About the business

Deaf Aotearoa is looking for a General Manager – Adults & Seniors. This is a new and exciting role that will be responsible for managing and developing Deaf Aotearoa’s services to adults and seniors through contemporary and professional best practice standards in line with our strategic direction.

If you have experience working in the Deaf community, are dynamic, innovative and keen to effect positive change then we would welcome an application from you.

Job tasks and responsibilities

  • Manage and develop the provision of Deaf Aotearoa’s services for adults and seniors with due regard to Deaf cultural values and Deaf community goals and aspirations
  • Engage with, and develop key national and regional stakeholders to ensure that services are responsive to the needs of the Deaf community
  • Implement and monitor business strategies, policies and processes, plans and technology systems to maintain and improve quality
  • Fiscal management, tender applications, contract compliance and effective reporting
  • Work as an effective member of the leadership team whilst building a culture of participatory leadership and collaboration within the organisation
  • Promote the work and interests of Deaf Aotearoa

Skills and experience

  • Ongoing commitment to Deaf Aotearoa’s Vision and Mission
  • Experience working in the Deaf community
  • Functional knowledge of New Zealand Sign Language appropriate to the role or fluency in Auslan, BSL, ASL or International Sign
  • Experience in managing a broad range of services across a wide geographical area
  • Strong operational and people management experience
  • Experience in change management and business development
  • Experience/knowledge of the not-for-profit and/or disability sector
  • Tertiary qualification or significant experience in management or a role related discipline
  • Leadership and experience in developing Deaf people
  • Research, presentation and report writing skills
  • Analytical skills and the ability to evaluate information
  • Extensive relationship building and management skills
  • Experience in using a variety of IT systems and applications (Microsoft Office)
  • Commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi principles
  • Experience/knowledge of Tikanga Māori

Deaf Aotearoa provides a workplace which values diversity, and where both New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) and spoken languages are used. We have a diverse workforce spread across 14 offices around the country.

We are an equal opportunities employer and have Deaf-friendly work practices in place, employing Deaf and hearing people at all levels.

We are strongly committed to continuous improvement which ensures we maintain a robust quality management system, ethical and respectful work practices and bespoke services that are responsive to the diverse needs of the Deaf community.

Applications for this position close 3pm Friday the 24th September 2021. Please send your CV and cover letter in word format.

This is a full-time, permanent position.

For more information, please contact Anna Foord at human.resources@deaf.org.nz