Pink Shirt Day Pasifika Coordinator (Part-time – Fixed-Term)

Mental Health Foundation

  • Part Time Fixed Term
  • Auckland

Do you hold strong connections and/or have experience in working with Pasifika communities in Auckland or throughout Aotearoa? Are you looking for a chance to make your mark on the world?

The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand (MHF) is looking for a Pink Shirt Day (PSD) Pasifika Coordinator for three months to be part of a team that runs one of our most important and prominent campaigns. This role is responsible for the coordination of the Pasifika activation as part of PSD 2021, our pinkest and most impactful campaign. We are looking for a special, passionate, hard-working and well-connected individual to come in into this high performing team and help make PSD 2021 our best yet. With planning already underway and PSD only seven weeks away, you’ll be full of energy and ready to get stuck into this important mahi right away.

PSD works to stop bullying in schools, workplaces and communities and you’ll be an integral part of making a real difference. This 2021 project is already underway and it has a communications and social marketing focus and is based on a health promotion model.

You’ll be leading and quickly building the existing partnership with our Pasifika organisations on behalf of the MHF, overseeing the Pasifika project plan and budget, updating the PSD Project Lead and internal team, assisting with Pasifika PSD communications, inputting into the final evaluation, and helping us deliver our biggest and pinkest day yet.

This is a fixed-term three month, two-day a week position based in the MHF offices in Mangawhau / Mount Eden, Auckland. Looking for someone to start immediately.

The MHF is New Zealand’s only national mental health charity. We work to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all New Zealanders. We run and partner in nearly 50 programmes and projects.

You will have:

  • Experience in working alongside Pasifika communities
  • An ability to build/maintain relationships with stakeholder groups
  • An ability to set and meet deadlines and prioritise tasks
  • Experience coordinating budgets and/or project plans
  • An ability to use initiative and work collegially within a team environment
  • An understanding of, and experience with people from a wide range of cultures/ ethnicities and life experiences
  • An understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and practical application
  • An existing knowledge of and willingness to grow and extend knowledge of Te Ao Maori and Te Reo Maori

If that sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.

This role sits within the Mental Health Foundation’s Community Engagement/Health Promotion team and reports to the Community Engagement/Health Promotion Manager.

The salary will be commensurate to the successful candidate’s skills and experience for the role.

The Mental Health Foundation actively promotes the articles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.  We value the expertise of people with experience of mental illness – tangata whaiora – and we are an Equal Opportunity employer. 

How to apply

Please follow this link if you wish to apply:

Applicants for this role must have NZ Residency or a valid Work Visa.

Closing date for applications is: Friday, 16th April 2021 at 5pm.


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