Engagement Director

Reference ID 6241

  • New role.
  • Focus on strategic fundraising and major donors.
  • Wellington region focus.

The Nikau Foundation is a unique type of charitable trust - a community foundation - that attracts gifts and legacies for the benefit of the Wellington regional community, so that people can give to what they care about forever. The Foundation invests donations and bequests in perpetuity and then, according to the donor’s wishes, makes grants to charities, causes and individuals from the investment returns.

The combination of a new Executive Director, a refreshed Board and strategic direction mean this is an exciting time to join the Foundation in this new role. With a focus on strategic fundraising and major donors you’ll develop and deliver the strategy and build relationships across the Foundation’s existing and new donors. As a key ambassador for Nikau Foundation you’ll also engage with key stakeholders across the region and support the Executive Director with the grants-making process.

The role requires someone with senior fundraising experience, including developing and delivering high value fundraising strategies, securing long-term and significant major donations, and bequests.

You’ll be well networked and have a natural ability to engage easily with potential and existing donors, and you’ll understand donor-led philanthropy. As a skilled communicator you will bring a track record of compelling and persuasive storytelling and of building trusted, long-term relationships.

This is the perfect position for a senior fundraiser with outstanding networking and relationship management skills and a passion for the Wellington region.


APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Sunday, 21 July 2019




FURTHER ENQUIRIES: Annabel McCallum on 04 550 8000