DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, INDIVIDUAL GIVING
Job Ref. # 14F03-AKI
Number of vacancies: 1
Harbourfront Centre is a Canadian charity operating the 10 prime acres of Toronto's central waterfront as a free and open public site. We celebrate the multiplicities of cultures that comprise Canada and enliven the city through the creative imaginations of artists from across the country and around the globe. Harbourfront Centre attracts more than 17 million visits to its site each year to experience 4,000 diverse public events and activities.
Currently an employment opportunity exists in our Development Department for a Development Officer - Individual Giving. Reporting to the Senior Development Officer, Individual Giving, this position will manage all aspects of Harbourfront Centre’s Individual Giving Campaign for donors under $1,000 including the acquisition of new Individual and Family Foundation donors, renewal of current supporters, targeted acquisition appeals, upgrading strategies, on-site giving campaigns and donor stewardship. This position is responsible for writing all donor communication pieces including donor newsletters, appeal letters, brochures and web text, as well as the research into Family Foundations and the creation of proposal templates for foundation funding. The Development Officer will also oversee the daily processing of solicited donations and coordinate fundraising appeals and stewardship in conjunction with Harbourfront Centre’s year round programming.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE
The ideal candidate will have proven experience in Fundraising and Annual Giving campaigns and have an understanding of the not-for-profit environment particularly the arts and cultural sector. He /she must possess exceptional interpersonal and relationship management skills to deal effectively and tactfully with donors, Board members and all levels of staff. He/she must have excellent computer skills and the ability to learn new computer programmes quickly. Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong research and organizational skills as well as good attention to detail are required. He/she must have knowledge of CRA guidelines and principals, as well as familiarity with AFP Donor Bill of Rights. He/she must have proven administration skills, sound knowledge of office procedures and systems and be flexible as some evening and weekend work is required.
Qualified applicants must apply by: MARCH 07, 2014
Please send your resume quoting Job Ref. No. 14F03-AKI to:
Human Resources, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8
Fax (416) 973-1003
Harbourfront Centre is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply.