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Do you want to be one of the driving forces behind working towards an Aotearoa with no new HIV transmissions and where people living with and affected by HIV flourish?

Burnett Foundation Aotearoa (previously New Zealand AIDS Foundation) has been at the forefront of HIV prevention in Aotearoa for nearly 40 years.

With the same passion as those who have come before us, we’re continuing to work hard to prevent HIV transmission, reduce stigma, and maximise the wellbeing of those most affected. Through our community engagement, behaviour-change marketing campaigns, testing, and therapeutic support services, we reach people across the country.

Burnett Foundation Aotearoa offers the chance to work in a fast-paced, high-performing, and driven team that is committed to biculturalism and is an equal opportunities employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, disability, or age.

Kia whakatōmuri te haere whakamua

I walk backwards into the future with my eyes fixed on my past

 

Below are our current vacancies: 


 

Support Service Lead - Permanent, full-time (37.5 hours per week)


He angitūtanga: The opportunity

This is a new opportunity at Burnett Foundation Aotearoa to leverage your expertise and leadership to inform the delivery and growth of our high-quality national support services.

You will lead a spectrum of tailored and targeted support service offerings that you will have the ability to shape and refine many aspects of to ensure we are client-centred and that delivery offerings deeply resonate with priority populations. 

You will bring your lived experience and passion for empowering communities and individuals to a leading, well-respected community organisation that has a strong focus on the wider health needs of gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex men (GBMSM) and other key priority groups. Opportunities like this don’t come around often.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Taking oversight and responsibility for the development of Burnett Foundations Aotearoa support services, including supporting the continued journey towards the diversification of our community support and therapeutic offerings.
  • Completing initial client referral conversations to understand client priorities and needs, and access potential fit with differing internal service offerings or appropriately refer onto external providers, where appropriate.
  • Developing and offering services (in collaboration with other providers if required) to parts of our core communities who have ‘quieter voices’ and those who historically have not had access to Burnett Foundation Aotearoa services.
  • Driving continuity and service quality through the refinement or development of standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Supporting the development of peer offerings for core communities.
  • Engaging with contract counsellors to facilitate a national provision of one-on-one and group service delivery
  • Informing the broader organisation on the issues experienced by priority communities and better ways we can reflect these realities in our work.
  • Delivering training and education programmes to stakeholder groups
  • Supporting Peer/Counselling Interns to ensure our counselling workforce can meet the needs of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men, and people living with HIV.
  • Ensuring that appropriate referral options are provided to clients with needs that cannot be met through Burnett Foundation Aotearoa services.

 

He kōrero mōu: About you

You will ideally be based in Tāmaki Makaurau - Auckland, Te Whanganui-a-Tara - Wellington, but could potentially be based in Ōtautahi Christchurch.

We’re looking for an amazing human who can demonstrate a commitment to deliver this mahi, alongside:

  • Experience working in therapeutic, support service and/or health service development at a leadership or management level.
  • Experience working with peers from diverse backgrounds supporting them to develop their capacity to facilitate and guide support service users.
  • Experience working with, understanding of, or commitment to, diverse communities including gay and bisexual, takatāpuhi and other men who have sex with men.
  • Experience working with peers and qualified counsellors to maintain a strong client-centred approach.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with the diverse groups impacted and affected by HIV in Aotearoa.
  • Ability to consistently adhere to the principles of confidentiality and ethical practice within a health setting.
  • Ability to hold relationships with organisational and sector stakeholders.
  • Self-motivated and able to effectively work both independently and as part of a cohesive national Services and Outreach team.
  • Ability to prioritise work effectively, and to manage changing and conflicting demands and expectations.
  • Professional approach to sexuality, informed by a sex-positive attitude.

 

While not essential, it would be beneficial to also be able to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of HIV, sexual health issues and specific health issues facing men who have sex with men in New Zealand
  • Lived experience in one or more of Burnett Foundation’s priority populations (men who have sex with men, people living with HIV, Māori, people from high HIV prevalence countries)
  • Knowledge and/or experience of the not-for-profit sector
  • Previous experience in HIV prevention work
  • We welcome applications from prospective employees who already have some knowledge of Tikanga Māori and Te Reo Māori.

 

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

There are many, many benefits to this role, including but not limited to:

  • One week of additional paid employer holidays on top of the minimum four weeks annual leave and public holidays.
  • A flexible working policy that helps support your unique work-life balance needs. This could include working from home for a portion of your week.
  • Attractive starting salary of $79,019, with annual progression up a 5-step salary scale that is competitive in the not-for-profit market.
  • Potential reimbursement of public transport fares and contribution to the purchase of a bike or micro-mobility device (e-bike, scooter, etc.).
  • Reimbursement for home office equipment of up to $800.
  • Get to make a real difference in our community.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • A fun, safe, empowering and sex-positive work culture.

