Development Manager - St Patrick’s College - Silverstream

Development Manager - St Patrick’s College - Silverstream

  • Base salary of $80k plus annual bonus 
  • Highly flexible employment arrangements
  • Five weeks annual leave
  • Fun work environment


Take the lead in developing and implementing the fundraising, development and advancement strategy to achieve a strong philanthropic funding base.

  • Newly created role to formulate and deliver fundraising strategy
  • Make a major contribution to one of Wellington’s most respected education institutions
  • Accountable for full scope of fundraising activity and associated relationships
  • Base salary $80k with a bonus component that will reward you for your hard work and contribution to meeting objectives
  • Highly flexible employment arrangements, five weeks annual leave and fun work environment


About St Patrick’s College

St Patrick’s College, Silverstream is a state-integrated Catholic, Marist boys' day and boarding Secondary School with a rich heritage stretching back more than 88 years. The College is committed to empowering its young men to become compassionate, just and successful citizens who uphold their values of courage, faith, humility, support and unity.

The College Foundation was established in 2012 and is positioned today to play an integral role in the future of the College as it gears up to deliver on an ambitious and exciting campus redevelopment plan and other initiatives to enable its young men to reach their potential.

About this opportunity

We are seeking an expert in best practice fundraising and marketing to develop, deliver and manage the College’s fundraising and development strategy. This role has a particular emphasis on fundraising and will lead the stewardship of donors, and the development of a major gifts and bequests pipeline and program.

The Development Manager is an exciting end to end fundraising role that offers the opportunity to formulate strategy, and thereafter utilise your excellent communication skills (written and verbal), to construct multi-channel personalised communications that will consistently acquire, reactivate or retain donors, be they individual, business, parents, alumni or friends of the College.

We are looking for someone with flair and initiative, exemplary stakeholder engagement skills, strong attention to detail and experience with databases, in particular segmenting and analysing data to maximise business objectives. Knowledge of commercial and community networks, along with trusts and grant organisations, in the Wellington region would be ideal.

The goal is to deliver a growing contribution of donor revenue, to ensure the College can achieve its long term goals. Success will be rewarded through a base salary plus annual bonus structure, five weeks annual leave and the opportunity for flexible working arrangements.

To Apply or for further Information:

This opportunity is being managed on behalf of the College by SWR Group Ltd. For further information in strict confidence, please contact Suzannah Moller on 021 706 176 or Graeme Sandri on 04-978 1826 or email or