Job Opportunities

Sponsor Care Manager – 12 Months Maternity Cover

  • Play an integral role in a leading child and youth charity
  • Drive marketing and fundraising growth
  • Requires strong relational and copywriting skills, as well as business acumen


    The Foundation for Youth Development (FYD) believes every Kiwi kid deserves the chance to reach their potential. FYD provides young people with the opportunity to build self-confidence and learn valuable life skills by participating in our programmes; Kiwi Can, Stars, Project K, Career Navigator and MYND.

    We are seeking a Sponsor Care Manager to cover maternity leave for twelve months and continue to develop and implement our exciting marketing and fundraising strategies.

    You will report to the CEO and assume responsibilities for:

  • Managing a small team who are responsible for marketing communications, fundraising, grant applications and events.
  • Retaining and strengthening existing partnerships with sponsors.
  • External communications, marketing and branding opportunities
  • Campaigns that integrate profile-raising and fundraising activities.
  • Identifying growth opportunities and acting on them or co-ordinating other members of the team to act (‘Triage’).
  • Ensuring Community Partners (Licensees) and other stakeholders are resourced.


    Our ideal candidate is a team player and will have a close values match to the organisation, a keen sense of humour, plus the desire to roll-up their sleeves and make great things happen, as well as well-developed and proven capabilities, including:

  • Experience in Marketing and PR/Communications is essential, with excellent copywriting skills being an added plus
  • Fundraising, sales and/or business development would be favorable
  • Solid management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A relevant tertiary qualification (preferred)
  • Proven relationship and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage stakeholders
  • Good all round team leadership skills.


If this sounds like you please send you CV to


Kiwi Can Programme Co-ordinator

The Foundation is a leader in the field of Youth Development in New Zealand and provides young people with the opportunity to build self-confidence and learn valuable life skills by participating in a number of unique developmental programmes i.e. Project K, Stars and Kiwi Can, Career Navigator and MYND.

The Auckland Kids Achievement Trust is the largest deliverer of programmes to 7,500 children in numerous schools around Auckland.

Kiwi Can provides Year 1-8 students with the opportunity to build self-confidence and learn valuable life skills by participating in a unique developmental programme. It was founded in the late 1990’s and is run in primary & intermediate schools across New Zealand.

Kiwi Can is delivered under licence by Auckland Kids Achievement Trust (AKAT).   AKAT is licensed by The Foundation for Youth Development (FYD).  FYD’s National Support Office (NSO) supports Kiwi Can Licensees through: quality assurance, moderation, evaluation, training, programme development and national networking and funding.

The Kiwi Can Programme Coordinator reports to the Kiwi Can Manager and will have responsibility for coordinating the delivery of the Kiwi Can Programme, locally, to the standards set out in the license agreement. 

The ideal candidate will be have a qualification in teaching, child development, training or Social Services as well as  as well as

  • An effective leader with strong interpersonal and communication skills, plenty of drive and energy
  • Experience in managing, coaching &/or mentoring others.
  • Experience and/or understanding in NZ social &/or contemporary child development issues (desirable not essential).
  • Proven ability to work as a reflective practitioner.

Own reliable transport and a current, clean driving licence are required.

To apply please email cv and covering letter to Jane Edwards Programmes and Training Manager

Job Description available on request

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