Emerge Aotearoa

Join Us in Building a Future of Whānau-Centered Housing Excellence

Are you ready to make a significant impact on the lives of our whānau through the provision of affordable housing? Ka Uruora Kāinga Limited, a charitable organization founded by Ka Uruora Aotearoa Trust and Emerge Aotearoa Housing Trust, is on a mission of establishing ourselves as a community housing provider set to empower iwi/Māori entities to deliver exceptional housing services tailored to the unique needs of our communities.

Kōrero mō mātou | About Us and our Guiding Principles

  • Whakamana - Whānau-centered| Our focus is on empowering our whānau, placing them at the heart of what we do. Striving to enhance intergenerational independence and wellbeing and providing opportunities for self-determination and growth.
  • Tino rangatiratanga – Iwi| Māori-led| We are committed to enabling iwi| Māori-led delivery of kāinga for our people. By Māori for Māori, we aim to grow iwi| Māori-led delivery capability.
  • Manaakitanga – Relationships| Challenging the status quo, we work towards better outcomes for our whānau through relationship-based, meaningful connections. Our approach is long-term and focused on building strong bonds with whānau and individuals.
  • Toi Ora – Delivery excellence & value for money| Striving for innovation and efficiency, we deliver value for money services. Cost benefits are passed on to our iwi| Māori partners as we drive excellence in service delivery.

He kōrero mō te tūranga | About the Role

To guide us on our mission we are looking for a whetū - General Manager to join the team! You will play a pivotal role in establishing and leading Ka Uruora Kāinga towards becoming a leading Māori-focused whānau-centric housing services organization. Reporting directly to the Board, you will oversee the delivery of exceptional tenancy and property management services, supporting iwi| Māori partners nationwide in delivering social and affordable housing.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build and Lead Teams| Develop and lead a team dedicated to delivering exceptional tenancy and property management services.
  • Organizational Capability| Foster an organizational culture of innovation, efficiency, and continuous improvement aligned with our guiding principles.
  • Partnership Building| Cultivate strong, long-term partnerships with iwi| Māori partners to support their aspirations in delivering critical affordable housing.
  • Strategy Development| Lead organizational planning for key strategic and operational objectives approved by the Board, ensuring successful implementation.
  • Partnership Development| Support iwi| Māori entities in developing connected, thriving housing communities, fostering local community engagement.
  • Crown Relationships| Develop key relationships with the Crown to secure funding, ensuring the fulfillment of key deliverables and obligations under capacity contracts with MHUD.
  • Financial Management| Effectively manage the financial performance of the organization, ensuring sustainability and growth.
  • Compliance| Maintain accountability as a registered community housing provider, overseeing compliance with health and safety responsibilities and other obligations.
  • Board and Stakeholder Reporting| Oversee the delivery of effective Board and stakeholder reporting, ensuring transparency and alignment with organizational objectives.

Me pēhea te tono mai | How to apply

Whakawhanaunga| Upload your CV and cover letter telling us your story!

This role offers you a unique opportunity to play a leading role in establishing Māori-led delivery of kāinga for our people (by Māori for Māori) so apply now to Lead Change and Make a Difference!