Database and Individual Giving - Lead

Key responsibilities include:

  • Performance of all regular giving programmes
  • Direct engagement with all givers requiring assistance
  • Acquisition and retention management of individual gifts.  Excludes major donors, corporates, community events and other funding partnerships.
  • Project management and delivery of all campaigns
  • Management reporting of KPI's, fundraising income forecasts and other general reports and administration
  • Participation and behaviour analytics and donor trend metrics and profiling
  • Supporter engagement software management, data importation and data integrity
  • Preparation of datasets for campaigns and other initiatives
  • Reconciliations of the fundraising income streams in conjunction with the finance department
  • Individual, in Memoriam and General Giver's Engagement and Participation 

The ideal applicant will have The NZ Certificate in Fundraising or a Degree in Marketing/Communications. A minimum of 3 years proven experience in managing individual giving e-DM and p-DM campaigns is essential. You will also need to demonstrate quantitative analysis and data visualisation experience. You will be a current Member of FINZ.

This role needs someone with fundraising database management, inquisitive data analytics skills and the personal touch to engage with our givers as they participate in their journey as our supporters. Accordingly, you will have professional integrity, a can-do attitude, excellent customer service skills and confidence to make a difference for our weekly, monthly and quarterly regular givers.

A full job description is available on request by email from Gerardine Robinson at

If this sounds like the right job for you then please email an updated CV with a cover letter outlining your experience against the core competencies in the job description and tell us why you would want to work for the Cancer Society.

Equity Project Lead (0.6FTE)

Key responsibilities include:

  • The collection of baseline data for the Equity Project
  • To build relationships with Māori health and service providers in the region.
  • To provide equity advice to the planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes in conjunction with Health Promotion, Supportive Care and Volunteering teams within the boundaries of CSW
  • To support the development of equity partnership relationships within or relevant to CSW policies and programme areas
  • To develop and build relationships with key community stakeholders and to attend meetings with external agencies
  • To contribute to the review and implementation of the objectives and goals within CSW’s Mātātuhi Arahi, the service plan for Māori
  • To assist in the review of Cancer Society policies and procedures to ensure they include equity and align with our Mātātuhi Ārahi.
  • To utilise Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Ottawa Charter, and range of public health strategies to guide programme Implementation
  • Other tasks as agreed with CSW managers


  • Relationships with external providers are established, maintained and evidence of consultation is provided.
  • CSW staff better understand the need for equitable approaches to planning, and good quality equity advice is provided to the Cancer Society Wellington team.
  • CSW’s Mātātuhi Arahi, the service plan for Māori – goals and action plan are supported and appropriately promoted through an internal communication plan
  • Report on progress against goals of equity project
  • Divisional minimum data set reporting

Knowledge/Skills Required:

  • Ability to develop evidence-based health promotion programmes based on Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and the Ottawa Charter
  • Knowledge and understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi based health promotion
  • The major influences of lifestyle factors on disease and cancer survivorship
  • Understanding the medical, behavioural and socio-environmental approaches to health
  • Knowledge of the contextual relationship between a cancer patient and the pathway trajectory of their journey
  • Ability to critically evaluate own and organisation’s work practices to facilitate cultural safety
  • Tikanga Māori knowledge and skills
  • Te Reo skills would be an advantage
  • Previous experience working on equity, cancer support or community health projects would be an advantage
  • Full drivers licence

Personal Competencies:

  • Integrity: Upholds a high standard of ethical behaviour in everyday words and actions
  • Autonomy: Functions independently
  • Initiative: Evaluates complex situations and seeks practical solutions to problems
  • Planning and organising: Efficiently organises, plans work and manages time
  • Interpersonal Communication: Communicates clearly and effectively 
  • Client service: Recognises, empathises and relates to the cancer public. 
  • Resilience: Effectively and professionally deals with work-related problems, pressures and stress
  • Flexibility: Show flexibility and willingness to adapt in the on-going changing needs of the CSW team and organisation
  • Non-smoker


Kāpiti Volunteer Role

Role: Kāpiti Community Ambassador Cancer Society, Wellington Division (VOLUNTEER ROLE)

Location: Kāpiti

Reports to: Fundraising and Communications Manager

Supported By: Manager Volunteering

Direct Reports: None

Budget: No Budget Delegations

Purpose of position:

The Cancer Society needs help both to raise awareness of the work and activities it undertakes and the need to raise funds from the community. Our community ambassador would play a vital role in representing the Charity at local events and functions, speaking about our work and the importance of the funds our supporters raise.

Skills/Experience Required 

  • A passion for the work of the Cancer Society
  • Confident Public Speaker with excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Reliable and professional demeanour
  • A personal and friendly manner
  • Flexibility
  • Honest and trustworthy nature
  • An ability to use your own initiative and to work unsupervised

Key Functions and Responsibilities 

  • Organise 4 morning teas per year to talk to and inform our top donors about the work we do.
  • Delivering talks to a range of local community groups about the work of the charity and the ways in which they could help us achieve our mission and goals.
  • Look after our information and fundraising stands at local events
  • Other Tasks as negotiated

Hours Required

The hours are flexible; however, we would like you to attend a minimum of 4 events per year.


  • You will receive a full induction to the Cancer Society and to your role
  • You will have a member of staff as a named contact who will support you and answer any queries you have
  • You will be given any equipment and information necessary to carry out your role
  • Reimbursement for any reasonable expenses incurred (with prior agreement from the manager)
  • The Cancer Society will act as a referee for you after successful completion of your role.

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