.

Key facts:

• The Foundation has annual revenue in excess of $1.5 million

• The Foundation produces quarterly the Men of League Foundation magazine which attracts positive reviews

• Currently there is a $20 member joining fee and $10 subscription for the magazine

• The Foundation runs several major functions around the country throughout the year, which attract up to 700 people as well as hosting over 50 community committee events annually such as gala dinners, luncheons, golf days, race days, tennis events and many more

Examples of the support and assistance the Foundation offers its members include:

• Assisting with the payment of bills, food and petrol vouches etc. (no cash grants)

• Organising fundraising for home refits for former players who require this due to an injury they have sustained

• Establish programmes to assist and support younger players, who are unable to continue playing the game, to successfully transition into alternative employment

Organisation dimensions:

• National Board consisting of eight members

• The patron is a non-director

• Two State Managers in NSW and QLD

• Eight staff across NSW and QLD consisting of:

o Operations Manager

o Events and Community Engagement Manager

o Welfare and Education Manager

o Membership Officer

o Database Administrator

o Financial Controller

o QLD Events and Operations

o QLD Administrator

• An external company is contracted for all marketing

• Forty volunteer committees comprising of more than 500 volunteers

• More than 29,000 members

For more information visit menofleague.com

Position summary:

The Men of League Foundation is seeking to employ a Chief Executive Officer who, in partnership with the Board, will be responsible for driving the overall strategy and direction of the Foundation into a new stage of growth.

The successful appointee will be expected to drive the Foundation to achieve its primary objectives as determined by the Board of Directors; provide leadership and management, including a proven track record in team building, to support MoLF priorities; consult and maintain strong relationships with all stakeholders including business, NRL and Rugby League clubs, members and volunteers; and develop successful fundraising strategies.

The position is based at Homebush, NSW.

An attractive salary will be negotiated with the successful applicant, and includes the provision of a motor vehicle.

Key objectives:

• In conjunction with the Board, identify, develop and direct the implementation of the strategic plan and direction of the Foundation

• Plan and direct the organisation's activities to achieve stated/agreed targets and standards for financial performance, quality, culture and corporate governance adherence

• Increase and generate revenue through strategic fund raising activities, the increase of membership, sponsorships and other strategic avenues

• Plan and direct the Foundation’s activities to achieve stated/agreed targets for fundraising from all sectors

• Lead the Foundation in raising its profile and brand to develop fundraising opportunities, and develop relationships and partnerships with the NRL and clubs and in the broader community, business, government and philanthropic sectors

• Initiate and develop organisational culture, values and reputation with all staff, clients, suppliers, partners, government departments and regulatory/official bodies

• Direct functions and performance via the staff members to plan, organise and drive the major operational and administrative functions of the Foundation

• Achieve optimum financial and operational efficiency and effective use of business assets and human resources

• Maintain and improve the outcomes for programme recipients

• Report to the Board on organisational plans and performance

Specific accountabilities:

• Drive the activities of the Foundation to achieve the business objectives of the Foundation in both the short and long terms

• Ability to network and build relationships in a challenging environment with a variety of different stakeholders

• Drive and implement change where necessary within the Foundation’s business model and internal and external operations

• Provide strategic direction and management to the Foundation, covering the human, financial, technological and intellectual property resources

• Systematically develop and recommend organisational objectives, policies and corporate plans to the Board. Participate in Board deliberations, ensuring a transparent and constructive relationship with the Board

• Prepare budgets, reports and forecasts for adoption by the Board

• Drive the achievement of the corporate plans and budgets, and make revenue and expenditure decisions to implement policies, programs and business strategies within the approved delegations of authority

• Lead and coordinate the staff members to ensure the best use of human and other resources to achieve the corporate plans and budgets. Select and develop talented people and establish structures of responsibilities and performance within the Foundation

Experience and qualifications:

To be considered for this role you will possess the following minimum qualifications:

• Qualifications in management, sports management, management in the Not-for-Profit sector or business management

• Commercially astute with a successful track record in managing an organisation in a CEO, General Manager, Chief Operating Officer or similar role, preferably in a membership-based organisation

• Previous experience in developing successful and strategic fundraising and marketing outcomes, ideally in the Not-For-Profit sector

• Previous experience reporting to a Board, with a deep understanding of principles and practice of corporate governance

• Experience in the delivery of welfare, with knowledge of its application to the Rugby League community highly desirable

Personal qualities:

• Strong leadership, management and change management capabilities

• Target and performance focused

• Strong networker with the ability and passion to build key stakeholder relationships

• Ability to plan and execute effective strategies

• Motivated and energetic 

• Perseverance and resilience with a sense of empathy

For more information visit menofleague.com