Current Vacancies

Conservation Advocate: Climate Change

We are looking for a Conservation Advocate to lead our advocacy and campaign work focussing on climate disruption and related terrestrial biodiversity protection.

Reporting to the Group Manager Campaigns and Advocacy, you will be responsible for leading the delivery of Forest & Bird’s national advocacy and campaigning activities on climate disruption with the aim of achieving our strategic outcomes for climate and climate disruption.

This role involves a good mix of both advocacy and campaigning activities including engaging with Forest & Bird’s branches and members, talking to politicians and their staff, officials, opinion leaders, and associated organisations or agencies, and leading campaign teams to undertake integrated conservation projects. You will also be called on to provide advice on conservation policies or issues, and proposed Government legislation or policy, as well as prepare (and where appropriate, present) submissions on behalf of the Society. Your ability to communicate technical concepts in a clear and engaging manner to a broad audience will be well utilised when preparing material supporting Forest & Bird’s climate change and terrestrial biodiversity work for inclusion in campaign publications, and the Forest & Bird magazine.

To be successful in this role, you will ideally bring the following skills and experience:

  • A broad knowledge of conservation and associated issues with a particular interest in climate change and related biodiversity protection;
  • Good political awareness and judgement;
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills;
  • Campaigning and lobbying experience.

This role provides you the opportunity to make a big impact on the future of New Zealand’s environment and help Forest & Bird be ‘the voice of nature’. 

If you're enthusiastic about using your skills to help protect New Zealand's native wildlife, please send your curriculum vitae and application form to Susan James, HR Advisor, s.james@forestandbird.org.nz.

Applications close 10am Monday 25th July 2016

For specific queries regarding the role, please contact Kevin Hackwell on 04 801 2215.

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Communications Officer

Forest & Bird is New Zealand’s leading conservation organisation. We run campaigns, advocate in parliament and court, and work in communities all around the country to protect New Zealand’s unique wildlife and wild places. We’re looking for a multi-skilled Communications Officer to join our busy team in Wellington. This fulltime intermediate role will help plan and deliver our environmental campaigns, tell our story through national and regional media, and provide writing, research and communication expertise to all areas of the organisation.  

The successful candidate will have:

  • Confidence and experience working with the media.
  • Research and writing skills.
  • A high level of personal organisation.
  • Online expertise.
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Excellent relationship management skills

As this role involves sharing conservation based stories, experience in the environmental sector would be an advantage.

Reporting to the Group Manager Marketing and Communications you will work closely with the other members of the Marketing Communications team delivering quality work in sometimes tight time-frames.  

If you're enthusiastic about using your skills to help protect New Zealand's native wildlife, please send your curriculum vitae and application form to Susan James, HR Advisor, s.james@forestandbird.org.nz.

Applications close 10am Monday 18th July 2016

For specific queries regarding the role, please contact Phil Bilbrough on 04 801 2217 or via email p.bilbrough@forestandbird.org.nz.

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Direct Marketing Expert - Fundraiser

Forest & Bird is New Zealand’s leading independent national conservation organisation. We have a proud history spanning over 90 years advocating and speaking out for the preservation of nature conservation at a national level and in our communities throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. We are looking for a Marketing Fundraising professional to manage our Direct Marketing programme.

Reporting to the Group Manager Membership and Fundraising, you will be responsible for project managing the development and delivery of direct marketing fundraising campaigns with the aim of optimising fundraising potential and attracting and retaining current and new financial supporters. This role involves a good mix of both strategic and operational fundraising activities including assisting the GM Fundraising & Membership to produce the annual fundraising plan, and collaborating with our Communications and Marketing team to prepare integrated strategies to advance our fundraising opportunities, enhance relationships with donors and maximise our income.

Your achievements in this role will include consistent improvement in response rates, retention, and acquisition whilst always looking to improve the relationship with our donors and supporters. To be successful in this role, you will ideally bring the following skills and experience:

  • A strong fundraising and direct marketing background gained in the not for profit sector (advantageous but not necessary) or a background in developing segmented campaigns with a demonstrated ability to develop and execute powerful fundraising campaigns that engage members of the public;
  • A good knowledge of fundraising principles and best practice with the ability to understand motivations for giving;
  • Experience of direct marketing approaches and tools, product design and distribution; particularly segmentation strategy, copy strategy and donor management;
  • Experience of product development and management would be advantageous and of developing relevant collateral materials for fundraising; and
  • Financial and project management skills.

This role provides you the opportunity to make a big impact on the whole organisation by securing the financial security required to progress towards our future strategic direction.

Specific queries about this role should be directed to Mike Kotlyar on (04) 801 2212.

A role description and application form are available below or by contacting Susan James on (04) 803 1022 or s.james@forestandbird.org.nz. The closing date for applications is 5pm, Monday 6th June 2016.

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Face to Face Recruiter

An exciting opportunity working in conservation has now arisen. We are looking for enthusiastic, passionate people wanting to represent Forest & Bird; a well-regarded and long serving conservation organisation in New Zealand.

You will be part of a dynamic face to face sales team promoting conservation awareness resulting in securing long term regular givers to our society, to help fund our national and local conservation projects and campaigns, and advocating for the protection of New Zealand’s natural environment.

To do well in this role you will have the following skill set:

  • Be well presented, personable, enthusiastic and outgoing
  • Great customer service skills or sales experience would be beneficial
  • Goal orientated and a drive to succeed
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • A personal interest or affiliation with the natural environment

Benefits for the successful person include:

  • Entry level role – full training provided
  • Lots of variety in where you work each week – street, residential and at events such as trade fairs
  • A chance to learn new skills in sales and recruitment – perfect for someone looking for a career change or wanting to break into sales
  • Opportunities exist to advance - to become a team leader and beyond
  • Feel rewarded in your job by being part of a wonderful cause
  • Work in either Auckland or Wellington.

If this sounds like something you would love to become a part of, we are keen to hear from you. To enquire about the role and/or to make an appointment please contact Kylee Hyslop at kylee@aidasales.co.nz or 04 815 9177.

Please note that you will be representing Forest & Bird and your employer will be Aida Sales.

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