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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: 


Marketing Campaign Specialist

Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland), Full-time (37.5 hours per week)

Are you stuck in a dead-end marketing role promoting insurance packages, or trapped in an agency rat race where you never really feel like you’re making a difference?

If you’re disillusioned with marketing, this role will reignite your passion. Not only will you be leading on a bunch of fun, sex-positive campaigns that push boundaries, you’ll also be the lead producer of the Big Gay Out, the biggest queer festival in Aotearoa. On top of that, you’ll get the chance to contribute to awesome content on anything from OnlyFans, to douching, to open relationships, and more.

You know that feeling you get after a surprisingly satisfying date where you think maybe, just maybe, you’ve found someone with real rizz? That’s how you’ll feel coming into work every day in this role. Just imagine!

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

This is a rare opportunity to bring your strategic and creative mind to a well-respected community organisation with a fantastic work culture. We are a sex-positive and values-based organisation that pushes the boundaries as we look to improve the lives of gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex men (GBMSM), Takatāpui, Māori, people living with HIV, trans and non-binary, rainbow communities, and other key priority populations.

You’ll need to have great foundational campaign and event management skills, but more importantly, a creative mind that can bring fun, sexy and engaging ideas to our mahi.

One exciting aspect of the role is leading on the production of the Big Gay Out – we have been running this event for over 20 years, and it’s become the biggest queer event of the year. As the lead producer, you’ll be responsible for ensuring that this remains a successful and sustainable event – but don’t worry, you’ll have a ton of internal and external support wrapped around you.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Produce end-to-end marketing campaigns and projects across all channels, supporting the Marketing Team Lead.
  • Lead the delivery of the annual Big Gay Out alongside agency support. This will involve relationship management with key community members and organisations, organising entertainment, and delivering activations.
  • Effectively project manage the execution of projects, providing clear project updates and communication to wider stakeholders.
  • Produce regular post-project evaluations that provide insight and show continuous improvement.
  • Continually identify new engagement opportunities ensure the marketing programme is engaging with our key communities. 

He kōrero mōu: About you

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

  • Experience in marketing and a passion for behaviour-change marketing.
  • A keenness to delivery amazing events
  • Experience in content creation.
  • Project management instincts.
  • A roll-up-your-sleeves attitude and a keenness to learn.
  • Creatively led, with ability in design, copywriting, photography, videography.
  • Demonstrated understanding of digital marketing and social media.
  • An acceptance of sexual diversity and the creation of a working environment supportive of the wider Rainbow community.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with the diverse groups impacted by HIV in New Zealand.
  • Ability to hold relationships with organisational stakeholders.
  • 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.

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 the priority populations of Burnett Foundation Aotearoa (gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men, people living with HIV, trans and non-binary people, Takatāpui and rainbow Māori, people from high HIV prevalence countries, and other rainbow communities).
  • Previous experience in HIV prevention work.
  • 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 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 $79,062, with annual progression up a 5-step salary scale up to $94,121 that is competitive in the not-for-profit market
  • 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

Tono Mai: Apply Now!

We encourage applications from Takatāpui, people living with HIV, men who have sex with men, Māori, trans and non-binary folks, 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.

Applications close: 9am, Monday 12th August 2024

Please get in touch with Ciarin at [email protected] if you have any questions about this role.





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