Posted On: 2018-05-09
Closing On: 2018-05-25
Location: Downtown Toronto
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Management

Job Description

Development Manager, Philanthropy
Temporary Full-Time
(35 Hours per Week; 13 Months with possibility of a permanent position)


At the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), we bring people together with art to see, experience and understand the world in new ways.

The AGO is among the most distinguished art museums in North America. We celebrate creativity, advocate for artists and shape the conversation about art in our local and international communities. We connect to the world through collaborative and innovative partnerships which provide opportunities to share fresh ideas and discover new voices. As a not-for-profit, we are a unique and complex organization, funded by self-generated revenues and government investment.

If you are seeking a dynamic, high-paced work environment then the position of Development Manager, Philanthropy may be the right challenge for you. With a major campaign on the horizon, this position will play a critical role to the AGO’s success now and into the future.

Reporting to the Director, Philanthropy, the Development Manager, Philanthropy (DMP) is responsible for building relationships and securing major gifts (philanthropic commitments at the $25,000 + level) to meet established annual financial targets. The DMP is also responsible for program development and delivery for select donor programs. He/she/they also contributes to the overall strategic direction and successful execution of the Development Division’s annual and multi-year plans. The DMP will also collaborate with Development team members as required to implement projects and initiatives reflected in the campaign plan and the AGO strategic plan.

Our ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

• Passion for the mission of our organization is exceptionally important in this role.
• Comprehensive knowledge of fundraising principles, practices, techniques and CRA guidelines.
• Demonstrated track record securing major gifts and implementing successful fundraising strategies to meet revenue targets.
• Comprehensive knowledge of effective and meaningful donor recognition programs, high-end patron’s programs and affinity groups.
• A minimum of five years of experience in fundraising, with at least one year of experience in a supervisory fundraising role
• Demonstrated ability to build a culture of philanthropy within an organization.
• University degree or equivalent education and experience.
• Demonstrated, well-developed communication skills (written and verbal), including effective presentation skills.
• Well-developed ability to be creative and innovative with respect to prospect identification, cultivation and solicitation.
• Demonstrated track record of successful management of volunteers.
• Well-organized, detail-oriented, effective at follow-through and priority setting.
• Effective comprehension and application of confidentiality and diplomacy.
• Well-developed interpersonal skills including effective relationship building and the ability to relate effectively with individuals and staff at all levels.
• Budgeting skills.
• Well-developed computer literacy including development/fundraising applications
• Experience working in a unionized environment.
• CFRE designation preferred.
• Knowledge of art an asset.

We invite individuals who reflect the diversity of our visitors to apply by visiting our website at

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act & the AGO’s Recruitment & Selection Policy for Staff, a request for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.

The Art Gallery of Ontario is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We thank all applicants but must advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
Application Deadline May 25, 2018