Director, DOC Institute

Date Posted: Oct 09, 2019
Application Deadline: Oct 31, 2019
Start Date: Jan 06, 2020

Salary From: 40K To 65K
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: Cultural Industries
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Middle management

Organization Description

Documentary Organization of Canada
The Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC) is the collective voice of independent documentary creators across Canada and the premier organization for Canadian documentary advocacy. We analyze policy, conduct insightful research, and speak up at all orders of government to help our distinctly Canadian genre flourish.

Job Description

DOC Ontario Chapter / DOC Institute is currently seeking a Director to oversee fundraising activities, manage finances and supervise programming staff and activities.

Fundraising duties include but are not limited to:
-Developing a sustainable and progressive fundraising strategy.
-Writing funding and sponsorship applications, proposals, and final reports.
-Maintaining and growing existing relationships with donors; growing new opportunities for DOC Institute with corporate, public agency, and foundation partners.
-Maintaining a calendar of funding and sponsorship deadlines.
-Collaborating with the board on internal fundraising activities.
-Working with DOC’s Executive Director on programs of national scope.

Staff and project supervision duties include, but are not limited to:
-Supporting staff to deliver DOC Institute’s professional development programs. See additional information at
-Supporting staff with development of communication materials.
-Ensuring all program deliverables stay on-schedule and events stay within budget.
-Working with staff to ensure sound event logistics and production, including volunteer and personnel management/communications; audio/visual support; registration; program outlines; event material (digital and printed), showflows; and post-event evaluation.

Administrative duties include, but are not limited to:
-Collaborating with the chapter board via regular meetings and committee activities.
-Working with the chapter treasurer and board to create the annual budget.
-Working with the DOC bookkeeping service to maintain timely and up to date payables and receivables, monthly payments, and generate reports for assessment.
-Working with staff to maintain office filing system.
-Regular banking duties.


The ideal candidate will have:
- At least 5 years of fundraising and sponsorship experience, ideally within a progressive art-focused non-profit organization, and 3+ years of management experience.
- Interest in the Canadian and international media landscape.
- Excellent professional communication skills (verbal/written) within a variety of contexts - promotional, grant writing, etc.
- A customer-service approach with a high degree of diplomacy.
- A natural collaborator with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail balanced with ability to think big-picture.
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain strong relationships.
- Ability to work effectively within a small and fast-paced team maintaining an open and positive attitude.
- A track record of being reliable and collaborative; a natural motivator of teams that enables them to bring their best to work each day.
- Proficiency with MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook).
- A track record of managing operational budgets and financing targets.
- G level driver’s license considered an asset.
- Able to work occasional nights and weekends in Toronto, potentially with some travel, as required by organizational events.
- Familiarity with the Documentary Organization of Canada’s activities.

Additional Info:

What You Can Expect From Us:
- Collaborative and friendly team environment.
- Passion for the cultural industries in general, and the documentary genre in particular.
- An inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity.

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, salary expectations, and an existing written sample (no academic papers, please) to with the subject line ‘DOC ON - Director.’ We encourage applications from all interested parties, however, only suitable candidates will be contacted for an interview. 


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