Development Manager

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Vancouver Maritime Museum
  • Fundraising / Giving
  • Event Coordination
Part Time
  • British Columbia - Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Experienced (Non-manager)$27.00 - 30.00(Hourly)2019-10-012019-10-15

The Vancouver Maritime Museum (VMM) is seeking an energetic, self-motivated team player who thrives on accomplishing goals and getting results for the position of Development Manager.

The VMM is one of the major maritime museums on the west coast of North America, recognized internationally as a world-class leader in preserving maritime history of Vancouver, BC and the Canadian Arctic.  The historical site of the St. Roch, the museum’s permanent exhibits and its many temporary exihibits attract thousands of visitors from all over the world every year.  The museum also offers an extensive range of school and community programs.  As Development Manager, you will be playing a key role in our continuous growth and be a part of a great team of committed & passionate people while working in one of the most beautiful locations in Vancouver.


Main Duties:

  • Prepare an annual update of the fundraising plan.
  • Identify new potential donors and encourage new donors to support to & give to VMM.
  • In conjunction with the Executive Director, Board of Trustees and Director of Development, regularly interact with donors ensuring that donors & supporters understand the importance of their donations and are satisfied with the results.
  • Be involved in significant community leadership and outreach.
  • Participate in the creation, planning, hosting and execution of special events that will appeal to both current and potential donors.  These will include Donor Recognition events.
  • Prepare materials & applications for sponsorships, grants, gifts and impact reports, including sponsorship kits and fundraising reports for the Director of Development.
  • Undertake research in support of development activities.
  • Work with eTapestry to ensure database is kept current, including updating the donor and corporate prospect lists.
  • Monitor online donations and ensure donor benefits are realized.
  • Work with the marketing department, coordinating and monitoring the fundraising section of the website.
  • Report to and work with the Director of Development and the Executive Director on a regular basis, including providing administrative support for the Director of Development.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Development.


Required Skills:

The VMM is looking for a candidate who is just as adept at making financial decisions as at communicating with others.  The Development manager will possess the following core skills:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to be proactive
  • Business acumen, with strong leadership skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to lead and work with cross-functional teams
  • Demonstrated sound judgement
  • Competent in the use of Office 365, experience with eTapestry and other fundraising software is a benefit



  • Minimum college or university undergraduate degree in related areas
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working in the development and fundraising capacity
  • Knowledge of current trends in the non-for-profit sector and philanthropy



Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed between Oct 15 – 17, 2019.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

This position involves 20 - 25 hours per week, mostly on weekdays, some weekends and evenings as required.  Remuneration includes partial benefits after probation period, with a possibility of upgrade to a full-time position with full benefits in the summer of 2020.

Pay rates will be $27 - $30 / hour and will be negotiated & dependent on experience of individual candidate.

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