Chiasma is a registered New Zealand charity and the leading member-based volunteer organisation that creates links between academia and the wider science and technology industries. Launched 15 years ago at the University of Auckland, it has since branched into Dunedin and Wellington. Each regional branch is run by a local student-led committee with a National committee coordinating and supporting the regions, under the guidance of an Alumni Advisory Board.

Chiasma’s mission is to inspire and engage our tertiary students to develop successful careers in science and technology. Our organisation serves this mission by empowering tertiary students with the necessary skills, networks and mindset. In turn, these innovative, well-connected and commercially aware graduates will contribute to the growth of New Zealand’s knowledge-based economy.

Chiasma is looking for young, passionate individuals to join the National team. The core responsibility of the team is to ensure Chiasma’s sustainability through supporting each regional teams and to achieve the long-term strategic vision of the organisation.

Chiasma is currently recruiting for the National CEO role who will participate in the formation of the National Team; and the final role and responsibilities will depend on the applicant’s skills, experience and aspirations. Please submit your expression of interest to join the team through this form:

Interested to apply for the National CEO role? Apply here:

The type of responsibilities that are available in the National team includes but not limited to:

  • Develop and manage Chiasma’s National Budget and support the financial operation of each centre; provides training and liaises with centre CFOs.
  • Oversee and administer Chiasma bank accounts.
  • Prepare and submit annual returns and organisation details to appropriate bodies to fulfill legal requirements.
  • Oversee sponsorship contracts, grants administration and formulate Memorandums of Understanding as required.
  • Support marketing activities of the regional centres.
  • Design new marketing collateral and maintaining branding guideline.
  • Communicate Chiasma activities externally including through social media, mailing lists and with partners and sponsors.
  • Develop and executing Public Relations strategies.
  • Record minutes at meetings and ensure follow-through of action points.
  • Ensure regional centres captures key metrics and information to support analysis and reporting to Chiasma’s partners and sponsors.
  • Maintain CRM and Alumni database.
  • Organise events for Chiasma National such as Alumni events.

Please note an ideal candidate for all National roles will have:

  • Proven ability to work proactively and using own initiatives.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills
  • Experiences or a good understanding of working with student-led teams.

For more information, please contact Chair of the Alumni Advisory Board: