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Canadian Film Centre

Director, Development

Posted On: February 13, 2024
Closing On: March 1, 2024

Location: Toronto, Ontario
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: senior
Salary Range: $90,000-$105,000 CAD

Job Title: Director, Development (Compressed Work Hours)

Compensation: $90,000 to $105,000 per year

Type: Permanent

Start Date: ASAP

Reports to: Executive Lead, Creative Impact/Revenue

Posting Expires: February 29, 2024

Location: Canadian Film Centre, 2489 Bayview Avenue, Toronto (hybrid)

Hours of Work: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Thursday 8.5 hours/day (34 hours per week)

About the CFC

The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) is a charitable, cultural organization that drives the future of Canadian storytelling. Our intensive, hands-on programs in film, television and entertainment technologies empower, shape and advance opportunities for Canadian creators and entrepreneurs working in screen-based industries. Learn more at


Reporting directly to the Executive Lead, Creative Impact/Revenue, the Director, Development will drive all revenue generation efforts and be responsible for revenue growth through corporate and individual giving, corporate partnerships, major gifts, planned/legacy giving and earned revenue initiatives. The Director is also responsible for the overall strategy and oversight of prospect, donor and partner relations to enhance the profile and engagement of the CFC with its communities.


  • Advance the mission of the CFC and build a culture of philanthropy with its communities
  • Achieve the CFC’s revenue goals through the creation and implementation of a comprehensive and multi-channel revenue generation plan to support growth and impact
  • Develop and foster positive key relationships – manage a pipeline of prospects through the cycle of identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship to grow the portfolio
  • Solicit donations/partnerships/grants to drive and sustain revenue sources over multiple years for the organization
  • Create new and innovative ideas and initiatives tied to the CFC’s strategic plan to engage new audiences, prospects and alumni to enhance engagement
  • Oversee all donor reporting and budgets and ensure effective information/data/reporting mechanisms are in place – prepare regular reports to the senior team and the Board of Directors on the team’s ability to meet its revenue objectives
  • Actively participate in organizational strategic planning and management of a high-performing team to grow revenue sources
  • Advise the Executive Lead, Creative Impact/Revenue and Executive Director on philanthropic activities and opportunities
  • Collaborate between departments, business units, and other internal groups to ensure an integrated approach to achieve revenue goals
  • Fosters an environment of inclusion, cooperation and professionalism
  • Stay up to date with external and internal developments in the environment for identifying new market segments
  • Support assigned special projects within budgets and timelines, including annual signature fundraising events


  • Over 7 years of proven experience in leading and motivating teams focused on fundraising, business development and partnerships in a results-driven capacity
  • Experience cultivating and closing major gifts and successfully managing relationships over time with major donors/partners
  • Experience in corporate partnerships, establishing brand alignment and creative integration to support organizational objectives
  • Experience with fundraising events, implementing new business opportunities
  • Experience leading campaigns and managing a pipeline of philanthropic opportunities
  • Solutions-oriented, innovative and resourceful
  • Outstanding interpersonal communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to engage with a broad array of communities
  • Proven ability to work in a collaborative, team environment, as well as, independently
  • Excellent presentation and sales skills

What We Offer:

  • Compressed 34-hour work week over 4 days
  • Cell phone & internet allowance
  • Dental and Health benefits
  • RRSP Matching Plan after 2 years of service
  • Professional development support and the ability to hone your administrative and renovation skills
  • A diverse and inclusive workplace
  • Paid winter closure (2 weeks)
  • A beautiful eight-acre estate in the city to call your workplace
  • The opportunity to work with up-and-coming film and tv industry professionals


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to by February 29, 2024 and indicate Director, Development in the subject line.

The CFC is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and a workplace that demonstrates respect for all. We encourage interested applicants from all backgrounds to apply. The CFC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is also committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources at

CFC employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of being eligible for the recruitment process. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required. If you are not able to obtain COVID-19 vaccination for a reason related to a protected ground of discrimination under applicable human rights legislation, you can request accommodation from the CFC.

We thank all interested applicants; however, only qualified candidates will be contacted. No telephone calls, please.