Director of Development [Vancouver]

Director of Development



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Director of Development




Vancouver Art Gallery


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Vancouver, B.C.


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20 June-2019




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Commensurate upon experience


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The Vancouver Art Gallery now stands at the threshold of one of the most exciting moments in its long and distinguished history.  Its plans for a new, purpose-built museum is close to becoming a reality with a major private donation and stated support from all levels of government.  We still have work to do, and the Director of Development is a key component in supporting the new museum through operational and fundraising excellence.

Reporting to the Associate Director, Chief Development Officer, the Director of Development, is responsible for planning, developing, coordinating, directing and managing the execution of a comprehensive, effective annual development program meeting agreed targets for the Gallery. This important leadership role oversees the maximization of private sector donations and major gifts (corporate, individual, benefactor and foundation gifts); manages the annual giving and special event fundraising activities. The position works closely with the members of the Board of Trustees and provides professional support to the Development Committee and other fundraising Board ventures.

University degree in a related field with five to seven years’ experience in fundraising for a major non-profit organization, preferably for an arts organization. Knowledge of principles and practices of fundraising and philanthropic and arts communities. Experience working with non-profit boards, committees, donors and volunteers. Experience in the development and implementation of fundraising campaigns, such as annual giving, and fundraising processes such as direct mail, donor cultivation, donor recognition and special event fundraising.

Excellent knowledge of and strong connections to the local fundraising scene with knowledge of private sector agencies, foundations and individual and corporate giving practices.

Excellent administrative and management skills, including a track record of managing a number of individuals performing diverse tasks.

Please send your resume and salary expectation, in confidence, by Friday, July 19, 2019, to the Director of Human Resources, Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6Z 2H7, Fax: (604) 682-1086 or email:

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