New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

Office Manager / Consular Officer, New York

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

Government Services

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Applications Close - End of Day: 18-08-2019


United States

Work type:
Permanent, Full Time

  • A hugely impactful and critical role where you will be highly valued and have the opportunity to make a real difference for New Zealand and Kiwi’s.
  • Assist New Zealanders living or travelling in New York and area.

Who we are:

NZTE’s purpose is simple - to grow New Zealand businesses internationally, bigger, better, faster, for the good of New Zealand.  In New York City this means we’re actively working with New Zealand businesses breaking in to and growing in the market.  We’re a small but mighty office with seven people across two teams.  We are part of team North America which includes offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC and Vancouver, Canada. The New York office is both a trade office (predominantly) but also the New Zealand Consulate for New York.

What you'll be doing:

This role supports our Trade Commissioner/Consul General and New York team to deliver on our customers goals by managing the New York office. This includes managing vendors, ordering supplies, managing office budgets and security etc.

As Consular Officer, you’ll also provide assistance to New Zealand citizens living and travelling in and around New York, manage the annual ANZAC Day commemoration ceremony, as well as the polling activities for the New Zealand General Election (2020) and other activities related to New Zealand Government official visits (the Prime Minister usually comes to town once a year).

You’ll help the North American region achieve operational excellence by helping to design, develop and implement administrative systems. This includes collaborating with operations team across North America and New Zealand (IT, Finance, HR etc) to create local standards and procedures, champion global organisational policies and embed best practice administrative practices.

At its heart, this role is the ‘glue’ between the Trade Commissioner/Consul General, the New York team, the NZTE operational teams, the New Zealand business community and the diplomatic community in both Washington and New York.

What you'll need to be successful:

You’ll have a deep connection New Zealand, ideally from either being a Kiwi or having lived in New Zealand for a length of time.  However, you’ll need to balance this with the legal right to work and remain in the US – ideally in the form of a US passport or green card.

You will be adaptable and flexible, extremely customer focused, and have a strong sense of initiative.  You’ll have financial experience (budgets etc) and be operationally savvy.  Attention to detail is a critical requirement.

You’ll need to be a person who has a huge amount of natural empathy and a willingness to help others, as part of this role is helping Kiwis in distress.

Ideally, you’re someone who is energised by variety and juggling multiple responsibilities, who also has the ability to focus on the detail and make sure nothing gets missed.  We’ll need you to have a collaborative approach and be a born problem solver, who builds strong relationships with a range of key stakeholders with ease.

Why you’ll love working here:

Our New York office is in the heart of this great City on Madison Avenue and offers a fast paced, fun and challenging environment with a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the North American region and work alongside a talented, diverse, international team.  

What’s next:

If this opportunity is of interest to you please apply online by Sunday 18th August at 4pm EDT.  The successful candidate must be a US citizen, hold a green card or relevant working rights.

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