Seeking Shift Hui Coordinator

Part-time; fixed-term (five months), Wellington-based.

InsideOUT is a national youth charity seeking someone to coordinate our national youth hui, Shift. As a project that sits within te ao Māori we are interested in providing this opportunity to organise Shift to someone who is Māori/takatāpui.

You will be responsible for overseeing the planning and delivery of a national hui for young people aged 15-21, held across four days – April 22nd-25th 2022.

This will include developing and updating a risk management plan that reflects the risks of Covid-19, managing and supporting volunteers and overseeing the overall coordination for the event. This includes things such as liaising with Horouta Marae, overseeing promotion and publicity, working with volunteers to develop the programme, menu and more. You will also be responsible for reporting regularly to our Managing Director, gathering feedback, overseeing evaluation processes and reporting on these.

InsideOUT is a growing organisation that works to support youth, whānau, schools, community groups, youth services, government agencies and other relevant organisations to provide safer schools and communities for rainbow young people. Shift is a hui (gathering) for rainbow/takatāpui young people that supports them to make connections, learn about different issues facing rainbow and takatāpui communities, take part in workshops and activities and gain new skills and knowledge to help them make their schools and communities a safer place.

Photo: InsideOUT Shift Hui 2021

We are looking for someone with superb organising and communication skills (written and verbal) who is able to stay calm under pressure and quickly solve problems. The ideal applicant will be self-motivated with strong time management skills, with proven experience planning and coordinating successful events. Knowledge of the challenges faced by rainbow and takatāpui young people and experience in youth work and cultural competency would be an advantage. Experience working on or with marae would also be an advantage. More information about the organisation is available on our website: insideout.org.nz

This is a contract for up to 235 hours, spread across five months (January-May). Hourly rate is to be confirmed and may depend on experience, however InsideOUT is committed to always paying above a living wage and making sure rates are appropriate for contractors too. Hours will build up over this time, with a significant amount of these taking place at the hui (April 22nd-25th). Days and times worked outside of this are negotiable.

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E-mail your CV and cover letter to tabby@insideout.org.nz by Tuesday 7th December to apply.