Community & Corporate Partnerships Manager

About us
The National Foundation for the Deaf promotes the rights, interests, and welfare of over 880,000 New Zealanders with hearing loss, supported by a highly regarded membership base of consumer and professional hearing-health organisations.

The Foundation's vision is a world where hearing and listening is valued; the consequences of hearing loss are understood; people with hearing disorders and disability can lead fulfilling lives; and the impact of hearing loss is reduced through access to treatments, technology, and social support.

About the Role

The Community & Corporate Partnerships Manager will manage and nurture all NFDHH corporate, school, youth, and broader community relationships.  This position forms part of the Senior Leadership team, which reports through to the Chief Executive.  The Community & Partnerships Administrator reports to this role.


You’ll be responsible for delivering on the implementation, monitoring, and tracking of NFDHH’s Youth and Hearing Accredited Workplace Programmes.  These programmes include our National Hearing Screening at selected secondary schools, Youth Advisory Group meetings and initiatives, the Make Listening Safe Youth education programme, and the Youth Employment programme, supporting young Deaf or hard of hearing youths to transition from school to the workplace and with supportive Employers who have undergone the Hearing Accreditation programme.


This role would suit someone who is an expert at developing and nurturing relationships. A seasoned professional with the ability to build rapport and trust quickly, and a proven track-record in sales or similar role developing key relationships. This is a fantastic opportunity to take ownership and make your mark. 

You will have an eye for detail, with written, and verbal communications skills which are second to none. Have the ability to connect and foster relationships with today’s youth and be conformable liaising with all different providers within the Community. No one day is the same, this is where you will need to have the ability to think on your feet and successfully manage multiple priorities and deadlines.


This role is permanent/fulltime 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday.  We pride ourselves of being flexible, so there is the option to work from the home 2 days a week or work fulltime from our Parnell offices.


To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • Previous corporate relationship management experience at a senior level

  • Demonstrated skills in strategic thinking, planning and execution

  • Strategic thinking that is strongly outcomes focussed

  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment where no two days are the same

  • Superior sales experience with the expertise to identify and develop potential new opportunities

  • Excellent project organisational skills and ability to develop and work to a plan, while managing competing priorities

  • High level of written, and oral communication and presentation skills

  • Personable with the ability to relate to people from a diverse range of backgrounds

  • Sound business acumen including financial and risk analysis


 Applicants for this position must have the right to work in New Zealand.

Sound like you? Please email your CV and a cover letter to

Address: Level 1, 149-155 Parnell Road,

Parnell, Auckland, 1152

PO Box 37729 Parnell, Auckland 1151, New Zealand

Phone: 09 307 2922 or 0800 867 446 


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