 

Tono Mai: Apply Now!

We encourage applications from Takatāpui, people living with HIV, men who have sex with men, Māori and/or people from high HIV prevalence countries (our priority populations).

We are an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age.

Please do not apply via Seek. Applications submitted via Seek will not be considered.

Applications close: 11.59pm Sunday 18th December 2023 - with the aim of processing applications before the holiday break!

Please get in touch with Services and Outreach Manager Alex Anderson at [email protected] if you have any questions about this position.


 

 

Finance and Administration Coordinator - Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland: Permanent, full-time (37.5 hours per week)

Are you a finance and administration superstar?

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Support the development and maintenance of processes and systems as they relate to the effective management of Burnett Foundation’s finance operations and National Office administration.

  • Be part of a small passionate team
  • Support all levels of the organisation, right from the CEO through to the wider team
  • Contribute to a highly functioning and happy workplace
  • Manage building maintenance projects

 

He kōrero mōu: About you

We’re looking for an amazing human who can demonstrate a commitment to deliver this mahi, alongside:

  • At least three years previous financial & administration experience, preferably in an NGO environment
  • Experience in customer service with a strong client-centred approach
  • Sense of ownership and understanding of how performance can impact others
  • Experience using a CRM database & general office systems
  • Project management experience, with proven ability to manage projects from start through to successful completion
  • Sophisticated relationship development skills, with proven ability to work alongside all staff, from junior level through to the Chief Executive
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement and discretion, including when working on projects that are confidential in nature.
  • Experience working with, understanding of, or commitment to, gay and bisexual men
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with the diverse groups impacted by HIV in New Zealand.
  • Ability to consistently adhere to the principles of confidentiality and ethical practice within a health setting.
  • The ability to keep accurate records and familiarity with New Zealand financial systems and New Zealand accounts processes
  • Proficient in Xero software
  • High level of attention to detail regarding entering financial data
  • Understanding of accounts processing and good understanding of policies pertaining to electronic payments and delegated authorities
  • Self-motivated and able, equally as effectively in a team environment or independently.
  • Ability to prioritise work effectively, manage changing and conflicting demands and expectations.
  • Professional approach to sexuality and sexual issues.
  • Understanding and ability to manage personal/professional boundaries

While not essential, it would be beneficial to also be able to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of HIV, sexual health issues and specific health issues facing men who have sex with men in New Zealand
  • Lived experience in one or more of Burnett Foundation’s priority populations (men who have sex with men, people living with HIV, Māori, people from high HIV prevalence countries)
  • Knowledge and/or experience of the not-for-profit sector
  • We welcome applications from prospective employees who already have some knowledge of Tikanga Māori and Te Reo Māori.\

 

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

There are many, many benefits to this role, including but not limited to:

  • One week of additional paid employer holidays on top of the minimum four weeks annual leave
  • Working from home one day a week
  • A competitive compensation package with a salary starting from $66,365
  • Reimbursement of public transport fares or contribution to purchase of a bike or an e-bike
  • Professional development opportunities

 

Tono Mai: Apply Now!

We are an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age.

Please do not apply via Seek. Applications submitted via Seek will not be considered.

Applications close: 11.59pm Sunday 4th December 2022

Please get in touch with Finance and Administration Manager Mistral Carson at [email protected] if you have any questions about this position.


 

 

Executive Assistant and Project Lead - Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland: Permanent, full-time (37.5 hours per week)

Are you a time management and organising superstar? Do you want to help us work towards eliminating new HIV transmissions and support better sexual health outcomes in Aotearoa?

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

This is a rare opportunity to bring together your expertise as an Executive Assistant and your lived experience and passion for people to a leading, well-respected community organisation that has a strong focus on the health needs of gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex men (GBMSM) and other key priority groups. Opportunities like this don’t come around often.

In this role you will report to the Chief Executive and work behind the scenes to make it all happen.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide high level confidential, timely and accurate executive level support to optimise the Chief Executive’s productivity and effectiveness
  • Facilitate the coordination and integration of information, planning and reporting to enable the effective functioning of the Chief Executive and leadership team
  • Ensure the interests of the Chief Executive and organisation are always represented in a professional manner
  • Take ownership of key tasks and projects, bringing a proactive approach, and seeing these through from initiation to completion.

