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Community Advisor – Youth

Posted on Wed, 21 Sep 2022

Work type

Permanent - full time



Close date

Mon, 17 Oct 2022

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

Be an ambassador for our youth focused programme of work.  The opportunity to engage and build relationships with local youth groups and communities. 

The Community Advisor - Youth is a key role, identifying opportunities to connect, educate, and encourage youth to enrol and participate in elections.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and foster relationships through internal and external engagement
  • Enable authentic and genuine engagement with youth communities
  • Provide information, resources, and advice to community members
  • Be involved in youth focused activities of engagement
  • Visit with valued community groups to relay the importance of key electoral messages for their community
  • Engage with schools and other youth-based organisations to deliver civic participation messages and activations.

 This role will be key in connecting with youth communities and championing our youth focused programme of work.

To be successful in this role you need the following:

  • 1+ years' experience in a sales, promotional, educational or facilitation role
  • Skilled in managing own workload and driven to meet deadlines
  • Experience in presentation delivery, group speaking and running activities
  • A growth mindset and being open to learning opportunities and skills enhancement
  • Possess a logical and methodical approach to problem solving
  • Demonstrable skills in developing relationships with peer groups and communities.

Why join the Electoral Commission?

The Commission has an inclusive strength-focused culture where diversity and inclusion are encouraged and valued. We understand how important family is and support a family-friendly work environment. You will be part of a team who are here to promote participation and understanding and is passionate about making people's voices heard.

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 them to enrol and vote, promote understanding of New Zealand's democratic processes, and deliver parliamentary elections and referenda.

What's next? | He aha e whai ake nei  

To apply please click on this link.

Applications for this role close at 5pm 4 October 2022. We will be reviewing applications as they are received and may progress with suitable candidates prior to the application closing date. 

You must be legally allowed to work in New Zealand.

If you have any questions regarding the role please contact

All new employees are encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide a copy of their My Vaccine Pass (MVP) when accepting an offer of employment with the Commission. If an MVP is not provided, we will assume you are not vaccinated and this may impact the work you are able to perform for the Electoral Commission.


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