Website Christians Against Poverty New Zealand

About CAP

CAP is a not-for-profit organisation, bringing hope and help to families who are trapped in debt and poverty across Aotearoa.

Every month, CAP receives hundreds of phone calls from New Zealanders who are drowning in unmanageable debt. It consumes more than they have to give, and families are forced to sacrifice living essentials to pay their creditors. Our free, professional Debt Help service enables clients to repay their debt using their own income, and work towards a better future. As with all of CAP’s services, Debt Help is delivered in partnership with local churches, allowing clients to receive holistic care as they journey out of debt.

These free services are made possible by the thousands of supporters who make regular and one-off donations, and the fundraising team is responsible for driving the acquisition, cultivation and retention of these supporters.


About this role

Reporting to the Fundraising Manager, the purpose of the Fundraising Campaigns Lead role is to generate fundraising revenue by building engagement with new and existing supporters. Collaborating with the wider Fundraising, Marketing and Communications team, you will create and deliver campaigns that ensure supporters feel valued and connected with CAP’s mahi and purpose, and create opportunities for them to invest financially.


Key responsibilities will include:

  • Develop the supporter journey for different donor groups, ensuring that individuals receive the best possible experience at key touchpoints along their journey with CAP
  • Plan, create and execute fundraising projects and campaigns that connect with new and existing supporters, and maximise donor acquisition, cultivation, and retention
  • Increase the regular gifts of existing supporters
  • Reduce donor cancellation rates through a range of new and existing initiatives
  • Post-campaign analysis and reporting to ensure ongoing improvements

You will also support the wider Fundraising team with additional projects, events, reporting, and supporter communications throughout the year.


About you

Fundraising, sales, or project management experience would be highly regarded, and experience with Salesforce or a similar CRM system would also be advantageous. However, full training and support will be provided. We are most interested in your transferrable soft skills and attitudes, including:

  • Organisational skills – the ability to translate strategy into specific, measurable objectives and action points, and coordinate people and resources to make this happen
  • Innovation – coming up with new, creative ways to connect with and inspire supporters to take action. This includes a willingness to take calculated risks and try new things
  • Collaborative approach – encouraging team spirit and collaboration to achieve collective goals. The ability to take others on a journey to see the big picture and to align on objectives
  • Results focused – a proactive attitude and a desire to take responsibility for performance, with a proven track record of achievement


You will also need to be comfortable in an environment reflecting a range of Christian faith expressions, as well as being supportive of CAP’s objectives, including the goals of alleviating poverty and sharing Te Rongopai, the Christian gospel.


What you will love about this role

  • Work towards a fulfilling purpose, alongside passionate, collaborative and like-minded colleagues and supporters. As a leading Christian charity in the financial capability sector, everything we do at CAP is focused on bringing help, hope and the love of God to whānau and individuals in need across Aotearoa
  • Freedom to bring your creative ideas and impliment new initiatives
  • Receive ongoing mentoring, coaching and professional development, including exposure to big-picture fundraising strategy
  • The opportunity to have an impact, and to take ownership of key projects
  • Five weeks Annual Leave provision for new CAP staff, and further provisions for longer tenure. Flexible working options are also available


Please refer to the Job Description for a detailed outline of the role, as well as the skills, abilities, and attributes we are looking for.


For a confidential discussion, please call Justin Kitshoff on 027 711 5878.


Please note: You are required to disclose any convictions or pending charges in your application, and a Ministry of Justice vetting check, with acceptable results, will be a condition of appointment to this role. Please see CAP’s Police Check Policy for more details.