Job Posting 91234

Director of Philanthropy
Francis Winspear Centre for Music
Edmonton area
closed 6 days ago (Tue, 31 Jan)
full time

The Francis Winspear Centre for Music is seeking a dynamic individual to become our next Director of Philanthropy.  We are looking for a leader that is excited to be part of our music-centered, community-driven organization for this permanent full-time position.

Who we are:

The Francis Winspear Centre for Music (FWCM) fulfills the human need to make and share music. The Winspear Centre is a nexus for all types of music, and welcomes traditional and experimental forms of sonic art. We are committed to providing a safe and welcoming space for our community to create, exhibit, and experience music.

The Winspear Centre is home to the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (ESO) and the Tommy Banks Centre for Musical Creativity, and is the venue of choice for local community groups and touring artists. Over the last 70 years, the ESO has taken its place as one of Canada’s foremost orchestras, and has played a vital role in the cultural life and wellbeing of our city. The Tommy Banks Centre hosts programs that provide all Edmontonians the opportunity to immerse themselves in music – as spectators, apprentices, and creators.

We encourage you to visit our website to learn more:

Who you are:

You love music, you enjoy working on a team and bringing out the best in yourself and your colleagues, you are creative, and you are not afraid to try new things. You are aligned with these values and want us to succeed together.

You have strong leadership and communication skills, you think strategically, and you have extensive experience in the world of philanthropy. You enjoy being part of a collaborative team and like opportunities to establish meaningful relationships, including with patrons who share your love of music.

What we can offer you:

  • Upon probation completion, we offer a comprehensive health benefits package and matching RRSP contributions up to 3%.
  • An organization that provides support, learning, and training opportunities.
  • Immersion in a culture that wants to share our love of music with the community.

Job Summary:

Reporting to the President and CEO, the Director of Philanthropy oversees a team of talented professionals, all activities related to Stewardship and Fundraising, and coordinating Annual Giving and the Winspear Project Capital Campaigns.

This is a full-time leadership position that involves developing and building relationships with stakeholders and requires a flexible work schedule to work evenings and weekends. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Philanthropy team and promote a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization
  • Supervise and represent stewardship and revenue-generating personnel and activities
  • Manage expense and revenue budgets for stewardship and fundraising activities
  • Provide high-level strategy, project management, and execute fundraising activities including Annual and Capital Campaign and other development activities such as event-based and peer-to-peer fundraising
  • Optimize donation experience and reduce barriers to giving
  • Strategize and implement proven techniques for donor retention and acquisition
  • Participate in the stewardship of leadership donors to both Annual and Capital Campaigns
  • Co-lead the Winspear Project Capital Campaign with Board Member, chair of Capital Campaign


  • An University Degree or Equivalent, Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification, or a combination of education and experience
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a leadership role, in high-level funds development
  • Supervisory experience to inspire and develop a team
  • Experience working and thriving in a fast paced and rapidly changing environment
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills including the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders in written or verbal communication
  • Effective organizational and time management skills


  • Strategic
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Inspirational
  • Collaborative
  • Team Builder
  • Creative
  • Problem solver
  • Flexible and thrive in fast-paced environment
  • Open to new ideas
  • Detail orientated

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