• Full-time
  • Auckland
  • Applications have closed.

Website Tearfund

Tearfund puts Faith in Action

Tearfund is one of New Zealand’s leading faith-based NGO’s with world-class development partnerships and programmes throughout the developing world.  We are a highly respected charity that inspires people to give, learn, advocate and stand up against injustice.  Our mission statement is: “Motivated by Jesus, we encourage Kiwis to act for justice to relieve poverty among the world’s most vulnerable people”.  Our work encompasses modern slavery, child development, farming, enterprise, and humanitarian response.

Tearfund primarily relies on Kiwis’ financial generosity to support development projects led by local partners who work in places that are facing issues of poverty, scarcity, disempowerment and injustice.

Tearfund recognises the unique role of the church and has a dedicated Church Engagement Team that builds meaningful and lasting financial partnerships with churches in New Zealand. Our focus is on engaging with church leaders and teams to acquire and retain these partnerships through personal relationship-building and project-based activities.

The role

The Engagement Manager for Major Partnerships role sits within the Church Engagement Team and is responsible for driving the acquisition and retention of high-value church partnerships.   It will achieve this through developing and implementing strategies to attract new partnerships, promoting child sponsorship as a premium product and securing major giving partnerships.

The Engagement Manager builds relationships with church leaders, stewards existing major partnerships and develops individualized journeys for high-value partners.  The role ensures appropriate engagement with priority churches, encouraging participation in campaigns and events and managing data within the CRM system.

This role also actively speaks within churches about Tearfund’s work to form or increase the value of financial partnerships.

Ideally, you’ll have some or all of the following:

  • Strong account management or fundraising experience with the ability to progress relationships to action and to ‘close’ an ask.
  • An entrepreneurial mindset with the confidence and vision to see and achieve new opportunities.
  • Existing networks across the Christian community in North Island particularly Auckland.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and relationship-building skills to establish trust and credibility with Christian leaders and pastors.
  • Proficiency in data mining, analysis and providing strategic insights with some exposure to working with CRM systems.
  • Demonstrated experience speaking in public and the ability to write a theologically sound sermon / presentation for a church audience.
  • A clear, engaging and articulate communication style.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing multiple concurrent commitments.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Energy and enthusiasm to do a great job.
  • A genuine interest in Tearfund as an organisation – our mission, ethos, and the important work that we do.
  • A driver’s license and the ability to work some Sundays.

In return we’ll provide;

  • A friendly, supportive and high-performing team environment that values celebrating our successes.
  • The opportunity to learn new skills and take on more responsibility as you learn.
  • Flexibility to work some (but not all) time from home.
  • Extra leave at Christmas and on your birthday.
  • Southern Cross Medical Insurance.

To apply please include a cover letter confirming why you’re interested in the role and working at Tearfund and send your application to work@tearfund.org.nz

Research has shown that women and underrepresented groups are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single competency or experience. If you are excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be just the right person for this role and Tearfund NZ. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application and throughout the interview process.