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Paralympics New Zealand – Partnerships Manager Funding
(2-year fixed contract – December 2020)


We are seeking a dynamic partnership manager with experience and/or knowledge of fundraising/philanthropy to join Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) in the lead up to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

You will be required to fully optimise all charitable and other income available to PNZ via fundraising initiatives, major gifts, philanthropic and community grants, as well as in-kind support. You will lead the delivery of PNZ’s fundraising initiatives including Spirit of Gold (SOG) Mufti Day and Mascot development programme, Carbine Club Golf Day and PNZ Heritage project.

You will be responsible for planning and implementing appropriate fundraising strategies to support PNZ’s objectives; developing a robust understanding of potential sources of funding; maintaining an up-to-date and well-informed database; and shaping and leading the campaigns and related communications. Developing and maintaining effective relationships with partners will be key to the success of this role.  

Knowledge and/or experience in fundraising, philanthropy, not-for-profit, marketing or sales.
2+ years’ work experience in a similar role or in account / partnership management.
Preparation of community funding / trust application experience will be well regarded.
Outstanding relationship management skills and ability to manage multiple stakeholders. 
Exceptional verbal and written communications skills and an ability to present impactfully 
Direct marketing and CRM experience 
Strong organisational and planning skills with attention to detail
Creative thinker, who thinks outside the box and confidently brings new ideas to the table
Organised, with an ability to work on multiple projects at the same time under strict timelines. 
Confident and personable; comfortable being the main fundraising liaison for PNZ. 
Team player, with the ability to take direction and work independently with basic supervision.  

Note: this role will require you to travel and potentially work some weekends to help deliver activity around New Zealand.

PNZ is the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) for New Zealand and a charity with the overall vision of ‘Excellence & Equity through Sport’. As a member of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), PNZ is part of a worldwide social change movement, which uses the power of sport to positively influence community perceptions of disabled people and to promote a more diverse and inclusive society. To do this, PNZ supports and celebrates the achievements of Para athletes at international and national competitions all year round. Every two years, PNZ leads New Zealand teams to the Paralympic Games.

PNZ also works in the local community to advocate for sport to become more accessible for disabled people and to support the creation of more systems and programmes to enable participation in Para sport.
During 2018, PNZ celebrated its 50th Anniversary. 2019 and 2020 will be an exciting time for PNZ as the organisation builds towards the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and looks to have more Kiwis than ever watch the New Zealand Paralympic Team on TVNZ/Attitude. During the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games over 2.2m kiwis watched free to air, while 1.6m watched the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

Employment Approach 

PNZ is an equal opportunities employer committed to diversity and inclusion and flexible working. Thus, it welcomes applications from qualified candidates from any background or life circumstances.

This represents a rare and exciting opportunity to fully optimise all charitable income and other funding for Paralympics New Zealand in the lead up to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. 

Global Elite Sports (www.globalelitesports.com) have been contracted by Paralympics New Zealand to manage the recruitment process for this appointment.

Please contact Richard Stenhouse – Managing Director for more information or to submit your application with cover letter to: richard@globalelitesports.com

A full position description can be found here.


Major Partners

ToyatoHigh Performance Sport New Zealand

Official Partners

Adecco ACCHarvey NormanTVNZ

Community Partners

MondelezSanfordNew Zealand Chambers of Commerce
New Zealand Racing BoardPub CharityThe Lion FoundationNew Zealand Community Trust

Official Suppliers

Simpson Gierson Blue StarBLKOceanbridge        


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