Community Development Manager

at Kainga Ora
Location Auckland, New Zealand
Date Posted May 17, 2022
Category Admin and Clerical
Job Type Full-time
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Community Development Manager Kainga Ora location Auckland. $120,914 salary, 5 weeks' annual leave + insurance.

2 x full time, permanent roles in Auckland North/West and Counties Manukau, at $120,914 salary + 5 weeks' annual leave + free insurances. Kāinga Ora has a COVID-19 Vaccination policy that requires employees to be fully vaccinated, you will be required to provide your vaccination pass during the recruitment process.

Our organisation at Kāinga Ora, ours is the important responsibility of transforming New Zealand's housing choices, outcomes and the entire housing sector by creating homes and communities that allow New Zealanders to thrive.

What is exciting about working for Kāinga Ora is getting the chance to make a real and positive impact on New Zealanders' lives. With skills, planning and purposeful action, our people are creating the homes and neighbourhoods that will build the future of Aotearoa. We are passionate about transforming New Zealand for the better. That includes being a trusted partner for Māori and iwi, protecting and enabling their rights, interests and aspirations under the guidance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Our role the Community Development Manager plays a key role in the property development process, facilitating and promoting strong, sustainable communities with a sense of place and belonging for our customers.

Kāinga Ora construction sites are supported by community development initiatives to help smooth the transition before, during and after completion. These initiatives are designed to encourage a sense of community, acceptance and integration, promote being a good neighbour and build partnerships with the community, people and organisations.

The Community Development Manager provides development management support to the Place-based group and regions. This role will focus on the community development initiatives as part of the build programme in view of protecting the long term social and asset value of our developments.

What you will bring you'll have a wealth of experience in a community development role, with extensive experience in best practice engagement. An understanding of, or familiarity with, Asset-Based Community Development is highly desirable.

You'll be adept at working in diverse communities with a wide variety of stakeholders, balancing professionalism with a friendly, approachable and trustworthy manner when partnering with our tenants and the community.

Naturally, you'll have exceptional interpersonal, communication and networking skills, coupled with confidence in public speaking and presenting to internal and external stakeholders. As this role requires travelling around the local area and community (you will have access to a company vehicle), a full NZ driver's license is required. Due to the nature of community engagement work, flexibility is also required including some evening and weekend work.

As a Homes and Communities employee, we want to make sure that you have all the tools and support you need. We want to ensure you are healthy and have work-life balance. We also want to support and grow your personal and career development through on-the-job learning, training courses, secondments and study opportunities.