Jun 122019

  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Category: Management
  • Location: Auckland
  • Date Advertised: 10-JUN-19
  • Job Reference: DOC/300/8150I2
  • Job Title: Partnerships Manager, Partnerships Group, Auckland
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Are you passionate about our natural environment?  

Do you want to lead a team working with others to increase the value of conservation for all New Zealanders?

Are you a strategic-thinking leader with a proven record of turning strategy into measurable results?  


This is an exciting time for the Department of Conservation – we’re on an incredible journey working in partnership with others to increase conservation for all New Zealanders. We are seeking a dynamic, engaging, and highly motivated leader to join our Auckland-based Partnerships team. 


To be successful in this role you will be:

  • A motivated leader with demonstratable ability to propose, initiate and drive outcome-based initiatives
  • An outstanding people leader, networker and negotiator
  • Experienced in authentically working with mana whenua
  • Proactive and able to use your initiative and apply your wisdom confidently
  • An excellent communicator – written and verbal
  • A strategic thinker who can successfully bridge the strategy-to-implementation gap
  • A master of project management with sound budget management skills
  • Self-driven, able to prioritise and work under pressure, all while maintaining a high level of professionalism


This is your opportunity to bring your passion, knowledge, experience and exceptional leadership to the Department of Conservation.


Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory, as this is a permanent position, applicants must be New Zealand citizens or residents.


Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre.  Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the role description.


For any queries, please contact Christine Rahiri, , telephone 027 561 0654 quoting vacancy 300/8150.  


Applications close at 5pm,  Monday 1 July 2019


DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.

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