Grants 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

We are looking for an experienced Grants Manager with a proven track record in successful grant writing, exceptional facilitation, and communication skills who can build relationships, inspire confidence, and commit to achieving outcomes. 


You will play a leading role in managing all grant submissions, from end-to-end to engaging with new funders. You will ensure that key milestones, requirements, and timelines are captured for each grant, timely and accurate reporting, and adhering to our NFDHH processes and systems. 


Being tech-savvy is a must, along with being highly organised, having the ability to think on your feet, being an excellent communicator, and being someone who can foster positive and collaborative relationships. 


As a valued member of the Senior Leadership Team, you will also manage, support, and develop direct reports and work closely with the wider NFDHH team.


This role is a permanent fulltime position. We are a friendly and passionate team, with our offices based in Parnell; however, we offer a flexible working environment. We will consider a remote working arrangement for this role.


What we are looking for:

  • Ideally, have previous experience working for a not-for-profit

  • 3+ experience within Grants Submission, Fundraising or Donor Relationship Stewardship

  • Able to meet proposal deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering

  • Exceptional writing skills and attention to detail. Grant writing experience preferred.

  • Able to research and network to identify new funding and partnership opportunities

  • Be a quick thinker, with the ability to deliver quality outcomes

  • Take ownership of a role that is pivotal within the organisation

  • Are resilient and not easily deterred

  • Thrive working in a values-driven organisation

  • Have excellent oral and written communications skills 

  • Able to build and manage relationships with key funding organisations

  • Can share your passion for NFDHH vision

  • Able to demonstrate strong attention to detail 

  • Are able to meet deadlines while balancing multiple priorities  

  • Able to work independently but also be an active team member 

  • Thrive on a challenge and have a positive can-do attitude 

  • Computer savvy, including having a sound knowledge of the Microsoft suite


Be part of a charity and team who is passionate about their community and driven to make a difference to the lives of the Deaf and hard of hearing community in New Zealand.


All applicants will be required to provide proof of their eligibility to work in New Zealand and hold a full class 1 driver's licence.


If this sounds like you and you want to be part of our team, apply now by emailing your cover letter & CV to