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Development Associate

MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina
Deadline: July 12, 2019

Contact

Name: Jackie Martin

Phone: (306) 584-4250 ext. 4275

E-mail: jmartin@mackenzie.art

Website: http://mackenzieartgallery.ca/

Deadline

July 12, 2019

The Development Associate works with the Director of Development and CEO, to optimize the contributed and earned revenue and other philanthropic support of the MacKenzie Art Gallery, contributing to the sustainability and total development of the organization.

Reporting to the Director of Development, and working with the CEO and other staff, the Development Associate researches, plans and secures philanthropic gifts to increase the Gallery’s donor base while strengthening current donor relationships through appropriate stewardship activities. The Development Associate will develop, steward, and fulfill corporate sponsorships. The Development Associate will build strategies for growth in membership and will ensure fulfillment of membership benefits. The Development Associate will assist with data management and data integrity of the Gallery’s contact management system. The Development Associate contributes to the development and execution of strategic fundraising and stewardship plans and events by assisting with the planning and coordination of activities with staff and volunteers. The Development Associate must be relationship driven, resilient, and adaptable with knowledge in principles of fund raising and follow MacKenzie Art Gallery policies, guidelines, and practices, to ensure the MacKenzie’s key messages and brand are consistently integrated in all fund-raising efforts.

Accountabilities:

• Reporting to the Director of Development, and working with the CEO and other staff to:
 Solicit and increase the Gallery’s donor base while strengthening current donor relationships through
appropriate stewardship activities.
 Plan and secure philanthropic entry-level to mid-level gifts / donations through direct solicitation of
donor prospects, along with members of committees, volunteers and / or staff, as appropriate.
 Research and identify major gift opportunities and strategies to build leadership giving.
 Develop, steward, and fulfill corporate sponsorships, including maintaining and updating files of all
corporate sponsors and/or partners.
 Produce financial and statistical reports related to members, donors and sponsors.
 Build strategies for growth and fulfillment of memberships, coordinating with other Gallery staff to
ensure the fulfillment of membership’s benefits and the attainment of annual and long-term goals
relating to the membership program.
 Research, develop and write funding proposals for corporate, individual, and foundation support.
• Assist with data management and data integrity including; maintaining and updating all member, donor and sponsor profiles, processing memberships and donations, reports, and stewardship activity.
• Assist in the maintenance and updates of development materials as necessary.
• Contributes to the development and execution of strategic fundraising and stewardship plans and
events by assisting with the planning and coordination of activities with staff and volunteers,
maintaining effective relationships with partner organizations, as well as artists, vendors and other
guest participants. Events include volunteer and donor recognition and all fundraising events and
programs.
• Develops and implements strategic fundraising and stewardships plans and activities related to
donor recognition and donor relations.
• At all times, maintain a high level of professionalism with a focus on surpassing standards of
customer service when interacting with Gallery members, donors, sponsors, and visitors.
• Performs other position-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications - Education: Requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or higher, or equivalent education and experience.

Qualifications - Experience: A minimum of three years’ experience in development, related experience in a non-profit, or similarly complex environment. Experience in database management, contact management and fundraising software is an asset. Familiarity with the MacKenzie Art Gallery and/or a non-profit organization would be considered an asset. Knowledge of art would be an asset.

Skills: Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, and an ability to respond to and anticipate need and interests of key stakeholders, donors and sponsors; a keen and strategic business sense complemented by exemplary people skills; excellent time management, organization, and leadership skills; ability to show initiative working both independently and cooperatively in a team environment under multiple deadlines and in high pressure situations; fluent in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint); experience in database management, contact management and fundraising software is an asset; passion for and knowledge of art and art galleries is an asset; a second language is an asset.

Salary Information: $54,182 to $61,569

Benefits: This position includes a comprehensive benefits package.

The MacKenzie Art Gallery is committed to maintaining an inclusive culture and building a diverse workforce that includes women, Aboriginal, Inuit and Métis peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities who have traditionally been and are currently underrepresented in the Canadian workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

HOW TO APPLY
Interviews will commence the week of July 16th, and this posting will remain open until the position is filled. The MacKenzie appreciates all expressions of interest in this position, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. Candidates should submit a cover letter and curriculum
vitae and will be required to provide three work-related references if selected for an interview.

Please include “Development Associate” in the subject line of all applications sent via email.

The successful candidate must submit a satisfactory Criminal Record Check prior to employment.