Fundraising Coordinator

  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Full-time
  • UoA Department Name: Alumni Relations & Development
  • Campus: Auckland City Campus
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Number: 55562666

Job Description

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

The Alumni Relations and Development office is seeking a Fundraising Coordinator (Phone and Stewardship Campaigns) to join the team.

Reporting to the Annual Giving Manager, the primary focus of this position is to run the University’s in-house Alumni Outbound Phone Appeal programme.  This programme raises funds for scholarships, student support and other vital areas from the annual giving donor pool and they also increase alumni and student engagement. This role will also assist in stewardship and the recruitment of sustainable donors through stewardship activities.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Managing the in-house Outbound Alumni Phone Appeal Programme - creation, implementation, strategy, recruitment , training and leadership of student callers.
  • Creating and Reporting on KPIs related to the Phone Appeal Programme
  • To work with the Annual Giving Manager to research and implement recruitment opportunities for sustainable donors.
  • Relationship building and stewardship of donors.
  • Researching and reporting back on Annual Giving donor impact

For more detailed information, please refer to the Position Description.

Please note this is a permanent, full time (37.5hours/ week) position with a salary range of $65,000 - $72,000 depending on qualifications and experience.

Mō tō mātou rōpū | About the team

Alumni Relations and Development is responsible for engaging with the University of Auckland’s ever-growing alumni community. They provide a broad range of engagement opportunities to build support for the University from its Alumni and Friends through its regular communications to alumni about local and international events, volunteer opportunities (including membership of The University of Auckland Society and alumni clubs), benefits and services provided.

He kōrero mōu | About you

Two or more years fundraising, call centre or face-to-face fundraising or project management experience and a relevant tertiary qualification required. You will need to be positive, self-directed and enthusiastic, with excellent communication and relationship-building skills.  You will have the ability to lead a team, to manage conflicting priorities, coordinate multiple tasks in a fast-paced university environment and the flexibility to work outside normal office hours during campaigns.

If you have outbound calling experience or have been a call centre team lead, we’d like to hear from you!

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university and maintains significant computational, laboratory and analytic facilities.

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible employment practices (including working from home, flexible hours)
  • Up to 6.75% company superannuation scheme
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave

In addition, we also offer career development programmes, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services. 

For more information please visit Staff Benefits

Additional Information

Waipapa Taumata Rau | The University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university. We employ more than 5400 academic and professional staff to support over 41,000 students, making us one of NZ’s largest employers.  

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of 21st August 2022 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and your CV highlighting how you can meet the skills and experiences detailed above.

This advertisement is subject to close upon the successful appointment of an applicant, so don't hesitate to apply now!

Please reach out to Sarita Divis via [email protected] for a confidential conversation. Please note we are happy to answer your questions, but we do not accept applications by email.


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