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Communications Officer (part-time)

We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and qualified Communications Officer to help us be the ‘Voice for Nature’  for this part-time position of 20 hours a week based at our Auckland Office.  Your initiative, motivation, and talent for communication will help activate our national campaigns in the Auckland region. You’ll need to have an understanding of Auckland region’s environmental issues and if required help drive campaigns to address them. All members of Forest & Bird’s communications team support our campaigns, fundraising, and marketing teams, and our volunteer branches. Therefore, you’ll need excellent planning and communication skills, including the ability to work with national and regional media, write for a variety of platforms, and work with a broad range passionate professionals and volunteers.

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

  • At least 3 years professional journalistic or communications experience (must-have);
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills (must-have);
  • Experience working with NZ news media (advantageous);
  • A dynamic and engaging personality with the ability to relate to, and collaborate effectively with, people from all backgrounds in the community;
  • An understanding of or affinity with conservation and the natural world;
  • A high-level of personal organisation and self-discipline;
  • A high level of personal motivation, the ability to complete tasks independently, and in a timely manner.
  • Video scripting, shooting and editing skills (advantageous);
  • Great technical skills – online CMS (Drupal & WordPress), Word, Excel etc... (desirable);

To apply, please email your CV, cover letter and an example of a communication material you have made to people@forestandbird.org.nz. All applications will be acknowledged. Shortlisted applicants will be required to complete an application form prior to an interview. The closing date for applications is 5pm, Sunday 17th March 2019.

Specific queries about this role should be directed to Phil Bilbrough, General Manager Marketing & Communications on (04) 801 2217.

 

Assistant Accountant

Our Corporate Services area is seeking a committed professional for a full-time, fixed-term period of 8-9 months through to January 2020. The role will be responsible for providing finance and accounting assistance to our Finance Manager.    

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

  • Solid knowledge around reconciliations and journals is a necessity and knowledge of profit & loss statements as well as balance sheets is also very important;
  • Strong numerical, analytical and communication skills with good attention to detail;
  • Strong inter-personal skills and ability to work well with others;
  • Adaptability. Our environment is ever changing so the successful candidate will need to be able to roll with the changes and handle the pressure of meeting deadlines;
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in a finance/accounts administration role;
  • Excellent IT skills including Word, Excel and databases (MYOB/Xero/Accredo experience is desirable);
  • Strong time management and organisational skills (essential).

Our roles are well-sought after so we are looking for the very best candidate to fill this position. Please note this role is not entry-level and requires a strong background in a similar role so we will be prioritising candidates accordingly.

To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter to people@forestandbird.org.nz. All applications will be acknowledged. Shortlisted applicants will be required to complete an application form prior to an interview. The closing date for applications is 5pm, Tuesday 12th March 2019.

Specific queries about this role should be directed to Helen Young, Finance Manager on (04) 801 2211.

 

Administration Manager

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 providing guidance on how to use Microsoft office products, 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;
  • Familiarity with and ability to use online document management 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, Outlook (essential) and ability to explain use of office products(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 people@forestandbird.org.nz. 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, 18th March.

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

Nature needs your support

Supporting Forest & Bird is one of the best things you can do for New Zealand's environment. We need people like you to support us, so that nature will always have a voice.

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