The Christchurch Foundation

Endowment and Partners Manager

The Christchurch Foundation

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Applications Close - End of Day: 08-03-2019


New Zealand

Work type:

  • Non-Traditional Fundraising Role 
  • Make A Tangible Difference
  • Located in Christchurch, NZ 


The Christchurch Foundation’s role is to help generous people and companies achieve their dreams for the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. The Foundation distributes funds to causes in our city that are important to our donors. We provide a wide range of vehicles through which businesses, bequests and endowments are filtered to ensure gifts are impactful and can be seen and felt among the neighbours, communities and suburbs. For more information please visit


The Role

Reporting to the Chief Executive, this role focuses on leading the fundraising efforts for The Christchurch Foundation in order to achieve the organisation’s strategy and fundraising goals. You will participate in the strategic planning process to build sustainable relationships across New Zealand and the Kiwi diaspora.  Your key responsibilities include nurturing and stewarding community relationships at varying levels, connecting with businesses and professional services who wish to partner with the Foundation, as well as implementing agreed strategies to attract and deliver donors and partners.


Your Skills

The role requires a high level of organisational skills, enthusiasm, energy and passion to achieve success. You will have demonstrated experience in business development, proven ability in take people on a journey to support our city and wide travel experience is also an advantage. Strong skills developing and sustaining relationships with a diverse range of people in the community, you will be warm and engaging and able to quickly build trust.  Self-driven with the ability to operate autonomously as well as part of a small team, this role requires someone who is willing to ‘think outside the square’.  You need to think creatively and be willing to push boundaries to ensure the Foundation is relevant and delivering on it’s promise to those that give through the Foundation.

A Position Description for the role is available for download at the bottom of the job listing at

To Apply

If you feel you have what it takes to be part of a team that is making a real difference in Christchurch, please submit your cover letter and CV by clicking on the ‘Apply’ button. Initial confidential enquiries are welcome by phoning Carole Peterson on 027 600 4448 or Amanda Hance on 03 345 8754.


Applications for this role close at 5pm Friday 8 March 2019


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