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Projects and Partnerships Manager - Life Education Trust (NZ) - Wellington

  • Play a critical part in the future success of Life Education Trust
  • A real opportunity to make a difference at a national level
  • Permanent full-time position based in Thorndon, Wellington

Established in 1988, Life Education New Zealand (LET NZ) is a charitable organisation that works in schools across New Zealand to educate and inspire children and young people to make positive choices. They support children’s health education with engaging and memorable interactive learning programmes such as Healthy Harold in primary and intermediate schools, SMART$ and SMASHED in secondary schools, focused upon the health and wellbeing of our tamariki and rangatahi.

LET NZ are currently looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Projects and Partnerships Manager to join their small yet cohesive, passionate and dedicated team.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Projects and Partnerships Manager will play an integral part in the future success of Life Education Trust NZ. You will lead and support the successful development of existing and new projects, programmes and partnerships.

Key accountabilities include developing and implementing existing LET NZ programmes in the community and in schools across NZ, identifying and developing new education and community engagement opportunities, working with funding partners and collaborate with likeminded organisations, and work with the research partner to implement an evidence based evaluation process.

In addition, you will lead the maintenance and cultivation of corporate partnerships as well as identify new funding opportunities and play a key role in increasing LET NZ’s brand.

You will be a confident individual who thrives on connecting with others. Your experience in corporate partnership development will put you in good stead for this role, and your relationship management capabilities and your ability to work with a diverse range of stakeholders are second to none.  You will also have experience in project or programme management, and able to think creatively with excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.

This is a highly autonomous and diverse role that will see you working across the organisation and with a wide variety of highly committed and talented professionals, colleagues, volunteers and supporters.

Person Profile:

  • Experience in project or programme management, with effective planning and organisational abilities
  • Exceptional relationship management skills, with the ability to work collaboratively and sustain effective working relationships with diverse colleagues, partners and clients
  • Committed to providing a high standard of work and continuous improvement
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills
  • A self-starter, driven and highly self-motivated
  • Able to prioritise workload and time effectively
  • Knowledge of and interest in the education, public health and/or charitable sector is desirable
  • Experience with marketing and campaign management would be advantageous
  • Able to travel as required to perform the role (e.g. 3 days per month)

Position description: Available here.
Applications close:
5pm, Sunday 10th January 2021
Applications to: Ngan Nguyen via
P: 04 499 1069  |  W:



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