Seeking Southland/Murihiku Schools Coordinator

Southland/Murihiku Schools Coordinator

Part-time; fixed-term initially until July 2021, Southland/Murihiku based

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InsideOUT Kōaro is a national youth charity seeking a Southland/Murihiku Schools Coordinator for 5 hours per week to support our growing work in Southland/Murihiku schools. You will need to have some flexible availability during school hours (8am-4pm Monday to Friday) for this role and be comfortable working from home for the administrative part of the role.

You will be responsible for managing and developing InsideOUT’s relationships with schools and school groups in Southland/Murihiku. You will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of a regional network for schools with or wanting to start rainbow diversity groups/queer-straight alliances, known as Q’D UP Southland/Murihiku.

This will include planning and facilitating monthly meet-ups alongside volunteers and providing support to schools and school groups through resources, and advice over phone, e-mail, and in-person as required. You will be expected to record details of your work as you go, and provide quarterly reports to the Managing Director on the progress of the project.

InsideOUT is a growing organisation that works to support youth, whānau, schools, community groups, youth services, government agencies and other relevant organisations to provide safer schools and communities for rainbow young people. Our staff member in Southland will work to support and complement the work organisations such as Chroma Southland and Number 10 Invercargill are doing in the region to support rainbow communities.

We are looking for someone with superb organisational and communication skills and outstanding knowledge of the challenges faced by sexual, sex, and gender minorities. Experience in facilitation and previous experience working with young people and schools is strongly desired. You are self-motivated with strong time management skills, and will work to uphold the vision and values of InsideOUT.  This includes a strengths based approach to youth work.

We are committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and honouring matauranga Maori and tikanga Māori. Our preference is for someone who shares these commitments, and either has a strong understanding of te ao Māori, or is willing to learn.

A restricted or full drivers license and own vehicle is required for this position as the role will require travel within the Southland/Murihiku region. You must be comfortable working independently, however there will be frequent contact available with our Managing Director and our team of Schools Coordinators based around Aotearoa.  More information about the organisation is available on our website:


This is a contract for five hours a week up until mid-July 2021, with the possibility of either the hours or the term increasing. The successful applicant will be paid above a living wage.

View a full job description here: Southland_Murihiku Schools Coordinator JD

E-mail your CV and cover letter to by 12/08/2020  to apply. Please include in your application some information on how you identify with or relate to rainbow, takatāpui or LGBTQIA+ communities.

InsideOUT is an inclusive employer and we value diversity. Applications will be considered regardless of ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, sexuality, physical or mental ability. Work hours can be flexible.