This administrative position holds responsibility for fundraising for Medalta in the Historic Clay District, a registered charity, operated by the Friends of Medalta Society. The incumbent develops and delivers on the overall fundraising strategy of the organization and supplements existing grant funding with support from individuals, corporations, other grant-makers and other sources. Specifically, the Director of Development will be responsible for developing a diverse range of sustainable funding streams to support the strategic priorities of the Society. The incumbent will work collaboratately with the Executive Director, staff and Board of Directors.

Reports to:  Executive Director

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

The Fund Development Officer shall:

1)     Fundraising

  • Develop and deliver a comprehensive and coherent fundraising strategy for the organization;
  • Set and achieve realistic time-limited fundraising targets, in consultation with the Executive Director;
  • Create a sustainable and diverse fundraising portfolio, including:
          ·    Leading an annual fundraising campaign based around Medalta’s annual budget needs;
          ·    Designing and implementing a giving program for individual and corporate donors that includes a path from general membership to major gifts and planned giving;
         ·     Designing and implementing a tiered sponsorship programme from cultivation to stewardship;
         ·     Performing an organization-wide audit for potential sponsors and donors;
         ·     Collaborating with other departmental managers on the delivery of at least one annual fundraising events for Medalta; and
         ·     Manage Medalta’s Customer Relationship Management database

         ·     When appropriate represent Medalta with external stakeholders and partners

  • In collaboration with administration and management, pursue grants in the fields of heritage, arts and culture, education, and tourism development;
  • Support the development of large-scale funding proposals that support future capital development throughout the District; and
  • Carry out prospect research and handle all administrative aspects of fundraising programs.

2)     Communications and Media

  • Collaborate with the Marketing Coordinator to develop standardized fundraising and publicity materials for awareness that supports the fundraising program;
  • Support advocacy work with key partners, government ministries and funders;
  • Develop media contacts and publicize fundraising programmes;
  • Assist the Executive Director in communicating with key donors and funders with the aim of cultivating, growing and sustaining long-term funding through stewardship and collaboration;
  • Promote the ethos and philosophy of the Society as a registered charity;
  • Liaise with administration and management to ensure reporting to funders is accurate, transparent and timely; and
  • Liaise with the Finance Director to ensure fundraising targets are realistic and scheduled to achieve the timely access to funds based on organization-wide budgetary needs.

3)     General

  • Demonstrate commitment to the vision and mission of the Society;
  • Develop an understanding of the complex inter-relationships between the four pillars of the Historic Clay District story; and
  • Undertake related tasks and projects consistent with these responsibilities, as assigned;
  • Understanding and experience with Canada Revenue charitable tax codes

Necessary Training and Experience:

  • A strong track record of securing funding for charitable or NGO activities from a variety of funding streams, preferably in the Museum and Arts communities (essential);
  • A strong portfolio of communication and awareness-raising materials (essential);
  • Demonstrated excellence in developing and managing personal contacts and connections with potential major donors and supporters (essential);
  • Relevant qualifications in fundraising. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.
  • An understanding of Canadian Heritage and Cultural issues;
  • Experience in the Arts and Culture is considered an asset;

Necessary Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

In all aspects of this role the following personal qualities are essential:

  • Excellent planning, time management and organizational abilities.
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently to agreed goals and targets and take ownership of the overall fundraising programme of the organization.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a small close-knit team.
  • Sensitivity to differences in culture and nationality with the ability to work closely with colleagues;
  • Adaptable and flexible to changing circumstances and needs of the role, including flexibility in working hours to ensure coordination with key supporters;
  • Able to work under pressure, meeting key project and reporting deadlines;
  • Commitment to confidentiality and respect for donor anonymity where appropriate; and
  • Willingness to travel as appropriate.

Salary / Contract Range:

  • Commensurate with experience; negotiable.

To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to Laurie by August 18th, 2017.



Job Summary:

Medalta seeks energetic, personable individuals, who are looking for casual employment as part of our Event Staff team.

These individuals will work events including weddings, corporate events and the Market @ Medalta as Event Staff and Bartenders. These positions are responsible for interacting with facility renters and the public. Strong communication and troubleshooting skills are required. Several shifts are available including but not limited to 2:00 – 9:00 pm on Thursdays and Saturday evenings until 2:30 am.

Casual wage plus late night differential.

To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume by mail, fax or email to Darla Sawatsky  as soon as possible.