Love our coastlines? Want to play a key role in restoring and protecting them? Are you community focused with an epic ability to bring people together towards a shared kaupapa? If you’ve had experience working with community groups and mana whenua and ideally in the environmental space and you are based in Christchurch – you could be just the people we’re looking for.
Established in April 2009, the Sustainable Coastlines Charitable Trust is a multi award-winning New Zealand charity that exists to connect people to nature and inspire change. Our long-term, shared vision is to restore the mauri for our moana and our mission is to support communities around Aotearoa to prevent litter and restore waterways. We want to see beautiful beaches / oneone kōrekoreko, healthy waters / waiora and inspired people / tāngata whakaohooho. We believe we can be part of a solution, working with local communities, government and business across Aotearoa and the world.
We deliver and support large-scale coastal clean-up events, educational programmes, public awareness campaigns, catchment-based freshwater restoration and citizen science activities to collect environmental data. We also enable others by supporting ‘Do It Yourself’ efforts and training groups to run their own events.
We’re looking for a new member of our programmes delivery team to facilitate the rollout of the “on-the-ground” components of the Love Your Water and Love Your Coast programmes, in conjunction with colleagues, to deliver the world-class mahi Sustainable Coastlines is known for.
This position will require specialisation within the Love Your Water space with the expectation that our planting, maintenance and monitoring projects are always working to best practice and are established in collaboration with local community groups and mana whenua.
Working with the support and guidance of our Programme Manager, the purpose of this position is to coordinate and implement waterway restoration projects, with a focus on the Porirua catchment, as well as lead Love Your Coast beach clean-up projects and campaigns across the wider Wellington region. This includes but is not limited to: school education and events, corporate events, sponsor projects, monitoring and evaluation, training and support and training workshops.
There will be an expectation to support other Sustainable Coastlines programmes (such as Litter intelligence programme) when and where necessary, with regular travel between Wellington and Porirua and some travel to other parts of Aotearoa when needed. The position will require you to attend events at weekends a number of times during the year.
- Creativity and strong problem-solving skills with the ability to think on your feet.
- A growth mindset and a commitment to learning.
- Level headedness and a good sense of organisation.
- A commitment to the mission, vision and values of Sustainable Coastlines and a strong connection to the ocean.
- An enthusiastic interpersonal style that fosters great relationships with colleagues and external partners.
- Confidence in presenting and talking with large groups and building relationships with a range of stakeholders, including community groups and mana whenua.
- Ability and desire to travel domestically and be on the road on a regular basis.
- Initiative to manage workload remotely
- A commitment to communicating clearly and collaboratively on shared projects and events with close colleague
Skills & Experience
- Some industry experience and knowledge, with a view to specialising in community-led restoration projects would be preferable.
- Some understanding of te ao māori and te reo māori.
- Ability to work within a budget and to do event planning; a proven history of successfully delivering and reporting on community projects within budget constraints.
- Demonstrated experience in using digital tools for planning, reporting and communicating.
- Proven success in the planning, and/or delivery of educational activities and programmes.
- Excellent ability to manage priorities and communicate effectively.
Our core values at SC are:
Respect indigenous knowledge – We’re committed to being a better collaborator by increasing our understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, tikanga, te reo, and te ao māori.
Create the high five effect – We motivate people through passion, fun, positivity and a sense of achievement.
Together is better – We’re caring, collaborative, diverse and inclusive.
Strive for brilliance – We’re curious, tech-enabled people, open to new approaches.
Make waves – We focus on high impact solutions and measurable outcomes.
Come join our awesome whānau to support communities to restore waterways and prevent litter. We need a passionate person who loves our coastlines and cares about the communities around them. Being familiar with te ao and te reo would definitely be a plus. If you want to work in an exciting, inclusive, fast-paced non-profit, with a range of additional benefits then we’d love to hear from you.
How to Apply
Email your CV and cover letter to Rachel: [email protected] by 20 April 2022