Vacancies

The current list of vacancies related to Orienteering New Zealand is below and included in each monthly Orienteering NZ Update Newsletter.

If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering in the sport of orienteering, please contact us via the General Manager gm@orienteering.org.nz

Current Vacancies:


NZ Schools Team Coach 2017

  • Applications Closing Date: 30 June 2017
  • Purpose: The primary role of the NZ Schools Team Coach is to assist the NZ representative team to perform to the best of their ability and to improve upon previous results achieved by New Zealand representative teams in Australia.
  • Tenure: From appointment to the completion of the New Zealand Schools Team 2017 competitions in and around Bathurst in New South Wales as part of the Australian Championships carnival which runs from 23 September to 1 October 2017.
  • Personal qualities: The position requires an internationally experienced orienteer with sufficient time to devote
    to the role, with:
    • Excellent communication and motivational skills
    • Sound interpersonal skills
    • The ability to organise and plan
    • Coaching experience with a thorough understanding of the techniques involved in
      competitive orienteering
    • Coaching NZ and senior NZOF coaching qualifications (or equivalent)

    The Coach is expected to travel to Australia with the team.

  • Remuneration: Cost of travel will be funded by the Orienteering NZ. Direct expenses will be paid on provision of receipts and only within the budget allowance, as agreed.
  • Position Description:   NZ School Team Coach 2017 (PDF 734KB)
  • Applications for this position to be forwarded to: Catriona McBean, General Manager gm@orienteering.org.nz  by 30 June 2017. All applications received will be acknowledged by email.

NZ Schools Team Manager 2017

  • Applications Closing Date: 30 June 2017
  • Purpose: The primary role of the NZ Schools Team Manager is to ensure all financial and logistic matters pertaining to the team are attended to, so that the team members can concentrate on their own activities aimed at maximising their performance.
  • Tenure: From appointment to the completion of the New Zealand Schools Team 2017 competitions in and around Bathurst in New South Wales as part of the Australian Championships carnival which runs from 23 September to 1 October 2017.
  • Personal qualities: The position calls for detailed and longer-range planning, administration, report writing andinterpersonal skills.  The Manager is expected to travel with the team.
  • Remuneration: Cost of travel will be funded by the Orienteering NZ. Direct expenses will be paid on provision of receipts and only within the budget allowance, as agreed.
  • Position Description:   NZ School Team Manager 2017 (PDF 788KB)
  • Applications for this position to be forwarded to: Catriona McBean, General Manager gm@orienteering.org.nz  by 30 June 2017. All applications received will be acknowledged by email.

Technical Committee Convenor

  • Applications to be submitted ASAP. Applications will be accepted till an appointment is made.
  • Purpose:  To strengthen standards of orienteering at club and national level in NZ .
  • Tenure: 2 years for Panel. Appointed by Orienteering NZ Council.
  • Personal qualities: It is expected members of the Orienteering NZ Technical Committee will have the following attributes:
    • Detailed knowledge of the requirements of the different sports which are the
      responsibility of the Orienteering NZ, namely orienteering, rogaine, and MTBO.
    • In depth knowledge of the rules of orienteering as they apply to nationally and
      internationally-recognised events.
    • Significant involvement in, and knowledge of, event planning and management, for
      all levels of participation.
    • Awareness of educational needs and effective training methods for technical
      development.
    • Understanding of resources currently available that may be utilised by clubs and
      Orienteering NZ.
  • Remuneration: This position is volunteer in its nature. Direct expenses will be paid on provision of receipts and only within the budget allowance agreed with the General Manager.
  • Position Description:  ONZ Technical Committee Member PD  (PDF 358KB)
  • Applications for this position to be forwarded to: Catriona McBean, General Manager gm@orienteering.org.nz  Applications to be submitted ASAPAll applications received will be acknowledged by email.

ONZ Media Advisor

  • Posted: 1 December 2016
  • Purpose: The Media Advisor role is responsible for the interaction between ONZ and clubs with promotion of orienteering through traditional and social media outlets.
  • Tenure: Appointed by the General Manager for 1 year.
  • Personal qualities: The position requires a person with media experience and preferably contacts in media.
    The Media Liaison should have:
    – excellent communication and writing skills
    – well-connected throughout the orienteering community in New Zealand
    – sound interpersonal skills, as the role requires extensive liaison with many people and different external groups
    – a key understanding of media requirements to successfully promote national events
  • The position is voluntary in its nature.
  • Position Description: ONZ Media Advisor PD (PDF 486KB)
  • Applications for this position to be forwarded to: Catriona McBean, General Manager gm@orienteering.org.nz All applications received will be acknowledged by email.

Selection Panel – Senior – 1 Member

  • Applications will be accepted till an appointment is made.
  • Purpose: To ensure Orienteering NZ has a fair and transparent process for selection of international and representative teams.
  • Volunteer position. 3 years for Panel.
  • Position Description:  ONZ Selector PD.PDF (PDF)
  • Applications for this position to be forwarded to: Catriona McBean, General Manager gm@orienteering.org.nz All applications received will be acknowledged by email.