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Development Officer, Regina Symphony Orchestra

Company: Regina Symphony Orchestra
Date Posted: December 15, 2017

Position: Development Officer

Organization: Regina Symphony Orchestra

Reports to: Executive Director

The Regina Symphony Orchestra (RSO) presents live orchestral music and music education toenrich life for citizens in southern Saskatchewan. Now in its 109th season, the RSO is a fullscaleorchestra that makes a valuable contribution to the cultural fabric in our province.

The RSO is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team to oversee and implement astrategic approach to fundraising. The ideal candidate will bring passion, talent and energy tothis position. The Development Officer will work with the Executive Director and lead initiativessuch as major gift campaigns, corporate donations, grant solicitation, and in-kind resources.

The Development Officer is responsible to build the orchestra’s capacity for the future throughthe planning and implementation of all fund-raising activities, including annual fund drives,corporate sponsorships, endowment, planning giving, capital campaigns, grant applications, andnew initiatives. In this capacity, the Development Officer works closely with the ExecutiveDirector to determine goals and budgets for fund-raising activities and to seek out additionalfunding opportunities. This position establishes relationships with grant-making foundations andcorporations, local and federal government agencies that provide arts funding, interacts withdonors, business and community leaders in cultivation of new prospects, and supervisescontract staff and volunteers in the execution of fund-raising initiatives. This position requiresfamiliarity with resources and current research in fund-raising, excellent interpersonal skills, andan ability to lead the orchestra toward budgetary goals.

The RSO has a budget of $2.4 million of which $850,000 is from fundraising.

Job Summary

- Oversee and implement various fundraising campaigns such as the major gifts, annualappeals, donors circle campaign, artistic fund, and the RSO Business Club.
- Organize fundraising events and activities such as the annual RSO Gala, Symphonyunder the Sky VIP event, RSO Business Club events, donor receptions, lotteries, andother related events.
- Develop relationships and communications with RSO donor base and Business Clubmembers.
- Prepare and submit grant proposals and reports to foundations, corporate sponsors andgovernment funders.
- Coordinate in-kind donations and gifts.- Work with Growth & Development committee and the RSO Board of Governors onvarious projects and initiatives.
- Work with Marketing and Communications Officer to ensure proper acknowledgement ofall sponsors, donors and stakeholders in all RSO materials.- Coordinate the design, printing and distribution of marketing and communicationmaterials for development efforts.
- Build and maintain relationships with community stakeholders to advance the missionand fundraising goals of the organization.
- Work with the Manager of Finance and Administration to coordinate individualdonations, pledges and gifts.- Attend RSO concerts throughout the season.

Qualifications and Skills

- Strong project management and organizational skills
- Strong written communication skills for proposals and report writing
- Strong interpersonal skills with a variety of stakeholders
- Ability to work independently, take initiative, and be part of a vibrant team
- University or college diploma
- Knowledge of the arts industry is an asset

Employment Details

Full-time permanent position, based on a 35-hour work week (with some evening andweekend hours)

Application Process

Please submit your resume and cover letter by Friday, December 22 at 4:00pm. Earlierapplications may be reviewed right away and possibly called for an interview.

Tanya Derksen, Executive DirectorRegina Symphony
For more information, please visit our website.

No phone calls or hard copies please.The RSO would like to thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those who areselected for an interview will be contacted.