Manager, Fund Development

Date Posted: Feb 03, 2020
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
Start Date: Mar 15, 2020

Salary From: 50K To 65K
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: Health
Organization's Field/Discipline: Doesn't apply
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Middle management

Organization Description



Artscape is a not-for-profit urban development organization that makes space for creativity and transforms communities. Our work involves clustering creative people together in real estate projects that serve the needs of the arts and cultural community and advance multiple public policy objectives, private development interests, community and neighbourhood aspirations and philanthropic missions.

For more information about Artscape, please visit

Job Description

Job Title: Manager, Fund Development, Toronto Artscape Foundation
Position Type: Full time
Department: Fund Development
Location: Artscape Head Office
Reporting to: Senior Manager, Institutional Giving & Donor Relations
Application Deadline: 2020-02-14*
*Interviews may be conducted throughout the posting period. However, no offers will be made until after the posting closes.

OVERVIEW: The Toronto Artscape Foundation is looking for a fundraising professional with 4-7 years of experience in managing a portfolio of donors and fundraising events who is passionate about city building and the arts. The successful candidate will report in to the Senior Manager, Institutional Giving & Donor Relations and work closely with the Executive Director, senior volunteers and board members.


Fund Generation (45%)

  • Lead on sponsorships and gifts under $75,000, including developing proposals, crafting benefits and recognition strategies, reporting, and pitching corporations and individuals
  • Lead on creating and implementing an annual supplier campaign to raise a minimum of $25,000
  • Develop and implement strategies to ensure regular stewardship of donors

Special Event Management (45%)

  • Manage all fundraising, logistics, administration and reporting for Toronto Artscape Foundation’s annual fundraising events
  • Secure both cash and in-kind support

Board Management & Reporting (10%)

  • Work closely with the Executive Director to prepare materials and reports for Toronto Artscape Foundation Board meetings
  • Accountable for monitoring and maintaining reporting schedules, including financial reporting, and ensuring requirements are met or exceeded
  • Prepare T3010’s and ensure Foundation compliance with CRA regulations


  • Participate in the planning of annual and longer-term fund development strategies
  • Maintain a high degree of motivation, superior work ethic, attention to detail and commitment to continuous improvement consistent with the culture of the Fund Development team
  • Be an informed member of the Fund Development team and make creative connections between and among people, events and programs and their associated circles to increase revenue, donor and sponsor bases




  • 4-7 years fundraising experience with formal education in fundraising an asset
  • Past success in creating, launching and monitoring successful fundraising campaigns
  • Understanding of the charitable landscape including CRA regulations
  • Event coordination and execution experience with a proven track record working with senior volunteers
  • Advanced skill level with Microsoft Office, experienced in relational databases and/or CRM platforms, preferably Salesforce

Interpersonal Skills

  • Thrives in a fast-moving, agile and collaborative environment
  • Positive attitude and strong interest in making a difference in the lives of artists
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented and a strong self-motivated multitasker
  • A disciplined initiative-taking doer capable of balancing multiple projects and meeting deadlines
  • Confident, personable, clear and persuasive communicator of complex ideas
  • A welcoming and open-minded individual who demonstrates respect for workplace diversity and inclusion

How to Apply:


Please respond with:

  • Specify where/how you found out about the opportunity
  • Your salary expectations
  • A resume
  • A cover letter outlining the qualifications and experience you would bring to the position

Please note: Submissions must include all requirements listed above, including your salary expectations. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Applications will be received in confidence by mail or email and should be forwarded to:
Attention: People & Culture
130 Queens Quay East
Suite 423, 4th Floor East Tower
Toronto, ON M5A 0P6 (please note your name and the job title in the email subject line)

No phone calls please. We thank all applicants, however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted directly.

Artscape is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusiveness in all its work. We work proactively to be fair and equitable in practice and to build diversity into our teams, creative communities, programs and services. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to Artscape.


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