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July 16, 2020

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Business Development Lead

Are you able to negotiate and strategize?

Do you have the ability to build relationships?

Do you have experience with not-for-profit fundraising?

The role:

You will focus on fundraising, data analysis and stakeholder management as well as identify potential tenants and manage space rentals in the space once renovations are complete.

In year one you will be responsible to:

  • Support fundraising efforts to bring in more revenue through stewardship of sponsors, and identification of new donors
  • Develop a case for support or sponsorship proposals with the support of program staff
  • Connect donors and sponsors to naming opportunities and/or alignment to programs
  • Respond to inquiries, develop communication materials to market the centre, implement fundraising campaigns
  • Actively promote the centre to potential tenants and clients
  • Develop negotiating strategies and positions by studying the integration of new ventures with the organization’s strategies and operations
  • Estimate sponsors needs and goals

Once space is renovated:

  • Identify and cultivate new revenue streams to help attain annual sales targets
  • Assist clients with event coordination and prospecting potential clients
  • Liaise with the Artistic and Programmatic Lead to ensure proper usage of the facilities
  • Manage all not-for-profit and commercial rentals including agreements, rates etc.
  • Supervise spaces during open studio hours
  • Ensure contracts with tenants are aligned with budgets and revenue targets
  • Oversees building management and arrange for technical, front of house and janitorial staffing

What you bring to the job:

  • 3+ years’ experience in sales and/or business strategy and implementation
  • Capacity to prospect and steward donors
  • Ability to build reciprocal relationships with artists and clients
  • Background or interest in the arts and event management is an asset
  • Experience with not-for-profit fundraising
  • Experience with financial management a plus
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