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Please browse the listings below for vacancies within the New Zealand Para sport sector:

Paralympics New Zealand – Executive Assistant 


PNZ is the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) for New Zealand. It is a charity and its overall vision is ‘Excellence & Equity through Sport’. PNZ is part of a worldwide social change movement, which uses the power of sport to positively influence community perceptions of disabled people and to promote a more diverse and inclusive society. To do this, it supports and celebrates the achievements of Para athletes at international and national competitions all year round and every two years, it leads New Zealand teams to the Paralympic Games. PNZ also works in the local community to advocate for sport to become more accessible for disabled people and to support the creation of more systems and programmes to enable participation in Para sport. It is responsible for raising public awareness and driving community engagement with Para sport and New Zealand Paralympians. New Zealand was the most successful country in the world for medals per capita at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and recently, a team of three won a gold and two bronze at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. Over 2.2m kiwis watched Rio 2016 and 1.6m watched PyeongChang 2018 via TVNZ/Attitude. In 2018, PNZ celebrates its 50th Anniversary. Since 1968, 209 Paralympians have competed at 23 Paralympic Games, winning 221 medals. In September 2018, it will launch its Tokyo 2020 public campaign. 


An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Executive Assistant to join Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) in the run up to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. You will report directly to the PNZ Chief Executive and hold accountability for providing high level professional support to the Chief Executive and Board and supporting the delivery against the objectives in the PNZ Strategic Plan ‘Towards 2020’ and the Business Plan. You will also support the Financial Controller on invoice approvals, payment processes, asset management, budgeting and planning. Your personal deliverables will include; executive support to Chief Executive and Board, support to Financial Controller, human resource responsibilities, information systems, communications and IT technology, project management and the operations of PNZ offices. 

5+ years’ as an Executive Assistant, Secretariat, or Administration 
A relevant tertiary qualification in business and administration, human resources or similar 
Highly knowledgeable in relation to the functions of a Chief Executive and Board
Knowledge and experience with human resource processes and legislative requirements
Interest in the sporting sector, this may be through association or participation but must understand the role sport plays in contributing to building a positive society
Exceptional verbal and written communications skills 
Confident and personable 

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: 6pm Friday 28th September 2018

APPLICATIONS TO: Applications to be sent to: Fiona Allan, Chief Executive, Paralympics New Zealand at fallan@paralympics.org.nz. Enquiries to: Fiona Allan 027 248 4828.

Download PNZ Executive Assistant Position Description here.


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