Major Gifts and Planned Giving Manager

The National Theatre School of Canada (NTS) believes in employment equity and is committed to providing a workplace that is inclusive and accessible to all. For NTS, it is imperative that the diversity of our community be reflected in our staff, who must likewise be comfortable working with and for people of all walks of life. We strongly support the right to employability and greatly encourage applications from Indigenous people, people of colour, and those of all other ethnic and cultural affiliations, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, and disability.

Major Gifts and Planned Giving Manager

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The National Theatre School (NTS) is currently looking to hire a Major Gifts and Planned Giving Manager who wishes to work in a dynamic cultural setting. The person who is chosen to join the team will help develop strategies to attract and retain the School’s donors and implement the overall Planned Giving Program. This is a new position, creating an ideal opportunity for someone who is keen to take on substantive challenges and develop new practices that will benefit the School.

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Job Description

The Challenges

Under the supervision of the Chief External Relations Officer, the Major Gifts and Planned Giving Manager will:

  • Participate in the creation and implementation of fundraising strategies that target individuals and foundations;
  • Develop and set up opportunities for potential donors;
  • Expand and manage a portfolio that includes current and prospective donors by organizing loyalty and fundraising activities that will lead to major gifts and planned giving arrangements.
    • Develop, plan, and implement solicitation strategies to attract and retain donors;

    • Analyze donor profiles to create relevant and personalized solicitations;

    • Put in place a Planned Giving Program;

    • Monitor the market and be alert to opportunities to target and diversify potential revenue streams;

    • Set up donor recognition programs;

    • Identify and list individuals and companies that would be likely to contribute;

    • Build strong and lasting relationships with our current and potential donors (prospects);

    • Seize on opportunities for projects that may attract donations;

    • Develop and foster internal relations to better align donor interests with those of the School;

    • Drawing on the data in our database, generate relevant analyses to guide strategic solicitation decisions;

    • Implement and coordinate the creation of communication and information tools geared to donors;

    • Manage the internal logistics of Major Gifts and Panned Giving files;

    • Ensure a sustained analysis, based on internal data, between the objectives and results achieved to ensure that concrete solutions are quickly put in place;

    • Assist in drafting regular reports and make recommendations to further develop potential gift opportunities.

    • BA in Philanthropy Management or a field relevant to the position;

    • At least 3 to 5 years of experience in similar position and familiarity with the Canadian market, with supporting evidence of past achievements;

    • Member of the Association of Professional Philanthropists (AFP), an asset;

    • Fluently bilingual in English and French, written and oral;

    • Familiarity with DonorPerfect, an asset;

    • Self-directed, highly organized, and able to successfully meet deadlines;

    • Particularly talented in collaborative and teamwork;

    • Consistently open-minded with a broad outlook;

    • Keen interest in arts and culture.

      How to apply?

      Please send your CV and motivation letter to

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

      We are committed to providing a workplace that is inclusive and accessible to all and believe in the right to employability. That’s why we support accessibility and employment equality; we encourage people of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, and ethnicity, as well as Indigenous people, people with disabilities, and people of colour, to apply.

      Apply now!

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