Development Officer - Leave Replacement

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Ottawa School of Art
  • Fundraising / Giving
  • Event Coordination
  • Program / Project Management
  • Supervision / Team Leader
Parental Leave Coverage - Full Time
  • Ontario - Ottawa Area - Ottawa
Experienced (Non-manager)$40,000 - 42,5002020-01-102020-02-02

The Ottawa School of Art is a community-based institution dedicated to visual arts education for students of all ages and abilities. The School runs five major educational programs and 2 public gallery spaces at 2 campuses. We are looking for a well-organized individual with excellent communications and interpersonal skills to develop and implement fundraising strategies in a fast-paced team-oriented environment.

General Duties

  • Working with the Board and ED, will develop and implement fundraising strategic plans and coordinate fundraising activities
  • Responsible for writing grant applications (government, corporate, foundations).
  • Take a lead role in the development, coordination and production of fundraising events
  • Responsible for research, initial and ongoing contact and proposals to foundations, corporations and individuals with regard to annual, major and planned giving.
  • Organize and coordinate prospect donor and sponsor development
  • Organize and coordinate donor and sponsor recognition and stewardship
  • Coordinate annual giving program, including monthly giving, online giving, planned giving and other potential components.
  • Prepare timely reports on fundraising results for internal and external use
  • Prepare copy for fundraising-related publications and promotional materials


  • Minimum experience of 2 to 3 years in fundraising
  • Demonstrated commitment to fundraising and knowledge of best practices via s college certificate in fundraising and/or membership with a fundraising professional association.
  • Grant writing experience
  • Bilingualism in both official languages is an asset
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
  • Proven and effective ability in the use of social media
  • Tactful and diplomatic
  • Attention to detail and donor privacy issues
  • Familiar with basic fundraising legislation
  • Proven computer skills in database, spreadsheet and word-processing software
  • Ability to work in a team situation
  • Strongly self-motivated

This is a full-time position and the hours of work are flexible. The starting salary will be based upon the successful candidate’s training and experience. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 pm, Sunday, February 2, 2020. Only candidates whose applications are chosen for interviews will be contacted. The Ottawa School of Art thanks all applicants for your interest.


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