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The Canadian College of Performing Arts is a dynamic educational center dedicated to excellence in the performing arts, offering the highest level of quality training in a broad spectrum of performance areas, preparing students for careers locally, nationally and internationally.
Reporting to the Managing Artistic Director of the College, the Development Officer will plan and execute CCPA’s annual fund development and donor relations initiatives. The Development Officer will have direct responsibility for specific fundraising projects and appeals as well as manage a pool of donors and prospects across all giving areas (Corporate, Individual, Foundation and Government). They are also responsible for the development, planning, and preparation of stewardship and cultivation strategies. They will work collaboratively with the management team, Board of Directors and senior volunteers to meet the fundraising and admissions goals of the organization.
CCPA’s ideal candidate will be passionate about the performing arts and education and can build momentum with our current donors, funders and prospective students, as well as inspire new supporters and students. With a successful history of garnering support, they will be comfortable with annual gifting, monthly giving, events, grants, public presentations and select major gifts in the range of $10,000 to $100,000.
Works with Senior Management to:
Ensure a high rate of renewal with current donors, funders and corporate partners
Execute strategies to increase and upgrade annual support at appropriate intervals
Manage a pool of prospects through the identification, cultivation, of new contributions
Build CCPA’s portfolio of qualified prospects
Steward active, funders, and corporate partners
Plan donor appreciation events and engagement opportunities
As a part of the Management team:
Plan and participate in the creation, execution, evaluation and follow-up of all fundraising initiatives, donor activities, and community events
Determine content for and write donor, funder, and corporate partner communications
Attend select CCPA performances, receptions and events as required to develop relationships with patrons, donors, funders and corporate partners
Research and writes government, corporate and foundation funding applications, proposals, and reports
Raise CCPA’s profile by participating in off-campus activities and events
Assist with in-house tours, information sessions, and special events like Spend the Day at CCPA
Oversee the administration of bursaries and scholarships
Develop strategies for program evaluation
For further information, please visit http://www.ccpacanada.com/employment