Youth Development Manager

Marketing & Engagement · Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch, Aotearoa
Department Marketing & Engagement
Employment Type Fixed Term
Minimum Experience Experienced

Youth Development Manager

World Vision NZ


It’s not every day that a job comes along where you really can change the world! Keep reading if you want to:


  • Use your skills to fight poverty and injustice
  • Help kids growing up in the world’s toughest places
  • Help Kiwis stand up, take action, and make a real difference

This is your opportunity to join a professional, passionate and diverse team at World Vision NZ, who will stop at nothing to create meaningful change for children. Every day, you’ll help the world’s most vulnerable families build safer and brighter futures. Every night, you’ll go home knowing you made a difference in someone’s life.


If you’re ready for a role with purpose, join our Schools & Youth team as the Youth Development Manager to travel alongside the youth and young adults who help drive World Vision’s mission, bring their voice to the World Vision 40 Hour Famine and coordinate educational content for our events and schools.

This role is Fixed Term (12 months) and can be based in either Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch. 


What will you do?

  • Consult and coordinate the creation of content for the World Vision 40 Hour Famine leadership events for school students.
  • Amplify youth and educator’s voices into the development of the World Vision 40 Hour Famine campaign.
  • Support and guide our Advocacy Ambassadors, 18-24 year old World Vision supporters, as they drive change through advocacy in NZ.
  • Coordinate the development and delivery of World Vision’s Global Education classroom resources.

What will you bring?

  • Understanding of international development (theory or in practice) or World Vision’s work - biblical development theory an advantage.
  • Experience acting on social justice issues, using advocacy, lifestyle changes and redistribution of wealth – having led these is an advantage.
  • A fundamental understanding and experience of Christian values, teachings and church culture,
  • Experience or understanding of the NZ education sector and how students and educators think and operate.
  • Understanding and experience of 18–25-year-old youth communities such as church young adult groups, University campus groups or similar.
  • Highly developed communication skills, both written and verbal – required to be an engaging and confident public speaker.

Why work with us?
We offer fantastic benefits including:

  • A competitive salary.
  • A supportive, positive work environment where you’ll feel appreciated, motivated and celebrated.
  • Career development, including training, workplace learning and professional development
  • Flexibility to work from home for part of the week.
  • Free parking when you are in the office.
  • A day off on your birthday.
  • A sense of purpose knowing that every day, you’re using your skills to improve children’s lives.

More about our culture:

World Vision is a Christian organisation that empowers everyday Kiwis to stand up and make a difference for children in the world’s toughest places through emergency relief, community development and advocacy work.

We believe in a world where every child, no matter where they were born, can live life in all its fullness. It’s as simple as that.

We work from a Christian kaupapa. We see our work as a practical expression of the gospel, and we value and support the wairua (spiritual wellbeing) of our people and partners.

You’ll be joining New Zealand’s largest overseas humanitarian organisation, made up of 80 staff and a big volunteer base. You’ll also become part of something bigger, World Vision’s global partnership of 35,000 staff and 3.3 million supporters in 100 countries. So far, we’ve impacted the lives of more than 200 million vulnerable children by tackling the root causes of poverty. This is your chance to make a massive impact, right when it’s needed the most.


Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.


We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Please let us know if there are any accommodations we can make to help you with your application or in our recruitment process.


For a copy of the position description, please email PeopleandCulture@WorldVision.Org.NZ


Applications close 7 July 2022, 11:59pm



Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness; Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.

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  • Location
    Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch, Aotearoa
  • Department
    Marketing & Engagement
  • Employment Type
    Fixed Term
  • Minimum Experience