Kiwiburn’s Executive Committee (ExCom) have decided that it is time to establish a new Community Department within the organisation. This department will consist of various sub-committees: Diversity & Inclusion; Accessibility; Consent; Community Liaison; Regional Burners; among others. These will all need to be established and find willing and able leaders. And watching over them all will be the new Community Facilitator.
The Community Facilitator will select the new leads, and provide leadership and strategic direction to all the leads under their watch. They will also be present on ExCom, representing their department and voting on all ExCom issues. This is a year-round role of 2 to 8 hours per week, increasing to 5 to 10 hours per week from September to January, plus attendance at one to two Summits per year. It is anticipated that there is little on-site responsibility with this role.
To take on this role, you will need a strong understanding of the ten Burner principles as well as the principle of consent, and have a passion for supporting marginalised communities and creating safe, collaborative spaces. You must also have strong leadership, communication, and negotiation skills, and excel at the management of projects and time itself. You should also be comfortable learning and using software, and be able to adapt and make change to the organisation surrounding you. It would be great if you have experience in developing diversity and inclusion practices, a history of managing teams, and ideally already have some existing working relationship with other Kiwiburn leads.
If you believe you are the right human for this important role, check out the Job Description here and apply by filling in Kiwiburn’s online volunteering form. And watch this space for more recruitment as the team grows!
Image Credit: Paul Chaffe, Kiwiburn 2017