Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy and we welcome applications from Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify, on your application form, cover letter, or on your resume.
The Development Officer – Donor Relations (Officer) is responsible for managing a portfolio of 100 to 150 donors to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (AGNS). The Officer is accountable for setting and meeting fundraising targets through developing, planning and implementing effective direct mail appeal and other donor acquisition campaigns to raise funds for AGNS’s programs. This includes responsibility for managing and analyzing the data associated with all programs.
Reporting to the Chief of Fundraising and Development, the Officer will also design and lead a structure stewardship program that encompasses an innovative range of benefits and recognition. They will take the lead to ensure well-managed, mutually beneficial and lasting relationships between donors and the AGNS with the goal of growing the donor base, and increasing donor loyalty and unrestricted giving to the AGNS. This may include the creation of giving circles, plaques, naming opportunities or other creative means to engage and retain donor loyalty.
The Officer is also responsible for managing all aspects of AGNS’s membership program of approximately 1,800 members including member relations, data associated with members as well as growing membership and increasing retention rates. Targets are set annually with the Chief of Fundraising and are reported on regularly. The Officer will work with Visitor Service’s staff to ensure timely sale of memberships at the front desk and full reporting into the system, Raiser’s Edge.
Supervision of other staff and volunteers is also a responsibility of the position.
Bachelor’s degree + 5 years related experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Fundraising or donor relations experience would be considered an asset. Knowledge of fundraising practices in Canada with a fundraising designation would be considered an asset. Ability to develop both donor and member plans and strategies, implement and evaluate results against targets. Strong relationship-building skills and experience including excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Strong written communication skills. Problem solving skills. Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge software would be considered an asset. Knowledge of the arts, particularly in Nova Scotia, would be considered an asset.
Candidates may be subject to an assessment.
Pay Grade: PR 13
Salary Range: $2,235.00 - $2,717.00 Bi-Weekly
This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union. Applicants applying for this opportunity must clearly indicate in their covering letter or resume that he/she is currently a Nova Scotia Government Civil Service Employee and a member of the NSGEU and include their Employee ID. Failure to do so means that your application will not be given first consideration and will only be included if external applications are pursued. Your Employee Self-Serve access will allow you to confirm what your employment status and ID number are prior to applying for this restricted position.
External applicants and current casual Nova Scotia Government employees will only be considered if there are no qualified Nova Scotia Government Civil Service NSGEU bargaining unit candidates.
Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirm
With locations in downtown Halifax and Yarmouth, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is the largest art museum in Atlantic Canada. Since 1908, the Gallery has been a gateway for the visual arts in Atlantic Canada by engaging people with art. It is committed to this mission as an agency of the Province of Nova Scotia and one of the premier arts institutions in Canada. The Gallery is also responsi...ble for acquiring, preserving and exhibiting works of art, and for providing education in the visual arts. The Gallery’s Permanent Collection currently holds over 17,000 works.
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is an agency of the Province of Nova Scotia. Its mandate is to develop a collection, exhibition program, and public program that brings Nova Scotians and visitors in contact with contemporary and historic art that is associated with the province while also introducing art from across the region, the country, and other nations and cultures.
The Gallery has two buildings in Halifax making up approximately 90,000 square feet of space. In 2006, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia opened it’s satellite branch in Yarmouth, the first of it’s kind in Canada. The establishment of our Western Branch in Yarmouth helps fulfill the Gallery's mandate of making art more accessible across the province, and engaging people with art.
Both locations include a Gallery Shop and in Halifax on-site amenities include the Teichert Gallery.