Vacancy: Shama General Manager

  • Great team environment
  • Flexible hours
  • A real opportunity to make a difference
  • Permanent position (30 hours p/w)
  • $65,000 to $78,000 FTE

Shama-Hamilton Ethnic Women’s Trust is a vibrant social service agency providing support, advocacy, and programmes in order to empower all ethnic women, their children and their families. Shama has been in operation as an NGO for 17 years.

The Trust is looking for a self-motivated and results-driven General Manager to lead the team.   The general manager will oversee the organization’s programmes and activities, develop and implement effective business strategies to improve the operations of the organization and its programs. The General Manager is responsible for ensuring the performance, productivity and efficiency through the provision of effective leadership, methods and strategies.

Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the main tasks and responsibilities are:

  • Overseeing daily business operations.
  • Identifying, developing and implementing growth strategies.  
  • Managing strategic projects and ensuring the efficient and timely delivery of services and activities.
  • Maintaining strong working relationships with key stakeholders, collaborating with other agencies and networking in the wider community.
  • Hiring employees and evaluating performance and productivity with the support of the Human Resources Coordinator.
  • Creating and managing budgets.
  • Completing funding applications and accountability reports to funders
  • Generating reports
  • Contributing to the ongoing daily operation of the office.

The successful candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

  • Strong leadership qualities, being proactive and forward-thinking.
  • Proven management experience.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Awareness of the migrant and ethnic sector in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Experience of working with the ethnic community in Hamilton and/or Aotearoa New Zealand         
  • Strong communication skills and good interpersonal skills. Ability to listen empathetically while managing communications professionally and efficiently.
  • Experience in working with ethnic families in a variety of settings. Understanding of gender issues and knowledge of the non-profit industry.
  • Ability to work independently and to prioritise multiple demands and keep the organisation running smoothly.
  • Strong attention to detail and be able to monitor and support initiatives at the same time.
  • Full NZ Drivers Licence
  • Clear NZ Police checks

If you feel you have transferable skills, are committed to our vision “For all ethnic women in New Zealand to achieve their aspiration as Mana Wahine, to be respected and recognised for their contribution to their whanau, communities and the wider New Zealand society”, and feel your attitude and skill set would be a good ‘fit’ to support ethnic women, children and families to reach their potential, please email your covering letter and CV to  If you have any queries, please call 027 3917971 or (07) 843 3811.

Application close: 15th November 5pm.

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