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Community Conservation Co-ordinator

0.8FTE (30 hours week), Central Wellington
Tēnā koe. He kupu mihi tēnei ki a koe i runga i tēnei kaupapa rangatira, arā ki te tautoko i ngā iwi whānui o te motu, kia hāpai ai i te ao tūroa me ngā kura taiao, hei oranga mō tātou katoa.
We welcome you into this vitally important sphere of work, supporting communities throughout Aotearoa New Zealand to help restore our natural world and its treasured biodiversity, for the benefit of us all.

Are you keen to see a thriving community conservation sector in New Zealand?  Do you have a flair for administration alongside great practical conservation knowledge and passion?

WWF-New Zealand is seeking a Community Conservation Co-ordinator. The role is part of our New Zealand Conservation Projects team and is responsible for our programme of support for the true heroes of Kiwi conservation; the voluntary and community sector.
You will lead and deliver our grants and awards programmes, keep in touch with conservation groups and other stakeholders across the country, and assess needs and deliver support such as workshops and other resources. This is a chance to play a role to help shape the brave new world of ‘conservation partnerships’. It is a rewarding position with a direct positive impact on people and the environment.

This position is funded for 4 days a week (approximately 30 hours) and will be based in our central Wellington office.

To be successful in this role you will need to:
  • have experience of community-based conservation or ecological restoration, and have existing relationships with the conservation sector including volunteer groups, Department of Conservation, local councils and other NGOs
  • be highly organised, accurate and able to apply these skills to the  administration of multiple  funding agreements with dozens of groups at a time
  • be a multi-tasker with proven ability to self-manage and deliver to deadlines
  • be a great communicator and comfortable in a range of professional situations  from meeting rooms to mudflats
You must be resident in New Zealand with an existing right to work.
If you have any questions about this role, please contact Michele Frank, Head of New Zealand Projects on 04 8158526, or

To apply please send a covering letter and CV as a single document  to .   

Applications close  Sunday 18th October 2015