Work with us - Current Vacancies

Communications and Engagement Coordinator

Bike Waikato is a volunteer run non-profit organisation promoting the benefits of cycling. Our goal is to make the Waikato the most bike friendly region in New Zealand and to encourage more people to use bikes.  We advocate for improved infrastructure to allow more people to safely use bicycles as an effective means of transport. 

Being a volunteer run organisation we are looking to employ a communications wizard to help us shift things up a couple of gears.

Bike Waikato works with stakeholders in Central and Local Government and the business community to provide more choices when it comes to transportation. We are in the process of becoming an Incorporated Society. The role will report to the newly formed Chair and Committee.

Bike Waikato is a group of people passionate about bikes and multi-modal transport. To come along for the ride you will need to be an enthusiastic creator with great wordsmith skills to keep the wheels rolling and tell our story.

To keep us running like a well oiled machine these are the key tasks

  • Digital Communications Strategy development and implementation over a six month period

  • Internal Communications

  • Stakeholder Engagement and relationship building

  • Social media, Website and Email marketing management

  • Develop & coordinate the production of written content across all communications channels

  • Collaborate to develop video and image content

  • Establish and maintain membership and volunteer management systems

  • Event support - Co-designing, organising and establishing

  • Other duties deemed necessary


Ideally you will have the following skills and knowledge

  • A passion for cycling, multi-modal transport, and urbanism

  • A relevant qualification (ideally tertiary level) or at least 3 years industry experience in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or a related field

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Proven experience managing, planning and delivering multi-channel communications at a company level (Social Media, Web, Email Marketing)

  • Experience and vision to develop and implement digital strategies

  • Experience and exposure to volunteer and event management practises

  • Experience with varied software suites, eg. Microsoft Office, Google Docs/Drive, Adobe

  • An understanding of the not-for-profit space

  • A passion for storytelling and building communities

  • A reliable means of transportation (Bike, bus, car, etc)

The role is a paid contractual position, working remotely or from home (there is no Bike Waikato office). There will be a need for flexible hours (other roles within the organisation are voluntary working around their own full-time work). Average of 20 hours per week but will need to be flexible.

To apply send your current CV and a cover letter outlining your relevant skills and experience to by 5:00pm Wednesday 26th August 2020

Download the position description below

Volunteer with us

Groups like Bike Waikato run on the power of their volunteers.
We are always on the look out for people who would like to see more people on bikes. You might also have some great skills you can offer to help us get one step closer to our goals.

We are on the look out for people who might be able to offer help in some of these areas:

  • Social Media content creation
  • Website SEO
  • Workshop facilitation
  • Writing submissions/providing feedback to councils
  • Community funding / Fundraising
  • Event co-ordination
  • Finance / Legal
  • Content creation, website / blogs
  • Assisting at meetings / events
  • Leading group rides

Find out more about volunteering

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