The Cancer Society Central Districts Division is recruiting for an Events Coordinator for its Whanganui Centre.

The role is located in our Whanganui office and is a permanent part-time position of 20 hours a week.

The Event Coordinator will work within the Central Districts Division revenue generation strategy and lead and implement fundraising events with a clear focus on improving revenue generation to support Cancer Society services. The role will cover all aspects of events.

Specifically, the role will work within the Centre to identify:

  • How best to align Divisional and Centre activities to maximise fundraising opportunities.
  • Identify and support fundraising opportunities and ensure a cohesive and professional approach to all Centre fundraising activity.
  • Lead Relay For Life and Daffodil Day for the Centre in consultation with the rest of the team.
  • Ensure that supporters have an outstanding experience through the provision of our information, follow up and engagement with the Cancer Society.

Applicants should ideally possess the following attributes:

  • Significant track record of successful events for Not For Profits including the ability to make the ask
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong social media skills
  • Experience with handling the media
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and database work
  • Experience with data analysis, reporting and presentation
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong customer service ethic
  • Demonstrates an ability to follow through and deliver
  • Enjoys working with people, easily establishes rapport and maintains positive and respectful working relationships
  • Demonstrates a willingness to proactively engage with and an ability to adapt approaches to meet the needs of different cultures. 
  • A qualification in marketing, communications or similar discipline would be advantageous as would being comfortable speaking in public.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines and a full New Zealand drivers licence is necessary.

To Apply

Please download and complete the application form and send it along with your CV and covering letter to:

Please ensure you download, complete and supply the application form - failure to do so may mean your application isn't considered.

 Applications close 5pm Friday, 2 June 2023.

Last updated: May 8, 2023