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Kāipatiki Project Board role opportunity

About the role

The role of the Board is to provide governance for operational delivery, considering the social, cultural, legal, environmental, political, and business contexts that Kaipātiki Project operates within. We use this to:

  • Set the direction – perform strategic thinking and planning, promote a positive public image, set mission and vision, establish organisational values, approve operational and annual plans.
  • Ensure responsibility for organisational resources.
  • Provide oversight – oversee financial management, minimise exposure to risk, measure progress on the strategic plan, monitor programmes and services, provide legal and moral oversight.

We strongly encourage expressions of interest from Māori, Pasifika, people aged 18 – 25 years, and those reflecting the diversity of our community. We do not require previous governance experience but we do expect candidates to have a sincere interest in our organisation’s mission and values. 

We are interested in candidates who have an interest in or passion for one of our project areas – regenerating nature, indigenous biodiversity, food resilience & soil integrity, sustainable living, para kore/ zero waste – or our overarching commitment to climate action and Te Tiriti o Waitangi. You can view all our projects on our website. We are also particularly interested in individuals who have an interest in future leadership positions within the board. 

Time commitment

The time commitment is a two-hour board meeting once a month, as well as time to read all relevant documentation in preparation for the meeting. There may be additional time commitments if you sit on a committee, and occasionally, decisions are made via email. Board meetings are currently held face-to-face or via Zoom on the first Thursday of the month. Please note: this is currently a voluntary position. 

Expression of interest

If this sounds like you, please contact Janet Cole, Kaipātiki Project Manager by Friday, 14 October 2022 via email or call her on 021 393 736.

About Kaipātiki Project

Kaipātiki Project is an innovative EcoHub, growing a sustainable future for people and nature. Formed in 1998 in Auckland’s North, Kaipātiki Project is recognised as an innovator, trusted to lead by example and pilot/demonstrate new ways of working and living that help drive systemic change through world-class thinking and delivery. Embracing Te Ao Māori, we partner with mana whenua and mataawaka Māori to understand how mātauranga Māori can improve environmental outcomes for the area and incorporate this into our work. We are known for providing lifelong learning opportunities for regenerative environments and sustainable living. We do this by creating opportunities to share knowledge across our diverse communities; workshops, courses, hands-on-ecology, volunteering, internships, EcoFest North & community events, online & social media platforms, mentor/umbrella fledgling groups, project collaboration and partnerships, membership of local and national networks.

Our Values

  • Manaakitanga - Each of us seeks to encourage and uplift all those we welcome and work with.
  • Whanaungatanga - We nurture relationships and reciprocal connections that build belonging to community and place.
  • Kaitiakitanga - Developing shared caring for and responsibility to our local places.

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