Team Leader Engagement

  • Lead a remote team of seven engagement advisors
  • Community focused, impact driven role
  • Bring your leadership skills and action orientation

Mō mātou | About Us

At Foundation North, our goal as a strategic grantmaker is to ensure that our long-term investments, granting, and activities contribute towards better outcomes for present and future generations.  We place particular focus on our priority communities, which include tangata whenua, Pacific peoples, communities of Northland, communities of South Auckland, children and young people, former refugees, new migrants, rainbow communities, and people living with a disability.  We prioritise support for initiatives, actions, and activities that increase understanding and give effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and climate change action.

Mō tēnei turanga mahi | About this role

Our engagement advisors are out and about with the communities of our rohe.  They are our front-line kaimahi who support organisations to access the funding and services the Foundation offers. You will lead a team of 7 engagement advisors who are based remotely. Coaching, challenging and supporting the team, as well as ensuring alignment of their activities and a focus on outcomes, is a key part of the role. Working kanohi ki te kanohi with kaimahi and community is critical, so regular travel is required.

Ko wai koe | About you

With a background in partnerships and community engagement, you will have experience working with grassroots community organisations, not-for-profits, hapu and Iwi, as well as connections with government agencies. Experience leading a team is essential, and an understanding of funding and philanthropy is highly desirable. 

You are calm under pressure. You should be able to form genuine partnerships and build credibility with ease. As a visible and authentic leader, you set clear expectations and navigate challenging conversations effectively. Additionally, you possess strong prioritisation, planning, and delivery skills, and work at pace while managing competing programmes of work. You are adept at using data and insights to make informed decisions and have experience leading change management projects.  Foundation North is committed to being a Tangata Tiriti organisation, so a commitment to developing cultural competence, especially in te ao Māori, is essential.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

For a copy of the information pack please email Jo Bell at info@amytea.co.nz
To apply, please email your cover letter and CV to apply@amytea.co.nz

Applications close Monday, 3rd June 2024.

You must have the right to live and work in Aotearoa New Zealand to apply for this job.

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