Associate Development Officer, Major Gifts and Sponsorship

Date Posted: Feb 14, 2020
Application Deadline: Mar 01, 2020
Start Date: Mar 30, 2020

Salary From: 55K To 70K
Province: Ontario
Region: Ottawa Area
City: Downtown Ottawa
Employee Benefits: Health, Pension, 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: Entry level/ intern

Organization Description

National Arts Centre

The National Arts Centre is more than a place, it’s an idea. It’s the idea the National Arts Centre should work with artists and arts organizations in every part of the country to provide a national stage for the performing arts.
The National Arts Centre is a home for Canada’s most creative artists and strives to be artistically adventurous.
The National Arts Centre: Canada is our stage.

Job Description

NAC Foundation:
The National Arts Centre Foundation raises funds to support the National Arts Centre’s work in performance, creation and learning across Canada. Since its founding in 2000, the NAC Foundation has raised over $150 million to enrich the lives of Canadians through the performing arts and champion our country’s artists, students and educators.

Key activities:
Reporting to the Associate Director, Major Gifts and Sponsorship, the incumbent will play a key role on the Major Gifts and Sponsorship team that cultivates and solicits major individual and corporate supporters. The Associate Development Officer will manage a personal portfolio of 100+ mid-level and major individual and corporate donors, devising donor-centred cultivation and solicitation strategies for each. The successful candidate will also provide high-level support to senior solicitors on the team to help facilitate major gift and corporate sponsorship activities, including research and briefing documents, proposal and letter writing, and special event support. The Associate Development Officer will occasionally assist with special events, receptions, and donor or sponsor hosting engagements in the evening.


  • University degree with emphasis in marketing, public relations or business administration and a minimum of two (2) years experience in development, including relevant fundraising experience in a solicitor or administrative role;
  • Proven track record of delivering donor-centred fundraising results;
  • Superior organizational skills and the ability to manage a variety of projects and activities simultaneously;
  • Excellent decision making and problem solving abilities;
  • Proven leadership skills and demonstrated success in working in cross-departmental teams;
  • Proactive approach to work and strategic thinking;
  • Ability to thrive under pressure and adapt quickly in a fast-paced environment as part of a very busy team;
  • Advanced computer skills using MS Office are essential, and a knowledge of Raisers’ Edge would be considered a strong asset;
  • Fluently bilingual in both official languages (verbal and written) with strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • A passion for the performing arts in Canada.

Additional Info:

Important Notice

If you are a person with a disability and require accommodation for an interview or written exam, please advise us when initially contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide a valid Criminal Record Check as a condition of employment

How to Apply:

Who Can Apply

Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Candidates invited to an interview will be responsible for all travel and accommodation expenses. If relocation is required, the successful candidate will be expected to pay for his/her relocation expenses.

As an employer who values diversity in its workforce, we encourage candidates to self-identify as members of the following designated groups: women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples and persons with disabilities.

While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for interview will be contacted.


Listen to JobBoard Success Stories Podcasts and learn how to navigate work in arts and culture. 

Have a JobBoard success story you'd like to share in a podcast? Contact mona(at)


Looking for work? Consider volunteering. Check out DiscoveryBoard for positions. 
According to StatCan, "volunteers can make key contacts that may help them improve their performance or even lead to other employment opportunities."

JobBoard Policy