Play your part in supporting the number one sailing class in NZ as NZIODA Secretary

We’re looking for the next NZIODA Secretary.

Don’t worry if you haven’t applied just yet – applications close on FRIDAY 8 OCTOBER, but please hurry.

Andrew Brown is heading off to pastures new, and we’re so grateful for all the hard work he’s put in. Andrew – don’t be a stranger!

To make the handover as smooth as possible, we’d like the successful application to start as soon as possible, so Andrew can ‘show you the ropes’ before he leaves in December.

Some of the skills we’re looking for include great communication and knowledge management expertise and key responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring the Committee is aware of its legal responsibilities and that NZIODA is run in line within the correct legal framework
  • Ensuring all relevant documents are filed in line with Government agencies and relevant sailing authorities viz. IODA YNZ
  • Preparing the agenda for committee meetings in consultation with the President
  • Making arrangements including venue, date, times or any required hospitality for NZIODA meetings
  • Sending adequate notice of the meetings

Want to be involved in the number one sailing class in New Zealand? If this is you, then check out the full job description.and apply using this form.  Remember, you can also nominate someone! 

Some of you have been asking if it is a paid role. Unfortunately not, but the voluntary position does come with plenty of benefits. You can be based anywhere in New Zealand, get to work with a fantastic and supportive team in a wonderful sporting environment and you get to meet other sailing families!

It’s a chance to make the role completely your own and has huge rewards – championing the NZ Opti scene.

Good luck!

Best wishes,
The New Zealand International Optimist Dinghy Association


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