The Jane Goodall Institute New Zealand (JGI NZ) is a non-profit with an amazing brand currently going through a strong period of growth. Our roles offer the experience of being a part of a dynamic, passionate and diverse small startup. We welcome people from all backgrounds who have a drive to make a difference to join JGI NZ's mission of inspiring actions that connect people with animals and our shared environment.
The Jane Goodall Institute New Zealand seeks team members who are committed to our mission and vision of what the world can be when we all stand up to do our part. We seek exceptional people who have thought about the world around them and are committed to making it a better place. We seek people who are energised by challenges and who like to work hard for the things that inspire them. We seek people who care and who show it in both the quality of their work and the way they relate to their coworkers, our beneficiaries and to nature.
At JGI NZ, you will know that your work will contribute to the protection and understanding of great apes and to inspiring people of all ages to take action to make the world a better place for animals, people and the environment.
All roles at JGI NZ are currently voluntary - Work with us to change this!
We are currently seeking applicants for these roles:
Roots & Shoots Regional Coordinators - Auckland, and, Christchurch
Location: Wellington, 2 hrs/day (NOTE: Ideally Wellington but open to elsewhere in NZ)
About the Role
We are seeking a fabulous Development Officer to join our team to expand the vision of JGI NZ and contribute to inspiring actions that connect people with animals and our shared environment. To be successful you will have excellent skills in fundraising and awareness of charitable organisations.
As the Development Officer, you will need execute across the organisation’s supporter relation strategy in regards to fundraising. Assisting in increasing revenue, exploring and realising opportunities.
In conjunction with the Supporter Relations Manager, executing fundraising activities to generate income and contributing to the overall fundraising strategy
Undertaking grant application writing, fundraising tasks, and database record keeping.
Skills and Experience:
Solid (3+ years) fundraising experience (including an understanding of the donor journey)
Wide experience with various tech platforms or willingness to learn
Excellent attention to detail and exceptional writing skills
This role is for you if you:
Are passionate about working for a purpose driven organisation having a huge positive impact in the world.
Get excited about writing effective copy that engages the audience and results in greater involvement Thrive in roles where you can take self-initiative but work harmoniously in a team
Enjoy building relationships and liaising with others to get things done well and in a timely manner
Are willing to be adaptable and flexible within your role (an inevitable part of a small charity)If you have a 'can do' attitude!
If you are interested
Please send a current CV including references and a cover letter explaining how you meet the job requirements, why you would like to work with JGI NZ and how you align with our core values using the subject line Development Officer Expression of Interest.
Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots (R&S) is a programme that empowers young people and equips them with the tools, motivation and support they need to address the problems that matter to them most. We are looking to create an ever-expanding network of New Zealanders who are inspired to take action as change-making global citizens, who are aware of, and are making contributions towards, the Sustainable Development Goals. We are looking for motivated, focused and hard working individuals to join JGI NZ to help increase outreach, and provide guidance.
For more information on Roots & Shoots click here.
Locations: Auckland, Waikato, Wellington, Canterbury, Otago
Hours: 20 hrs/month
About the Role:
As a R&S Regional Coordinator you will be working as part of a team with other passionate, regionally-based R&S coordinators, the national coordinator, CEO and other staff and volunteers. You will be playing a pivotal part in the growth of this inspiring organisation. We offer flexible, part-time working arrangements and the opportunity for the right person to grow with the organisation.
You will manage a range of tasks including promoting R&S across your region, supporting R&S groups and individuals, building and coordinating a team of volunteers, engaging and supporting youth leaders. You will also have the opportunity to provide input and assist in the development of our events, social media, campaigns and resources. To be successful you will be dedicated, organised and compassionate. You will have excellent interpersonal communication skills, experience working with youth and an alignment with the values of JGI NZ.
Undertake R&S activities within your region, with support from R&S Coordinator
Promote R&S to individuals and groups (e.g. schools, universities)
Regularly (4+ times/year) visit all active schools
Support and implement events
Skills and Experience:
Knowledge of the Roots & Shoots programme and the Sustainable Development Goals, and enthusiasm for each.
Able to commit 20 hours per month to the role
Experience working with young people
Exceptional communication skills
Comfortable preparing and delivering presentations
A current drivers license and reliable transport
Police clearance (or be willing to obtain)
Strong organisational and time management skills combined and ability to manage multiple tasks
Highly motivated and adaptable with great initiative and compassionate.
If you are interested
Please send a current CV including references and a cover letter explaining how you meet the job requirements, why you would like to work with JGI NZ and how you align with our core values to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line Roots & Shoots Regional Coordinator Expression of Interest.