Kaiwhakahaere Tari – Administration Manager

Te Matapihi Trust

  • Flexible
  • Multiple Location Options


From home office



Salary Range



Full time

Reports to

General Manager



Direct reports

Up to 3



About Te Matapihi

Te Matapihi is the national sector body for Māori housing. 

Te Matapihi he Tirohanga mō te Iwi (a window offering vision for the people) was established as a charitable trust in 2011 to: 

  • Advocate for Māori housing outcomes at a national level
  • Offer an independent voice for the Māori housing sector
  • Assist in Māori housing policy development at central and local government levels
  • Support the growth of the sector by providing advice, facilitating collaboration, and sharing high quality resources and information.  

Purpose of the role

The Kaiwhakahaere Tari plays a lead role in upholding the kaupapa of Te Matapihi, ensuring:

  • the organisation has sound administrative systems in place; and 
  • the Te Matapihi board and operations team are well supported. 

Key responsibilities

  • Manage the Te Matapihi administration team.
  • Develop, maintain, and monitor internal policies and procedures.
  • Develop, monitor, and coordinate Te Matapihi financial management systems and processes, including budget, audit, asset register, payroll, invoicing and accounts payable.
  • Coordinate reporting on the Te Matapihi strategic plan, annual work programme and funding contracts to meet both internal and external requirements (including the Te Matapihi annual report).
  • Develop and implement systems to measure organisational effectiveness and impact at both governance and operational levels (such as Results Based Accountability).
  • Develop and implement the Te Matapihi Philanthropic Funding Strategy.
  • Oversee Te Matapihi IT infrastructure.
  • Provide support to the Te Matapihi board as necessary.
  • Provide support to the Te Matapihi General Manager and wider team as necessary.

Skills and experience 

  • Proven administration management experience with strong leadership & mentoring skills.
  • Financial reporting and management skills including payroll management.
  • Experience in operating as a trusted advisor to senior management.
  • Cultural awareness - in particular an understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Te Reo Māori, and the principles of equity.
  • Ability to work within a team.
  • A strong eye for detail and the ability to work across various work streams.
  • Self-motivated, taking responsibility for ensuring that tasks are completed, and deadlines are met.
  • Good knowledge of overall business administrative processes.
  • A high level of maturity, integrity, and ability to work with confidential and sensitive information discreetly.
  • A strategic thinker with the ability to look at the big picture.
  • The ability to problem-solve, use initiative, and display sound judgement.
  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills and computer literacy (primarily Microsoft products).
  • Experience using Xero would be an advantage.

For further information please contact Wayne Knox at wayne@tematapihi.org.nz or call Mobile 021911244.

Please submit your application along with an up to date CV to ani@tematapihi.org.nz.


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