Annual Giving Manager

Date Posted: May 13, 2022
Application Deadline: Jun 12, 2022
Start Date: Jun 15, 2022

Salary From: 60K To 60K
Province: Remote
City: Remote
Employee Benefits: Health, Other (e.g. flex time, comp tickets, etc.)
Check Additional Info section for more Employee Benefits
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Administrative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Middle management

Organization Description

Inuit Art Foundation
As the only national organization dedicated to supporting Inuit artists working in all media and geographic areas, the Inuit Art Foundation has sought to empower and support Inuit artists’ self-expression and self determination, while increasing the public's access to and awareness of artists’ work for more than 31 years.

For over three decades, the IAF's flagship program has been the award-winning Inuit Art Quarterly (IAQ). Focused on the arts and artists of Inuit Nunangat, the IAQ is the only publication dedicated to the advancement and appreciation of Inuit and circumpolar Indigenous arts and is widely considered one of the most significant voices for Indigenous art in the world. The IAQ’s reach includes the print publication, the IAQ Online and the IAQ Profiles.

The IAF also manages the iconic Igloo Tag Trademark which has been protecting Inuit artists from fraud and cultural appropriation since 1958, grants the Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Award as well as the Watt Scholarship to ensure Inuit voices are amplified and lead discussions of Inuit art.

Job Description

The Inuit Art Foundation (IAF) is seeking an Annual Giving Manager to join our newly established and ever-expanding Administration team!

As our Annual Giving Manager, you will be responsible for planning, implementing, and managing activities to increase, diversify and sustain support from individuals. The Annual Giving Manager contributes to meeting fundraising goals and developing strategies to cultivate and steward donor relationships in order to create opportunities to give throughout the year.     
Established in 1987, the Inuit Art Foundation is a non-profit, Inuit led charitable organization providing support to Canada’s Inuit arts communities. The sole national body mandated to promote Inuit art within Canada and internationally, the IAF undertakes advocacy work on behalf of artists and realizes a number of strategies aimed at enhancing the appreciation and interpretation of Inuit art. The Inuit Art Quarterly is the sole magazine dedicated to Inuit and circumpolar Indigenous art. In addition to its role as the publication of record for Inuit artists, it is one of the few sustained platforms profiling Inuit voices to the broader public through published interviews, authored articles and through featured artistic works. The IAQ is an award-winning industry leader in the cultivation and promotion of Indigenous arts writers and is committed to nuanced, dynamic, and multi-vocal writing on the contemporary and historical work of Inuit artists.
While our office is located in Toronto, this position may be located anywhere in Canada.

The Role:
A key member of the team, the Annual Giving Manager will be:
  • Developing, coordinating, and implementing multi-channel annual and monthly giving programs.
  • Managing and growing direct response fundraising campaigns, working closely with the IAF program teams on content development and promotion.
  • Maintaining a roster of active donors, moving prospective donors from identification through to cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.


  • Previous experience with fundraising and donor relations.
  • Strong writing skills, particularly experience with fundraising and donor-centered communications.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.
If you do not possess all the skills listed above but are enthusiastic about the position, please do not hesitate to apply! We value employment equity and prioritize applications from Inuit, and especially encourage those living within Inuit communities to apply. Other Indigenous, Black and racialized people; people with disabilities; all genders; and the 2SLGBTQIA+ community are also encouraged to apply. If you require accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting us at

Additional Info:

Why Join Us
Becoming the Annual Giving Manager is a unique opportunity to support Inuit artists throughout Canada and internationally in a workplace that also prioritizes wellness. Your work will directly support Inuit artists and make positive impacts across the country and beyond.
At the IAF, we have a motivated and engaged team located throughout Canada. Each member brings a unique approach and skillset, and together we are committed to supporting and sharing the work of Inuit artists working across all media. We strive to create a welcoming and supportive environment, rooted in mutual respect, where all team members have a passion for excellence and are encouraged to achieve their career ambitions. We prioritize Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit to ensure our work reflects Inuit values in all respects, and value curiosity and creative problem solving.
In addition to working with our dedicated team to transform lives through the arts, employees all receive:
  • Extended health, dental and vision care for those who qualify.
  • Minimum of six weeks of paid vacation, including office closure during the year-end holidays.
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program.
  • Regular professional development through hands-on training, workshops, mentorship, conference attendance and travel opportunities to support lifelong learning.
  • Internal resource groups, trainings, and Indigenous leadership at all levels of the organization.
Our programs, as well as employees, are national in scope with special emphasis on Inuit Nunangat. By joining the IAF you gain the opportunity to take part in meaningful and impactful work.
About Us
The Inuit Art Foundation is an Inuit-led charity providing support to Inuit artists working throughout Inuit Nunaat and beyond. As the sole national organization promoting Inuit art within Canada and internationally, we advocate for Inuit artists to be involved in all aspects of the marketing, promotion, and distribution of their work, as well as fair pricing, and copyright remuneration.
The IAF’s team works remotely and onsite at its newly renovated offices in Toronto, ON in an accessible, converted heritage building adjacent to the West Toronto Railpath. Our main office is located on the ancestral and traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishnaabe and the Huron-Wendat, the original owners and custodians of this land. Today, this place is home to many, including a diverse urban Indigenous community of Inuit, First Nations and Métis. We are proud to have team members from coast to coast to coast.

How to Apply:

You will find the full job description and an opportunity to submit you cover letter and resume here:
If you are passionate about joining Inuit Art Foundation and cannot submit your resume through the above link, please email, call or send your resume to Aarushi Singhal, Talent Acquisition Specialist at:
Email:       Phone: 778-400-3016       Fax: +1 778 400 1257
We look forward to meeting you!

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