The North East Valley Community Development Project (The Valley Project) is looking for a passionate, motivated person to lead a small but vibrant team, manage the Valley Project community rooms and events that are held by the project in the North East Valley, Opoho, Pine Hill and Dalmore areas of Dunedin. This role is pivotal to building relationships with key stakeholders and community members across our diverse community.
The Valley Project is founded on the vision of a strongly connected, healthy, sustainable community. This is achieved through our physical presence in the North East Valley community, producing and distributing our local newspaper ‘The Valley Voice’ and creating events and opportunities for our community to be part of, such as ‘Creek Fest’ and ‘Spring Clean’. The Valley Project is also heavily invested in creating food security for our people through our re- distribution of rescued food via ‘Kai Share’ and many other community initiatives. Community is the embodiment of what we do.
The manager of the Valley Project is responsible for community events and programmes for all ages, ethnicities and interest groups who reside in the wider valley area. The role also encompasses overseeing and managing staff who work in our environmental arm OpenVUE – Open Valley Urban Eco-Sanctuary- who work in the trapping of pests, weeding, planting, propagating and educating spaces. There is also a significant focus on achieving funding outcomes to ensure that we can sustain what we do.
The successful applicant will need previous experience in managing a team and preferably have worked within a similar organisation. You will need proven strengths in the following areas:
- Strategic Leadership with staff to implement areas of need for the Valley Project and the Executive that governs the project.
- Manage staff and volunteers effectively and ensure recruitments and job development is done collaboratively with the executive.
- Manage grant applications processes from researching, writing and submitting grant applications to writing up final evaluation reports.
- Event management
- Managing community enquiries as they occur and providing support where needed.
- Hands on-not afraid to get in amongst it and get your hands dirty!
- Be a people person
The ideal candidate will have strong experience in the funding arena. You will need the ability to be able to identify and scope out opportunities and understand the full mix of corporate and community, grants and sponsorship possibilities.
The role is answerable directly to the Executive which is the governing body of the organisation. The Manager will be responsible for the day to day running of the project.
If you would like a change and have a passion to do more for your community, please get in contact. We would love to hear from you.
Email Kate on [email protected] to seek out clarity around any questions you might have.
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