Recruiting for our new Executive Officer


Executive Officer, YWCA of Aotearoa New Zealand

– Self motivated leadership role for a national women’s organisation
– Serve the needs of young women in Aotearoa
– Work part time from home, in either Auckland or Wellington


Are you passionate about supporting young New Zealand women to be the best they can be?

The YWCA is part of a global movement, working in 101 countries promoting justice and women’s empowerment. In New Zealand, the YWCA of Aotearoa New Zealand is the national body for the YWCA movement, linking local organisations with the World YWCA.

This new part-time fixed term position has been established to support the YWCA of Aotearoa New Zealand (YWCA of A/NZ) Board in its governance role, including implementing the Board’s strategic goals, and to manage the day to day operations of the organisation.

2017 marks 110 years of the YWCA in New Zealand – we seek a passionate and highly motivated individual, with proven management skills and a record of building strong relationships to assist with our work nationally.

Responsibilities of this new position include the development of the annual business plan to operationalise our strategic goals; managing the administrative and financial requirements of the organisation; assisting to develop and implement annual fundraising plans and apply for grant funding; managing internal and external communications; and maintaining working relationships with key partners and stakeholders.

Upon appointment, you will be able to review the board’s proposed operating and resourcing models and recruit administrative and project support to best fit the annual plan, your skill set and location. A full position description for this role is available at

The initial term for this role is 12 months for 25 hours per week. Applicants must include a CV and covering letter, received by email before Friday 27 January 2017, 12noon to Late applications may not be accepted.

Only people with the right to work in New Zealand may apply for this position.

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