Relationship Manager

  • Stroke Foundation of New Zealand
  • Remote (All New Zealand)
  • Jun 04, 2024
Full-Time Fundraising

Job Description

Are you passionate about developing productive relationships across the motu to support a cause that truly matters? Have you got exceptional communication skills and innovative thinking to secure vital funds that make a lasting impact? If so, then we have an exceptional opportunity for you.

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The Opportunity

Join our dedicated Marketing & Fundraising team at the Stroke Foundation of New Zealand (SFNZ) as a Relationship Manager. In this pivotal role, you will build and nurture relationships with high value donors, bequestors, and corporate sponsors, significantly contributing to our mission of preventing and aiding stroke recovery. Working closely with the General Manager of Marketing and Fundraising, the MarFun team and other key stakeholders, you will play a crucial part in supporting SFNZ to diversify its fundraising and create long term sustainable income revenue streams.

Join a Meaningful Cause

The Stroke Foundation NZ has been at the forefront of stroke prevention and recovery for over 40 years, actively promoting ways to avoid stroke and dedicating ourselves to affected individuals, their whānau and carers. Over 9,000 strokes occur in New Zealand every year and stroke is the leading cause of serious adult disability in New Zealand, but over 75% of strokes are preventable.  We are committed to upholding the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and fostering an inclusive environment that values diversity and equity.

Our Mission

We work to prevent stroke, improve outcomes, and save lives.

Our Vision is for a New Zealand where:

  • Significant steps are taken to reduce the number of strokes,
  • Everyone understands and responds to the key risk factors,
  • Anyone affected by stroke is supported and empowered.

About You

We are looking for an enthusiastic and driven person, who has the ability to identify and cultivate new partnerships, drive a task through to completion and work to a professionally high standard. Your proven success in relationship management will be instrumental in developing the SFNZ fundraising Major Gifts, Bequests and Sponsorship programme.

To be part of our team it is essential that you have:

  • Exceptional communication and relationship building skills,
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role for a not-for-profit organisation,
  • A firm understanding of fundraising principles, ethics, and best practices,
  • Strong organisation and planning skills,
  • Competency using CRM databases and Microsoft Office Suite.

This role requires the applicant to be currently eligible to work within New Zealand. Although our National Office is based in Thorndon, Wellington, we are open to applicants located in other parts of New Zealand.

Reasons to belong

As an employee you will be entitled to: 

  • A $150 wellness voucher each year, 
  • A $150 contribution towards optometrist and/or dental costs each year, 
  • A day of leave on or around your birthday, 
  • A whanau/wellbeing day of leave of your choosing each year, 
  • Access to ‘TelusHealth’ our Employee Assistance Provider 


The Stroke Foundation of New Zealand

Job Summary

We are seeking an experienced fundraiser to join our fun-loving MarFun team. Drive donor and corporate engagement to secure crucial funds to support our mission.


$80,000-100,000 per annum

How to apply

If you resonate with our mission and possess the required skills, we invite you to submit a compelling cover letter outlining your suitability with your updated CV via our careers portal: The Position Description can be found on our careers portal or by emailing

Applications close on Wednesday 19 June 2024, but we will be connecting with outstanding candidates promptly. To be considered, you MUST apply via the careers portal above. To learn more about the role please email Don't miss out on this opportunity to make a real impact!


Not for Profit

Cause (Sustainable Development Goals)

Good Health and Wellbeing

Job Description (PDF)