Pakuranga College is a large, multicultural decile 7 school. We are committed to an academic focus within a supportive and student centred environment.


Marketing & Communications Manager

Pakuranga College is seeking to employ a Marketing & Communications Manager. This is a permanent position for 25 hours per week, term time only. There will be additional hours at times to meet critical deadlines. Conditions of employment are in accordance with the Support Staff in Schools Collective Agreement.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least five years of experience in a related field, along with relevant tertiary qualifications
  • Experience in the successful application of a wide range of marketing channels, including eDM, print, web and social media
  • Experience in budget management
  • Excellent communication skills; able to formulate and write articles, web content and press releases to a high standard
  • Experience in developing internal communication strategies and content
  • High motivation with a demonstrated ability to be proactive and lead relevant initiatives from start to finish; handle multiple responsibilities
  • Able to work unsupervised to achieve set goals without the need for direct supervision
  • The ability to work in consultative and team environments
  • The skills to relate well and deal effectively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent computer skills and proficient in the use of Office applications (proficiency in graphic design software would be an advantage, but is not essential).
  • Knowledge of Mail Chimp
  • Knowledge of WordPress website management (would be an advantage, but is not essential).
  • A can do attitude


The position will include tasks such as:


  • Planning, developing and creating a range of promotional materials
  • Management of the College website and all other social media sites
  • Maintaining the College display materials
  • Managing brand consistency
  • Attending key College events and documenting them photographically


  • Lead, develop and implement  whole College communications programme
  • Ensure all communications meet a high standard and include College branding
  • Develop and deliver a proactive online College presence
  • Use social media to opportunities to promote the College
  • Monitor content of social media sites and respond accordingly
  • Create and distribute College eDM newsletters linked to digital content on the College and media websites
  • Maintain eDM and alumni databases

Public Relations

  • Develop and lead positive a public relations strategy and public relations campaigns, with regular press releases promoting the success of the College


  • Manage the departmental budget

You must be eligible to work in New Zealand to apply for this position. Please apply in writing including a cover letter, CV, application guidelines and at least two referees to:

Carol Robinson
Executive Officer
Applications close at 5pm on 20 September 2017.

Marketing & Communications Manager Application Form & Guidelines



Director of International Students

This positions oversees responsibility for the strategic management and marketing of our international student programme, as well as overall responsibility for the pastoral and academic needs of our international students.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have exceptional people skills, including the ability to relate to both internal and external stakeholders with patience and professionalism.
  • Demonstrate empathy with other cultures.
  • Have excellent writing and organisational skills, including budgeting and strategic planning.
  • Be well versed in the Ministry of Education Code of Practice 2016, including compliance requirements.
  • Have some familiarity with NCEA.
  • Flexibility to travel internationally for marketing purposes.

You must be eligible to work in New Zealand to apply for this position.

Please apply in writing including a cover letter, CV, application guidelines and at least two referees to:

The Principal     principal@pakuranga.school.nz

Applications close at 5pm on 16 October 2017.

Application Guidelines Director of International Students




Teaching Positions

We are currently seeking teachers for the following subjects, starting in Term 1, 2018:

  • Chinese
  • Mathematics
  • Digital Technology
  • English
  • Physics

The successful candidate(s) must be willing to embrace our digital learning environment and to contribute to the co-curricular life of the school.

For Application Guidelines, please email principal@pakuranga.school.nz

Applications close 1 September 2017

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