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Community Engagement Coordinators

Posted on Fri, 15 May 2020

Work type

Fixed term contract


Various across New Zealand

Close date

Mon, 25 May 2020

Community Engagement Coordinators will be responsible for assisting the Registrar of Electors to provide leadership and coordination of Youth Advocates (YAs) and Community Engagement Advisors (CEA) and their work activities in communities. You will also be involved with the delivery of community engagement targeting eligible young Māori and Pacific voters.

To do this, you will:

  • Ensure that YAs and CEAs are at the right places, at the right times with the right tools to connect with and effectively communicate key General Election 2020 messages around enrolment and voting to our youth
  • Assist them with delivering timely and accurate reports on work being carried out
  • Have strong communication skills, time management, and organising expertise
  • Support the delivery of engagement in a digital environment; therefore, you must have good social media and technical skills to help deliver key messages across a range of channels
  • Enjoy working with young people and have a strong understanding of youth demographics. 

Community Engagement Coordinators will be employed on fixed term contracts and must be available to work between 29 June and mid-October.  You will be provided with excellent training and the full support of a committed team to ensure your success in this role.

If you meet these requirements and have a passion to contribute positively to the values and outcomes of 2020 General Election, then apply today.

To apply:

About the Electoral Commission | Te Kaitiaki Take Kōwhiri

The Electoral Commission wants every New Zealander to trust, value and take part in parliamentary elections.

We are an independent Crown Entity who works with and through communities to inform, engage and educate New Zealanders about the value of participation, make it easy for all to enrol and vote, promote understanding of New Zealand’s democratic processes, and deliver parliamentary elections and referenda.

Why join the Electoral Commission?

The Commission is building an inclusive strength focussed culture where diversity is encouraged and valued. We understand how important family is; therefore, we support a family-friendly atmosphere. You will join a team who are here for the right reasons, and we are passionate about what we do.

What’s next?

For more information regarding this role, please email

To apply for this role, please go to and search for the Electoral Commission.

Applications close at 5pm Monday, 25 May 2020.

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