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Our new 15-year strategy prioritises grantmaking on outcomes, strengthening partnerships to achieve projects of greater scale and impact and innovative approaches. This is driving the expansion of our staff team at this exciting time.

As the community trust for Auckland and Northland the $1.2+ billion endowment we preserve and grow for the people of our region allows us to make $40 million of grants per year. We support the work of community organisations, large and small, that make our region a great place to live. We take an intergenerational view of the needs and aspirations of our communities and are working to support the communities of today to shape the communities of tomorrow.

Based in a heritage building in Ponsonby, as a leading philanthropic organisation we’re committed to staff personal development and offer a collaborative team environment focused on learning and supporting innovation.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Pou Ārahi
  • Strategic Manager - Pacific
  • Advisor - Māori 

Pou Ārahi

Reporting to the Foundation North CEO, this new role is primarily responsible for contributing to the development of the Māori strategy and action plan within a tikanga framework, and in conjunction with the Strategy & Innovation Manager, leads the delivery of the Māori strategy and Māori action plan as well as the development of internal competency and increased cultural responsiveness.

The role is also responsible for leading strategic collaborative iwi relationships/engagement, community and stakeholder engagement, and building Māori Partnerships. The role works with the Funding Unit, in particular the Advisor – Māori, to support the implementation of the Māori action plan, and with the Strategy & Innovation Unit and the Centre for Social Impact to ensure appropriate monitoring and evaluation of activity, outcomes and impact.

Drawing on personal experience and the expertise of others, the person in the role will provide cultural advice to Foundation North and bring a Māori perspective. As a member of the Leadership Group, the role is charged with delivering the Foundation’s strategy and also to contributing to strategic planning and decision making and the preparation of reporting for the Board and its various committees, in particular the Māori and Pacific Committee.

This is a key role in a modern and innovative organisation, you will bring highly developed experience and effectiveness in: cultural competency; strategic thinking and decision making; leadership and motivation including supporting, enabling, and coaching skills; change facilitation; communication and engagement with a wide range of stakeholders to build and maintain high trust relationships.

We are open to a flexible employment relationship. To apply in confidence please email John Butters, Human Resources Consultant, at john@johnbutters.co.nz.
To discuss the role please email John Butters or phone on 0212886226. Applications close on Friday 27 July 2018. Foundation North reserves the right to accept applications after this date.

Position Description: Pou Ārahi

 

Strategic Manager - Pacific

Reporting to the Foundation North CEO, this new role is primarily responsible for contributing to the development of the Pacific strategy and action plan within a Pacific framework, and in conjunction with the Strategy & Innovation Manager, leads the delivery of the Pacific strategy and Pacific action plan.

The role is also responsible for leading strategic collaborative relationships, community and stakeholder engagement and building Pacific partnerships; working with the Strategy & Innovation Unit and the Centre for Social Impact to ensure appropriate monitoring and evaluation of activity, outcomes and impact; developing internal competency and increased cultural responsiveness.

Drawing on personal experience and the expertise of others, the role will provide cultural advice to Foundation North and bring a Pacific perspective to the Leadership Group. As a member of the Leadership Group, the role is charged with delivering the Foundation’s strategy and also with contributing to strategic planning and decision making and the preparation of reporting for the Board and its various committees, in particular the Māori and Pacific Committee.

This is a key role in a modern and innovative organisation, you will bring highly developed experience and effectiveness in: cultural competency; strategic thinking and decision making; leadership and motivation including supporting, enabling, and coaching skills; change facilitation; communication and engagement with a wide range of stakeholders to build and maintain high trust relationships.

We are open to flexible employment arrangements. To apply in confidence please email John Butters, Human Resources Consultant, at john@johnbutters.co.nz.
To discuss the role please email John Butters or phone on 0212886226. Applications close on Friday 27 July. Foundation North reserves the right to accept applications after this date.

Position Description: Strategic Manager - Pacific

 

Advisor - Māori

This newly created role in the Funding Unit is one of seven advisors, supported by the Community Funding Manager to: provide advice to community groups; assess grant applications; provide funding recommendations; report on grants; participate in collaborative project work.  This role has a particular focus on engagement and relationship management with Māori and for working closely with the Foundation’s Pou Ārahi to support the Funding Unit’s implementation of our Māori strategy and action plan.

You’ll bring to this role your experience and knowledge of the community sector, excellent communication skills and natural relationship building ability.  Your analytical thinking and planned approach ensures you deliver timely quality funding programme outcomes.  A strong team player, your knowledge of Te Ao Māori and Te Reo will enable you to strengthen our relationships with Māori and contribute to the enhancement of our internal cultural competency.

Based in a heritage building in Ponsonby, we’re committed to staff personal development and offer a collaborative high-trust team environment focused on learning and supporting innovation.

For a position description and more information on this opportunity to contribute to a leading philanthropic organisation visit www.foundationnorth.org.nz.
To discuss the role contact Nicola Brehaut at nicola.brehaut@foundationnorth.org.nz  or phone 027-5208612. Applications in confidence can should be emailed to HR@foundationnorth.org.nz by Friday 10 August 2018. Foundation North reserves the right to accept applications after this date.

Position Description: Advisor - Māori

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