IAF Seeking a Development Manager

The Inuit Art Foundation is seeking applicants for a Development Manager.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Manager is responsible for creating an organization-wide environment for fundraising success, and for implementing a plan to raise $250,000 annually. The Inuit Art Foundation values all donors and is actively building a culture of philanthropy that includes all staff and board members in fundraising. This will be the IAF’s first full-time development position and is an opportunity for the successful candidate to build a sustainable program and strong team.

The Development Manager’s primary responsibilities will include:

  With the Executive Director, lead the creation of a fundraising plan to meet the IAF’s fundraising goals;
  Execute a fundraising and donor-relations strategy to maximize revenue streams for the IAF, including annual giving, individual and corporate major gifts, sponsorships, foundation grants, and volunteer recruitment and encouragement;
  Articulate the general and program-specific case for support to potential and existing donors;
  Manage the development budget;
  Implement strategies to identify, qualify, cultivate and secure individual and corporate donors;
  Oversee annual giving campaigns;
  Develop recognition, stewardship and networking opportunities;
  Work closely and collaboratively with the IAF’s Executive Director, board and staff to steward donors appropriately;
  Oversee donations processing, including tax receipting, as well as donor and donor relations policies;
  Recruit and engage a volunteer team to expand the IAF’s community reach; and
  Actively participate in strategic and annual planning to ensure fundraising is appropriately incorporated into operations and that revenue needs are met for programs.

A successful candidate’s qualifications will include the following:

  Minimum five years in a development role, including familiarity with annual giving and donor relations;
  Demonstrated success in fundraising;
  Excellent written communication skills, including writing and editing business correspondence;
  Strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills;
  Outstanding organizational and analytical skills;
  Experience with a fundraising database; and
  Ability to work closely with others and achieve group targets.

Prior experience with Indigenous organizations and Inuit art will be considered a strong asset.

Status: Permanent, Full-Time
Salary: $50,000 annually

Interested applicants should submit a letter of intent and resume to hr@inuitartfoundation.org by 5PM on April 25, 2018.

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The Inuit Art Foundation is committed to diversity and encourages applicants from all backgrounds to apply.