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Applications invited for position of Orienteering NZ General Manager
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Wed 26 Jun 2019 1:22pm
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Orienteering NZ - Find Your Adventure

The term of the current General Manager ends in late September, and the Council are now inviting applications from people who may have an interest in this role. The role is being advertised on SEEK, and we are especially interested in hearing from suitable applicants who have experience or knowledge of orienteering or similar sports/club environments. This is a contracted position and the term will be for a period of 1 year, based on 20hrs week.

This is a national role, which can be based anywhere in NZ. It offers flexibility and the chance to work closely with the Council, and national body staff and volunteers, who are all passionate about the sport of orienteering. The General Manager is a diverse role, responsible for the efficient running and administration of the national office, as well as close liaison with orienteering clubs, volunteers, and external stakeholders. A key part of success in the role, will be the ability to build positive relationships with clubs and volunteers, and collaborate on key activities or initiatives. The dimensions of the role include office management and administration, financial management, stakeholder management, communications, planning and organising, grant applications and funding, process and policy improvement.

We are looking for candidates with the following:

  • Capabilities in sports administration and management
  • Effective relationship builder and collaborative style
  • Proven leadership capabilities with staff and volunteers
  • Effective in planning, organising, multi-tasking and financial management
  • Experience in orienteering and/or an empathy with a club based sports environment driven by passionate volunteers

For more information or to discuss this, please contact Peter Swanson (ONZ Council Chair) on orienteeringnzchair@gmail.com, or phone 027 302 4863.

Closing date for applications is July 15th 2019. Applications will need to include a CV and cover letter and should be sent to Peter at orienteeringnzchair@gmail.com

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