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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

  • Administrator (2 positions available)
  • Communications Coordinator
  • Executive Assistant
  • Business Systems Administrator
  • Innovation Catalyst

 

Administrator (2 positions available)

Reporting to the Shared Services Manager, this core supporting role provides quality administration services across the Foundation.  This includes supporting the timely production of quality papers for Board and committee meetings, assisting with facilities management, event co-ordination, IT support and general administration, as well as acting as the first point of contact when required.

You’ll bring to this role your well-rounded professional administration experience and a passion for service provision.  A team player, your approach to delivering quality outcomes and working with others builds a positive culture. Reliability and attention to detail comes naturally and your can-do attitude sees you consistently going the extra mile.

Applications in confidence (cover letter & CV) should be emailed to HR@foundationnorth.org.nz by Wednesday 27 June 2018.

Position Description: Administrator 

 

Communications Co-ordinator

Reporting to the Communications Manager, this new role supports the Foundation’s communications activities across a range of print, digital and social media. This includes content creation, publication production, website and social media management and supporting PR activity.

You’ll bring to this role your communications experience and sound technical skills and knowledge of online tools.  A team player, your attention to detail and planned approach ensures you deliver quality across a range of communication initiatives enabling effective reach to the diverse audiences of our region.

Applications in confidence (cover letter & CV) should be emailed to HR@foundationnorth.org.nz by Wednesday 27 June 2018.

Position Description: Communications Co-ordinator

 

Executive Assistant

Reporting to the Shared Services Manager, this role is primarily responsible for supporting the CEO, CFO and Foundation North Trustees. As a member of the Shared Services team, the EA will also be involved in providing administration services across the Foundation.

You’ll bring to this role your well-honed professional administration experience supporting senior executives. Passionate about excellent service provision, you’re a team player who works with others to build a positive culture.  Your reliability and attention to detail ensures you deliver quality outcomes and your can-do attitude sees you consistently going the extra mile.

Applications in confidence (cover letter & CV) should be emailed to HR@foundationnorth.org.nz by Wednesday 27 June 2018.

Position Description: Executive Assistant

 

Business Systems Administrator

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, this new role is primarily responsible for the management of our grants management database (Fluxx), including management of system upgrades, training and first line support to users.  The role will also provide day to day management and support of the other information systems in use at the Foundation. 

You’ll bring to this role your technical business systems/database administration experience, complemented by a naturally supportive communication style.  Dedicated to providing excellent customer-oriented service, you build positive relationships with system providers and keep up abreast of system developments. Listening to user feedback, you enjoy problem shooting but keep an eye on underlying causes and seek to address these, taking action to strengthen process efficiency.

Applications in confidence (cover letter & CV) should be emailed to HR@foundationnorth.org.nz by Wednesday 27 June 2018.

Position Description: Business Systems Administrator

 

Innovation Catalyst

Reporting to the Strategy & Innovation Manager, this new role facilitates, designs and delivers innovation activity for the Foundation.  Playing a key part in the establishment of our Innovation Unit and our commitment to Impact Investment, the role will lead project and prototyping teams, catalyse engagement with key sectors and broker new relationships and collaborative opportunities, with a focus on generating social and environmental change.

You’ll bring to this role a varied social innovation and/or design experience with skills in co-design, prototyping, innovation management and system change. Your hunger to cultivate innovation complemented by your natural relational skills enables you work in and across organisations and systems.  You bring creativity and commercial acumen to uncertain conditions to achieve positive outcomes and bring others with you on the learning journey.

Applications in confidence (cover letter & CV) should be emailed to HR@foundationnorth.org.nz by Wednesday 27 June 2018.

Position Description: Innovation Catalyst

 

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