Administrative Assistant, Development & Foundation Board

McMichael Canadian Art Collection

The Context

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection, located in the City of Vaughan, Ontario approximately a half hour north of Toronto, generates revenue from both government and private philanthropic sources. The Collection and its companion Foundation raise philanthropic dollars to advance McMichael’s vision as an extraordinary place to visit and explore Canadian culture and identity, represented through the Art of Canada, and the connections between art and nature.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Director, Development & Donor Relations, the full time Administrative Assistant provides high level administrative support for the Director, Development & Donor Relations and to the Foundation Board and its directors. This role provides efficient, well-coordinated office services to support the annual development plan and provides assistance to members of the Development team as directed, including cultivation and stewardship activities and membership services such as the monthly member e-newsletter.

The Administrative Assistant, will conduct research to identify potential supporters, assist in the preparation of proposals, maintain the donor/prospect database on Raiser’s Edge and corresponding procedures for the department, and provide professional administrative support to the McMichael Art Collection Foundation and its directors.

The successful candidate will have excellent inter-personal and communication skills, with 3-5 years’ experience working with a fundraising Development team, and knowledge of related computer applications, particularly Raiser’s Edge and Constant Contact. Net Community and WordPress knowledge are assets. Experience working with senior level volunteers and/or Foundation Boards in a not-for-profit institution is required.

Application Process

Interested candidates should forward their resume with a covering letter to Human Resources by April 14, 2019 to

We thank all candidates for their application; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The McMichael Canadian Art Collection will accommodate individuals with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment process.

McMichael Canadian Art Collection 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, ON., L0J 1C0