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44 days ago

Part-time Coordinator Position Energise Otaki

Hanna from Otaki District

This is the chance for a motivated self-starter to assist our team and be involved in the varied socially & environmentally focussed activities we undertake in the Otaki community (Curtain Bank, Bike Space, Solar Community Farm, involvement with Ōtaki College). We are charitable Incorporated Society with the aim of: “Helping Ourselves to A Smart Future trusting that change is achieved through community action, projects large and small, and alliances with key partners.”

The position comprises: administrative and communication tasks; project coordination and support for project leaders; supporting volunteers in their roles; fundraising leads, applications and reporting; and also offers the opportunity to run your own projects.
We are looking for computer and organisational skills, good communication competence and the ability to implement social media campaigns, a knowledge of sustainability aims and community resilience, the ability to build and maintain networks of contacts and stakeholders.
This is for a one-year contract with flexible hours of work (15–20 hrs/week). energise.otaki.net.nz...
Expression of interest and CV to: Leigh Ramsey, Chairperson. leigh@bfsnz.net.nz

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