Posted On: 2018-04-16
Closing On: 2018-04-25
Location: Toronto, ON
Effective: May 1, 2018
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Intermediate
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Job Description

The Inuit Art Foundation is seeking a Development Manager. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Manager is responsible for creating an organization-wide environment for fundraising success, and for implementing a plan to raise $250,000 annually. The Inuit Art Foundation values all donors and is actively building a culture of philanthropy that includes all staff and board members in fundraising. This will be the IAF’s first full-time development position and is an opportunity for the successful candidate to build a sustainable program and strong team. The Development Manager’s primary responsibilities will include:

  • With the Executive Director, lead the creation of a fundraising plan to meet the IAF’s fundraising goals;
  • Execute a fundraising and donor-relations strategy to maximize revenue streams for the IAF, including annual giving, individual and corporate major gifts, sponsorships, foundation grants, and volunteer recruitment and encouragement;
  • Articulate the general and program-specific case for support to potential and existing donors;
  • Manage the development budget;
  • Implement strategies to identify, qualify, cultivate and secure individual and corporate donors;
  • Oversee annual giving campaigns;
  • Develop recognition, stewardship and networking opportunities;
  • Work closely and collaboratively with the IAF’s Executive Director, board and staff to steward donors appropriately;
  • Oversee donations processing, including tax receipting, as well as donor and donor-relations policies;
  • Recruit and engage a volunteer team to expand the IAF’s community reach; and
  • Actively participate in strategic and annual planning to ensure fundraising is appropriately incorporated into operations and that revenue needs are met for programs.

A successful candidate’s qualifications will include the following:

  • Minimum five years in a development role, including familiarity with annual giving and donor relations;
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising;
  • Excellent written communication skills, including writing and editing business correspondence;
  • Strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Outstanding organizational and analytical skills;
  • Experience with a fundraising database; and
  • Ability to work closely with others and achieve group targets.

Prior experience with Indigenous organizations and Inuit art will be considered a strong asset. 

Interested applicants should submit a letter of intent and resume to by 5PM on April 25, 2018. Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The Inuit Art Foundation is committed to diversity and encourages applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

About the Inuit Art Foundation
Established in 1987, the Inuit Art Foundation is a non-profit, Inuit-led charitable organization providing support to Canada’s Inuit art communities. The sole national body mandated to promote Inuit art within Canada and internationally, the IAF undertakes advocacy work on behalf of artists and realizes a number of strategies aimed at enhancing the appreciation and interpretation of Inuit art.