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Growth and Development Lead

Job details

Screen Edge Limited / The Documentary NZ Trust
23 Jan 2022
Work type
Fixed Term
Work classification
Management & Admin, Screen & Sound, Other


  • An exciting fixed-term full-time opportunity for a highly motivated result-driven fundraiser  
  • For a leading Asia Pacific documentary not-for-profit organisation 
  • The candidate must be a NZ citizen/resident or have a valid working visa 
  • Start date: February 2022 (for 11 months) 

Doc Edge is a not-for-profit charitable organisation that promotes documentary film and filmmaking. It is a national organisation for the documentary and digital storytelling sectors based in Auckland.   

Doc Edge delivers programmes and events throughout the year including the annual Oscar-qualifying International Documentary Film Festival, Industry and Schools Programmes as well as a year-round on-demand platform. 

Doc Edge is a COVID-19 compliant organisation. All staff members are required to be fully vaccinated. 



Doc Edge is looking for a confident experienced person with excellent writing and verbal communication skills to manage the business partnerships, fundraising, and generate new revenue streams. This role is also to work alongside the Sales and Customer Relations Lead to drive revenue growth product, service development and partners retention. 

To be successful in this role, you will have prior experience in initiating, coordinating, supporting, facilitating, and planning fundraising and stakeholder strategies. Your relationship-building skills and ability to quickly form strong professional relationships will be imperative. You will possess a high level of organisational skills, enthusiasm, energy and passion. You should have prior experience working with the not-for-profit sector and be committed to Doc Edge’s core values/Kaupapa.  



  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate effectively with team members and external parties  
  • Excellent at networking 
  • Result-driven including meeting fundraising targets  
  • Familiarity with MS Office, Survey Monkey and CRM (Salesforce) 
  • Ability to produce creative approaches and a willingness to try new things 
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and effectively delegate  
  • Willingness/ability to work flexibly outside of standard office hours during the festival 
  • Uphold personal honesty and integrity and be an ambassador for Doc Edge 
  • Good knowledge of the philanthropic sector – foundations, trusts, companies, and high net worth individuals 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, tight deadlines and to work effectively under pressure 
  • A high level of self-motivation and enthusiasm 
  • Highly organised and able to work well within a small team environment 
  • Sound practical understanding of modern Workplace Health & Safety Principle 
  • Uphold personal honesty and integrity and be an ambassador for Doc Edge 



  • Identify and pitch to new partners  
  • Support management with maintaining and strengthening relations with current partners, funders, and stakeholders 
  • Develop and implement a business and development plan to enhance Doc Edge growth and revenue generation including membership strategy  
  • Support with funding/grant applications  
  • Utilise the CRM to its maximum potential including building the database of funders, partners and stakeholders as well as the integration across Doc Edge offerings  
  • Write and produce compelling proposals
How to apply

Submit a cover letter addressing the skills, attributes and experience, alongside your CV to Rachael Penman, General Manager with the subject line: Application for Growth and Development Lead.

For any questions about any of these roles, you may email Rachael directly.  All applications close on Sunday, 23 January 2022, 5pm.

Written by

Doc Edge

3 Jan 2022

The Documentary New Zealand Trust (Doc Edge) is a not-for-profit charitable organisation based in Auckland which was founded in 2004. Doc Edge is the home for storytelling that changes your world.