The Development Department at the VCM has a mandate to acquire and advance meaningful long term relationships with a wide range of external and internal stakeholders and generate financial support through private, public and government funding, supporting the immediate, mid-term and long-term strategic goals and mission of the VCM. The Development Department develops and implements a multi-faceted sustainable revenue focused fund raising program that includes annual giving, major gift philanthropy, corporate sponsorships, legacy giving, government/foundation/organization/agency grants, constituent communications, prospective donor research and donor recognition and stewardship.
The Victoria Conservatory of Music (VCM) is seeking a permanent, full-time experienced Manager, Donor Relations. This individual is a hands-on, high energy self-starter, supporting and advancing an expanding integrated fundraising program. You have a natural ability for building and leveraging relationships, communicating, and creating a seamless journey for VCM donors and stakeholders by engaging them more deeply in support of its mission for the purposes of raising funds for priority needs.
Reporting to the Director of Development, and working in close collaboration with the VCM team, the Manager, Donor Relations responsibilities will include growing the VCM’s annual giving, intermediate giving and legacy giving programs, enhancing the Development web pages content and functionality, and assisting to strengthen the Conservatory’s donor base and pipeline of major and legacy giving prospective donors.
The Ideal Candidate
Systematic, strategic, and a self-motivated go-getter the Manager, Donor Relations will be adept at engaging donors and constituents through social media, direct response, face to face, peer to peer, and donor engagement and stewardship events. As an active key member of the VCM’s committed and innovative Development team, the successful candidate will have the flexibility and open-mindedness to adapt in an evolving organization.
The successful candidate will have exceptional communications skills, and will be accomplished at adapting messages and communications to different audience groups. Comfortable with interactive technological communication tools, the Manager, Donor Relations will bring creativity to bear on ideas for engaging constituents.