Communications and Marketing Officer – Fundraising

The MHF is launching an exciting new fundraising strategy and we need a talented communications specialist to effectively tell the story of the need and impact of our mahi and grow our whānau of supporters.
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Position: Communications and Marketing Officer – Fundraising
Opens: 14 November 2022
Closes: 28 November 2022

The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand (MHF) is a charity that works towards creating a society free from discrimination, where all people enjoy positive mental health & wellbeing. 

The MHF is launching an exciting new fundraising strategy and we need a talented communications specialist to effectively tell the story of the need and impact of our mahi and grow our whānau of supporters.  

This creative role will see you craft the copy and visual elements of many of the MHF’s fundraising strategies including campaign-based initiatives such as Pink Shirt Day and Mental Health Awareness Week, inspiring and motivating fundraisers who are passionate about our kaupapa of improving mental health for everyone in Aotearoa.    

You will be an integral part of both the Fundraising and the Communications & Marketing teams, and work collaboratively across all our other teams including Māori Engagement, Policy & Advocacy, and Research & Information Service.  

You will also work with external partners, including design agencies and contractors, corporate partners, and our fundraisers for the purpose of storytelling and asset development. Social media will be a core focus of your role, and you will have skills in digital marketing and using platforms such as Canva to curate creative and engaging content, as well as moderate our social media channels with the view to building relationships amongst our whānau of supporters.   

We need someone who can identify and tell an engaging story, with the view to increasing donations. Underlying all of our communications, including fundraising, is a health promotion strategy which aims to prevent suicide, eradicate stigma and discrimination and improve the positive mental health and wellbeing of all New Zealanders.   

Experience in fundraiser and donor acquisition and stewardship is beneficial, but not essential. Most important are communications expertise, a great attitude, and a maturity to understand the experiences of people from a wide range of cultures/ethnicities and life experiences.  

You will have:  

  • 2+ years’ experience in a communications or marketing role  
  • Communication practitioner skills including writing, interviewing, proof-reading  
  • Experience in social media content generation and scheduling   
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritise tasks  

If that sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you. For a full job description, click here.

What we offer 

  • A vibrant, open-plan office based in the heart of Mt Eden 
  • A positive, supportive, friendly and collaborative team culture 
  • Flexible working arrangements, and work from home Monday and Friday
  • Half-day on Fridays during the summer daylight savings period
  • A day off on your birthday and unlimited COVID sick leave
  • Professional and personal development opportunities
  • Competitive salary with equity remuneration policy

The MHF works within its organisational values of: 

  • Ōritetanga  – fairness and equity  
  • Tika, Pono, Aroha – respect, truthfulness, compassion  
  • Whānaungatanga  – trusted relationships, whānau-centred  
  • Te Pae Tawhiti  – innovation  
  • Toitū  – sustainability. 

This is a new role and sits within the Mental Health Foundation’s Communications & Marketing Team and reports to the Communications and Marketing Team Lead, Fundraising. 

The salary for this role is $67,000 - $77,000 and will be commensurate to the successful candidate's skills and experience for the role.  

We value the expertise of people with experience of mental distress or illness - or tāngata whai ora - and are an EEO employer.  Rainbow and takatāpui candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply. The Mental Health Foundation actively promotes the articles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.  

The Mental Health Foundation engages with a range of individuals, organisations and agencies and aligns closely with public health guidelines. As such, we strongly encourage employees and contractors to be vaccinated to help protect our team, our stakeholders, and vulnerable communities against contagious viruses such as COVID-19 and influenza.

This role is based in Auckland and we offer working from home on Mondays and Fridays.

The closing date for applications is 28 November at 5pm.  

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