 

He kōrero mōu: About you

We’re looking for an amazing human who can demonstrate a commitment to deliver this mahi, alongside:

  • At least five years' experience supporting a Chief Executive, Executive Team member or Senior Director
  • First class communication skills, with an ability to write communications for a range of audiences
  • Sense of ownership and understanding of how performance can impact others
  • Sophisticated relationship development skills, with proven ability to work alongside all staff, from junior level to the Chief Executive
  • Proven influencing skills
  • Well organised, able to anticipate the needs of others, prioritise workload and meet deadlines.
  • Project management experience, with proven ability to manage projects from start through to successful completion
  • Excellent computer skills with proficiency across the Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Experience using a CRM database & general office systems
  • Proven time management capability and ability to self-manage
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement and discretion, including when working on projects that are confidential in nature
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with the diverse groups impacted by HIV in New Zealand.

While not essential, it would be beneficial to also be able to demonstrate:

  • Lived experience in one or more Burnett Foundation Aotearoa priority populations (men who have sex with men, rainbow communities, people living with HIV, Māori, people from high HIV prevalence countries).
  • Knowledge and/or experience of the not-for-profit or public health sector

 

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

There are many, many benefits to this role, including but not limited to:

  • One week of additional paid employer holidays on top of the minimum four weeks annual leave
  • A flexible working policy
  • A competitive compensation package with a salary starting from $72,414
  • Reimbursement of public transport fares or contribution to purchase of a bike or an e-bike
  • Get to make a real difference in our community
  • Professional development opportunities

 

Tono Mai: Apply Now!

We are an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age.

Please do not apply via Seek. Applications submitted via Seek will not be considered.

Please get in touch with Joe Rich at [email protected] or on 021 594 389 if you have any questions about this position.


 

 

Policy and Science Manager - Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland: Permanent, full-time (37.5 hours per week)

Are you a passionate researcher or public health change-maker and want to help us work towards eliminating new HIV transmissions and support better sexual health outcomes in Aotearoa?

 

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

This is a key role that will have you be the brains behind Burnett Foundation Aotearoa strategic and operational decision making. You’ll provide overall leadership of an exciting policy and advocacy agenda and step in at an exciting time as we build momentum with a new name and new vision.

You will manage a team that enables a supportive policy and information environment for the delivery of the Burnett Foundation Aotearoa Strategic Plan. It ensures that policy positions and advocacy activities are driven by public health principles and based in evidence and provides information and data for planning, targeting, and evaluating Burnett Foundation Aotearoa programmes and services.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, induct, lead, and manage the Policy and Science team.
  • Ensure policy positions and engagement are high quality and reflect the policy and advocacy needs of Burnett Foundation Aotearoa.
  • Support strategic and operational decision making with analysis of the currently available local data and broader scientific, medical, research and policy literature.
  • Working in collaboration with the Chief Executive, develop and support the implementation of Burnett Foundation Aotearoa advocacy agenda
  • Develop and maintain relationships with relevant individuals and organisations to advance Burnett Foundation strategic objectives.

 

He kōrero mōu: About you

We’re looking for an amazing human who can demonstrate a commitment to deliver this mahi, alongside:

  • A formal tertiary qualification in relation to at least one of: Science, Social Science, Population/Public Health, Politics, Law, Health Economics OR Equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of a tertiary qualification.
  • Expert experience in policy or scientific analysis and advice, particularly in the areas of HIV or sexual health.
  • Knowledge and experience of the HIV, sexual health, and broader public health context in New Zealand.
  • Experience in designing and/or implementing quantitative and qualitative research projects
  • First class communication skills, with an ability to translate academic literature and research for a range of audiences
  • Proven influencing and advocacy skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage a team.
  • Previous experience managing budgets.

While not essential, it would be beneficial to also be able to demonstrate:

  • Lived experience in one or more Burnett Foundation Aotearoa priority populations (men who have sex with men, rainbow communities, people living with HIV, Māori, people from high HIV prevalence countries).
  • Experience informing programme design and evaluation
  • Knowledge of sexual health issues and specific health issues facing men who have sex with men in New Zealand.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as independently
  • Knowledge of New Zealand human rights legislation, legislative processes and the policy environment.
  • Experience in developing and/or implementing advocacy campaigns.
  • Knowledge and/or experience of the not-for-profit sector.

 

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

There are many, many benefits to this role, including but not limited to:

  • One week of additional paid employer holidays on top of the minimum four weeks annual leave
  • A flexible working policy
  • A competitive compensation package with a salary between $101,604 - $120,957
  • Reimbursement of public transport fares or cash contribution to purchase of a bike or an e-bike
  • Get to make a real difference to our community
  • Professional leadership development opportunities

 

Tono Mai: Apply Now!

We are an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age.

Please do not apply via Seek. Applications submitted via Seek will not be considered.

Applications close: 11.59pm Sunday 4th December 2022

Please get in touch with Joe Rich at [email protected] or on 021 594 389 if you have any questions about this position.


 

 

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