Current Vacancies

Grants Fundraiser

We are looking for a Fundraising professional to manage our Grants programme. Reporting to the Group Manager Membership and Fundraising, your knowledge of raising funds through grants will be fully utilised in this part-time (16 hours/week) role.

You will be our organisation ‘guru’ on grants, leading the way with your ability to research and advise on funding opportunities within New Zealand and overseas.

You will assist our project managers with planning, writing and editing their funding proposals to meet donor guidelines and ensuring accountabilities are met.

Monitoring and reporting across the grants programme will be a key activity to ensure we remain credible funding recipients.

To be successful in this role, you will need the following:

  • Positive interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to all types of people and all backgrounds in the community.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Technical competency particularly in using CRM databases and Excel
  • Personal organisation and self-discipline.
  • Grant coordination experience
  • Data entry skills and attention to detail
  • Fundraising experience
  • Experience in Microsoft Word
  • Ability to work as part of and contribute to multi-disciplinary teams.

This role provides you the opportunity to make a big impact on the whole organisation by securing the financial security required to progress towards our future strategic direction.

To apply, please email your CV and a Cover Letter showing us why you are the person we are looking for. All applications will be acknowledged with applicants requested to complete an application form if they are successful in securing an interview.

The closing date for applications is 5pm, Sunday 16th October 2016. Specific queries about this role should be directed to Mike Kotlyar, GM Fundraising & Membership on (04) 801 2212.

Face to Face Recruiter

An exciting opportunity working in conservation has now arisen. We are looking for enthusiastic, passionate people wanting to represent Forest & Bird; a well-regarded and long serving conservation organisation in New Zealand.

You will be part of a dynamic face to face sales team promoting conservation awareness resulting in securing long term regular givers to our society, to help fund our national and local conservation projects and campaigns, and advocating for the protection of New Zealand’s natural environment.

To do well in this role you will have the following skill set:

  • Be well presented, personable, enthusiastic and outgoing
  • Great customer service skills or sales experience would be beneficial
  • Goal orientated and a drive to succeed
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • A personal interest or affiliation with the natural environment

Benefits for the successful person include:

  • Entry level role – full training provided
  • Lots of variety in where you work each week – street, residential and at events such as trade fairs
  • A chance to learn new skills in sales and recruitment – perfect for someone looking for a career change or wanting to break into sales
  • Opportunities exist to advance - to become a team leader and beyond
  • Feel rewarded in your job by being part of a wonderful cause
  • Work in either Auckland or Wellington.

If this sounds like something you would love to become a part of, we are keen to hear from you. To enquire about the role and/or to make an appointment please contact Kylee Hyslop at or 04 815 9177.

Please note that you will be representing Forest & Bird and your employer will be Aida Sales.