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Development Manager - PuSh International Performing Arts Festival Society

Vancouver, BC

Job Description

This is an exciting leadership opportunity to strengthen and grow fund development initiatives at the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, a signature cultural event in the city of Vancouver.  Reporting directly to the Managing Director, the Development Manager is responsible for leading and ensuring the smooth operation, efficiency and growth of the private sector fundraising programs of the Society. The Development Manager provides professional support to the Executive Director and Managing Director and will perform the duties of the position to the best of their abilities and will at all times devote their effort to advancing the interest of the Society. This is a permanent, full-time position that operates in accordance with the Association of Fundraising Professionals Code of Ethics and Donor Bill of Rights. The Development Manager is a member of the Management Team.


The Development Manager is responsible for planning,implementing,and leading private sector fundraising campaigns and initiatives. This includes all activities that generate revenue from: 

  • Individual donors;
  • Corporate donors, sponsors and advertisers;
  • Foundations;
  • Special events.

This year-round position includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • Work with the Executive Director and Managing Director to establish and monitor revenue targets for all programs, per the annual development plan and timeline.
  • Research and identify prospective supporters.
  • Actively solicit funds on behalf of the Society through presentations, proposals, mailings, email campaigns, personal solicitations and advertising sales.
  • Manage donor cultivation, stewardship, recognition and reporting activities.
  • Develop and maintain all fundraising collateral and tools, including final reports, corporate folders, tax receipts, thank you letters, web pages and other materials.
  • Coordinate and host donor/member/sponsor events.
  • Supervise support personnel as necessary.
  • Provide leadership to the volunteer Fundraising committee to achieve fundraising goals and targets, as necessary and appropriate.
  • Work with the Management team alongside the Fundraising committee Chair to ensure that fundraising policies for the Society are up-to-date and effective.
  • Support public funding grant applications.
  • Network on behalf of the Society to encourage support and interest. 
  • Maintain budget control, in collaboration with the Managing Director.
  • Develop and maintain constituent management records.
  • Participate in the development of the Society’s Annual Report
  • Represent the Society at events and meetings as necessary.
  • Participate in Festival activities as necessary.
  • Participate in the Society’s ongoing strategic planning and budgeting.
  • Support the efforts of the Society and other Society staff members as necessary.
  • Other duties as necessary.

Job Requirements


  • Minimum 5 years’ relevant experience fundraising within a not-for-profit environment, preferably in the arts.
  • Experience in managing a complex portfolio of prospects at various stages of relationship with an organization.
  • Experience in working with prospects, donors, and senior volunteers.
  • Interest in innovative approaches to fundraising that reflect changing practices, preferences, and demographics of diverse prospect spheres.
  • Proven track record in setting and reaching financial goals.
  • Strong communication skills – oral and written.
  • Strong financial acumen.
  • A practical, calm, and creative problem-solver and strategic thinker, with the flexibility to react nimbly to the unexpected.
  • Results-oriented personality with a collegial management approach and high level of integrity.
  • Disciplined, accepting ownership with a hands-on approach.
  • University degree or equivalent education and experience.

How To Apply


$58,000-$64,000 yearly, commensurate with experience; plus extended health benefits package.


Please submit cover letter and resume by email to Open until filled. Interviews starting 25-June.