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Community Action Manager

Job No: RS329260
Location: Auckland

  • Join an Organisation That Supports & Connects Education Initiatives across Auckland

  • Enjoy Varied and Exciting Project Work | Supportive and Close Knit Team 

  • Opportunity to Work Collaboratively with Diverse Families and Communities 


About The Organisation

Our client is here to advance education for Auckland by supporting and connecting education initiatives across the city. Since their inception in 1998, our client creates spaces for people to connect in order to advance education and skills by listening, sharing learning, coordinating, collaborating and analysing data. 

Talking Matters is an initiative led by our client and is a campaign designed to wrap interaction and talk around children so they flourish as thinkers, talkers and readers. To succeed they must work together with community partners to find solutions that will stick beyond the lifetime of the Campaign. Talking Matters is especially interested in working with Maori, Pacific Island and culturally diverse communities to ensure that their work meets a variety of community interests. 

About The Role

Our client is now looking for a Community Action Manager to join their organisation based in Auckland, NZ, with the potential to earn an Attractive Negotiable Salary. This is a 40-hour working week until 2020 with the possibility of a two year extension. 

As a Community Action Manager, you will lead community action projects that increase interaction and talk with babies and small children and that contribute to the Talking Matters vision.

Reporting to the Director some of your responsibilities include:

  • Support campaign planning and leadership
  • Engage and maintain relationships with community partners
  • Develop and share resources
  • Support Talking Matters as a centre of expertise for early language
  • Communicate and report on Talking Matters achievements, issues and challenges

About You

  • Knowledge and experience working with early years education and/or community and family services
  • Degree level qualifications in a related field
  • Skills in building and maintaining working relationships with a wide range of people
  • Strong cultural competencies, including experience working with Maori and Pacific communities
  • Successful in leading/coordinating initiatives and action for social change
  • Organisational skills including strategic planning, implementation and budgeting

What's in It For You? 

  • Work within a supportive and rewarding environment
  • You will be contributing to the welfare of your local community 
  • On-going training and development 

If you are looking to take the next step in your career, apply today and don't miss out starting this rewarding opportunity as soon as possible.


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