Fundraising Partnerships & Campaigns Team Leader

14 Feb, 2020

Help take our fundraising campaigns to new heights! New team lead position available now.

Everyone has mental health and wellbeing and here at the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand (MHF), we believe it is a taonga/treasure that we all need to nurture so we can lead fulfilling, meaningful lives.

We are the largest mental health charity in Aotearoa, and our mahi/work is centred around creating a kinder, safer, more inclusive and supportive society for the 1 in 5 people who experience mental illness each year.

Fundraising plays a huge role in our mahi – every year thousands of generous people raise money to help us provide resources, programmes, campaigns and events that strengthen and uplift wellbeing and support people through tough times.

We’re looking for a fundraising superstar to join our team of dedicated, passionate changemakers. If you have a background in B2B marketing and campaign partnerships and have experience in leading and inspiring people to achieve great things, then read on…

The role of Fundraising Team Lead is a brand-new frontier for our expanding team, so there’s real scope to put your stamp on the role. Reporting to the Fundraising Manager, you will be responsible for developing and executing a Corporate Partnerships and Campaign Partners strategy, and leading the development of new fundraising campaigns in line with our vision, whilst also leading a small team of fundraisers. No two days will be the same – you’ll be in a busy, supportive environment that encourages growth and innovation and celebrates success – big and small!

Some of the responsibilities are:

  • Working with the Fundraising manager on fundraising plans, annual budgets and targets
  • Creating and contributing to project plans for campaigns and events
  • Monitoring and management of campaigns
  • Developing new ideas and proposals for partnerships
  • Leading and coaching a team of three people  
  • Contributing to a positive fundraising experience.

You will be:

  • Resilient and have the grit to keep going and motivate yourself and your team
  • An articulate and confident communicator
  • A strong and confident writer
  • Experienced with digital and social media marketing as a tool to inspire, influence, and motivate.

In return you get to be part of a caring, fun and supportive work whānau, dedicated to creating positive and meaningful change. Based in our Maungawhau/Mt Eden office, we offer flexible work arrangements and we even help you celebrate your birthday by encouraging you to take a paid day off.

The MHF actively promotes the articles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and it is important that you have a willingness and desire to extend your knowledge of Te Ao Māori and Te Reo Māori.

We value the experiences of people with lived experience of mental health – tangata whai ora. Diversity in the workplace is important to us – we are an Equal Opportunity employer.

Visit our website ( and click on the About tab to get some insight to our work and people.

If you’d like to apply for this role then follow this link to the online application form. There you can also see the position description and person specifications. 

Applicants for this role must have NZ Residency or a valid Work Visa.

Closing date for applications is: Monday, 2nd March 2020.