Development Specialist, Major Giving - University of Canterbury - Christchurch

Development Specialist, Major Giving - University of Canterbury - Christchurch

  • Location: Christchurch
  • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (i.e. permanent) position
  • Closing date: 10 August 2022
  • Salary range: $87,664 to $107,518

Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā!

He hiahia, he pūkenga nōu ki te mahi a te Development Specialist, Major Giving. Nāia te pōwhiri nā Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha kia tono mai i te tūranga nei.


Āu Mahi | What You Will Do
The Alumni & UC Foundation team has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Development Specialist, Major Giving to join our team. Reporting to our Development Manager, you will be responsible for garnering support and securing major philanthropic gifts through engaging with our current and potential donors.

Mōu | Who You Are
To be successful in this role you will have a minimum of 5 years' experience in major gift fundraising. You will have experience in prospect/customer life-time management, with a track record of personally securing single major gifts exceeding $25,000 (ideally six figures+) from a single individual or organisation. You will have excellent skills and success in proposal writing as well as strong negotiation skills. You will be very comfortable making written and face-to-face requests for financial support and will have previous experience with Raisers Edge or other fundraising databases.

Mahi Ngātahi | Who You Will Work With
You will work with a growing team of dynamic fundraising colleagues who are committed to making a difference for our students and our community. As we enter an exciting phase with UC's upcoming 150th anniversary, we are seeking a results-driven fundraiser who loves working in a friendly, fun and supportive team environment. If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!

For more information, please visit us Alumni & UC Foundation


Ngā Painga o UC | Why UC
Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora - Engaged, Empowered, Making a Difference.

Our values are manaakitanga, whanaungatanga and tiakitanga at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha and these uara (values) guide our decisions and behaviour. Our values provide a roadmap for how we do things, affirming our commitment to the oranga (health, safety and wellbeing) of our students through mana-enhancing pastoral care and support. Ngā Uara (our values) challenge and inspire us to be the best we can be. They make UC a great place to work and study. For more on our Ngā Uara | Our Values visit

We are committed to accessible higher education, service to the community and the encouragement of talent without barriers of distance, wealth, class, gender or ethnicity. The University explicitly aims to produce graduates and support staff who are engaged with their communities, empowered to act for good and determined to make a difference in the world.

We offer a range of fantastic benefits including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions. For more information, please visit us:

For more information about Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury, please visit

The closing date for this position is: 31 August 2022 (midnight, NZ time)
Please note, applications will be reviewed as they are received, and interviews may take place prior to the closing date. 

Pēhea te tono mai | How You Apply
Applications for this position must be submitted on our careers website and should include a cover letter and resume.

Please note, we do not accept applications by email, however we are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to

You must have Aotearoa New Zealand or Australian citizenship/permanent residency to be considered for this role. If you hold a valid work visa and are physically present in New Zealand then you may also be considered.