Football Foundation seek Chief Executive

March 8, 2019

Are you

  • Fantastic at relationship building?
  • A great sales person?
  • Well organised?
  • Good knowledge of the fundraising industry?
  • Not scared to ask others for something?
  • Able to work independently?

We have an exciting opportunity for a Chief Executive  to join our Foundation.

The New Zealand Football Foundation is an independent charitable foundation established in 2010 to manage a capital fund that New Zealand Football received from FIFA as a result of qualifying for the 2010 World Cup. 

Our goals are twofold – to raise funds to grow our capital base and to distribute these funds in areas where it is needed to support the game of football in NZ.

We are looking for a new chief executive to achieve our financial and strategic goals.

In this role, some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Lead, drive and execute NZFF strategy incl financial targets
  • Bring in income through developing new products, fundraising and selling products
  • Communicating and liaising with Donors and stakeholders
  • Planning and delivery of events where applicable
  • Building relationships
  • Promoting NZFF brand

We encourage you to apply for this role if you have:

  • Experience in fundraising and developing products to sell
  • Knowledge of fundraising industry and activities
  • Excellent at relationship building
  • Experience in project and event management
  • Experience of managing multiple tasks to deadlines and prioritising own workload
  • Track record in achieving targets
  • Experience of using databases and/or online fundraising platforms
  • Excellent written and oral communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to be self-motivated and work independently
  • The flexibility to work some weekends/evenings when required
  • Attention to detail

This position is a 3 day a week role or contract but has capacity to go beyond that.

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

Applications can be made here:

Our Partners & Supporters

Every team needs supporters.  At the New Zealand Football Foundation we are so grateful for our partners who believe in Football For Good just as much as we do. They know the power of sport to make real change in society and they are committed to helping us do the māhi to support our communities.  The generosity of our partners is crucial to enable us to support so many worthy projects.  

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