The Central Districts Cancer Society is recruiting to fill a Marketing Coordinator position.

The Marketing Coordinator position is to assist the busy Cancer Society Central Districts in Palmerston North.

This permanent part-time (17.5 hours/week) position will provide guidance and advice on communications and systems and will coordinate and promote communications across the Division with a clear focus on improving communication for Cancer Society services.  The role will have a significant focus on the use of social media for community fundraising and community connection.

The specific working days and times will be negotiated to suit.

About the position:

This is a busy and varied role in which the successful candidate will need to:

  • Collate action and publish our quarterly newsletter
  • Draft and produce donor mail letters
  • Manage social media posts of the Centres and Division
  • Ensure content for the Division on the national CS website is current and accurate
  • Develops social media infrastructure and approaches to engage potential donators/ community fundraisers
  • Develop a marketing and communications plan to promote the Cancer Society Central Districts in the community and its impact both internally and externally
  • Build a story bank of successful initiatives which can be used in publicity and to celebrate the role of the Cancer Society and its supporters.
  • Use Facebook, Raisely, Twitter and other on-line resources to improve outcomes.


We would like to hear from you if you have:

  • A qualification in marketing, communications or similar discipline is preferred
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in communications, media or similar
  • 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
  • The ability to network, build new relationships and work collaboratively with others.
  • The ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Understanding of publishing/design/printing processes
  • A full driver's licence (essential)


The Cancer Society is an equal opportunity employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees by incorporating the principals of Te Tiriti O Waitangi.  We offer excellent work-life balance, flexible hours, professional development opportunities and are family orientated.  You’ll be joining a dedicated and collaborative team where initiative is applauded.


To Apply

Please download and complete an application form and email it along with your CV and a covering letter to

Applications close 5pm, Sunday October 23rd, 2022.

Last updated: September 23, 2022