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Funding Assessor

  • Full time, permanent opportunity
  • Based in Auckland

Mō mātou – Our Organisation

Supporting the communities of today to shape the communities of tomorrow

Foundation North holds in trust for the communities of Auckland and Northland an endowment of over a billion dollars. This positions us uniquely to fund around $40m each year to not-for profit initiatives in our region.

Our vision is Enhanced Lives. To achieve our vision, we aim to be responsive to the changing community needs and aspirations through the four focus areas in our funding framework:

Hāpai te Ōritetanga – Increased Equity
Whakauru Mai – Social Inclusion
Whakahou Taiao – Regenerative Environment
Hāpori Awhina – Community Support

Over the last 30 years, we have assisted hundreds of organisations through grants aimed at creating positive outcomes and enhanced lives for the communities of Auckland and Northland. While we will continue our traditional community support funding, our focus will increasingly be on working in partnership with community stakeholders and other funders to achieve projects of greater scale and impact that reflect community aspirations.

Ō Tātou Uara – Our Values

Our values unite us as an organisation and guide how we work every day. Our values are:

Kia kotahi te hoe – Working together
Me mahi i roto i te tika te pono me te aroha – Doing the right thing with respect and care
Whakamana – Enabling, uplifting and reinforcing
Ako – Listening, learning and understanding

Ko tā mātou mahi – Our Role

This is a great opportunity for a critical thinker with exemplary written and verbal communication skills to join our assessment team.

As a Funding Assessor, your key role is to assess requests for funding across all of Foundation North’s funding programmes, and make recommendations that align with our focus areas. You will have a keen eye for detail, set high standards for your work and be able to complete work to set timeframes.

We have a strong team ethos, peer reviewing each other’s work, supporting each other in our collective mahi, with shared goals and deadlines, and we take our vision and values seriously.

Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu – What you will bring

Key to your success will be your inate ability for analytical thinking and the ability to express that clearly. You will also be able to:

  • Get to grips with the detail of an application while keeping in mind the big picture of our vision and focus areas
  • Understand financial documents – you can tell the story behind the numbers
  • Develop strong relationships, supporting our applicants with advice where needed, and working with all the teams in our Funding Unit
  • Plan, organise and manage your work effectively
  • Be adaptable to changes in our methods and presentation of assessment
  • Understand Te Tiriti ō Waitangi and its principles

You will also:

  • Bring a ‘can do’ attitude, taking responsibility for your learning and achievement.
  • Have a reputation for getting things done – you’re a finisher
  • Bring a genuine desire to contribute to our vision of Enhanced Lives
  • Be willing to join us as we journey towards being a more culturally intelligent organisation
  • Hit the road running, coming up to speed quickly with what needs to be done
  • Have a sense of humour – we like to have fun

Tūhono mai – Join us

We value diversity and welcome applications from all walks of life. If you’re wanting a role that supports the communities of today to shape the communities of tomorrow, then apply now. In return, you will be part of a great team of professionals investing in its people, offering a competitive salary, 5 weeks’ annual leave and a benefits package that includes health insurance and flexible working arrangements.

Apply now or call Robbie or Rachel at Quinn on (09) 309 8821 for more information.

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