Fundraising Events & Campaigns Manager - Christians Against Poverty - Auckland

  • 8 May 2023

Fundraising Events & Campaigns Manager - Christians Against Poverty - Auckland


  • Listed 8th May
  • $70,000 to $77,000
  • Full time


About CAP 

CAP is a not-for-profit organisation, bringing hope and help to families who are trapped in debt and poverty across Aotearoa. 

Every month, CAP receives hundreds of phone calls from New Zealanders who are drowning in unmanageable debt. It consumes more than they have to give, and families are forced to sacrifice living essentials to pay their creditors. Our free, professional Debt Help service enables clients to repay their debt using their own income, and work towards a better future. As with both of CAP’s services, Debt Help is delivered in partnership with local churches, allowing clients to receive holistic care as they journey out of debt. 

CAP’s  services are free - made possible by the thousands of supporters who make regular and one-off donations, and the fundraising team is responsible for driving the acquisition, cultivation and retention of these supporters.  


About this role  
Reporting to the Fundraising Manager, the Fundraising Events and Campaigns Manager is responsible for generating revenue growth by building engagement with new and existing supporters. Collaborating with the wider Fundraising, Marketing and Communications team, you will plan and coordinate fundraising dinners and events across key regions throughout Aotearoa, achieving fundraising targets and ensuring supporters are inspired and connected with CAP’s mahi.  

You will also be exposed to the broader fundraising strategy, contribute to the development of the donor journey and experience, and support with CAP’s donor acquisition, cultivation and retention plan. This will include leading out on a range of new campaigns, ensuring supporters feel valued and connected with CAP’s mission, and creating opportunities for them to invest financially.  


Key responsibilities will include: 

  • Project managing the planning and execution of fundraising dinners and other events, ensuring revenue targets are achieved and supporters are engaged through a first-class experience
  • Develop the supporter journey for different donor groups, ensuring that individuals receive the best possible experience at key touchpoints along their journey with CAP
  • Develop and lead out on campaigns and initiatives that connect with new and existing supporters, in order to maximise donor acquisition, cultivation, and retention
  • Post-campaign analysis and reporting to ensure ongoing improvements

You will also support the wider Fundraising team with additional projects, events, reporting, and supporter communications throughout the year.  


About you 

You will ideally have prior experience in managing events or similar projects. Experience in a fundraising environment, or a demonstrable understanding of sales principles would also be highly advantageous. Nevertheless, while prior experience is highly desired, we are most interested in your transferrable soft skills and attitudes, including: 

Organisational skills – the ability to translate strategy into specific, measurable objectives and action points, and coordinate people and resources to make this happen 
Innovation – coming up with new, creative ways to connect with and inspire supporters to take action. This includes a willingness to take calculated risks and try new things
Collaborative approach – encouraging team spirit and collaboration to achieve collective goals. The ability to take others on a journey to see the big picture and to align on objectives
Results focused – a proactive attitude and a desire to take responsibility for performance, with a proven track record of achievement


You will also need to be comfortable in an environment reflecting a range of Christian faith expressions, as well as being supportive of CAP’s objectives, including the goals of alleviating poverty and sharing Te Rongopai, the Christian gospel. 


What you will love about this role 

  • Working towards a fulfilling purpose, alongside passionate, collaborative and like-minded colleagues and supporters. As a leading Christian charity in the financial capability sector, everything CAP does is focused on bringing help, hope and the love of God to whānau and individuals in need across Aotearoa 
  • Freedom to bring your creative ideas and impliment new initiatives 
  • Receiving ongoing mentoring, coaching and professional development, including exposure to big-picture fundraising strategy 
  • The opportunity to have an impact, and to take ownership of key projects
  • Five weeks Annual Leave provision for new CAP staff, and further provisions for longer tenure. Flexible working options are also available 


For a confidential discussion, please call Justin Kitshoff on 027 711 5878.  



Please note: You are required to disclose any convictions or pending charges in your application, and a Ministry of Justice vetting check, with acceptable results, will be a condition of appointment to this role. Please see CAP's Police Check Policy for more details. 


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