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17 February 2020

Campaign organiser, cannabis referendum

32-40 hours per week

$72,000 p.a. pro rata

30 weeks to win on cannabis.

The countdown is on. Join us in a wild ride over the next 30 weeks as we urge New Zealand to vote “YES!” in the cannabis referendum.

We are growing our campaign team to ensure we win this important vote. This role will be focused on firing up our base and running our ground game, both online and IRL.

We have a solid support base who we need to activate: to enrol, to get out and have courageous conversations with friends, whānau and their communities about why we need to win the cannabis referendum. Crucially, we need them to vote Yes.

You will be an experienced and innovative community organiser, joining a team of other skilled activists, advocates and campaigners committed to doing something special – being the first country to the world to win cannabis legalisation through a popular vote.

We need you to start immediately. This is a fixed-term role which ends on 30 September 2020.

Your role will include:

  • Engaging with supporters via our digital channels to get them to take practical actions to win the referendum (to enrol, to convince friends, to volunteer, to vote, etc)
  • Coordinating grassroots/community actions – for example liaising with volunteers across the country to hold stalls at festivals/community events
  • Coordinating the Drug Foundation’s nationwide cannabis roadshow
  • Supporting our fundraising efforts, especially focused on crowdsourcing.

Your core skills and experience could include:

  • Excellent written, oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Tech saviness, including experience working with Nation Builder or similar databases
  • Experience in online fundraising and marketing
  • Contributing to a winning campaign with on or offline tactics
  • Event management experience
  • Ability to build effective relationships with a diverse volunteer base
  • Professionalism, efficiency and results-oriented delivery on short timelines
  • Understanding of how civic advocacy and public campaigning function
  • Strong teamwork skills, comfortable in a highly collaborative team culture
  • Project management skills — this job requires timely and decisive project prioritisation and resource allocation
  • An understanding of cannabis law reform.

Able to work on weekends from time to time, and some travel maybe required.

Send your application, including a cover letter and CV, to admin@drugfoundation.org.nz. Closes Friday 13 March.


18 February 2020 

Five new roles in workforce innovation, education and training   

Ko te pae tāwhiti whaia kia tata Ko te pae tata whakamaua kia tina 

"Māori health workforce development is a key enabler to improved Māori health outcomes"

Here is your opportunity to work with two leading alcohol and drug organisations on a new programme to effect real change in reducing drug harm at a community level.

Te Rau Ora in partnership with the NZ Drug Foundation has developed a new programme that will increase early alcohol and other drug interventions available for Māori whānau throughout Aotearoa. 

We are building a completely new team of people, combining their broad range of skills, so that together we can:

  • Support alcohol and drug services to develop interventions in collaboration with Māori whānau; and
  • Broaden access to alcohol and drug interventions that improve equity of access to Whānau ora.

This is an exciting opportunity to influence health outcomes through innovative, community-led solutions.

We are recruiting five people to deliver this programme and to provide support for the broader work of Te Rau Ora and the Drug Foundation. Come and join this new team:

If you are interested in any of the above vacant positions please contact Mary Vosarogo at Te Rau Ora and ask for a position description. Your application will consist of a cover letter and current CV.  This vacancy will close on Friday 13 March 2020 @ 4:00 pm.

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