Volunteer Fundraising Manager - Hutt Radio - Wellington

  • 7 November 2022

Volunteer Fundraising Manager - Hutt Radio - Wellington


As a not-for-profit, Hutt Radio (or, to use our full name, the Hutt Community Radio and Audio Archives Charitable Trust) relies heavily on donations to fund both capital and operational needs. As such, the role of Fundraising Manager is crucial to the organisation.

Reporting directly to the General Manager, the Fundraising Manager is a sole-charge position that may be done by working from home, or hybrid working, and is suitable for job-sharing.

Hutt Radio is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our work environment. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity.


Fundraising activities:

  • Researching and approaching trusts, government agencies and other bodies that could potentially make grants to the organisation
  • Writing and presenting proposals and applications
  • Maintaining a calendar of relevant opportunities
  • Ensuring that all funding opportunities are pursued and, where applicable, applications are presented before the respective closing dates
  • Managing the grant application process and ensuring that reporting is tracked and meets donors' expectations
  • Developing relationships with major donors, identifying new potential major donors and nurturing relationships
  • Attending relevant fundraising forums where time permits
  • Managing the organisation’s relationships with FINZ, GiveALittle, The Funding Institute of NZ and similar bodies


Management and financial tasks:

  • Keeping the General Manager appraised of funding opportunities and the progress of applications
  • Assisting the General Manager with the preparation of annual income and expenditure fundraising budgets
  • Recording, monitoring and reporting financial progress
  • Where required, preparing acquittal reports and ensuring these are submitted by deadline


Administrative duties:

  • Updating databases, preparing reports, monitoring income and expenditure
  • Working with the Human Resources Manager to recruit and manage volunteers for fundraising projects


Marketing and PR tasks:

  • Assisting the Promotions / Social Media Manager in communicating with the public: online, via the media, through direct mail etc
  • Advising and assisting in the production of fundraising promotional material


Desirable skills and qualities

  • Communication skills: writing dynamic funding proposals and inspiring people to commit to our cause. In particular, being able to translate the work done by community radio into tangible benefits that will motivate donors
  • Interpersonal skills: you will be constantly interacting with people, persuading them of the value of the organisation
  • Research skills and attention to detail: sourcing information and statistics, researching trends, assessing costs
  • Creativity: your input into the creation of fundraising campaigns and promotional materials will be welcomed. If you have talents in design, we’re happy to use those too! (we use Canva for social media, Photoshop for most other things, but you’re welcome to use whatever you’re familiar with)
  • Resilience and flexibility: we know fundraising can be a tough job, and the rest of the team will give you every support


To Apply Contact: RexWiderstrom@huttradio.co.nz



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