Dignity Impact Specialist

Part-Time 15-20 hours per week

Wellington, New Zealand

Company Profile
Dignity was a passion project for co-founders Jacinta and Miranda but after rapid growth in 2017 we need to expand our team.

Dignity started at the beginning of 2017 in order to help females in New Zealand have access to sanitary items in work and at school. Dignity runs as a ‘buy one, give one’ initiative, where companies partner with Dignity to provide sanitary items to their staff and local students who are lacking access to pads and tampons, causing them to miss out on education.

Some of Dignity’s customers include ANZ, Cigna, Xero, Akina and Flick Electric. By partnering with us, these companies are supporting their female employees and 24,000 high students across over 80 New Zealand schools and youth organisations access sanitary items.

The Team
The Dignity team is made up of two Co-founders, one of whom is a full-time General Manager, and an Operations Manager who work to run and operate the initiative across New Zealand. We offer our team free sanitary items, Living Wage, flexible hours and purposeful work.

What women have said about Dignity
”Their ethos is aligned to my own, and to Xero’s. They are doing their bit to make this world/country a better place!”
”Revolutionary and overdue.”
”Dignity makes me feel respected.”
”Making New Zealand a better place for its women.”
”I think it’s the best thing I’ve ever seen in the workplace, I absolutely love it.”
”Such a wonderful initiative, for girls and to remove the stigma of periods!”
”I was so shocked and impressed when I saw ANZ were getting involved and thought it was the best thing ever. Happy to be working alongside an inclusive workplace, and love wholeheartedly the incentive from Dignity.”

School feedback about Dignity
”We have some students who will simply not attend school without us providing items.”
As stated above many families can not afford the cost of these required products so students often stay home for at least 2 – 4 days of their cycles . These donations ensure we can provide young girls with products in advance and this has increased many of our young girls attendances dramatically.

We are a fast growing, high impact, serious social enterprise.
If you someone who is motivated by doing good and working towards a cause – read on.

Your Challenge
Help Dignity co-founder reach out to their beneficiary groups including schools, customers through their social channels, assisting with day to day tasks and being a part of the Dignity impact.

What you’ll be doing
Outreach Coordinator tasks include but are not limited to:
Call and email Dignity contacts that require outreach
Help proof and create social media posts, graphics and images
Work closely with Dignity co-founders to monitor and measure the impact of the initiative
Assist our Operations Manager with sending of orders
Capture your timesheet using a mobile app

A day in the life:
You will be assisting with tasks that come up including reaching out to schools, assisting with on-boarding new customers, proofing and creating social content – if you like a variety of tasks this role is for you. No one day is the same! Hours are flexible to fit around your life and will be based at Credenza shared co-working space on Taranaki St.

You will be

  • A keen learner

  • Able to utilise your creativity and initiative into strategy

  • Enjoys working with others and collaborating

  • Be willing to join a small team and grow the company with us

  • Familiar with G-suite tools

  • Adaptable and keen to use your own ideas

Relationships
You will work closely with the Dignity Co-founders to assist with day to day tasks as well as outreach to Dignity beneficiaries.

Wage
Wage = $21.15
Free sanitary items

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Contact
Jacinta Gulasekharam & Miranda Hitchings
hello@dignitynz.com
021 181 9244

Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about the role. To apply please provide a CV and cover letter.