Director of Fundraising Strategy & Operations

  • Full Time
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • On site
  • $125,000 – $140,000
  • Deadline: July 12, 2024
  • July 12, 2024

Soulpepper Theatre Company

Soulpepper is Canada’s leading artist-driven theatre company. We believe that stories can connect us, that they are vital to our understanding, compassion, and knowledge, and that they can motivate us toward social change. We are passionate, understanding, and inclusive, instilling the values of belonging, excellence, and innovation in all we do.We are artist-driven. We are a community of artists, theatre makers and administrators who are committed to creating vital theatre. We tell stories that resonate in different ways across time and place; stories that raise necessary questions; stories that can inspire us, and the audiences who engage with us, to imagine and work towards a better world.As well as producing the work of diverse visionary artists, we offer a host of ancillary programs that nurture and develop the creativity of everyone who wishes to engage with the theatrical, musical, and performing arts. We offer these opportunities because we believe that the arts are for everyone, and we know that creative expression is a vital part of individual and community life.We engage with our city, and its many diverse communities, through our programming and outreach, and strive to make Soulpepper a place of belonging for everyone who would like to participate, regardless of class, race, language, or ability



Director of Fundraising Strategy & Operations


Toronto, Ontario

REPORTS TO:                    

Executive Director




At Soulpepper, we believe that art has the power to bring people together and create a more inclusive and resilient society.  Our mission, more urgent than ever, is to harness the transformative power of the arts to inspire and unite diverse communities.

Our commitment to Radical Inclusion drives us to break down barriers and create a culture of respect, empathy and openness. Our commitment to artists drives us to foster their creativity and help them thrive. Our commitment to our community drives us to throw open our doors and bring people together. 

Join a team that thrives in a fast-paced and innovative environment, where every member’s passion for the arts and community engagement is valued and nurtured. At Soulpepper, you will be part of an energetic team committed to creating a supportive and healthy workplace. We recognize the unique challenges of working in the non-profit arts sector and are dedicated to collaboratively shaping a better sector for all involved.



Soulpepper Theatre is seeking a strategic and hands-on leader to fill the role of Director of Fundraising Strategy & Operations. This pivotal position offers the chance to shape the future of philanthropy at Soulpepper and the Young Centre, ensuring the continuation and growth of our vibrant artistic community.

As a key member of the Senior Management Team, you will report directly to the Executive Director. Your mission will be to spearhead our fundraising strategies, increasing support from philanthropic sources, corporate partnerships, and government programs. Your focus will be on the fundamentals of the organization’s fundraising programs, ensuring that philanthropic partners feel well-served and that Soulpepper maintains its reputation as a fundraising force in the theatre sector.



Operational Management

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of Soulpepper’s fundraising efforts, including individual giving, government grants, and corporate sponsorships.
  • Ensure these activities are conducted efficiently and align with our strategic goals.

Program Execution

  • Lead and supervise our giving programs and fundraising events, from planning to execution, ensuring they meet our high standards and donor expectations.
  • Monitor and report on the progress of these initiatives to senior management and the Board.

Research & Strategic Planning

  • Conduct thorough research on potential donors and analyze fundraising trends to develop effective strategies.
  • Provide insights that will help Soulpepper target efforts and allocate resources wisely.

Budget & Compliance Insight

  • In collaboration with Soulpepper’s finance team, set and manage budgets, ensuring our fundraising expenses deliver optimal results.
  • Ensure all fundraising activities comply with relevant laws and ethical standards.

Donor Engagement & Relations

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with donors, advocating for their interests and ensuring they are engaged and acknowledged properly.
  • Make crucial connections in building long-term support for our mission.

To apply, email your details to

Please apply by email with your cover letter and resume no later than Friday, July 12th, 2024. Send to [email protected] Soulpepper is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in our working culture and in our community. We welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates of all cultures, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and abilities. At Soulpepper, we recognize the immense value of lived experiences and the unique perspectives they bring to our team. We understand that no candidate will possess every skill listed, and we encourage those who believe in our mission and see themselves contributing positively to not self-select out of the process. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those advancing in the process will be contacted.