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The University of Auckland | Waipapa Taumata Rau

The University of Auckland is Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading university and 68th in the QS World University Rankings 2024. Employing over 9,000 staff supporting over 46,000 students, we are one of NZ’s largest and most diverse employers. The university is a comprehensive research-intensive institution with 8 academic faculties and 11 service divisions creating an evolving and dynamic organisational culture that values excellence, respect and commitment to service.
Job Description

The opportunity | Te Whiwhinga mahi

We are seeking a Development Manager to partner with our Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences (FMHS) and connect our vital work to our individual donors, corporate sponsors, and charitable partners. We regularly attract six and seven figure gifts and play a major role in advancing medical research in New Zealand.

The position's main purpose is to raise philanthropic funds for FMHS through the effective development and... implementation of a coordinated and integrated fundraising development plan.

Some key responsibilities include:
• Fundraising - Identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual prospects and corporate partnerships capable of giving significant gifts.
• Internal Relationship Management - Demonstrate a high level of interpersonal skills through relationship management, advocacy and negotiation. You will work closely in partnership with our Dean, senior leaders and the ARD team to deliver a coordinated approach.
• External Relationship Management - Ensure major donors, both individuals, corporates and partners, are recipients of a highly effective programme of acknowledgement, recognition, reporting and engagement. Holding responsibility for prospect management for the Faculty, you will personally manage a portfolio of gift prospects through their cycle of development, ensuring each prospect has a well-maintained engagement plan.
• Strategy, Planning & Decision Making - Contribute to the development of the strategic and annual operational plans for the development function in line with the directors' and alumni relations and development office directives.

For more information, please see the Position Description .

About the team | Mō tō mātou rōpū

FMHS is committed to enhancing the health and wellbeing of our communities and address health inequity. Our priority is to grow and educate the future health professional workforce, population health specialists and biomedical scientists.

You will play a crucial role in funding Faculty’s schools of Medical Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Optometry and Vision Science, Pharmacy and Population Health Your support will contribute to advancing these fields and the fostering of lasting partnerships with global businesses, charitable partners, and generous alumni.

You will have the support of the wider ARD office whilst you use your fundraising and sales experience to partner with this multi-faceted faculty and work with its leaders to raise funds through our networks and corporate partners.

About you | He kōrero mōu

The ideal candidate will bring a wealth of experience and competencies synonymous with high-level sales or fundraising professionals. As a key player in our organisation, you will leverage your proven track record to secure substantial financial support and cultivate lasting relationships with donors. This is a role with varied responsibilities and a lively pace, so we are looking for someone who thrives in the grey and understands the value of clear communication and respect.

Your strategic mindset coupled with a comprehensive understanding of fundraising principles will be instrumental in developing and implementing successful fundraising campaigns. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills are essential for conveying our mission.

If you are a seasoned fundraising professional passionate about making a meaningful impact, we invite you to apply and contribute to our continued success in driving positive change.

We are seeking | E rapua ana mātou
• Previous fundraising experience or experience in building relationships with corporate partners and high net worth individuals.
• Marketing, sales, and customer relations experience with demonstrable experience of hitting targets and meeting financial requirements.
• Excellent interpersonal relationship-building skills, happy to host events and engage with a varied group of stakeholders.
• Curiosity, to connect widely and seek to understand, and an openness to adapt your approach and offerings to match our donors’ interests.
• Excellent record keeping, report writing and responsiveness to emails and calls.
• An understanding of the tertiary environment, in the form of a Bachelor’s degree or relevant tertiary qualification/work experience.

What we offer | Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou

We offer you more than just a job. We provide you the opportunity to be part of a dynamic, world class educational institution and fundraising team.

We are proud of providing an environment that enables your natural abilities and rewards hard work. We provide benefits and support throughout your career that allow you to develop and grow.

We are committed to providing a supportive working environment through:
• A 37.5-hour work week.
• Up to 6.75% company superannuation scheme
• A competitive salary with five weeks of annual leave . With the option to buy and sell additional leave.
• Flexible employment practices . Including partial working from home and adaptive working hours.
• A leading and inclusive parental leave policy.

In addition, we offer career development programmes, discounted car parking, on-site childcare options, leisure and recreation facilities, and a number of other discounted products and services.

For more information, please visit Staff Benefits .

Hear more about making Worlds of Difference in your career at the University, our partnership with Māori , our Te Ao Māori principles, our impact, our staff and life in Auckland on our careers website

How to apply | Me pēhea te tuku tono

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Sunday, 12th May 2024 to be considered.

Please include a short Cover Letter and your CV highlighting why you are interested in joining us and how you can meet the requirements of our vacancy.

Reach out to Josh Chapman if you have any specific questions. Please note: We are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email. Applications must be submitted online.
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