Partnerships Advisor - Alpine Sector

Mountain Safety Council Partnerships Advisor - Alpine Sector

NZ Mountain Safety Council

A little about us

The New Zealand Mountain Safety Council (MSC) is a national organisation with a mandate to encourage safe participation in land-based outdoor activities. Our vision of 'safer places, safer activities, safer people' sets the tone for our strategic and operational tactics and participant-centered approach to our prevention work. MSC has three main platforms that drive our prevention work; building and maintain shared value partnerships with relevant organisations, developing and responding to insights generated by the ongoing collection and analysis of data, and through the development and promotion of targeted safety messaging.

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Purpose of the role

We have three partnership advisor roles within the organisation (General / Hunting / Alpine). These roles specialise in working with our partners and uncovering opportunities to affect change through our insights development and safety messaging. The Partnership Advisor Alpine role focuses on maintaining longstanding positive relationships with a range of organisations and operators in the snow and alpine sectors. The role includes operational leadership of the New Zealand Avalanche Advisory and a strong element of project-based leadership associated with the development of tools, resources and information relating to participants who access the alpine environments of New Zealand.

Working with organisations and operators around the country, you'll take a lead role within the alpine safety space to establish and build on key insights. You'll be listening, searching and probing for what's really going on. From these data-driven insights are born projects that provide relevant, timely and meaningful interventions. You'll need to have an ability to get to the root cause of an issue by facilitating conversations, workshops and collaborating with others, and bring our partners along to help.

While your primary focus will be on the alpine space, you won't be limited to just this. At MSC we have a clear culture of 'we need everyone' and you'll be involved in wider prevention work the organisation is undertaking. This could include contributing to projects focused on other activities such as tramping, hunting, trail running, backcountry mountain biking or snow sports.

We'll need you to have a facilitators finesse, insight and presentation skills, as well as good old-fashioned down to earth project management competencies to make sure the job is done on time, and on budget. Examples of these attributes are expected in your cover letter, and particularly at the interview stage for shortlisted candidates.

We're a small team with a national focus on outdoor safety and are looking for a unique mixture of skills, interpersonal traits as well as experience in snow and alpine recreation pursuits and (perhaps) experience in the alpine safety space. We need a down to earth individual passionate about making outdoor safety the best it can be for the various participants.

Most importantly we need someone with passion, someone who enjoys coming to work every day, who wants to make a difference and be part of an organisation with an amazing culture that you can add to. These roles are unique, in fact, this is probably the only role like this in the world, and certainly the only one in New Zealand, for that we need someone special.

This role is full time, based in Wellington, New Zealand and there is no option to work remotely. The role does include a moderate amount of domestic travel, with seasonal fluctuations. You must already be legally allowed to work in New Zealand. Must have a full clean driver license and successfully compete Police Vetting.

You can access the full position description here

Please only apply using the seek application process, and include a CV and cover letter. Please do not email these to MSC direct.

For questions please call Nathan on 021 885 275.

The application form will include these questions:

Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?

Do you have a current New Zealand driver's licence?

Which of the following Microsoft Office products are you experienced with?

What's your highest level of education?

Are you willing to relocate for this role?

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