Development Officer, Corporate Giving & Events

Date Posted: Sep 12, 2017
Application Deadline: Sep 25, 2017

Salary: TBD
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Term: Full-time
Career Level: Intermediate

Organization Description

Young People's Theatre

YOUNG PEOPLE’S THEATRE (YPT) is the oldest professional theatre company in Toronto and is a national producer and presenter of theatre for young audiences – the first and largest of its kind in Canada. Over the past 50 years YPT has staged many of the most important plays that form the canon of work for youth in our country. YPT continues to develop new work and create partnerships with theatre companies across the country and around the world.

But that’s not all. The enriched learning experiences of YPT’s Education & Participation Department provide young people with opportunities to develop their whole being. Through our workshops in community shelters and agencies, educational initiatives in Toronto classrooms, Drama School programs in four locations throughout the City, and training and apprenticeship opportunities, we place learning at the centre of everything we do.

At Young People’s Theatre we strive for a positive and lasting impact on the emotional, social, and intellectual development of young people – giving them the chance to grow into the unique and wonderful people they were born to be.



Job Description

Ideal Candidate
Energetic and highly detail-oriented, the Development Officer Corporate Giving & Events is responsible for a portfolio of renewing and new corporate donors with gifts ranging up to approximately $15,000 annually, while also developing and executing a series of events throughout the season including YPT’s Annual Golf Classic. YPT currently raises approximately $1.9 million annually for operations and is in the process of launching a major capital campaign. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Officer will be an excellent communicator with a proven ability to steward a portfolio of donors while identifying and soliciting new prospects, resulting in new revenue to the organization. The successful candidate will bring direct experience in corporate fundraising and event coordination to this role including previous experience working with volunteer committees and designing unique revenue-raising and stewardship events.

The Development Officer will:
  •  Work with the Director and Associate Director of Development to strategize and implement annual development plans for corporate fundraising, managing a portfolio of renewing donors while identifying and writing appropriate proposals for new corporate donors. 
  • Provide support to the Associate Director on major corporate donor solicitations and reporting.
  • Coordinate a full scope of annual donor events for YPT, including opening night donor receptions and cultivation & stewardship events
  • Manage the annual YPT Golf Classic including scheduling and coordinating committee meetings, tracking revenue and expenses, soliciting items for silent and live auctions, and liaising with suppliers.
  • Support the Director and Associate Director of Development on the signature annual fundraising event. 
  • Coordinate volunteer resources needed for events in tandem with YPT’s Community Volunteer Manager.
  • Maintain and update information on their portfolio of donors in YPT’s donor database system (Theatre Manager), ensuring data is accurate and notes to file are kept current.
  • Work with the Development Coordinator to provide database support for the department, including research functions, list pulls and donation processing when needed.


Requirements:

Qualifications:
  • University degree/Fundraising Certificate.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in professional fundraising with a focus on corporate cultivation and solicitation, fundraising event planning and execution, as well as database management.
  • Excellent writing and computer literacy skills.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work well with committee members and volunteers.
  • Excellent project management, prioritization and time-management skills in order to balance competing priorities, complex situations and tight deadlines while driving to surpass goals.
  • A knowledge and passion for the arts.
  • Flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends.


Additional Info:

Qualifications:
  • University degree/Fundraising Certificate.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in professional fundraising with a focus on corporate cultivation and solicitation, fundraising event planning and execution, as well as database management.
  • Excellent writing and computer literacy skills.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work well with committee members and volunteers.
  • Excellent project management, prioritization and time-management skills in order to balance competing priorities, complex situations and tight deadlines while driving to surpass goals.
  • A knowledge and passion for the arts.
  • Flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends.


How to Apply:

Young People’s Theatre is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer and strongly supports and values diversity in the workplace. Applications from all qualified candidates are welcome and individuals from equity-seeking groups are encouraged to apply. Please submit your cover letter and resume, including salary expectations to: search@youngpeoplestheatre.ca by 5:00 pm Monday, September 25, 2017.  Please quote Dev2017 in the email subject line.
 
While we thank those who have applied, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
 

Contact Info:

Name: Allan Penning
Telephone: 416-363-5131
Telephone Ext.: Ext 202
Email: apenning@youngpeoplestheatre.ca
Website: youngpeoplestheatre.ca

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