The Public Policy is opening Executive Committee positions for 2019! We are looking for passionate and self-led students to be a part of our team. In this role, you can work with other PPC team members to create content, competitions or events that increase youth engagement with public policy. You should be able to take the initiative to manage your team and your relevant projects, as well as collaborate with other teams. It’s important that you understand your commitments beforehand and can attend team and committee meetings.
Every role will have delegates available to support them. There will be a general pool of delegates for most teams, but the Graphics and Content Leaders will have specific delegates assigned to them. We’re open to discussing new ideas and ways of doing things that can be implemented in your team and throughout the executive. We want to continue to build on the successes of this young club and take our recognition and engagement further. If you want to be a part of a change-making club, apply now!
APPLICATIONS ARE ON A ROLLING BASIS. This means that interviews will be conducted as applications come in.
If you are applying for Content Leader or Graphics Leader, make sure to finish your application via the link at the bottom of the main application form.
APPLICATIONS CLOSE SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15 AT 12AM
Roles in purple are now open for application.
Content Leaders x2
A content leader’s main role has traditionally been to edit and publish the articles created by the team of PPC writers (writer applications open in January 2019). Together, the team produces regular articles on policy issues in a clear and condensed way such that it is easily understood by non-politically engaged readers. There is scope in 2019 for one Leader to continue as an article editor and for the other Leader to edit content for a new PPC weekly newsletter, which can be published alongside the main article. The newsletter could include additional, smaller analysis on current policy issues.
Events Leaders x2
This position was previously spread across a variety of roles but is now incorporated under Events Leader. This team will organise and execute PPC events held through the year such as pub quizzes, speaker series and Baby Backbenches. The purpose of events will to be the first touchpoint with PPC to engage people in policy and some of our other initiatives. Leaders should be accessible, friendly and organised. Preferably, applicants will have experience organising events and a rudimentary familiarity with NZ policy and current affairs.
Tertiary Development Leaders x2
This team will focus on developing UoA students’ knowledge of policy and political theory, as well as connecting them with employers in the public sector. The leaders will inherit and expand on two responsibilities: fortnightly forums and the Professional Development Programme (or public sector mentoring), following their successful launch in 2018. This team can also create further opportunities for students to develop relevant public sector skills (for example, through mentoring programmes, workshops, or other networking events).
High School Development Leaders x2
The purpose of this team is to extend our Civics Engagement Programme throughout Auckland. This Programme aims to embed civics education in high schools and includes directing and running workshops about voting and the NZ political system. The team will be working with a solid foundation to expand our reach. Ideally, applicants will have experience teaching/working with youth, a strong foundational knowledge of the NZ political system and are confident public speakers.
Collaboration Leaders x2
This team will organise our formal club competitions. This involves hosting such as the Policy Brief Competition. It may also involve thinking about what other collaborative work we can organise. The team leader needs to be a logistics master and a detailed planner.
The secretary is responsible for overseeing the administration of the club. This involves booking rooms for executive meetings and taking accurate meeting minutes. It also involves the chairing of the end of year Annual General Meeting (AGM) and having a sound knowledge of the Public Policy Club Constitution. An ideal Secretary will be organised, have initiative, and ensure the Co-Presidents aren’t too bogged down with admin throughout the year. In 2019, the Secretary will share the role of Sponsorship Manager with the Treasurer. Both Leaders will manage the club’s sponsors and external relations along with the Co-Presidents. The role will require you to be confident and proactive.
The treasurer is responsible for monitoring and recording the cash flows of the club between members, the executive committee and external parties. The treasurer collates all transactions into financial reports in an accurate and transparent manner and assists the Co-Presidents in budgeting decisions. Study in finance or accounting would be an advantage, and the successful applicant will have at least basic financial literacy. In 2019, the Treasurer will share the role of Sponsorship Manager with the Secretary. Both Leaders will manage the club’s sponsors and external relations along with the Co-Presidents. The role will require you to be confident and proactive.
Graphics Leader x1
This team is in charge of helping all the other teams make their content/events look great. Graphics jobs cover posters, workshop info templates, Facebook graphics, the PPC website, infographics etc. Work is based on design briefs prepared by the organisers/exec members. This year, we anticipate that the Graphics Leader can work more closely with the event organisers to create the material by being involved throughout the process. The Graphics Leader can be a crucial part of the design for a PPC newsletter in 2019.
Marketing Leader x1
This role involves thinking about how to spread the word about PPC and its events/content. The role requires creativity, vision, and a clear understanding of the club. The marketing lead will primarily manage our social media but there is scope to increase PPC’s marketing presence by expanding to other marketing initiatives.
For any concerns about the application, or any further questions, do not hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.