Community Manager – Deaf Children NZ

Job Description
Community Manager, Deaf Children NZ Inc
The ultimate flexible role for a self-starter, with sole charge experience
Work from home, using own equipment
Part-time, fixed term contract for 2 years (start and end times negotiable)
Deaf Children NZ (DCNZ) is a national, registered incorporated society governed by an Executive Committee, who are themselves a parent of Deaf or Hard of Hearing child or children. DCNZ’s objectives are to promote, carry out and coordinate measures conducive to the welfare of Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and their families. Much of DCNZ’s work has focused on ensuring that Deaf and Hard of Hearing children have appropriate access to the education curriculum and social experiences within the schooling environment.
Reporting to the Executive Committee, the Community Manager will hold a key role in the day-to-day functions of DCNZ, with responsibilities for responding to our members’ enquiries, maintaining our membership database, administration of two funding pools and writing grants to find funding support for DCNZ’s key activities, such as our biennial Family Camp.
To be considered for this role, you will need to be highly organised and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be proficient in data entry and word processing, excel in customer service, and possess the ability to take initiative and collaborate well with a variety of stakeholders. This role is best suited to an experienced, sole charge administrator or community organiser.
This is a two-year, fixed term position, with a minimum commitment of 10 hours per week, with flexibility around school holidays, and we are only able to offer this role under a Work from Home or own location arrangement, and with a preference that the incumbent will use their own equipment.

Person Profile:
Essential Skills
Demonstrated ability to self-manage and work with competing priorities, strong time management skills;
Demonstrated aptitude for, and experience with, administrative and organisational work;
Strong communication skills both oral and written;
Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships;
Ability to relate effectively with a diverse range of people;
Proficiency in standard office software (MS Word and MS Excel);
Proficiency in Google admin and apps (or be willing to learn in own time, training available);
Ability to maintain financial records to a standard suitable for reporting to external funding agencies; and
An understanding and commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi.
Valued Skills
An affinity for working with Deaf community and professionals, and be able to build and maintain effective relationships with various stakeholders, agencies and organisations;
To have an understanding of the complexities experienced by parents and families of Deaf or Hard of Hearing children in New Zealand;
Some knowledge of New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL), or a willingness to learn; and
People with an interest in, some knowledge of, or experience as an Salesforce admin, should also apply.

How to Apply
Applications close: Friday, 27 August 2021
Apply online [https://forms.gle/CcbFKjH6b7URULD26]
Applications to: Meg Melvin, Community Manager (volunteer)
P: 027 202 8811
W: deafchildren.org.nz
E: Community@deafchildren.org.nz

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