Victoria Symphony Canada Victoria, BC, Canada
Jun 11, 2018Full time
Sponsorship & Events Coordinator The Victoria Symphony (VS) is seeking a Sponsorship and Events Coordinator to join its dynamic and hardworking team operating the largest performing arts organization on Vancouver Island. Reporting to the Director of Development (DD), the Sponsorship and Events Coordinator will contribute to an overall goal of raising $1 million+ in individual, corporate giving and special events revenue. Specifically the Sponsorship and Events Coordinator is responsible for the sponsorship portfolio as well as planning and executing events achieving successful outcomes. This position reports to the Director of Development in support of the mission of the Victoria Symphony Society. The Sponsorship and Events Coordinator is a results-oriented professional with a proven track record of individual, corporate and community sponsorship and events. The Coordinator enjoys a fast paced environment and contributes to a friendly, inclusive work culture. Job Description: Sponsorship Achieve sponsorship targets as defined on an annual basis Develop and manage the day-to-day activities associated with the sponsorship portfolio, which includes a minimum of 40 active accounts and 20 prospects Grow new sponsors and steward existing sponsors Undertake written proposal creation, negotiations and presentations with corporations, donors and partners Ensure data is kept with accuracy, and in a timely manner through the use of Tessitura software Fulfill the sponsor agreements, ensuring delivery of agreement obligations of the VS and benefits to the sponsor Initiate and organize annual agreement stewardship meetings with sponsors and partners to review benefits and expectations for renewal Work closely with the marketing department on sponsor fulfillment activities that integrate with advertising plans and communications activities Events Supervise staff and volunteers, on occasion, for some special events Manage cultivation and fundraising events including: cultivation receptions, sponsor activation events, silent auctions, dinners, Splash Party Boat, Raffles, donor lounges, etc. Design, generate, and analyze lists and reports from the Tessitura database as required for reporting functions, analysis, direct mail, events and other campaigns Coordinate large fundraising events (galas) working in a team environment General A positive team player working with VS staff, board and committee members as required Other duties as assigned Excellent verbal and written communication skills A professional and friendly demeanor Experience and Skills Minimum three years’ experience in sponsorship, sales, and event coordination Experience in sales/marketing and delivering to targets Must have a University degree or college diploma History of building successful relationships with a variety of individuals High level of initiative, independence and creative ability to achieve financial and non-financial objectives A positive team player, cooperative, creative, politically astute, and inspires confidence Excellent interpersonal skills and experience working directly with boards, sponsors and teams Experience organizing fundraising events including silent auctions, raffles, dinners, etc., with a proven track record of meeting fundraising targets Excellent English in both written and verbal communications Good computer skills and a knowledge of Tessitura or comparable fundraising system Flexible working hours, including some evenings and weekends, for special events is required Use of a vehicle is an asset Knowledge of classical music and/or a passion for the arts is an asset Knowledge of businesses and the arts organizations in Victoria area is an asset To apply for this exciting opportunity, please send your cover letter and resume, including three professional references in confidence. Attn: VS Hiring Committee c/o email@example.com . We would like to thank all applications for submitting their resume and cover letter, but only prospective candidates will be contacted.