Marketing and Communications Specialist

at Student Volunteer Army Foundation
Published October 1, 2023
Location Auckland, New Zealand
Category Sales and Marketing  
Job Type Full-time  
$60,000 – $75,000 per year


Marketing and Communications Specialist Student Volunteer Army Foundation location Auckland. $60,000 – $75,000 per year.

The Student Volunteer Army (SVA) was born from the heart of Christchurch during its darkest hours. Conceived by our Founder Sam Johnson and friends at the University of Canterbury, our mission is clear to champion and empower youth volunteering. We inspire and unite young people, igniting a passion for meaningful service that enriches both individuals and their communities.

While our roots lie in crisis response, today, we're so much more. We provide a range of education programs across New Zealand's schools and universities, all completely free of charge. These programs equip the younger generation with vital skills for service and volunteering.

Making an Impact in the recent Auckland flood response, we mobilized an incredible 2,300 volunteers who cleared 287 homes and conducted over 1,500 individual welfare checks.

Our Service Award program is active in over 180 schools, with more than 26,000 intermediate and secondary school students clocking their volunteering hours against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Check out the video below for a glimpse of our amazing work.

Here's your chance to join a dynamic team and amplify the impact of the Student Volunteer Army as our Community Impact & Storytelling Specialist. You'll be the driving force behind our storytelling, celebrating youth volunteering and inspiring the next generation. If you're up for the challenge, your skills could be the catalyst that propels us to new heights, amplifying our brand, voice, and influence.

But wait, there's more! As our marketing wiz, you'll also have the opportunity to flaunt your design expertise. We're on the hunt for a self-motivated go-getter, someone unafraid to roll up their sleeves and dive headfirst into our mission. If you thrive in a dynamic, ever-evolving environment and are comfortable flexing your work hours and availability, this is the role for you. Be prepared for occasional commitments beyond regular office hours, including weekends and holidays, especially during emergencies, to ensure crucial communications reach their destination. Your dedication will be the driving force behind making a real impact when it's needed most.

What skills would you bring a solid grasp of the subject matter, along with a related tertiary qualification, like a degree or certificate, or equivalent expertise. 3-5+ years of experience in a fast-paced work environment, demonstrating exceptional multitasking abilities.

Proven track record in delivering marketing and digital campaigns, managing digital communication platforms, and handling website and social media marketing. Familiarity with CRM software like Salesforce or HubSpot, proficiency in social media advertising platforms (e.g., Facebook Ads Manager), and experience with tools like Google Suite, Wix, or WordPress.

Proficiency in design tools like Canva and/or Adobe Creative Suite and experience with marketing platforms like Mailchimp. Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to connect with a wide range of people. A passion for storytelling and a knack for proofing and editing. A commitment to developing cultural capability and capacity in te ao Māori.

About you, you love volunteering or acts of service and you want to make a positive difference to the people around you. You believe in our cause and are excited to share our SVA story & the incredible work our volunteers undertake.

You get excited about the thought of being able to connect with likeminded team members and collaborate to achieve something great. You bring a sense of humor and enjoy a good laugh. You're results-oriented, driven, and detail-oriented. You thrive under pressure and are adaptable. Building trust across diverse groups is second nature to you.

What we offer a close-knit, remote-working team across New Zealand, with access to offices and shared working spaces around NZ. Flexibility to balance life and work commitments. Supportive colleagues passionate about community impact and having a good time.

A commitment to volunteering embedded in our DNA, encouraging team members to connect and contribute to their communities. Exciting plans for the future, with opportunities to make a lasting impact across New Zealand and beyond. While our kaupapa is student led - we are a diverse team in terms of age, experience, and cultures.

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