Individual Giving Officer
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Start Date: 28/03/2023
Location: Manitoba
City: Winnipeg
Hiring Organization Name: Royal Winnipeg Ballet
Hiring Organization Description:

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet teaches, creates and performs, enriching lives through the power of exceptional dance…become a part of that power…

Hiring Organization Website:

Job Description:

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet is seeking a full-time Individual Giving Officer to join our team. This exciting opportunity is well suited for those who have a knack for project coordination and are keen to organize, execute, monitor, and measure fundraising initiatives alongside our team. Ideal candidates have direct fundraising experience, are skilled communicators, and have a flair for positive relationship building.
Team players who are energetic, willing to learn, and possess strong fundraising judgment are encouraged to apply.
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet is committed to an inclusive and diverse environment that values, respects and supports all individuals. We aim to have a workforce representative of the diversity within our community, and welcome and encourage applicants from various backgrounds including women, Indigenous people, racialized people, disabled people, people of all sexual and gender identities and others who may contribute to further diversification endeavors.
As the Individual Giving Officer, you are responsible for developing, implementing, and executing strategies for fundraising initiatives and annual appeals. In this position, you work to further increase the RWB’s donor base, annual revenue, and legacy gifts by initiating and executing strategies and processes through direct mail, social media, foundation and granting, and technology.
• Develop, implement, and manage annual Encore, Friends, Friends of School, Patrons’ Circle, David Moroni School and Creation Endowment Funds, Opportunity Fund, and Sharing Dance appeals to maximize revenue and solicit renewals.
• Track and analyze appeal results, create reports, and suggest recommendations for improvements.
• In collaboration with the Marketing Department, produce annual appeal collateral and display and communicate materials, including social media posts.
• Identify prospective monthly donors; develop and implement a strategy to convert annual donors to monthly donors.
• Monitor revenue and expenses for individual giving activities and identify annual revenue targets for budgeting purposes.
• Identify target markets for direct mail; work with the Development Coordinator to extract data for direct mail lists.
• Create and manage relationships with donors in Scholarship, Friends, Friends of School, and Patrons’ Circle, as required.
• Together with the Major Giving Officer, identify donors for individualized attention and create cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship plans for these donors, as appropriate.
• Identify prospective legacy giving donors; create and deliver targeted appeals and cultivation strategies for prospective planned giving donors.
• Alongside the Stewardship Officer, deliver donor recognition and engagement opportunities for annual fund donors and members of the Lloyd and Farrally Society, ensuring a first-class experience for donors.
• Seek new granting opportunities and annually apply for support from a small portfolio of foundations.
The Individual Giving Officer works with standard office equipment and sits for long periods of time performing keyboarding activities. This position requires ongoing communication with internal and external stakeholders, flexibility with shifting priorities, and timely decision making. Work outside of regular office hours is required during evenings and weekends.


• Post-secondary education in a related field, or equivalent combination of training and experience.
• Minimum three (3) years’ direct fundraising experience; an equivalent combination of education and related experience may be considered.
• Familiarity with fundraising databases required.
• Working knowledge of Excel and Word.
• Demonstrated project coordination experience desirable.
• Experience and/or interest in the arts and cultural sector an asset.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to work with various stakeholders.
• Effective and positive team player with the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with various stakeholders.
• Sound initiative, self-motivation, and the ability to work independently.
• Willingness to learn with an adaptability to changing circumstances.
• Impeccable attention to detail while managing multiple deadlines in a timely manner.
• Strong fundraising judgment, coupled with knowledge of established and ethical fundraising practices and processes.


$50,000 – $55,000

How to Apply:

If you are qualified for this position, visit for application instructions. Candidates must submit a cover letter that showcases your personality and fit for the role, and resume. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet is committed to providing accessible employment while ensuring our recruitment process is barrier free. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates participating in all aspects of the assessment and selection process. Requests for accommodation can be sent to
Closing Date: 4:00PM March 1, 2023
As part of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet hiring process, successful candidates will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and submit a satisfactory Criminal Background Check and Child Abuse Registry Check.

Application Deadline: 01/03/2023


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