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Community Engagement Advisor position at Rata Foundation

Wednesday, September 13, 2017   Posted in: Vacancies By: Administrator With tags: vacancies, Community Groups, community engagement

Rata Foundation.Are you prepared to “go the extra mile” and work in a way that enhances positive team culture and a supportive working environment?
Are you passionate about making a social impact?
Are you a ‘super connector’ and building relationships is something you do naturally?

Rātā Foundation is one of New Zealand’s largest philanthropic organisations supporting a wide range of organisations across the communities of Canterbury, Nelson, Marlborough and the Chatham Islands. One of their Community Engagement Advisors is soon to embark on a period of parental leave which has led to this exciting fixed term opportunity becoming available.

This role reports to the Funding Manager and will have responsibility for delivering, supporting and assessing applications received under the Foundation’s Large Grants Funding Programme. The role needs to take a broad and strategic approach to successfully manage a wide variety of applicants - given the high engagement intent of this programme, varying expectations and diverse projects.

The Community Engagement Advisor is part of the funding team supporting the successful delivery of the Foundation’s funding framework and will be building on key stakeholder relationships to ensure ongoing appropriate and proactive funding support can be delivered across the parental leave period.

To be successful in this role you will have a background in community development practices and it is ideal if you have experience delivering a strategic programme within a philanthropic or community funding context. An understanding of monitoring or evaluation practices would also be an advantage. One of your strengths will be your ability to identify, build and manage relationships and you be will be known for your integrity and for your ability to recognise diverse perspectives and experiences. You will also have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Rata Foundation is open to discussions around this role being a secondment opportunity and they are also open to canvassing where the role may be located, which would need to be within their funding region.

You will be rewarded with this unique opportunity to be involved in this very positive organisation that provides critical funding support to the communities of the region.

Applications for this parental leave position close on Monday 25th September 2017.

Download a position description for this Commuity Engagement Advisor role. You can contact Julia Hetherington with any other questions about the opportunity (021 193 9219).

Find out more about the Rātā Foundation.

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