National Coordinator/ Kaiwhakahaere

  • Anonymous Company
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Jun 04, 2024
Full-Time Community Development Community Services

Job Description

This is your opportunity to work within an organisation with strong whānau values with a kaupapa to advocate for our next generation.
Birthright New Zealand is a leading not-for-profit organisation specialising in supporting whānau led by one parent to live fulfilling lives. With a history spanning over six decades, they provide practical assistance, emotional support and educational opportunities for whānau and rangitahi across New Zealand. Their philosophy is that it is every child's 'birth-right' to a good start in life.
They are looking for an extraordinary individual to join this caring and passionate organisation in this newly created role. As National Coordinator, you’ll be the conduit between the 11 affiliate organisations across the country and the national board. You will be an advocate for the needs and rights of solo led whānau within New Zealand.

This newly created role offers plenty of scope, a varied day, and a supportive board. No two days are the same, but each day is fulfilling, challenging, and rewarding.

The ideal candidate will be warm, friendly, and relatable, as there is extensive interaction with internal and external stakeholders. You’ll be adaptable, loaded with initiative and willing to make the role your own!

  • Build and manage relationships with the affiliate organisations, government agencies, funders and other stakeholders nationwide
  • Provide leadership and support to affiliate managers and governance
  • Represent Birthright at public events, conferences and media engagements
  • Administrative tasks such as reporting and budget management.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • A demonstrated history of working within the not-for-profit sector
  • Demonstrable understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Te Āo Māori, Te reo Māori me ōna tikanga.
  • Strong organisation and project management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A genuine desire to improve the lives of solo led whānau

This is a work from home-based role with some domestic travel involved.


Birthright New Zealand

Job Summary

They are looking for an extraordinary individual to join this caring and passionate organisation in this newly created role.

How to apply

If you would like to be a part of this legacy Kāua e tōmuri, tonoa mai | Don’t wait, apply now!
Emergent are managing this role exclusively on behalf of Birthright New Zealand. For any questions, please call Anna on 09 557 1654.
Emergent specialises in providing experienced and skilled temporary and permanent staff to a wide variety of businesses. Our team are a long-standing and well-established team of recruitment professionals. We offer a fresh approach to recruitment and we are passionate about what we do, which is why our brand is synonymous with quality and professionalism.  
For more information on this role and other opportunities, please visit Please follow and like our Emergent page on LinkedIn and Facebook for news and regular updates on available roles.
Please note: It is a requirement that you must already hold a NZ Passport or valid working visa to be considered for opportunities.


Not for Profit

Cause (Sustainable Development Goals)