CWS Relationships Coordinator
Location: Auckland with regular travel within Aotearoa - New Zealand
Responsible to: National Director
Functional (or key) relationships:
• All CWS staff, specifically, International Programmes Coordinator, Strategic Appeals Coordinator, Communications Coordinator, Database Manager and Office Administrator
• CWS volunteers
• Members and staff of stakeholder churches including Parish Advocates
• Members of Presbyterian Women and Methodist Women's Fellowship
• Staff and students of schools affiliated to stakeholder churches
• Media, particularly secular media
• Other donors and supporters of CWS as appropriate
Christian World Service (CWS) is the justice aid and development agency of New Zealand Churches. It works with local partners in developing countries and provides assistance when disasters strike. CWS advocates for action on poverty, peace and justice. It respects and responds to need regardless of race or religion.
Within this context, this role is responsible for growing CWS income to ensure CWS is able to meet and grow their commitments to partners and to foster and grow CWS relationships with stakeholder churches and supporters.
Key Results Areas
Develop and implement strategies and plans to grow the CWS donor (supporter) base
• Increase support and income from members of churches, particularly Asian and Pacific Island churches and those who have not supported CWS before
• Work with the Strategic Appeals Coordinator to increase the number of regular donors
Stakeholder and community engagement
• Promote the work of the CWS amongst stakeholder churches
• Develop an active programme of engagement amongst Auckland churches
• Establish an Auckland Advisory Group in line with the Auckland strategy
• Develop the Parish Advocate network to be CWS' voice within local congregations
• Work with Presbyterian Women and Methodist Women's Fellowship on their Special Appeals
• Promote and deliver the Direct Partners Programme
• Promote CWS campaigns and appeals to existing and new audiences
• Engage and promote CWS' work amongst schools affiliated to stakeholder churches
• Work with the Communications Coordinator to develop, improve and manage relationships with secular media, in particular those based in Auckland
• Work with the Communications Coordinator to promote the work of CWS through the secular media, in particular those based in Auckland
The foregoing paragraphs are intended to describe the duties that the appointee is expected to undertake in the position of Relationships Coordinator. It should not be considered as a complete and exhaustive list and does not prevent the addition, deletion or alteration of duties from time to time in accordance with the needs of CWS.
It is expected that all staff are committed to working within the ethos of CWS
Qualifications and experience
• A relevant tertiary qualification, preferably in international development, sales and marketing and/or theology, or equivalent experience
• Proven track record in sales and/or marketing
• Demonstrable experience in stakeholder and community engagement
• Experience working within ecumenical settings and with denominational networks, preferably in New Zealand
• Proficient in use of Microsoft software with database skills, particularly Raiser’s Edge, an advantage
• Full New Zealand Drivers Licence
• An excellent communicator with the ability to mix and work with a wide range of people
• Ability to initiate, implement and complete tasks to a high standard with a minimum of supervision
• Empathy with and knowledge of national and global humanitarian and development sector, particularly social justice principles and practices
• An understanding and commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi
WSCF Identity, Diversity and Dialogue Communiqué
Warm greetings from Geneva!
You all might be aware that there was a mandate by the WSCF Executive Committee to form a Task Group of “Identity, Diversity and Dialogue” (IDD) that would function between 2012 and the coming 35th General Assembly (GA) to examine the topic of human sexuality in the life of the Federation and make recommendations to the GA directly, about how the Federation may address this particular diversity and difference within our community. The proposal was made with the belief that the Federation must engage some intentional processes around this issue to discover together where God is leading us and to maintain our unity and communion in spite of our diversity and disagreement on this topic.
We are happy to inform you that the IDD Consultation was held from June 14 to 21, in Geneva, Switzerland. The Consultation went off well and was a meaningful time for the task group to not only discuss and deliberate on the topic of human sexuality and gender identity, but also a time to share and listen our struggles related to identity. We will share a detailed report and the recommendations of the Consultation in the near future, as an input to the Assembly process.
Attached please find a Communiqué of the meeting that we will share publically.
On behalf of the Staff Coordinating Team
(Hans Hommens, Sunita Suna, Christine Housel)
Deadline to receive Nominations for the Committees of WSCF AP extended to July 20, 2014
The Standing Committee of the WSCF AP decided to extend the deadline to receive Nominations for the Committees of the WSCF AP to July 20, 2014. This decision is made to invite diverse applications based on gender, regions, students and senior friends. Hence we request all the SCMs to encourage interested candidates to apply for positions mentioned below.
The 21st RCM will select/elect new leadership for next biennium 2014-2016. And the WSCF AP representatives to the WSCF Global Executive Committee (1 female, 1male) for the next quadrennium – 2014 -2018
The following Thirteen (13) positions are open for nominations:
- (1) Chairperson
- (1) Vice-chairperson
- (2) Members-at-Large
- (2) WSCF Executive Members
Requirement: At least half of the officers are students, and half are women. (Art III, Sec 3 b, Art IV Sec 1.2-3). Sub-regional balance will also be considered in the final nomination procedure.
Regional Women’s Committee:
- (3) Women representatives nominated by the Pre-Women’s Meeting
Requirement: At least 50 % shall be students. (Art. V Sec. 2)
Human Rights Justice and Peace Committee:
-(4) representatives from each sub-region (South Asia, South East Asia, North East Asia and South Pacific)
Requirement: 50% of the composition of the Committee should be students and there should be gender balance and sub regional balance. (Art.VI Sec.1 b,c)
(Enclosed please find
the nominations forms and more information about the criteria, composition and functions of each committees in attachment)
If your national movement is interested to nominate any person for any of the 13 positions mentioned above, kindly ensure that your movement has discussed thoroughly this decision and considered all the attached requirements for nomination and the procedure below.
1. Kindly fill in the Nomination Form attached herewith and submit to the regional office not later than J
uly 20, 2014 duly authorized and signed by the nominee and the endorsee.
2. Together with the Nomination Form, submit a brief introduction or bio data of the nominee to determine the credentials of the nominee.
3. If in case the nominee for any position is going to be elected in absentia and background information are inconclusive, the Search and Credential Committee may set a phone interview with the nominee to gather more information.
4. In the nomination process, the nominees are assessed to a list of criteria or credentials formulated and agreed upon by Nomination and Credential Committee in session.
Thanks very much and we hope to hear from you soon!