The Jane Goodall Institute New Zealand (JGI NZ) is small, 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 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 energized 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 unpaid - Work with us to change this!

We are currently seeking applicants for these roles:

  • Roots & Shoots Coordinator - Partnership Outreach
  • Supporter Relations
  • Administrative Officer
  • Roots & Shoots Regional Coordinators

Roots & Shoots Coordinator – Partnership Outreach

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 for motivated, focused and hard working volunteer to join JGI NZ to help build partnerships and outreach, and provide guidance, with organisations and community groups.

  • Location: Wellington
  • 10 hrs/week

About Roots & Shoots
R&S is a global network of young people empowered and inspired to take action to improve our world. It is a youth-led community action movement that is making a difference in almost 100 countries. R&S builds on Dr. Jane’s vision of creating community-based solutions to big challenges. All around the world, young people are exploring problems in their communities affecting Animals, People and the Environment (APE), brainstorming solutions and creating projects that help to solve the problems. For more information on Roots & Shoots click here.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of R&S’s strategy and growth
  • Develop relationships and partnerships with organisations and community groups to undertake the R&S programme
  • Provide leadership for R&S staff and volunteers and individuals engaged with the programme
  • Monitor and evaluate R&S projects as required.
  • Personnel management
  • Financial management
  • Profile and brand management
  • Board communications
  • External communications on the R&S programme and JGI programmes and campaigns

Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge and genuine interest in the goals, objectives and programmes of JGI NZ is essential
  • Experience in writing communications material, including internal reports
  • Confident and experienced in developing internal and external relations
  • Strong leadership and coordination skills
  • Effective IT skills
  • Well organised and self-motivating
  • Previous experience in people management role
  • Able to work autonomously and in a team environment
  • 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 role requirements, why you would like to work with JGI NZ and how you align with our core values to info@janegoodall.org.nz using the subject line R&S Coordinator -Partnerships, Expression of Interest.

Supporter Relations Coordinator

  • Location: Wellington
  • 2 hrs/day

About the Role
We are seeking a brilliant Supporter Relations Coordinator to join our team to grow 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 communication skills and experience raising funds and awareness for charitable organisations.

As the Supporter Relations Coordinator, you will need to develop an organisation-wide communications strategy and execute it across all platforms, online, via email and print. You will also be responsible for content production across these channels, media releases, marketing materials, newsletters and fundraising appeals with the aim of growing our database and increasing revenue.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Producing national fundraising appeals (acquisition and retention) to generate substantial income and contributing to overall fundraising strategy
  • Developing a communications strategy (including editorial calendar) and executing across multiple channels (e.g. social media, direct communications, web marketing, e-communications, print, media)
  • Creating content and collateral for use across multiple channels (copy, graphics, video)
  • Developing a database strategy and managing the database and all fundraising and communications records
  • Writing and planning monthly e-newsletters
  • Developing ideas and campaigns for list building
  • Collaborating with external agencies
  • Coordinating logistics for non-tour related fundraising events

Skills and Experience:

  • Solid (3+ years) communications and fundraising experience (including an understanding of the donor journey)
  • A personal interest in animal welfare, environmental conservation and community education and action
  • Graphic design skills (e.g. Canva) with a strong sense of aesthetic and design
  • An understanding of social media trends
  • Wide experience with various tech platforms or willingness to learn
  • Excellent attention to detail and exceptional writing skills
  • Outstanding organisational skills
  • A ‘can do’ attitude and enthusiasm for working as part of a small, committed team
  • A commitment to achieving results
  • Strong organisational and time management skills combined and ability to manage multiple task
  • Highly motivated and adaptable with great initiative and compassionate.

This role is for you if you:

  • Are passionate about working for a purpose driven company having a huge positive impact in the world
  • Get excited about writing effective copy that engages the audience and results in greater involvement and financial support
  • 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 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 info@janegoodall.org.nz using the subject line Supporter Relations Coordinator Expression of Interest.

Administrative Officer

  • Location: Wellington
  • 2 hrs/day

About the Role

You will assist and support the CEO and Board of Directors. You will manage a range of financial, recording keeping and administrative support tasks. To be successful you will be organised, enthusiastic and have the ability to manage time and priorities effectively.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage financial and other records
  • Organise files and filing systems (hard-copy and cloud based)
  • Manage database (e.g. supporters, volunteers)
  • Mange HR requirements
  • Coordinate with suppliers and vendors

Skills and Experience:

  • Bookkeeping skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication skills
  • 2-3 years previous experience.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills combined and ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Excellent computer literacy
  • 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 role requirements, why you would like to work with JGI NZ and how you align with our core values to info@janegoodall.org.nz using the subject line Administrative Officer Expression of Interest.

Roots & Shoots Regional Coordinators

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 for motivated, focused and hard working individuals to join JGI NZ to help increase outreach, and provide guidance.

  • Locations: Auckland, Waikato, Wellington, Canterbury, Otago
  • 20 hrs/month

About Roots & Shoots
R&S is a global network of young people empowered and inspired to take action to improve our world. It is a youth-led community action movement that is making a difference in almost 100 countries. R&S builds on Dr. Jane’s vision of creating community-based solutions to big challenges. All around the world, young people are exploring problems in their communities affecting Animals, People and the Environment (APE), brainstorming solutions and creating projects that help to solve the problems. It is a programme that is different for each and every member around the world and for that reason we are seeking adaptable, enthusiastic volunteers to become key members of our team. We are looking to create an ever-expanding network of New Zealanders who are inspired to take action as change-making global citizens. For more information on Roots & Shoots click here.

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.

Duties and Responsibilites:

  • Manage all R&S activities within your region, with support from R&S Coordinators
  • Promote R&S to individuals and groups (e.g. schools, universities)
  • Identify and approach potential R&S members
  • Regularly (4+ times/year) visit all active schools
  • Form a team of capable and like-minded people
  • Support and implement events
  • Establish and maintain relationships with partner organisations
  • Attend a minimum of 75% of online meetings

Skills and Experience: 

  • Able to commit 20 hours per month to the role
  • Experience working with youth or children
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Comfortable preparing and delivering presentations
  • Able to identify new members, activities and fundraising opportunities
  • Able to bring your expertise to raise awareness for existing programmes
  • Computer literate
  • Willing to assist in developing resources for R&S
  • Respond to emails within 48 hours
  • 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 info@janegoodall.org.nz using the subject line Roots & Shoots Regional Coordinator Expression of Interest.