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Philanthropy Specialist

  • Auckland
NZ$70,000 - NZ$75,000 per yearFundraising

Job description

Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organisation, which uses creative confrontation to protect Earth’s ability to nurture life in all its diversity. Joining Greenpeace puts you at the centre of the fight for the environment against big polluters and climate change.

Make a difference in the world: learn, lead and grow while you use your talents and creativity to

save the planet. The office culture at Greenpeace Aotearoa is guided by the organisation’s mission,

values, and commitment to environmental activism. The team is passionate about defending our

natural world and creating positive change. The office is very vibrant and staff have opportunities to be involved in local activism as well as global community skillshares.

We recognize and value the benefits and strengths that diversity brings to our employees and the whole organization and we thrive in an environment that encourages respect and trust.


Are you passionate about making a difference? Do you thrive in building meaningful relationships with donors who share a commitment to the environment? If so, we want you to be our next Philanthropy Specialist at Greenpeace Aotearoa! This role is your chance to be a driving force in achieving our ambitious income targets, with a primary focus on Middle Giving.

As a Philanthropy Specialist, you will play a pivotal role in managing and growing relationships with donors to support our urgent environmental campaigns. Your responsibilities will encompass developing and implementing Middle Donor income and growth strategies, managing donor portfolios, and ensuring a seamless supporter journey.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the development and implementation of the Middle Donor income and growth strategy

  • Cultivate strong supporter relationships.

  • Deliver inspirational direct mail appeals programs that generate financial support but also engage supporters with our work

  • Play an active role in fundraising campaigns and events


The ideal candidate will possess exceptional communication skills, showcasing the ability to inspire and engage donors. A strategic thinker, you will drive the implementation of Middle Donor income and growth strategies, demonstrating expertise in relationship management and donor retention. Innovation, strong negotiation abilities, and a proactive approach to problem-solving are essential. If you are a collaborative, inspiring individual ready to make a difference, we want to hear from you!


  • At least two years’ experience in relationship management, fundraising or sales.

  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented, capable of working without direct supervision

  • Exceptional communication skills, and confidence to speak to donors both in person and on the phone

  • Experience in copy writing or editing

  • A passion and commitment to Greenpeace mission and values

Job requirements

Check out the full job description here

This role is based in Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) and is a full time permanent position.

You must be a New Zealand citizen or resident, or hold an existing New Zealand work permit to be considered for this role.

What we can offer you:

- Zero excess health insurance plan

- Flexible working hours & hybrid work arrangement

- Sustainable commuting allowance
- 4 wellbeing days and Birthday leave

- Long service leave after 4 years

- EAP for professional and personal support

- Pet friendly office

- Topped up parental leave and contribution to childcare costs for returning parents

- Learning and development programme

- All staff training at least twice per year based on engagement feedback

- Access to the Greenpeace global network and skill shares

When you work for Greenpeace Aotearoa, you join a global network of people fighting to protect the environment for future generations to come. Our salaries are competitive with the not-for-profit sector and the range for this role is $70,000 - $75,000.  This is a full time permanent position (37.5hrs per week) based in Tāmaki Makaurau.

The closing date for applications is 19th April 2024, please note this recruitment process may close early so if you are interested we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Greenpeace is an equal opportunity employer with a longstanding commitment of providing a work environment that respects the dignity and worth of each individual. We do not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship, colour, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic and would like to invite you especially to apply!


  • Auckland
NZ$70,000 - NZ$75,000 per year