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Development Officer - Sponsorship

Company: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Date Posted: September 29, 2017


Program Admin Officer 3 (Development Officer - Sponsorship), Permanent, HALIFAX   

Communities, Culture & Heritage 

Posting Closing Date: 10/11/2017   

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 – Sponsorship is responsible for the strategic design and execution of the AGNS’s sponsorship program. The Officer takes the lead in building meaningful and lasting relationships between the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and corporations and individuals including the sales solicitation of sponsorship gifts to support AGNS activities.

Reporting to the Chief of Fundraising and Development, the Officer is accountable for the development and implementation of a multi-year regional and national sponsorship plan including setting and meeting sales targets on an annual basis.  They will identify and research potential corporate donors and build plans that align with the AGNS’s three-year exhibition and program schedule. They will also be required to grow the AGNS’s Corporate Patron Membership program.

The Officer is also responsible for creating and managing effective stewardship plans for all sponsors including but not limited to receptions, special tours and effective communications. Relationship management is a key component of the job and requires the ability to sell and communicate effectively with many different types of people. They will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward relationship in a professional and businesslike manner.

The Officer ensures that sponsorship fundraising targets are met and that AGNS has a system of tracking the metrics and evaluating the results using Raisers Edge (RE) system for tracking and managing all sponsors. The incumbent also creates, with the Chief of Fundraising, protocols for staff for sponsorship gift reporting and takes the lead on ensuring data entry protocols are established and followed. Monthly progress reports to the Chief of Fundraising are required.


  • Bachelor’s degree + 5 years related experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Fundraising experience with a focus on sponsorships would be considered an asset.
  • Sales experience
  • 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.

Special Statement

During the recruitment process, eligible candidates may be assessed on their behavioral competencies including: creativity, problem-solving, decision-making, effective interactive communication, self-awareness and personal impact, partnering and relationship building and intercultural awareness and specialized subject matter expertise and knowledge, and written communication skills.

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 confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer or will result in termination of your employment.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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