Development Manager, Events & Stewardship

Date Posted: Jan 16, 2020
Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
Start Date: Feb 10, 2020

Salary From: 50K To 55K
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
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

Luminato Festival

Luminato is Toronto’s international festival of arts and ideas dedicated to presenting programming that cuts across traditional artform boundaries. Luminato works closely with Canadian artists to support the development and creation of distinctive new work, as well as presenting today’s most exciting artists from around the world.  Please visit our website at for more information about the festival.

Luminato prioritizes a collaborative and safe workplace environment, and as such has created a series of Values that we share with our staff, artists, and external partners to collectively uphold our culture.
Our Values are:
Integrity: we encourage the fairness, trust, and transparency that are essential for rewarding interactions internally, within our communities, and with our artists and audiences.
Collaboration: we embrace the diverse thoughts and voices of our communities and work together to create an open and safe environment.
Creativity: we empower and welcome the innovation that will shape our bold visions for the future.
Excellence: we embody an unwavering commitment to greatness across our programming, staff, and collaborators.
Above all, we Respect each other.
By consistently upholding these values, together we seek to build a positive, ambitious culture at Luminato that is professionally rewarding and personally enjoyable.

Job Description

This role is responsible for the following:
  • Develops, implements and monitors Development event plan, budget and key performance indicators.
  • Takes an active role in revenue generation: maintains their own portfolio of 40-50 prospects and donors at various stages of identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. The portfolio includes both corporate and individual donors.
  • Fosters learning, development and teamwork in partnership within Development department, and effectively collaborates with other departments.
  • Establishes processes and practices that advance the portfolio’s performance and support Luminato’s revenue goals.
  • Effectively develops, executes and coordinates Luminato’s Development events - including all event sponsorship fundraising, logistical planning, event preparation, and overall management of printed and event materials, working closely with volunteers and committee chairs.
  • Drafts proposals and impact reports for corporate, foundation and individual prospects aligning their interests to the program
  • Develops partner recognition agreements, ensures the delivery of all sponsor benefits and fulfills agreement promises.
  • Develops profiles & briefing notes for major gift and corporate prospects, including cultivation and stewardship events.
  • Works closely with the Marketing and Communications team to ensure event promotion content for both traditional and social media
  • Maintains sponsorship pipeline information in CRM database (Raiser’s Edge), actions next steps, generates and analyzes reports for event review
  • Utilizes the Raiser’s Edge Event module for overall event tracking.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned


  • University degree or college diploma in fundraising or related field.
  • Post-secondary diploma/certificate in Fundraising, Non-Profit Management, Event Management, or another related field.
  • Minimum 3 years management experience in events fundraising, preferably in the not-for-profit sector.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing multiple fundraising events.
  • Exposure to the non-profit sector, specifically in the area of special event strategies and sponsorship fundraising.
  • Previous experience working with senior level volunteers in the not for profit sector.
  • Strong presentation skills, oral and written are required.
  • Strong ability to multitask; able to operate under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work individually and to motivate volunteers.
  • Social media and website management experience.
  • Extremely organized and proactive with the foresight to anticipate and solve problems quickly.
  • Ability to handle people with sensitivity, confidentiality, tact and diplomacy.
  • Superb attention to detail.
  • Strategic thinker.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.).
  • Experience using Raiser's Edge an asset.

Additional Info:

Working Conditions/Physical Demands
  • Weekend & evening work required especially during the festival.

How to Apply:

Please upload your resume and cover letter to Luminato’s online application portal by January 31, 2020, 11:59 pm.  Apply here

We thank all those who apply however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Luminato is an equal opportunity employer. During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request accommodation. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process (such as an in person interview) and who require accommodation, should discuss their needs with us.


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