Development Coordinator, Corporate & Foundations

Date Posted: May 15, 2019

Salary Range: Other
Additional Salary Information: Full-time; compensation commensurate with experience
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
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: Doesn’t apply

Organization Description

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra is one of Toronto’s most important cultural institutions, recognized internationally as an outstanding orchestra and proud to represent Canada on the world stage. The TSO aims to inspire, enrich and engage audiences of all ages, to enhance our city, and to serve as a showcase of the beauty and power of orchestral music. It is an exciting time in the organization’s history with many new initiatives underway that will deepen the TSO’s connection with the community and provide music lovers with meaningful opportunities to get involved.

Job Description

The successful candidate is committed to creating a positive donor experience for those supporting the TSO. Strong communication and inter-personal skills, as well as a keen attention to detail are critical elements of the job. Working under the supervision of the Director, Corporate & Foundation Partnerships, this role will coordinate donor stewardship activity across the Partnerships team, support the delivery of sponsor benefits, and manage a portfolio of corporate and foundation partnerships.

Key Responsibilities

Donor Stewardship:

  • Liaise with various TSO teams to collect content and impact metrics related to donor funded programs

  • Prepare insightful and donor-centric stewardship reports

  • Manage team stewardship activities including mailings and event invitations

Account Management:

  • Manage a portfolio of corporate & foundation partnerships to meet or exceed revenue goals and deliver an exceptional donor experience

  • Ensure timely submission of proposals, gift acknowledgements and reports

  • Prepare proposals, backgrounders and budgets for cultivation and solicitation

  • Identify opportunities for growth in the Corporate & Foundations portfolio

  • Maintain detailed records in the fundraising database

Sponsor Fulfillment:

  • Work with TSO Marketing team to manage sponsor crediting on TSO materials

  • Support the Development Officer to deliver sponsor benefits on time and as outlined in partnership agreements

  • Prepare annual sponsor welcome kit and summary report templates



  • Minimum one (1) year of fundraising or supporter care experience in a non-profit organization

  • Exceptional writing skills: able to determine the most important information to share with supporters and the most compelling way to tell a story

  • Demonstrated ability to meet demanding deadlines and problem-solve with a high degree of initiative and independence

  • Excellent administrative skills and outstanding attention to detail

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative team culture

  • High level of maturity, professional ethics and personal integrity

  • Ability to understand, develop and sustain resilient and dynamic relationships with donors, colleagues and senior management

  • Understanding of fundraising policies, principles and best practice

  • Knowledge of fundraising databases (Tessitura or similar)

  • Interest in and knowledge of orchestral music an asset

Additional Info:

Flexibility in hours and the ability to work some evenings and/or weekends during the TSO season (September - June) is required.
The Toronto Symphony Orchestra provides a collegial work environment and
opportunities for advancement. TSO is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. The TSO is committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation, the TSO will work with you to meet your needs.


How to Apply:

While the TSO thanks all applicants for their interest, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Application deadline is 9am on Monday May 27, 2019. Please send your resumé and cover letter to: employment@TSO.CA.