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Education Resource Developer – Kiwi Conservation Club (KCC)

Forest and Bird is New Zealand’s leading membership-based 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 operate the Kiwi Conservation Club (KCC) where New Zealand children aged 5 – 13 and their parents are encouraged to connect with nature conservation in their local community and beyond.

Join us in connecting New Zealand kids and their parents with nature conservation.     

Reporting to our Kiwi Conservation Club Manager, this part-time (30 hours per week) role is pivotal to the success of KCC by ensuring our nationwide volunteer KCC coordinators have the resources and training they need to deliver engaging and high-quality learning experiences for all our KCC members. This position is all about communication so you need to be confident interacting face-to-face as well as using tools such as WordPress, Facebook, and MailChimp. A key focus for this role is taking editorial ownership for the development and creation of our quarterly “Wild Things” magazine as well as designing awesome learning resources on all sorts of conservation-based activities. 

Who are we looking for?

Your background will include working with children aged 5-13 years – you know kids, what makes them tick, and what makes an engaging educational resource. You have personal drive, an ability to get things done, and your personality allows you to get along and work with people from all walks of life. More specifically, to be successful in this role, you will ideally have the following attributes:

  • Tertiary qualification in the education field (desirable)
  • Experience creating education material for children
  • Creativity, initiative and problem solving skills
  • A real interest in conservation and the natural world
  • Positive interpersonal skills and the ability to work with colleagues and relate to people at all levels and all backgrounds in the community
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Personal organisation and self-discipline
  • Great technical skills (or the ability and willingness to learn) – e.g. Microsoft Office, WordPress, MailChimp, Facebook

Note: It is a non-negotiable requirement of this role for the successful candidate to obtain (and maintain) a clear police check and first aid certification.

What will you get in return?

This role provides you with the opportunity to make a big impact on the whole organisation by instilling a life-long interest in conservation and the work of Forest & Bird in our younger members. Additionally, Forest & Bird employees enjoy a family-friendly, flexible workplace with generous leave provisions and opportunities for professional development.

Application details

Specific queries about this role should be directed to Sarah Satterthwaite, Manager – Kiwi Conservation Club on (04) 803 1021 or s.satterthwaite@forestandbird.org.nz.

To apply, please email your CV and a Cover Letter showing us why you are the person we are looking for. All applications will be acknowledged with applicants requested to complete an application form if they are successful in securing an interview. 

Applications should be emailed to Susan James, HR Advisor at s.james@forestandbird.org.nz.

The closing date for applications is 5pm, Tuesday 6th December 2016.

Grants Fundraiser

We are looking for a Fundraising professional to manage our Grants programme. Reporting to the Group Manager Membership and Fundraising, your knowledge of raising funds through grants will be fully utilised in this part-time (16 hours/week) role.

You will be our organisation ‘guru’ on grants, leading the way with your ability to research and advise on funding opportunities within New Zealand and overseas.

You will assist our project managers with planning, writing and editing their funding proposals to meet donor guidelines and ensuring accountabilities are met.

Monitoring and reporting across the grants programme will be a key activity to ensure we remain credible funding recipients.

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

  • Positive interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to all types of people and all backgrounds in the community.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Technical competency particularly in using CRM databases and Excel
  • Personal organisation and self-discipline.
  • Grant coordination experience
  • Data entry skills and attention to detail
  • Fundraising experience
  • Experience in Microsoft Word
  • Ability to work as part of and contribute to multi-disciplinary teams.

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.

To apply, please email your CV and a Cover Letter showing us why you are the person we are looking for. All applications will be acknowledged with applicants requested to complete an application form if they are successful in securing an interview.

The closing date for applications is 5pm, Sunday 16th October 2016. Specific queries about this role should be directed to Mike Kotlyar, GM Fundraising & Membership on (04) 801 2212.

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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