The Christchurch Foundation

Endowment and Partnership Manager

The Christchurch Foundation

Government Services

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Applications Close - End of Day: 31-08-2020


New Zealand

Work type:

  • Maternity Leave Cover – 12 Months Fixed Term
  • 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.  More information about our programmes can be found at

The Role (12 Month Fixed Term Maternity Leave Cover)

Christchurch based and reporting to the Chief Executive, this role delivers the fundraising efforts for The Christchurch Foundation to achieve on strategy and fundraising goals. You will be responsible for growing and maintaining relationships across New Zealand and with 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, and 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 and proven ability to take people on a journey to support our city. Strong skills developing and sustaining relationships is critical, you will be warm and engaging and able to quickly build trust.  You will need to be comfortable speaking and presenting to groups ranging from the elderly, community groups and senior business leaders.

You will be 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’ and be confident and comfortable to ask for support. 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.

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 Lisa Wheeler on 021 332295 or Amanda Hance on 03 345 8754.

Applications for this role close 5pm Monday 31 August 2020

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