We’re hiring a part-time developer!

Do you want to use your tech skills to help drive progressive political change?

2 min readMay 12, 2019

Are you hungry to work with a small, fast-moving, outcome-focused team to help harness the power of the crowd for good?

If so, this is for you!

ActionStation is an independent, community-powered, not-for-profit campaigning organisation that works for economic fairness, a thriving environment, whānau and children’s wellbeing, a vibrant democracy, and an Aotearoa that truly honours Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Since we launched before the 2014 election, we’ve been launching high-impact, tech-savvy, rapid-response campaigns to help hundreds of thousands of people across New Zealand come together to drive progressive political change.

We’re looking for a part-time developer to join our small team, and help us leverage technology for positive change.


  • Work with campaigners to design and build technology solutions that help ActionStation achieve maximum impact
  • Develop and maintain web software that spans the entire stack, including interactive UIs backend APIs, database design and cloud-based deployment
  • Help staff get the most out of off-the-shelf digital tools by developing custom integrations, consuming APIs and automation
  • Collaborate with developers from an international network of like-minded organisations for support, to learn about new innovations, and to contribute to shared tools and technology

Required skills and experience:

  • You’ve had experience building web apps, preferably using Ruby On Rails and JavaScript
  • You’re comfortable working with relational databases
  • You’re a good communicator and happy to translate technical ideas to non-technical folk
  • You’re organised, outcome focussed and pragmatic

Location: Auckland or Wellington, with some opportunities to travel.

Hours: 20 hours per week. The job is often driven by a campaign cycle, so there are times that involve long hours and times that don’t. Our culture recognises both the needs of campaigns and the need for rest and for our staff to have a life.

Salary: $38,000 — $42,000p.a depending on experience

We welcome and value the contributions that individuals who identify as members of marginalised communities bring to our organisation, and encourage Māori, people of colour, women, people identifying as LGBTQIA+ and people with disabilities to apply. We recognise that this list is neither exhaustive nor representative of the intersectionality present within each individual. Please indicate in your cover letter if you would like to be considered for employment equity.

Reporting to the Director, the position will start in June 2019

To apply: Please send a CV and cover letter to info@actionstation.org.nz with the subject line “Application: Developer”. Please send as PDF documents with your first and last names in the file name.

Applications close on Monday 3 June (Queen’s Birthday) at 5pm.




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