Events Fundraising Specialist

Fundraising and Partnerships · Auckland, Ellerslie
Department Fundraising and Partnerships
Employment Type Parental Leave
Minimum Experience Experienced
  • Exciting opportunity with result driven team  
  • Based in Ellerslie, Auckland  
  • Parental Leave Cover 9-15 months  



What we do 

At the Heart Foundation, we are driven by our purpose – to stop all people in New Zealand dying prematurely from heart disease and enable people with heart disease to live full lives. The delivery of prevention and care and support programmes in New Zealand communities and fundraising for vital heart research describes the diverse work of our team of approximately 140 people across New Zealand. 


What the job involves 

The role of Events Fundraising Specialist is to deliver sustainable net income by engaging the New Zealand public in fundraising for the Heart Foundation through mass participation fundraising events and campaigns.  Reporting to the Direct Fundraising Manager, this position has the support of a direct report, the Events Fundraising Coordinator  


Who we are looking for / responsibilities  

To succeed in this role, you will need to combine your strategic thinking to grow event based fundraising revenue with your operational excellence in leading planning and managing fundraising events, end-to-end.  You will be an experienced Events Fundraiser within the   charity sector with a proven ability to manage critical revenue generating projects and also have the ability to co-ordinate our wonderful volunteers. 


You will be highly organised and an effective communicator with your external and internal stakeholders, confidently leading and delivering events, ensuring an outstanding supporter and volunteer experience.  You will be process orientated, have high energy, and a keen eye for detail, especially when it comes to collating information and conducting analysis. 


We need people who have 


  • Proven events fundraising and marketing experience (minimum 5+ years) 
  • Not for profit experience with a proven working knowledge and experience of Street Appeals 
  • Experience working with event sponsors and partners and a variety of stakeholders 
  • Excellent supporter stewardship/customer service skills 
  • Results focussed 
  • Proven project management skills and experience 
  • High level of understanding of volunteer recruitment, management and stewardship 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills – oral and written communication 


Why you should apply 


You will be involved in iconic fundraising events, well known to the New Zealand community for example, leading the Big Heart Appeal street collection, Tour of New Zealand and the Wellington marathonThis is an awesome opportunity, where you will be able to utilise your creative thinking and flair, working with a dynamic, energetic, commercially driven and highly supportive, specialised team 


If making a difference is important to you, apply now!  You will be positively impacting people's heart health by raising awareness in your community through impactful events.  


We would like you to apply via the Heart Foundation Careers page, Please check out the position description on our website.  


Please note, we will only consider NZ residents and holders of a valid work visa for this position.   

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  • Location
    Auckland, Ellerslie
  • Department
    Fundraising and Partnerships
  • Employment Type
    Parental Leave
  • Minimum Experience