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Full Time Position
Primary Objectives: The Manager, Governors Council, is responsible for the Governors Council (GC) portfolio, focusing on individuals who contribute between $2000 and $25,000 to the Shaw Festival on an annual basis. This role manages all aspects including acquisitions, renewals and upgrades. Major responsibilities include: strategic planning and implementation of the program; building, monitoring and meeting the GC budget; generating program materials; and monitors the ongoing administrative and donor servicing demands. This position will also have a full personal complement of donors to cultivate, solicit and steward.
Key qualities include excellent strategic thinking, engagement and communications skills, creativity and attention to detail. Your role in dealing with donors at all levels – as well as artistic and production staff, senior staff and Board – requires diplomacy.
As the representative of the Governors Council portfolio, you will be expected to keep informed about activity in the field of patron giving in the arts and other not-for-profit fields, as well as new developments in membership programming and major gifts, and be prepared to bring this information forward.
Reporting: This position reports to the Director of Advancement.
Relationships: This position will work closely with the following staff: Executive Director; Artistic Director; Director of Advancement; Director, Donor Relations; Associate Director of Development; Senior Development Officer Major Gifts; Senior Development Officer, Individual Gifts and Legacy Giving; Manager, Membership Services.
You will work closely with other development staff to ensure that the patron giving strategy is fully integrated with the overall development plan, including the Shaw Festival membership program. You will be asked to participate in development department planning, management, and trouble-shooting discussions. You will also play a pivotal role in the prospect review, moves management and stewardship discussions.
Hours of Work: This position’s standard work week is Monday to Friday, 9-5 but requires flexible work hours, working weekends especially during the height of the season (May to September), and travel.
With responsibility for a range of annual donors ($2000 to $25,000), you will:
The successful candidate will possess the following:
If you meet the above criteria and are interested in this position, please submit your cover letter and resume prior to June 7, 2018 to:
Director Human Resources:
Shaw Festival Theatre, Canada
We thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
As one of the world’s leading theatre companies, The Shaw is dedicated to increasing diversity and inclusion in our audiences, our programs, and in all of our hiring for staff, artists, and recruiting of board members. The Shaw is committed to a future when our theatres are inclusive of all peoples, fully reflective of our diverse communities.
As such, the Shaw Festival is an equal opportunity employer committed to a barrier free recruitment and selection process.
In accordance with Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process. We will be happy to assist.