Jobs Openings At Royal Ontario Museum – Toronto, Ontario

Job Title: Director, Annual Giving
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Shift: Morning, Night, Overnight
Wage: CAD 85,000 to CAD 110,000

Are you an innovative leader in fundraising with a passion for cultural advancement? ROM Governors is seeking a Director, Annual Giving , to spearhead our Annual Fund portfolio, driving its strategic development and impactful delivery.

This role is a unique opportunity to contribute significantly to ROM’s mission, fostering a culture of philanthropy and engagement.

As a strategic partner to the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), ROM Governors plays a crucial role in advancing ROM’s mission through dynamic fundraising and donor relations.

We aim to be a leader in the cultural foundation sector, distinguished by our successful engagement strategies and robust donor relationships.

POSITION SUMMARY : Reporting to the Vice President, Donor Engagement & Experience, the Director, Annual Giving is a key figure in ROM Governors’ fundraising strategy.

This role is central to growing our Annual Fund portfolio, involving strategic development, management, and delivery of our annual giving programs.

The role also focuses on developing and executing the donor journey for all Annual Fund segments. The ideal candidate is an experienced fundraising professional and an innovator with a track record in expanding Annual Giving portfolios.

They should have a thorough understanding of annual giving best practices, market dynamics, CRM practices, analytics, and digital marketing.

The Director, Annual Giving will be a senior member of the Donor Experience & Engagement team, significantly contributing to our fundraising campaign to support ROM’s priorities.

RESPONSIBILITIES : Lead ROM Governors Annual Giving Portfolio : Build and manage the Annual Giving portfolio to achieve financial and fundraising goals as outlined in the annual plan.

Develop and execute a comprehensive strategy based on a deep understanding of annual giving practices, charitable landscape dynamics, and donor journey expertise.

Craft and implement CRM strategies, including segmentation, developing donor journeys, and list maintenance. Oversee e-solicitation deployment, including testing, analysis, measurement, and reporting.

Represent Governors internally and externally, interacting with ROM Executive, government officials, donors, and patrons.

Manage and develop the annual giving budgets. Create and Steward Cross-Departmental Relationships : Establish and maintain effective relationships with ROM and ROM Governors stakeholders to ensure brand alignment, optimized appeal timing, and strategic alignment.

As an experienced leader and relationship manager, enhance and sustain rapport with various complex departments. Identify, Engage and Lead External Committees and Agencies : Significantly manage and coordinate with external agencies and consultants to support campaign development and execution.

Lead these cross-functional groups with clear communication, defined roles, and effective project management. QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES : Extensive Experience in Annual Giving : Minimum of six years of progressive experience in leading Annual Giving portfolios and campaigns.

Educational Background : University degree in a relevant field such as fundraising, or equivalent experience. Technical Expertise : Knowledge and experience with fundraising software like Raiser’s Edge, RE NXT, CRM platforms like MailChimp, and web analytics tools such as Google Analytics.

Strategic and Creative Thinking : Demonstrated ability in strategic thinking, creative problem-solving, and planning, combined with exceptional organizational and project management skills.

Interpersonal and Communication Skills : Exceptional interpersonal skills and professional presence necessary for effective interaction with various stakeholders.

Proven oral and written communication skills. Leadership and Management Skills : Experience in managing multiple partners, both internal and external, towards project goals and deadlines.

Resourcefulness and Independence : Ability to manage diverse assignments efficiently, meeting multiple deadlines with attention to detail and consistent follow-through.

Familiarity with AI applications like ChatGPT is an asset. Flexible Schedule : Availability for after-hours events and meetings.

SALARY AND TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT : Start Date : ASAP Status : Full-Time Permanent Employee Group : ROM Governors Schedule : 35 Hours per week Probationary Period : Six (6) Months Location : Toronto, ON Open Date : November 30, 2023 Close Date : Open Until Filled Salary : CAD 85,000 to CAD 110,000 Work Model : Hybrid, with remote work options ADDITIONAL NOTES : We will be reviewing candidate submissions as they are received, and ROM Governors may choose to move forward with interviews before the deadline.

Early submission is encouraged. DIVERSITY STATEMENT : At ROM Governors, we consider equity, diversity, and inclusion foundational to our institutional success.

We seek to foster a workplace that reflects the diversity of the city and province in which we are located and welcome all qualified and experienced candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, age, sex, race, religion, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT : The ROM Governors is committed to fair and accessible employment practices. Upon request, suitable accommodation is available under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA) to applicants invited to an interview.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The selected candidate will be required to participate in a Criminal Background Check. Powered by JazzHR

Who can apply to this job?

The employer accepts applications from:

  • Canadian citizens and permanent or temporary residents of Canada.
  • Other candidates with or without a valid Canadian work permit.

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