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Put your skills and passion to use as part of the CPAG team. 

Date: May 2022

Job Title:  Executive Officer

Two-year Fixed Term Contract with the expectation of renewal

Location:  Auckland

Salary scale:  $85,000 - $105,000

CPAG:  The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is an independent registered charity founded in 1994 to provide evidence-based research about the causes and effects of poverty and inform the public, policymakers, media and politicians of the policy changes needed to reduce child poverty.

Job Description:  The Executive Officer is responsible for the day-to-day operational management of CPAG.  This is a pivotal position supporting the Management Committee and its various administrative subcommittees, and the Research Committee which drives the work of CPAG.  Areas of responsibility include:

  • Strategy: Developing and implementing the Strategic Plan with the Management Committee.
  • Communications: Ensuring the professional quality of all CPAG public material
  • Campaigns, Collaborations and Events: Project management of CPAG's events, campaigns and engagement in collaborative initiatives.
  • Representation: Presenting on behalf of CPAG in public and government forums
  • Coordination and Facilitation: Managing the efficient functioning of CPAG’s internal structure and fielding external enquiries.
  • Fundraising: Developing and implementing the fundraising strategy with the Fundraising Subcommittee. Engaging with major donors.
  • Administration and Finance: Oversee all aspects of contribution management and associated IT systems with the Treasurer and Accounts Assistant.
  • Leadership and Human Resources: Manage the small team of staff and oversee human resource actions with the Human Resources Subcommittee

Minimum Requirements:

  • A university degree in the social sciences
  • A minimum of five years progressively responsible and relevant work experience
  • Experience working with the not-for-profit sector is desirable
  • An understanding of, and commitment to, honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • A strong commitment to addressing child poverty in Aotearoa - New Zealand.

Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

  • Ability to plan, prioritise, and problem-solve with the ability to facilitate efficient organisational functioning.
  • Excellent communication skills for both internal and external material and audiences
  • Effective team leadership, supervision, and management skills.
  • Able to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Experienced in administrative and office management
  • Computer skills, including internet navigation and standard office applications.

For the full Job Description: Click here

Apply:  Submit your up-to-date CV and covering letter to

Closing Date:  18th May 2022

CPAG is an equal opportunities employer and encourages diversity in the workplace.