GDA Positions in North America


The North America County Board wish to recruit 4 County Games Development Administrators on part-time contracts in the following Regions:
• North East Division – Boston
• Central Division – Chicago
• Philadelphia
• Western Division – San Francisco

The successful candidates will be responsible for the implementation of GAA Games Development Policy and will report directly to the NACB 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;
  • Introduce coaching and skill development initiatives appropriate to the age and ability of the various playing groups;
  • Deliver a programme of courses and workshops appropriate to the requirements of Coaches, Administrators and Referees 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 to effectively develop 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.


  • Candidate must qualify to work and live in the United States through either a working Visa (J-1 Visa, P-3 Visa) or US Citizenship;
  • Full International Driving license is essential;
  • Extensive experience of playing, coaching, refereeing and administration within a GAA context;
  • Candidate is required to hold, at time of application, at least a current Child Protection Course and an Award One Coaching Certification in Hurling at Child, Youth or Adult level;
  • Excellent administrative and IT Skills are essential;
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent communication/presentation skills (verbal and written);
  • Flexibility to work weekends and evening times.


  • Third Level Qualification in Sports Science, Sport & Leisure or Equivalent.
  • Experience of working with Gaelic Games in an Urban Games environment.
  • Familiarity with such computer programs as Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, Word and the use of Social Media as a Games Promotion tool for the GAA.

    Candidates interested in the above role should apply at with an up to date cover letter and curriculum vitae on or before 5 p.m. on Monday 8th February 2016.

    GAA is an equal opportunities employer

    Cumann Lúthchleas Gael is Ireland’s leading sporting and cultural organisation with membership approaching one million people and in excess of 500,000 playing participants at all levels. Inspired by its amateur status and supported by the voluntary efforts of all its members, the GAA devotes its entire resources to the development of Gaelic Games and Culture nationally and in local communities.