Strategic Development Director

Date Posted: Jun 25, 2019
Application Deadline: Jul 29, 2019
Start Date: Aug 15, 2019

Salary Range: Other
Additional Salary Information: $38 000 - $43 000
Province: Québec
City: Montreal
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Administrative
Job Type: Contract
Career Level: Middle management

Organization Description

Independent Media Arts Alliance

The Independent Media Arts Alliance is a member-driven non-profit national organization working to advance and strengthen the media arts community in Canada. We provide professional development resources for the independent media arts sector, foster communication across the network we serve, and engage in advocacy initiatives to defend and advance the needs and concerns of the independent media arts community. Our organization is strong and dynamic, with a small but dedicated staff. We are innovative, forward-thinking and inclusive in our commitment to serve independent media arts communities in all their diversity from coast to coast to coast.

We are currently working to diversify our revenue portfolio in order to increase our resilience and long-term sustainability. We are seeking a candidate to fill the newly created position of Strategic Development Director to help fulfil this goal.

Job Description

Strategic Development Director
Reporting to the National Director with guidance from an Advisory Committee, the Development Director will develop and implement strategies to diversify the organization’s revenue portfolio, allowing us to better fulfil our mandate and enhance our long-term resilience and sustainability. To achieve this, the Development Director will enact strategies, actions and processes that grow our earned revenues and private sector revenues. The strategies developed will emphasize innovative initiatives for revenue diversification – including partnerships and collaborations – that are in synergy with the organization’s core mission and principles.

Specifically, the Strategic development director will: 
  • Analyze recent research produced by our organization assessing our strategic position and the opportunities and challenges we face.
  • Use the recent research and their own knowledge to identify, prioritize and concretize prospective new revenue sources.
  • Research untapped public and private revenue sources, as well as other potential opportunities for IMAA’s development; analyze these and report to the National Director. 
  • Develop and implement realistic and achievable strategies for revenue diversification.
  • Set concrete goals, targets and metrics to track and measure progress in achieving long-term resilience and sustainability.
  • Monitor progress and adjust strategies as necessary.
  • Report to the National Director, Advisory Board, and Board of Directors on progress toward our goals.
  • A holistic strategy, an action plan and a set of processes to meet our revenue diversification goals, including calendar and milestones.
  • New funding streams established in the areas of earned revenues and private sector revenues.
  • Tools to track and measure progress, including carefully kept files and records. 
  • By the end of the one-year term, these efforts should yield a significant increase in earned or private sector revenues from new sources (specific targets to be discussed).



  • A strong background in business development and/or non-profit organizational development is essential to this position, with a specific emphasis on strategic thinking, partnerships, and sustainability. 
  • Knowledge of the non-profit arts sector is considered an asset.
  • A passion for innovative approaches, new models, creative solutions, and thinking outside the box.
  • The candidate should have experience in the areas of fundraising and developing partnerships. An understanding of shared charitable platforms is considered an asset.
  • Bilingualism is essential (English and French).

Additional Info:


  • The Development Director will have the status of independent contractor, reporting to IMAA’s National Director with guidance from an advisory committee. 
  • The initial term of the contract will be one year beginning in August 2019, with the possibility to renew for a second year.
  • The rate of pay will be determined according to level of experience.
  • IMAA’s National Office is located in Montréal and the successful candidate may be required to travel as part of their functions. 

How to Apply:

Please submit a detailed cover letter and CV including references to with “Strategic Development” in the subject line. The deadline for applications is July 8, 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

For more information about IMAA, its mandate, members and activities, visit

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