Donor Development Manager (Major Donors)

Marketing & Engagement · Auckland, Auckland
Department Marketing & Engagement
Employment Type Fixed term

World Vision New Zealand is the largest international humanitarian organisation in New Zealand, employing 80 staff and a large volunteer base. Last year alone, we helped 2.9 million children across 23 countries around the world.

Inspired by Christian values, we work to engage New Zealanders in the fight against global poverty and injustice. Our vision for every child, is life in all its fullness, our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.

We are looking for a Donor Manager to join the team to engage, manage and nurture a diverse high net worth supporter portfolio in Auckland. This is a 6 month fixed term contract covering a maternity leave. The successful candidate will be responsible for identifying and cultivating new major donors. These donors will be partially or fully supporting development projects or communities in the countries where we work.


If that wasn't enough, you'll need to buy into our identity and be passionate about helping us to achieve it. So, if you think you can do all that, we need to hear from you!


The successful candidate:

  • The successful candidate will have at least 3 years sales, or major gifts fundraising experience.
  • Relationship management experience.
  • Be able to demonstrate a high level of emotional intelligence, strong business acumen and a proven ability to achieve results.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills are required in order to scope out new prospects and professionally manage a portfolio of medium to high-net-worth individuals, businesses and charitable trusts.
  • Frequent domestic and some international travel required (COVID-19 dependent). Some weekend and evening work to accommodate donor schedules.
  • Ideally, the successful candidate will have knowledge or experience of international development. They will be able to nurture a passion for World Vision’s mission amongst existing and new donors and demonstrate creativity in their approach.

Tenacity and a drive for results are crucial in this role.


This is an exciting opportunity to help make a difference in vulnerable children's lives around the world. World Vision is committed to developing its people at all levels and to being an employer of choice within the charity sector and the international community for vulnerable children.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.


For a copy of a position description, please email


Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness.

Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.

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  • Location
    Auckland, Auckland
  • Department
    Marketing & Engagement
  • Employment Type
    Fixed term