Posted On: 2021-04-06
Closing On: 2021-05-07
Location: Toronto, ON
Effective: June 2021
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Management

Job Description

To identify, cultivate and steward major gift donors to the Toronto Downtown Jazz Society. To support board members and senior volunteers in cultivating gifts for the Toronto Downtown Jazz Society.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and manage a portfolio of 100-150 Major Gifts donors and prospects
  • Build relationships with the assigned donors, designing and executing strategic cultivation and solicitation plans for all assigned prospects.
  • Manage and support Major Gifts donor activities, prepare effective briefing notes and other campaign materials.
  • Work with internal team members to negotiate and structure complex Major Gifts.
  • Develop donor recognition and stewardship strategies for assigned donors, including special communications, events, naming opportunities, media advertorials, etc., in collaboration with TDJS Board of Directors
  • Monitor performance metrics to assess the effectiveness of Major Gifts initiatives.
  • Maintain and contribute to an accurate and clean database of donors and prospects.

Qualifications include but are not limited to:

  • Demonstrated success in donor development planning, proposal development and donor solicitation, gift closure and stewardship.
  • Completion of a University degree, and minimum of 5  years of Major Gifts fundraising experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building-skills, and natural ability to exert influence, develop personal and effective working relationships and inspire confidence and trust in donors, leaders and stakeholders.
  • Strong project management skills, and ability to work in a time-sensitive, goal-oriented and deadline-driven environment.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, negotiation, consensus-building and conflict resolution skills.
  • Knowledge and experience in working with the Toronto Arts community is an asset.
  • Knowledge of development software (i.e. Keela, Raiser’s Edge), online databases and other sources to locate financial and philanthropic information.
  • High level of technical literacy in the Microsoft suite of software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, MS Project).
  • Knowledge of legislation, regulations, legal and ethical standards/requirements relevant to the profession.
  • Ability to use discretion, judgment and tact in handling sensitive/confidential information and situations.
  • Certificate in Fundraising Management or equivalent is an asset.

Interested candidates please send your cover letter and resume to