Who are we?

New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA) is a not for profit and membership-based national organisation representing the interests of its member boards.

NZSTA is the most influential leader of effective school governance in Aotearoa, embodying the intent of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Its vision is to lead and strengthen school governance in New Zealand to ensure that all schools are effectively governed so that every student realises their highest possible educational potential.

Details about the role

We’re looking for an experienced Communications and Marketing Lead to join our team to provide high level communications and marketing advice and expertise to our teams within NZSTA. The successful candidate will lead as implied by the position title but will also be capable of doing the doing.


The primary purpose of the Communications and Marketing Lead is to provide high level communications and marketing advice and expertise to NZSTA‘s President, Chief Executive, senior managers, and across NZSTA’s teams, leading and undertaking key marketing, communications and business initiatives that contribute to the development and execution of NZSTA’s strategies. This involves advising on marketing, communication, and brand matters, and on specific projects.

This is a permanent full-time position (40 hours per week), based in our national office on Lambton Quay, Wellington. Flexible working arrangements are also a consideration for the role.

Person profile

  • Demonstrated experience in delivering high quality and effective communications and marketing initiatives, and an understanding of implementing and advising on appropriate strategies
  • Understanding of and commitment to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Tikanga Māori, including comfort in a te reo Māori environment
  • Knowledge and experience in all aspects of digital communications and social media
  • Excellent written communications and influencing skills
  • Ability to edit content, make it engaging, reader-friendly and audience-specific
  • Superb relationship management
  • Enthusiasm, energy, and attention to detail.

Our values

High – Expectations | High – Trust | High – Transparency | High – Accountability

Apply today

If you're excited by the opportunity to join a team who are passionate about strengthening school governance in Aotearoa, then don't delay in applying.

Please submit a tailored CV and a cover letter outlining your motivation for your application, highlighting relevant skills and experience. Alignment to our organisational values is critical to our success – ensure you provide examples which can reflect and demonstrate this.

Send your CV and cover letter, either through SEEK or directly to us at: recruitment@nzsta.org.nz

For further information about the role, please contact Rick Smith, Director Shared Services on Ph 027 249 7494 for a confidential discussion.

View the position description here


We will be processing applications as they come in. Don’t delay - make sure you apply as soon as possible! Applications close Monday 6 June 2022. Immediate start available.


NZSTA Recruitment

P: 021 190 7273

E: recruitment@nzsta.org.nz


Additional Information

  • Ministry of Justice vetting will be undertaken
  • Only applicants who are eligible to work in New Zealand (permanent work rights with no restrictions) and meet our requirements, will be considered for this position.