DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, ANNUAL & PLANNED GIVING

 
 

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion:
It is the National Arts Centre’s goal to be a more welcoming, inclusive, accessible, and diverse organization for all Canadians. We believe that the basis of this inclusivity requires a socially and culturally diverse workforce and, therefore, we actively seek to recruit candidates who identify as women, Indigenous, Black, Persons of Colour (IBPoC), persons from the LGBTQ2+ community and persons with disabilities. We encourage you to self-identify in the recruitment process.

COVID-19 pandemic:
The incumbent may be required to work remotely either full-time or in a hybrid fashion until the end of the pandemic. All necessary working tools needed to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of this position will be provided to the employee for this purpose.

Resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, to ensure the safety of all NAC employees, and in keeping with Ottawa Public Health (OPH) guidelines, it is recommended that while working from the NAC employees should wear masks. Whether individuals decide to wear a mask or not, we thank you for being respectful of others’ choices. Additionally, it is recommended to follow OPH guidelines on workplace preventive practices, (such as distancing, masking when distancing is not possible, ventilation, cleaning, workplace testing, and screening programs) to help prevent transmission.

On occasion, the NAC may impose the wearing of masks and the enforcement of rapid testing should it be deemed reasonable and necessary to do so.

Please know that although we remain under a declared pandemic, events and activities are gradually returning to the building. Consequently, staff members are expected to return to the workplace as required, or perform a combination of remote work and work from the National Arts Centre (NAC). Your direct supervisor will provide guidance and information related to the NAC's Hybrid Work Policy.

Introducing the National Arts Centre.
The National Arts Centre (NAC) is Canada’s bilingual, multi-disciplinary home for the performing arts. The NAC presents, creates, produces, and co-produces performing arts programming in various streams—the NAC Orchestra, Dance, English Theatre, French Theatre, Indigenous Theatre, and Popular Music and Variety—and nurtures the next generation of audiences and artists from across Canada.

Curious to learn more? We invite you to read our strategic plan for 2020-2023 in The Next Act.

Collaboration, innovation and community-led engagement are only some of the many initiatives the NAC will leverage to help shape a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive future for the performing arts in Canada, one that embodies our slogan and loudly proclaims that Canada is our stage.

Job Number: J0123-0328
Job Title: DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, ANNUAL & PLANNED GIVING
Employment Type: Full-Time continuing
Job Category: Development
Open Positions: 1
Posting Date: January 16, 2023
Closing Date: February 5, 2023
Salary: $60,400.00 - $86,900.00/Year
Language Requirement: Bilingual is an asset
Working Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (35 hours per week).
Job Reports To: Senior Development Officer, Annual & Planned Giving

Key Activities

Reporting to the Senior Development Officer, Annual & Planned Giving, the incumbent will play a key role on the Annual & Planned Giving team which cultivates, solicits and stewards approximately 6,000 annual, monthly and legacy donors towards an annual goal of more than $1.6 million. The Development Officer will:
• Manage a mid-level giving program using strategies and tactics from both direct marketing and major gift fundraising, including a personal portfolio of individual and corporate donors giving $1,000 to $25,000 annually, devising cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies to build and strengthen long-term giving;
• Under the direction of the Senior Development Officer, and with support from external planned giving consultancy, implement the planned giving strategy to promote growth of the portfolio and meet program goals and objectives;
• Coordinate and implement a comprehensive, integrated plan for marketing planned giving, including the design, production and content of all planned giving resources and materials;
• Coordinate and maintain the files for estates, gifts of securities, insurance and other planned/deferred gifts with appropriate specialist(s) including legal counsel and other allied professionals;
• With support from the Senior Development Officer, manage the Foundation’s direct mail program, crafting compelling messaging and working with in-house and out-sourced writers, testing and analysing appeal performance;
• Collaborate with the appropriate communications staff to develop fundraising messages and associated resources including annual impact reports, newsletters, e-newsletters etc.;
• In coordination with Box Office leadership, Plan and execute point-of-purchase giving campaigns, ensuring thoughtful planning, messaging, staff training and coaching, and campaign analysis;
• Plan and execute two Corporate Circle receptions each year, as well as a signature annual event for legacy donors;
• With fellow members of the Annual Fund team, provide concierge-style support to our donors in both official languages.

Skill Requirements

• A minimum of 3 to 5 years experience in fundraising, marketing, and/or communications in a high-activity charitable/non-profit environment;
• University degree with emphasis in marketing, public relations or business administration and/or a combination of relevant training, education and experience;
• Proven track record of delivering ethical fundraising results through face-to-face, phone, and direct mail solicitation;
• Familiarity with planned giving vehicles and experience negotiating and securing planned gifts;
• Advanced computer skills with MS Office, and familiarity with Raisers’ Edge NXT, Engaging Networks, Ticketmaster and/or Tessitura would be considered a strong asset;
• Fluently bilingual in both official languages both verbal and written with strong communication and interpersonal skills;
• Experience in event planning and execution (an asset being in a performing arts setting);
• Superior organizational skills and the ability to manage a variety of projects and activities simultaneously;
• Excellent decision making, creative thinking and problem solving abilities;
• Ability to lead cross-departmental teams;
• Experience working with volunteers;
• Ability to thrive under pressure and adapt quickly in a fast-paced environment;
• Attention to detail, precision and adaptability;
• Knowledge of the Canadian charitable, philanthropic and not-for-profit sector;
• A passion for the performing arts in Canada.

Who Can Apply

Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens.

All communication will be conducted through email and interviews via videoconferencing or in person. Please ensure to have the most up-to-date information on your résumé including your current email address.

While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted by us.

Important Notice

If you are a person with a disability and require accommodation for an interview or written exam, please advise us when initially contacted.

The successful candidate will be required to provide the original or a certified copy of their education credentials as appropriate, along with proof of a valid Criminal Background Check as a condition of employment.

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