The Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH) has an opening for a Development Officer.
JOB TITLE: Development Officer
REPORTS TO: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
SUPERVISES: Contract Staff, Interns, Volunteers
SUMMARY OF FUNCTION:
Reporting to the Executive Director and working in cooperation with the Fundraising Committee of the Board of Directors, the Development Officer develops, implements and oversees revenue generation programs and initiatives to support the sustainability of the museum over the long term.
Develop, implement and evaluate a comprehensive revenue generation strategy with targets and timelines that includes the following components:
Planning direct appeals to members, volunteers and community leaders using face-to-face meetings, tours, email, social media and direct mail
Identifying and building relationships with both private and corporate donors and sponsors who may be aligned with OMAH’s exhibitions as well as with capital and operational fundraising initiatives
Developing an effective stewardship plan for sponsors, donors, supporters and Sir Sam’s Society members to ensure continuing engagement and participation over the long term
Design and implement targeted fundraising campaigns as required to support specific capital or operational initiatives
Design and implement a stewardship plan including prompt and effective donor communication
Research, identify and make application for corporate, foundation and government grants that align with and support OMAH’s operations and capital expenditure needs
Research and recommend membership benefits and develop and implement a membership engagement plan with targets for growth
Develop and implement regular reporting mechanisms to keep the Executive Director and Board of Directors up to date on targets, metrics and achievements
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
Post-secondary diploma or degree or equivalent in arts management, marketing management, cultural management, administration
Diploma or certificate in fundraising an asset
Minimum 3 years relevant professional experience
Demonstrated success in soliciting and closing major gifts
Experience in the arts or cultural heritage sector
Strong communication, relationship building, interpersonal and analytical skills
Strong project management, organization, multi-tasking, and time management abilities
High degree of computer proficiency in both MS Office and CRM software
Demonstrated experience in media relations activities
Creative problem solving and flexibility
Team-player, goal oriented, and innovative
Salary Scale: Compensation to be determined.
An acceptable Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check is required for this position. Candidates must possess a valid Class “G” Ontario Driver’s license with access to a reliable vehicle. On occasion, will require some weekend and/or evening work.
Interested applicants are invited to submit their cover letter and resume (in MS Word or PDF Format) in confidence to:
30 Peter Street South
Orillia, ON L3V 5A9
We thank all applicants that apply and advise that only those to be interviewed will be contacted.
OMAH is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free environment. Accommodation will be provided in all steps of the hiring process. Please advise OMAH if you require any accommodations to ensure you can participate fully and equally during the recruitment and selection process.