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CWS: National Director

Posted on 08 June 2021

Are you passionate about international development? Committed to working for a world free of poverty and injustice? 

Christian World Service (CWS) is seeking a National Director to lead this small and dynamic organisation. As the justice, aid and development organisation of its member churches, CWS has been engaged in working for a just world for over 75 years. The National Director works with the Board to provide strategic leadership to the organisation which supports development partner organisations around the world, and organisations responding to emergency situations. CWS has a rich history of advocating for communities around the world overcoming justice and working for change. Within Aotearoa, our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi informs our understanding of partnership and our work to build connections between movements for change in Aotearoa and the wider world. 

The National Director will lead, manage and support a small and experienced staff team based in Christchurch and Auckland and have oversight of the organisations finances and fundraising. Building and maintaining effective relationships with key supporters, partner organisations, partner churches and government officials is a key part of this role.

We are seeking a visionary leader with a strong commitment to global issues. This person must have proven experience in organisational leadership and extensive skills in the management of people and finances. An ability to relate the Christian gospel to the work of CWS is essential. Effective communication skills for relating to a wide range of audiences is also important.

A Job Description and Person Specification can be obtained from board.chair@cws.org.nz [link removed]. All applications must include a full CV and a 1-2 page letter outlining your interest in this position. Applications are to be sent to board.chair@cws.org.nz [link removed]  and will close at 5pm on 25 June.