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Hiring Climate Action Leads

The Community Trusts of Aotearoa NZ are seeking to contract two co-leads for Climate Action, with a commitment that at least one will bring knowledge and experience of mātauranga Māori and Te Aō Māori. Working together as skilled project managers and experienced facilitators, the co-leads will leverage their knowledge and passion for climate-related issues to progress an ambitious programme of work in support of a just transition to a net zero world.

  • 24-month contract with location flexibility

  • 2x Consultancy roles

  • Coordinate the implementation of the Funders’ Commitment on Climate Action and support community trusts in their climate action responses


To grow philanthropic leadership and contribution to climate action, Community Trusts of Aotearoa New Zealand have created and signed up to a Funders’ Commitment on Climate Action. A Climate Action Working Group has developed a programme of work in support of a just transition to a net zero world and is exploring ways to work together on climate action.

We are now seeking two exceptional project managers to progress the actions identified by the Climate Action Working Group and generate traction for the Funders’ Commitment, through a 24-month contract with the Centre for Social Impact.

About the role

The Climate Action Leads, as contractors for the Centre for Social Impact (CSI), and directed by the Climate Action Working Group, you will lead the implementation of the actions identified by the Climate Action Working Group, including design, planning, development and roll-out of initiatives. Facilitating governance, strategic and operational conversations to support commitments to action will be required as you support community Trusts and other funders progress agreed actions. Mahi will involve assisting in the development and implementation of climate action plans and acting in an advisory capacity. You will be responsible for managing budgets and resources.

About the person

We are looking for two people, at least one of whom will bring knowledge and experience of mātauranga Māori and Te Aō Māori. Both individuals should be well versed in climate-related issues, and the international and national climate legislative and policy context. As skilled project managers with programme design and delivery experience, you will be committed to and experienced in the community or philanthropic sector.

Your track records will include extensive facilitation, co-design, and engagement experience with tangata whenua, diverse communities, groups, and organisations. You will be skilled influencers, comfortable working with community leaders, funders, and stakeholders at all levels.

Open to job-sharing/co-leading, you will be energetic leaders with a passion for enabling change, known for your can-do attitude and exceptional organisation skills.

Please click here to view the position description.

Next steps

For more information, please email

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to

Applications close on 18th October 2022.

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