Current Vacancies

Administration Manager | Door to Door Manager  

Administration Manager

Forest & Bird is New Zealand’s leading independent conservation organisation. Since 1923, we have been advocating and speaking out for nature on land and in our seas, and co-ordinating community-based projects throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.

We are looking for an experienced senior-level administrator to look after our dedicated and passionate team!

This role is a key position for our organisation. We need a confident and friendly team-player to make sure everything we need is there when we need it so our team can focus on giving nature a voice. Our staff members are based all around the country so it is important for the person in this role to have great people skills and the ability to build awesome working-relationships. A can-do attitude and ability to rapidly build knowledge in new areas is essential because this role works across a broad range of disciplines. This role is fast-paced and will suit an experienced operator who is able to step-up and conquer new challenges whilst keeping business-as-usual activities under control.

A typical day in this role could see you troubleshooting a colleague’s IT issue, liaising with our landlord, collating data to account for our carbon footprint, designing and implementing new office procedures, mentoring our Office Administrator, monitoring the administration budget and expenses…the list goes on!

To be successful in the role you will need the following:

  • A minimum of three years’ experience in a senior-level administration role;
  • Strong understanding of and ability in asset management, office and administration systems;
  • A high level of personal motivation, the ability to initiate and complete tasks independently, and in a timely manner;
  • A proven track record of developing, reviewing and implementing efficient office processes;
  • Excellent technical skills including Word, Excel (essential) and IT trouble-shooting (desirable);
  • Positive upbeat interpersonal skills to engage and work with staff, volunteers, and our suppliers;
  • Proven staff management skills.

Our roles are well-sought after so we are looking for the very best candidate to fill this position. Please note this role is a senior-level role and requires a solid administration background so we will be prioritising candidates accordingly.

To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter to our HR Advisor, Susan James at All applications will be acknowledged. Shortlisted applicants shall be required to complete an application form prior to an interview. The closing date for applications is 5pm, Sunday 26th November.

Specific queries about this role should be directed to Julie Watson, GM Corporate Services on (04) 801 2214.

Job Description

Back to the top >>


Door to Door Manager

Are you an experienced door to door (D2D) charity fundraising team leader who wants to take your career to the next level?

If you want to become part of a family of fundraisers and you have a minimum of two years D2D team leading experience apply for this role. Sponsorship opportunities are available as part of your progression plan. Your main focus will be encourage, empower, train and develop your team while raising vital funds for the charity and build a strong and vibrant community.

Key tasks include:

  • Donor recruitment
  • Training and development
  • Site planning and locations management

Key selection criteria:

  • Strong track record of fundraising performance
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and supervise staff
  • Effective problem solving and mediation skills
  • Minimum two year’s experience as a team leader


A competitive salary with a vehicle and the opportunity to work in a dynamic and fun team culture.  If your skills, experience, attitude and aspirations fit this role, please submit your resume and a covering letter to


Back to the top >>