Here at Taranaki Foundation, we are on an ambitious mission to nurture and build the prosperity of our region, and we are looking for a passionate local to join our busy team.

Not only will you join our small Foundation team, but as our Team Support you will bring your on-point organisational and communication skills to provide broad operational and team support. The breadth and variety in this role will keep you busy and stimulated. You will enjoy working in a high trust and flexible environment and the opportunity to showcase your interpersonal and relational qualities, customer service, administration and organisational skills.

We are looking for a passionate individual that gets what we do. Our purpose is to inspire a culture of giving and sharing in Taranaki. We are moving at speed and need help to execute our growth strategy towards delivering on our mission, vision and purpose.

This part-time role will be perfect for a candidate with plenty of enthusiasm, excellent time management skills, a people’s person and a desire to work for an organisation that is making a visible difference in our community.

Who we are

Taranaki is a special place. Around our maunga an energy exists — driving passionate people across our rohe to get things done, to improve lives, and create the best of New Zealand, here in Taranaki.

Taranaki Foundation is born of this same drive and commitment. A charitable community foundation created for the people of Taranaki, by the people of Taranaki, our vision is to nurture and grow the prosperity of our region through community giving, partnerships and philanthropy.

Taranaki Foundation is one of 17 community foundations across New Zealand that provide a unique way of charitable giving. We connect generous donors with projects and causes they are passionate about to support long-term community transformation.

The position

In this role you will work closely with both the Chief Executive and Community Engagement Manager, to provide broad operational and team support of the Community Foundation through delivering on strategic objectives as set by the Board and Chief Executive. Acting as a key person in making sure the Foundation is delivering and keeping up with the day-to-day requirements of operations.

You will be a natural people person, enthusiastic, keen to learn and can think creatively. You are great at multitasking and have a desire to build strong relationships with donors and key stakeholders.

This is a part-time position, based in New Plymouth.

Personal profile:

As you can imagine, it’s really important to get the right person for this crucial role, so here is what we are looking for:

  • Highly motivated, self-starter with great time management and a keen eye for detail.
  • Confident and experienced in general admin duties with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exhibit a high level of energy and a passion for the community.
  • Ability to sensitively work with a diverse group of people, respecting all cultures, religions and backgrounds.
  • A confident and natural people person, ability to form strong relationships and relate to a wide range people at all levels.
  • Has a warm, positive, friendly can-do attitude.
  • Strong computer literacy – particularly in Microsoft Office Suite and diary management. Experience in Xero is preferred.
  • Experience in a community facing organisation(s) would be advantageous.
  • Experience in assisting at events would be advantageous

This is a great opportunity to join an organisation that is passionate about helping its community while offering rewarding career opportunities, adaptable hours, and a flexible work environment where possible.

If you believe you have what we are looking for, we would love to hear from you! For more information contact Josh at

Applications including cover letter and CV to be sent to

Closing date: Friday 7 October

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