Youth Advocate - Auckland at Electoral Commission, Auckland
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
About the role
Youth Advocates (YA) are young people talking to young people!
Do you have strong and established links within your communities (both face-to-face and online)? Are you a good communicator and comfortable with presenting? Are you keen to help promote the importance of participating in voting? Can you encourage, motivate and inspire your friends, whānau, peers, and wider youth population to enrol and vote?
If the above sounds like you and you're aged between 18-29 – we could be looking for you.
As a Youth Advocate, you will work closely with Registrar of Electors, Commission Staff and stakeholders to support delivery of community engagement targeting all eligible young people in schools. To do this, you will:
- inform youth on the importance of enrolling and voting in electoral events and referenda
- provide young people in schools including Wharekura with information about New Zealand's voting system, how the system works and how they can participate
- have excellent technical skills (to ensure you can effectively and efficiently deliver key messages across a range of channels).
Youth advocates will be employed on a fixed term contract in a part-time position (30 hours per week) and must be available to start work from February until June 2022. You will be provided with excellent training and the full support of a committed team to ensure your success in this role.
Experience and Skills
- Strong links with peer groups and community
- Comfortable using social media channels (including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) to communicate messages
- Able to confidently communicate with a range of individuals as well as large groups, through conversation, presentations, activities and other interactive means
- Confidence in Māori cultural practices relevant to the role
- Available and willing to travel (including outside your region) and possible overnight stays
- Proactive and energetic, welcomes challenges and seizes opportunities
- Be flexible with hours of work which could include weekend and evenings as required
Desirable Experience and Skills
- Past engagement, sales, promotional, education or facilitation experience
- Experience in the delivery of presentations to Youth
- Experienced with producing and presenting digital content
- Able to speak and or possess a good understanding of Te Reo Māori
- Full clean driving licence
- Have a basic level of proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications including Teams, Word, Excel and databases.
About the Electoral Commission | Te Kaitiaki Take Kōwhiri
The Electoral Commission wants every New Zealander to trust, value and take part in parliamentary elections.
We are an independent Crown Entity who works with and through communities to inform, engage and educate New Zealanders about the value of participation, make it easy for all to enrol and vote, promote understanding of New Zealand's democratic processes, and deliver parliamentary elections and referenda.
Why join the Electoral Commission?
The Commission is building an inclusive strength focussed culture where diversity is encouraged and valued. We understand how important family is; therefore, we support a family-friendly atmosphere. You will join a team who are here for the right reasons, and we are passionate about what we do.
For more information regarding this role, please email email@example.com
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Please attach your CV and cover letter
Applications close at 5pm, Monday 17 January 2022.
You must be legally allowed to work in New Zealand.
All new employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide a copy of their My Vaccine Pass when accepting an offer of employment with the Commission.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
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