Communications and Fundraising Manager – Full Time

Aviva is a not-for-profit agency dedicated to supporting New Zealand families to become their best, free from violence. As New Zealand’s first refuge, we provided a range of specialist family violence services to women and children for 40 years. Today, our work is founded on the belief that the safest place for all New Zealanders should be our homes and that everyone has the potential to overcome violence and its enduring effects if offered the right support, at the right time, in the right way. To this end, we now offer a range of integrated specialist family and sexual violence services for the whole family – children, young people, women and men - and are seeking passionate and skilled people to join our team.

With our partners, Aviva co-founded and operates from The Loft, in Eastgate Shopping Centre. The Loft brings together a range of Non-Government Organisations, primary healthcare providers and humanitarian agencies to create a ‘child, family and community wellbeing centre’ in eastern Christchurch. The Loft’s partners’ shared aim is to improve outcomes for individuals, families and communities by co-creating a co-located response model that simplifies client access through a range of integrated service pathways. The creation of a whole of person, whole of family/whanau approach to wellbeing, delivered from one shared space, has never been achieved before in Australasia, and offers a unique service proposition for Canterbury communities.  

The Loft offers a unique contemporary working environment, designed to support clients and staff. There is access to Eastgate’s staff car parking, banking, retail and service outlets and Linwood Community Library and Service Centre.

We require a Communications and Fundraising Manager, for a newly created position to lead on the strategic growth of our marketing, communications and fundraising efforts. The Manager will support the Communications and Fundraising team to grow our income and profile using their skill and knowledge of a values-led proposition. This role will work the Director, Strategy and Innovation to formulate and prioritise strategic communications and fundraising channels and goals; prepare and implement the annual communications and fundraising plan, manage, monitor and assure progress against Key Performance Indicators related to communications, marketing and fundraising. You will line manage the work of the Grants Co-ordinator (.3 FTE) and Fundraising Coordinator (full-time).

You will work closely with all members of the Aviva Senior Management Team, Clinical Staff and a range of internal and external partners.

Based at The Loft, this role is for a minimum of 35 hours per week, in a permanent role.

We are looking for someone with high energy and drive, who will champion the value proposition of Aviva’s vision and purpose to secure increased fundraising- and profile-related support.

Bringing a strong commitment to Aviva's core values, strategic principles and service philosophy, the successful applicant will have:

  • Relevant fundraising and communications qualification and/or demonstrated experience and success.
  • Passion, experience, and success in selling a values-based proposition (essential) in a social justice/charity setting (desirable)
  • Strong networking and relationship building skills and demonstrated success in converting leads to financial or non-financial support of a cause. Particular experience in Major Gift or Sponsorship/Partnership relationships desirable.
  • Experience in motivating and supporting staff and volunteers
  • Excellent strategic and campaign planning and organisational skills
  • Creative thinking skills to uncover or create new promotional and fundraising opportunities
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills including verbal, written and presenting
  • The ability to multitask and work to deadlines
  • Experience in using and reporting on a variety of digital platforms including WordPress and other CMS, Raisely and Social Media
  • Alignment with Aviva’s core values, strategic principles, service philosophy.
  • Commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Commitment to a life free from violence, and able to demonstrate an understanding of this as guided by Aviva’s Violence Free Policy
  • Current unrestricted driver’s licence

The salary range is between $75-85K subject to skill set and experience.

Please note, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so make sure to get your application in for this exciting and diverse role as soon as possible as the position will be filled once we find the right candidate. All job offers are subject to a clean Police check. Training and induction will be provided.

If you have a desire to make a positive contribution to our organisation we would like to hear from you.  Please click here to download a position description and click here for an application form.

All applications please email completed Application form, covering letter and CV to [email protected]