Alzheimers Otago – Job vacancy

Mō tatou/About us – Alzheimers Otago organization

Alzheimers Society of Otago is an independent not-for-profit organization operating in the Otago region. Our vision is to create a Dementia Friendly Otago. We work to create an open and inclusive society – a place where people living with dementia mate wareware feel valued, where they can contribute to and participate in their communities, and where they feel safe. Through a continuum of person-centered care and support services delivered when and where needed, our highly skilled team works directly with our clients and their families/whanau to develop individualized strategies that equip them to live the best lives they can. Alzheimers Otago delivers post-diagnostic support and navigation services to caregivers and people living with dementia mate wareware.


Te Whiwhinga Mahi/The Opportunity

This is a part-time permanent position of 20 hours per week, commencing October 2023 (available to start ASAP). The office is based in Dunedin.

This role involves a mix of financial administration, grant funding applications, payroll administration, and some marketing/promotions tasks

-You will apply for new grant funding from various Funders annually

-You will work closely with the Manager and provide financial accounting, track payments against grants, and subsequent reporting to Grant Donors.

-You will provide payroll support for our team

-You will use our internal database to manage the membership programme and run reports as necessary for funders and audit purposes

-You will coordinate the printing of collateral materials and print advertising

-You will design newsletters, and regional flyers, and work with the interns on our social media posts  – using Canva templates

-You will be part of a small team of passionate, motivated, and friendly professionals based throughout the Otago region.


Ka whiwhi koe i te aha/What you will get in return:

   -A friendly team-focused work environment that values you

  -The opportunity to help make a difference in people’s lives

  -An office in Burns House, central Dunedin

  -Meaningful, community-based work

  -Flexible working arrangements

  -Working days are negotiable

  -Living wage

  -A role that has a variety of tasks


Ko wai koe/About You

  -Able to communicate effectively both verbally and written

  -Experience in using Xero Accounting and managing budgets

  -Experience in using Thank You Payroll (or a similar payroll system)

  -Some experience with grant writing to secure funding, preferred, but not essential

  -Some experience in the not-for-profit sector, preferred, but not essential

  -Confidence and ability to work independently and take initiative within the scope of the role

  -The ability to communicate with and build strong positive relationships with our staff, members, stakeholders, and funders

  -The ability to work effectively and collaboratively across disciplines to support the best outcome for clients

  -Have the ability to self-manage and work autonomously and be part of a team

  -Willing to work within the mission, vision, and values of the organization

If you are interested in this opportunity, we would love to hear from you! Even if you don’t have all the experience, we’d still love to hear from you!


Requests for a full job description and to submit your resume and cover letter, please email

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY 5 PM FRIDAY 13th October 2023. Please note if a suitable candidate is found prior to 13th October, this deadline will close earlier.

Employer questions
Your application will include the following questions:

Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
Which of the following accounting packages are you experienced with?
How much notice are you required to give your current employer?

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