Communications Assistant

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Communications Assistant
  • Kelburn
  • Contract
  • Wed Nov 22 02:35:43 2023
  • 564

  • Do you have an interest in a fixed-term, part-time position from February to December 2024?
  • Are you a current student or have previously studied at Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington?
  • Have you got proven experience in communications and marketing, including content creation such as social media, writing content and digital platforms?

Mō Te Herenga Waka - About Our University

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university.

Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting a Communications Assistant on a fixed-term, part-time contract. This role is from 7 February 2024 – 13 December 2024 and is a part time (10-15 hours a week) role that ensures that the Manawa Ora-Student Wellbeing team can effectively communicate their wellbeing, rainbow and inclusion and refugee background resources and support services to students through regular promotion and engagement on digital, social and print media. The role also supports the implementation of Ki te rā: Student Wellbeing Outcomes Framework and amplifies the key messages of our wellbeing internal and external partners.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Write regular content for social media and University publications.
  • Create compelling social media posts and graphics to support the promotion activities of the service.
  • Develop, edit, caption and promote videos, collaborating with content contributors.
  • Create and edit website content.
  • Regularly provide updates to the Manager on engagement data.
  • Continually improve visibility and awareness of the service through research and following communication best practice.
  • Collaborate with the University Communications and Marketing team to ensure a wider reach of Manawa Ora’s services, events, and programmes.
  • Collaborate with Student Leaders (Bubble, Rainbow and Inclusion, StoryCraft) to regularly promote services on Social Media channels, Whītiki, and Salient.
  • Collaborate with the Ki te rā: Student Wellbeing Outcomes Framework Steering Group to support the implementation of Ki te rā.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

You will:

  • Be a current student or recent graduate of Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington.
  • Have experience in communications including social media, digital platforms and writing content.
  • Have commitment to the application of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in an educational context.
  • Have experience, knowledge and awareness of the University environment and the key issues for students.
  • Have clear oral communicator with equity groups and young people aged 18-25, both in person and digital platforms.
  • Maintain confidentiality and personal boundaries.
  • Have knowledge and experience of Te Ao Māori and in working with Māori individuals, whānau and communities.
  • Have an interest in working with Pasifika, gender diverse, refugee background, disabled people and international communities.
  • Have the ability to work flexibly and be adaptable to changeable circumstances.

Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe - Why you should join our team

Our team is dedicated to enhancing student wellbeing and ensuring rainbow and refugee-background students are able to succeed and are well connected with the University community.

We offer you:

  • Ability to work from home one day a fortnight.
  • Consistent working hours.
  • Regular supervision and guidance.
  • Competitive rate: $27 per hour plus 8% holiday pay.
  • Professional development.

People enjoy working in our team because we support students to live well, connect well and support our University to have a safe and inclusive wellbeing culture.

You can learn more about our service here: https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/students/support/health/wellbeing

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy: 06 December 2023 - We will be reviewing applications as they are received and may progress with suitable applicants prior to the application closing date.

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Rachel Anderson-Smith ([email protected] ). But applicants should follow all steps listed below.

Important - Application Steps and information

Download and complete the University Application Form . Then, please combine your cover letter, CV and the University Application Form into a single file (preferably in pdf format). Click Apply and follow the process to enter your contact details and attach your combined file (CV, cover letter and the University application form) using the “CV/Resume” button.

If you are unable to combine your documents or have further supporting documents, please email these to [email protected] stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.


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