Associate, Prospect Research
Associate, Prospect Research
(35 hours per week; Monday-Friday; occasional evenings or weekends)
ART + AUDIENCE + LEARNING
Located in Toronto, the Art Gallery of Ontario (“the AGO”) is one of the largest art museums in North America, with a collection of close to 100,000 works. Through the collection as well as collaborations with leading museums around the world, the AGO presents wide-ranging exhibitions and programs to approximately 1 million visitors annually.
We are currently seeking a temporary full-time, Associate, Prospect Research to join our Development team. Under the direction of the Associate Director, Development Operations, the incumbent will implement the strategies for developing and managing a robust prospect pipeline for annual, major, planned and campaign gifts, and corporate partnerships in support of the AGO’s funding priorities. He/She/They coordinates prospect research and analytics, by following prescribed processes set out by Department. Inputs and tracks data, ensuring highest integrity and adherence to industry best practices as set out by Development Operations policies. Approaches donor information management with a focus on a holistic donor view, transparency and accountability.
Interested so far? Learn more about why AGO would be a great fit below.
The Gallery continually strives to create a safe and inclusive workplace. We offer diversity and inclusion training to our staff and volunteers so they can continually learn and contribute to fostering a supportive environment where people feel comfortable to come to work as they are.
The mental health of our employees is also very important to us. We offer our employees programs that support wellness and enhance the job experience. If our employees need assistance, employee assistance program (EAP) services are available to them. The Gallery also takes part in the city and province’s reciprocal benefits program, allowing our employees access to city and province discounts.
What are the benefits and highlights of working at the AGO?
- Competitive salary
- Discounts from the Provincial/City Reciprocal Agreements (Free admission to museums, the CN Tower & Discounts off amusement parks, city attractions, hotels, wine tours, Second City, the Ontario Science Centre, and much more!)
- Discounts to GoodLife Fitness
- Free tickets to every major exhibit at AGO
If this sounds like an opportunity you are looking for, apply now!
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications, skills, and experience:
- Two years of experience in prospect research, donor development, prospect identification, major gifts and fundraising campaigns.
- Comprehensive understanding of donor databases.
- Library science educational background an asset.
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience in applicable computer programs such as, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, , and Power Point and keyboarding skills.
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience using prospect research and financial tools and resources such as NOZA, Charity Can, Imagine Canada, SEDI, SEDAR, Meltwater, Factiva, Mergent Online and more.
- Experience with the Raiser’s Edge or similar fundraising database an asset.
- Well developed verbal and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to relationship management.
- Well developed administrative, analytical, organizational and time management skills.
- Post-secondary education in fundraising is preferred.
We invite individuals who reflect the diversity of our visitors to apply by submitting a tailored cover letter and CV. If you would prefer to submit your application in person, please leave it with our Shipping Dock addressed to the People Division which is located next to the Jackman Hall entrance on McCaul Street.
We thank all applicants but must advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted. 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.