Associate Director of Development, Individual Giving & Events

  • Ballet BC
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Jan 08, 2019
Full time Communications Development Event Management Event Planning Fundraising Staff Management/Supervision

Job Description

Associate Director of Development, Individual Giving & Events

POSITION Associate Director of Development, Individual Giving & Events

REPORTS TO Executive Director


Ballet BC is seeking a mid-level development professional to oversee all individual giving and donor events for a dynamic fundraising department. This role oversees all donor events and the individual giving program with a direct report (Development Coordinator) assisting with Annual Fund Campaign and events.

While serving this leading contemporary ballet company, specific responsibilities will include:

  • Design annual plans, with the guidance of the executive director, for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding all individuals;
  • Personally responsible, with the assistance of the development coordinator, for the engagement, solicitation and continual stewardship of donors who contribute up to $5,000;
  • Donor engagement includes digital, written, and verbal communication, and often includes collaboration with the marketing and audience services departments;
  • Track the donor portfolio for the executive director, artistic director, and in some cases the board of directors, who are cultivating and soliciting major donors;
  • With the assistance of the development coordinator and development assistant (PT), execution of donor events, including patron trips with the company;
  • Execution of all corporate events that occur due to a corporate sponsorship or donation of any kind;
  • Design and implement a planned giving program that informs and solicits non-cash gifts such as bequests, trusts, insurance, and stock from patrons;
  • Oversight of donor records and donor database, including enforcing policies on data entry and gift acknowledgement; and
  • Assisting in Corporate Sponsorship identification and solicitation when needed.


  • 4-6 years fund raising experience
  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited university or college
  • Thorough understanding of individual giving campaigns
  • Ability to manage staff and collaborate with peers
  • Ability to plan and execute fund raising campaigns
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent people skills, personable and professional
  • Excellent computer skills; knowledge of eTapestry or other similar database preferred
  • Knowledge of Vancouver philanthropic community preferred


Ballet BC is an equal opportunity employer. Salary is competitive for managers in the arts sector. [$65,000-70,000]


Please send your CV and Letter of Intent via email to:

Attention: Executive Director

Applications will be accepted until noon on Friday, January 25, 2019.

We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.