Relationships Manager, Major Gifts - Blind Low Vision NZ - Wellington

  • 17 April 2023


Relationships Manager, Major Gifts - Blind Low Vision NZ - Wellington


  • Listed 17th April
  • $60,000 (100k FTE)
  • Part time , 3 days a week


The position

We have a new opportunity to join our Engagement & Marketing team as Relationships Manager–Major Gifts based in Wellington.

In this role you’ll be responsible for implementing our strategy to nurture and develop genuine high value relationships, and make business and community connections. You will identify and cultivate prospects and current donors in the lower North Island to negotiate and close major gift opportunities and corporate/sponsorship relationships.

The Relationships Manager will research and establish new relationships through both traditional and innovative agreements, as well as plan, implement and manage donor stewardship activities. 

The role includes both strategic and operational responsibilities. It requires some travel in the lower North Island.


What are we looking for?


A highly skilled communicator adept at building and maintaining successful relationships. Someone who brings:


  • Minimum of 5 years major gifts fundraising experience or an equivalent account management/corporate role.
  • Tertiary qualification in business or equivalent (or FINZ related training).
  • Proven experience of developing successful fundraising propositions.
  • Substantial and demonstrable skills in high net worth fundraising.
  • Proficient in soliciting high value donations with both written proposals and face to face meetings.
  • Ability to connect with people and build genuine relationships to ensure that prospects become, and remain, fully engaged with our cause.
  • Very high level of oral, written and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Problem-solving can-do attitude.
  • Donor/customer service focused mindset.
  • Expertise in relationship management, including high levels of emotional intelligence and integrity.
  • Experience with Salesforce or similar relationship management databases.
  • Competent in Microsoft Office Suite, Teams, etc.
  • Must be able to travel.



  • Knowledge and experience of bequest fundraising.
  • Research skills for monitoring the philanthropy environment.
  • Agility and adaptability to change.
  • Awareness of accessibility of information and the challenges faced by New Zealanders who are blind, deafblind or have low vision.


Benefits of working with us

When you join us you can look forward to a rewarding career loaded with opportunity, great colleagues and amazing staff benefits, which include the following:


  • A special employee leave day after Boxing Day
  • A return-to-work parental leave bonus
  • An employee assistance programme
  • Supported learning and development
  • Staff advantages programme - range of discounts negotiated with national and local business
  • Discounted Southern Cross Health Insurance
  • Free annual flu vaccination
  • Additional week of annual leave after 5 years of service for non-management employees
  • Eye tests and prescription lenses reimbursement after one year of service.


Please note that applications may close sooner if suitable candidate found

Closing date: Friday, 12 May 2023

To show an interest in this position, please click ‘Apply Now’ and submit a formal application through our Careers Portal. Should you have any questions, please contact our Recruitment Team -


This is a great opportunity to join an organisation that is truly passionate about helping their clients, while also offering rewarding career opportunities, great staff benefits, and a flexible work environment where possible! As we strive to be a for purpose organisation, our staff take an active interest and participate in fundraising and volunteer opportunities.

Blind Low Vision NZ welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages suitably qualified people who are blind or have low vision, or any other disability to apply.

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