Fundraising and Relationship Manager

  • Christchurch Aunties
  • Hybrid (Sockburn, Christchurch, New Zealand)
  • Jun 24, 2024
Part-Time Business Development and Sales Community Development Community Services Fundraising

Job Description

Christchurch Aunties is a dedicated not for profit organisation committed to supporting women as they leave family harm.  We are a network of over 6500 people helping women and children in Christchurch, Ashburton, and the Waimakariri and Selwyn Districts who have experienced family harm, have been displaced, and who are in immediate need.  Our vision is a Canterbury where all women and children who have been exposed to abuse and family harm, are safe, well supported, and resourced, through the family harm agencies we collaborate with.  Last year we supported 5000 women with essential goods.

Our kaupapa and mahi are simple: Get basic, essential stuff to women and their families, quickly and seamlessly. It is a helping hand in their goal to change theirs and their families’ futures. We support sixteen agencies, who send us requests for household goods that are required when a woman leaves a family harm situation, we then mobilise our Aunties network who always provide.  We pick-up the goods return them to our HQ, our volunteers then wash, clean, sort pack and deliver to the agencies.  We also provide safety items that allow women to ensure their personal safety (eg safelets and mobile phones).


Position Overview

We are seeking a dedicated and dynamic Funding and Relationship Manager to join our team. The ideal candidate will play a pivotal role in securing financial resources and fostering strategic partnerships to support the ongoing growth and sustainability of our organisation.


Key Responsibilities

  • Funding strategy development, funding applications and accountability

  • Donor cultivation and stewardship

  • Campaign coordination, implementation and review

  • Marketing and communications plan, networking and social media presence

  • Reporting to the board

  • Impact assessment of funding and relationships on organisation

  • Assist board setting budgets, reaching financial targets


Essential Skills:

  • Proven experience in fundraising, grant writing, or related roles within the nonprofit sector (either paid or voluntary).
  • Strong understanding of fundraising principles and techniques, including donor cultivation and stewardship.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage diverse stakeholders and build meaningful relationships.

  • Highly organised with exceptional time management and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Full licence

  • The ideal candidate should be able to operate effectively in a culturally diverse setting and demonstrate a good understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi or a willingness to engage in further education.


Essential attributes:

  • takes initiative

  • open-minded

  • problem solving

  • can-do attitude and a willingness to pitch in when needed


Computer Skills:

  • Google Docs

  • Wordpress

  • Social media

  • Some basic design skills on Canva (or similar) would be an advantage

  • Vega - or similar CRM tool


The Christchurch Aunties

Job Summary

We are seeking a dedicated and dynamic Funding and Relationship Manager to join our team to secure financial resources and foster strategic partnerships


$80,000 pro rata (est hours is 30 a week but can be negotiated)

How to apply

If this role sounds exciting to you email your resume and cover letter to  We look forward to hearing from you.


Not for Profit

Cause (Sustainable Development Goals)

Good Health and Wellbeing, Gender Equality