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Nelson Multicultural Council Coordinator – closes 11 June

Looking for a dynamic and motivated Coordinator to play a pivotal role in an established local NGO, working with migrants, refugee communities and newcomers to the region. Seeking capable person with a proven record in funding applications, organising activities and events, community networking and working with culturally diverse groups.


This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and motivated Coordinator to play a pivotal role in the growth of an established local NGO, working in the field of migrants, ethnic minorities, refugee communities and newcomers of Nelson and Tasman Districts.  Nelson Multicultural Council is seeking a dedicated and capable person with a proven record in funding applications, organising activities and events, community networking and whi enjoys woring with diverse communities.

He/she works to organize programs and events that create a welcoming environment and to anticipate and address issues of diversity, promote an awareness and understanding of multiculturalism and promote initiatives that further enrich the appreciation of diversity in the regions.  The Coordinator will work to raise awareness of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and the status of Tangata Whenua among ethnic communities.

The Multicultural Council Coordinator reports to the Chair and Management Committee of NMC.

Tasks include: Building and maintaining relations with a variety of government and community stakeholders, developing and delivering a comprehensive and coherent fundraising plan for the organisation, identifying, preparing and completing funding applications, planning and marketing multicultural events such as Race Unity Day festival and others; recruiting and coordinating the work of volunteers, contributing in the development of the organisation, and other tasks as per job description.

Qualifications: At least 3 years relevantt work experience is desirable.  Knowledge of funding sources is paramount, experience in event planning, community outreach, and program coordination; strong leadership, written and oral communication skills, and social media.  The Coordinator must have adequate inter-cultural competence and be comfortable working and liaising with people from different ethnicities and cultural backgrounds.

Time Commitment: This position is 25 hours per week.  This is a unique opportunity for a talented individual to play a pivotal role in the development of a leading NGO and gain a wealth of experience working with a small and dedicated governance team of volunteers.

NOTE:  The successful applicant will undergo a Police Clearance Check and Immigration New Zealand Visa View check to ensure they are entitled to work for Nelson Multicultural Council.

To apply for the position, please email your CV and cover letter to the attention of 

Management Committee 

[email protected]  by  June 11th 2018

Article type: Job Vacancies and Volunteer Opportunities

Contact Name: Jenni Bancroft
Contact Phone: 03 539 0030
Contact Email: [email protected]

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