Director of Development
CLOSING DATE: Until filled
START DATE: ASAP
Salary range: $80,000 – $110,000 commensurate with experience
Hours: full-time, flexible working hours
Location: 401 Richmond Street West; hybrid working schedule
Myseum is recruiting for a dynamic and up-and-coming Director of Development to build and lead a robust fundraising strategy.
This is a big job in a small but growing organization. Ideal for a fundraising generalist who wants to make an impact and is focused on smart work, outcomes, and deliverables.
This is a role for someone who is a builder. You will be building systems and relationships, establishing a vision for fundraising and resource development and building buy-in from multiple internal and external stakeholders. You are committed to relationships and to the idea of inventing new opportunities in an experimental and evolving organization. You see solutions to complex and dynamic problems and know how to take the steps necessary to fix them. You hit the ground running but know that meaningful change takes time and patience, so you see quick wins as part of the bigger, long-term goals.
We are looking for someone who is energetic, entrepreneurial and optimistic with a can-do attitude.
Myseum has a new and exciting fundraising plan that is ready for someone to breath life and energy into it. Areas of fundraising activity include:
- Create a maintain an active patron’s circle, including hosting small cultivation events, making asks, managing relationships and stewardship
- Build and manage a major gifts and family foundation program, including identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major gift donors
- Establish a broad-based giving program, including direct appeal and on-site giving
- Secure corporate sponsorships, including identifying sponsorship properties, managing relationships, soliciting support, and managing fulfillment and reporting
- Research and write grant applications and manage a grant portfolio
In addition to the fundraising “know-how”, we are also looking for someone who has the following experience:
- Mobilizing the board and volunteers to support fundraising
- Managing fundraising systems, including a database
- Working collaboratively with programming and marketing staff
In keeping with our ongoing efforts to represent the diversity of our community, we strongly encourage people from diverse groups to apply. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Myseum provides accommodation, accessible formats, and communication support for the interview upon request.
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter and answer questions our job board: https://myseum.applytojobs.ca/fundraising/15620
Myseum of Toronto is a progressive, community-informed, and collaborative organization that aims to foster a safe space for all employees. We are composed of a diverse team of dedicated, passionate, and kind professionals centered on developing meaningful and fulfilling exhibits for visitors and the residents of Toronto.
With the city as our starting point, Myseum is an ever-evolving collection of diverse stories, new histories and lived experiences that shape how we live in Toronto. We believe that museums are about meaningful exchange that bring us together and create deep relationships with the city. deepen our sense of belonging.
Strengthening our connection to Toronto and each other, one story at a time.
VALUE PROPOSITION (Internal)
Myseum is a new type of nimble and forward-looking cultural organization that is building a living collection of Toronto. We do this in ways that are meaningful, inclusive, participatory and relevant to the moment. For more information, please visit: http://www.myseumoftoronto.com/
Myseum of Toronto values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, and foreign-born residents, to apply.
We thank all applicants but must advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, a request for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.