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Community Engagement Specialist

AucklandNZ$75,000 - NZ$80,000 per yearProgramme

Job description

Do you believe in the power of communities to make change to protect nature? Are you deeply connected to Tangata o le Moana communities? Do you want to end harmful mining practices? Then this is the job for you!

This role is based in Tāmaki Makaurau and is a part time, fixed term position for 12 months (0.6FTE).

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Greenpeace is an independent campaigning organisation, which uses creative confrontation to protect Earth’s ability to nurture life in all its diversity. Joining Greenpeace puts you at the centre of the fight for the environment against big polluters and climate change.

The deep sea is a treasure of biodiversity and home to untold wonders and possibilities. Right now, mining companies from the Global North are trying to plunder these pristine ocean depths, exploring the deep waters of the Pacific and developing technologies to exploit the seafloor.

Many of our Pacific neighbours are calling for a moratorium to protect their waters from deep sea mining. Greenpeace Aotearoa and allies across the world are working to bring an end to this destructive industry before it starts.

The New Zealand Government has heard our call and come out in support of a “precautionary pause” and now is the time to build up the global campaign pressure, which is why we are looking for a Community Engagement Specialist to join the campaign.

The Community Engagement Specialist will create mobilisation strategies for the Deep Sea Mining campaign that include Tangata o le Moana participation at their core.

You will have the opportunity to put your organising and engagement skills towards protecting the oceans from the highly destructive deep-sea mining industry.

Job requirements

Key Tasks

  • Develop engagement, community outreach and mobilisation strategies for on-going campaign work (within the deep sea mining campaign), designed to further participation of many kinds within Tangata o le Moana communities.

  • Develop a plan for supporting and uplifting existing deep sea mining opposition in Tangata o le Moana communities.

  • Develop organising strategies for community campaigns

  • Work closely within the deep sea mining campaign team to ensure that the campaign and communications allow for and encourage Tangata o le Moana participation.

  • Work closely within the deep sea mining campaign team to ensure that Tangata o le Moana voices are uplifted in the campaign and communications.

Full Job description and application form available on our website

You must hold an existing New Zealand work permit to be considered for this role.

What we can offer you:

Our salaries are competitive within the not for profit sector. The range for this role is $75,000 - $80,000. Greenpeace Aotearoa is not your average equal opportunity employer. We commit to engaging in courageous conversations and promoting diversity to bring an environment that is dynamic, open, and welcomes all creativity. We are a diverse team united by our goals, and you could be the next person to join in our commitment to protect our environment for generations to come.


NZ$75,000 - NZ$80,000 per year