Vacancy - Director of Learning

Applications close Monday 25th February at 5pm

Want to put your expert fundraising and governance knowledge to good use?

Community Foundations of NZ is the national body supporting and uniting all of the regional Community Foundations across Aotearoa New Zealand. Our aim is to encourage and enable generosity, and for every New Zealander to be able to affect lasting change wherever their home or heart may be. We are a young network and we have been growing since 2003.

We operate a unique space between the philanthropy and the charity sector. Our members (17) work with generous donors building endowment funds for communities and distribute the income as grants, with a mission to strengthening the local charity sector. We also connect people and channel resources to where they are needed, so our members are increasingly focused on being facilitators and connectors of community-led change.

We are at an exciting stage in our growth and are looking for a Director of Learning to join our team, seeking the right person with sound knowledge in bequest fundraising and strategic planning, keen to take on a capacity building and workshopping role with staff and governance Boards across New Zealand.

The role is focused developing and nurturing a philanthropic culture, leading collaborative learning and capacity building for our members. It includes designing workshops and training programmes, which can be in person or online, at times in conjunction with guest presenters.

The role will involve travel, we envisage averaging around one trip per month, to locations around NZ.

Your location is flexible, Wellington preferred, however we will consider any location around NZ as much of the work can be carried out remotely.

This is a contract role for 20 hours per week.

Apply by emailing your CV to

Your cover letter should set out:

  • What motivated you to apply for this role, why are you interested in this sector?
  • How you meet the requirements for the role, as listed in the job description
  • Which part of the job description interests you the most?

Download the job description here - Director of Learning Job Description