HIRING ORGANIZATION: Council for the Arts in Ottawa
JOB TITLE: Development and Special Events Officer
SALARY INFORMATION: The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
PRIMARY PURPOSE: Responsible for furthering the mission of the Council for the Arts in Ottawa through the establishment of fundraising events, major gift and planned gift solicitations and other fund raising activities to maintain a high level of public awareness about the arts in Ottawa and the importance of philanthropic donations to the Council’s programs and services.
NATURE OF WORK: Reporting to the Executive Director, this position builds relationships and diversified revenue sources with potential donors and maintains timely and consistent contact with established donors and potential donors in order to engage, sustain and enhance positive relationships leading to an initial gift, repeated gifts and upgraded gifts. The position involves effective communications with a variety of public constituencies, including board and committee members, partners, public and private donors to advance the Council’s growth potential
- Assist in overall planning and implementation of the Council’s priority efforts, including capital campaigns in collaboration with partners, or for specific identified priorities.
- Take a lead organizational role in the preparation of fundraising events.
- Perform miscellaneous office tasks and organizational duties as needed.
- Maintain a high degree of knowledge of the development field.
- At least five years of experience working with the business/corporate community, within a not-for-profit context.
- Demonstrated ability to organize large-scale events (500+ paying delegates / guests).
- Very organized and systematic nature with an ability to work with and organize volunteers
- Independent, efficient and productive.
- Technically sound and confident with learning new technology applications and programs.
- Experience with Fund raising/development practices, standards, and reporting, specifically in the area of event planning and planned giving.
- Ability to work with related computer programs including; MS Office Suite, email client, CRM, fundraising resource software, Mac OS X
- Advanced oral / written English communication skills and a demonstrated ability to complete funding applications and grant proposals.
- Work independently to solve problems with minimal supervision.
- Understanding of budget responsibilities and the budgeting processes.
- Maintain flexibility to adapt to a variety of workload assignments.
- Ability in reading and oral French
- Hold a valid class G Ontario Driver’s license or equivalent
5:00 p.m. MAY 17, 2013
Please provide the following as part of your application;
1. A current resume.
2. A cover letter outlining your experience specifically related to the job requirements, and explaining why you believe that you could make a positive contribution through this position.
3. The names and contact information for three professional references.
Send your completed application to:
Council for the Arts in Ottawa
2 Daly Avenue
Ottawa, ON, K1N 6E2
Or by email to:
All applications will be held in confidence.
Due to the anticipated volume of applications, we will only be notifying candidates selected for an interview.
We appreciate your interest in the Council for the Arts in Ottawa and in this important position with our organization.
The Council for the Arts in Ottawa was founded in 1982 as a not-for-profit, membership-based organization dedicated to encouraging and developing an appreciation for the arts in the Ottawa region. With an annual budget of about $330,000, the CAO raises funds through membership fees, special events, corporate contributions, and generous financial assistance from the City of Ottawa and the Ontario Arts Council.
Day-to-day activities of the CAO are managed by Executive Director Peter Honeywell. The 12-member Board of Directors meets monthly and is headed by Tom Pierson. Board members also work on committees for communications, fundraising, and education.