Job Vacancies

Job Vacancies

Job Vacancies

Work at OUSA!

About the OUSA

Structurally, OUSA is divided into 8 departments: Corporate support; Events; Communications and Marketing; Clubs and Socs; Critic; Planet Media Sales; Radio One and Student Support Centre.

With approximately 70 staff and many more volunteers, OUSA is a substantial organisation.

Managers of each department report to the CEO, who is responsible to the Student Executive for the overall management of the organisation.

OUSA is a dynamic environment to work in – no two days are ever the same! We are an inclusive and supportive employer who values inputs from all staff.

How to Apply

Applicants must send their CV, completed OUSA application form (available here) and a cover letter to the HR Coordinator, Lauren Scrimgeour  (jobs@ousa.org.nz) .

Please clearly indicate the position(s) you are applying for.

Kaituhi Māori
Critic Te Arohi is hiring a Kaituhi Māori to help integrate te reo/te ao Māori across all three sections of the magazine (culture, news and features) on a weekly basis. We are looking for someone with a strong knowledge of te reo to help our existing Māori writers with their content, to introduce te reo to finished articles, and to bring in ideas of their own. The ideal candidate will have a strong writing voice and a desire to promote te reo and te ao Māori. This position pays a living wage at 4 hours per week.
About the role:
The Kaituhi Māori will be active in all three sections of the magazine. They will be responsible for promoting the use of te reo in the magazine while acting as a staff writer. The Kaituhi Māori will be encouraged to add te reo to other’s pieces when possible, and will be given the opportunity to edit any content related to te ao Māori. Beyond editing and adding te reo content, this position is identical to a staff writer.
This is a fixed term position until 10 October 2022 at 4 hours per week. (This excludes non production weeks).
How to apply:
Email your C.V, cover letter, OUSA job application form and a writing sample that you think would fit well into Critic, to Fox Meyer at jobs@critic.co.nz

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Student Support Advocate

About us:

OUSA Student Support is here to help students with anything life can throw at them. No matter what issue or challenge a student may be facing we are here to help! We focus on helping the student reach the best possible outcome for their situation.

Student Support Advocates are our frontline support staff here to help students navigate life during their time at university, particularly when life is at its worst. The support we offer covers academic concerns, tenancy, financial hardship, wellbeing and pastoral care, safety, and general advocacy and support.

About the role:

As a unique support hub for students at Otago we are a one stop shop for anything life can throw at them. We act as case managers when a situation involves different departments and agencies; making sure that the right connections are made and the best outcomes for the student is achieved. This is a fast paced work environment and the nature of our work is extremely varied. 

You will need to be able to…

• Be a dynamic and adaptable person

• Be able to see the big picture and make the right connections in a particular situation

• Be able to get amongst the nitty gritty.

Full-time hours flexible

The ideal candidate will have:

• Relevant tertiary qualification required e.g. social work, occupational therapy etc.

• Professional registration or a pathway to obtaining professional registration under HPCAA or SWRA

• At least 5 years relevant work experience in a similar position

• Knowledge of the tertiary education sector, community services, and the student demographic

• Operates from a holistic and solution focused framework/model of practice

• Professional presentation

• Comfortable in a workplace that uses support dogs

You will be joining a committed team of people who genuinely care and are here to make a difference.

This is a full-time fixed-term position, covering parental leave, until December 16th 2022.

How to apply:

All applications should be directly emailed to Lauren Scrimgeour at jobs@ousa.org.nz 

This email must include a CV, cover letter, and a completed OUSA application form

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Clubs and Societies Centre Receptionists (Casual)
Work available now! Non Students Encouraged to Apply
OUSA are looking for casual receptionists to join the Clubs and Societies Centre team. There is plenty of scope to pick up work and the possibility of security a fixed term role from 2023. Shifts that may become available are 4pm – 10:15pm weekdays and either 8:45am – 3:30pm or 3:30 – 10:15pm weekends. On the odd occasion we also have day work available between 8:45am and 4pm.
The centre is truly an amazing place, with a welcoming and supportive team at our one of a kind facility.
As a receptionist you’ll play an essential role in facilitating our centre to be a welcoming, safe and inclusive space. For this reason a friendly, custom focused attitude is imperative alongside values aligning with inclusion and equity. While the role is called receptionist, you are indeed a team player and will find yourself dabbling in admin, departmental support and the odd bit of cleaning. The team as a whole is very down to earth with a role up your sleeves attitude. If your organised and enjoy diversity you’ll thrive here.
We look forward to hearing from you.
How to apply:
All applications should be directly emailed to Lauren Scrimgeour at jobs@ousa.org.nz
This email must include a CV, cover letter, and a completed OUSA application form.