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About You

Are you a dynamic powerhouse looking to expand an already diversified donor base in an organization that empowers their employees to innovate?

Are you a keen strategist who relishes the opportunity to lead a team in attracting new companies and individuals to invest in pioneering social-profit work?

Are you looking for the chance to help lead a team of confident and competent professionals in building bold and compelling campaigns that will be the envy of the social-profit fundraising world in Vancouver?

Yes? Then you should consider joining Out On Screen, a leading voice in Vancouver's vibrant arts and culture sector.

About Us

The Vancouver Out On Screen Film Society is a registered charity and professional queer arts organization dedicated to celebrating queer lives through film, education and dialogue. Our vision? A society where gender and sexual diversity are fully embraced. Our team is passionate about making a difference in our communities and it is evident in our culture and values. Working with us, you will benefit from a comprehensive salary package that includes extended health benefits, access to wellness and professional development funds and the ability to be a visible ambassador in our community.

Currently we deliver on our mission with two core programs:

The annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival is the city's second largest film festival showcasing cutting-edge films from around the world and hosting panels, forums, parties and more.
Out in Schools is a unique education program which brings film-based anti-bullying workshops to high schools across BC. In 2011, Out in Schools was recognized as one of Tide Canada's Top Ten Charities to build innovative solutions to complex social issues.

About the Position

Located in our office in Downtown Vancouver - the Manager, Development & Fundraising position is a new role on our team that will involve strategically leading the design, execution and evaluation of private sector fundraising. With a focus on Individual and Corporate giving, the successful incumbent will effectively engage fundraising volunteers and program staff alike. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the incumbent will also be an active participant in strategizing and crafting the organization's communications.


Reports directly to the Executive Director.

Reporting to the Manager, Development & Fundraising are three staff members:
Corporate Relations Officer
Donor Services & Communications Coordinator (part-time)
Marketing Coordinator (seasonal contract)

Key Performance Objectives:

Over the last five years, we have reduced our reliance on government funding (from 50% to 23%) by developing dynamic fundraising programs. The successful candidate will build on these synergies and key deliverables for this role will include:

Reaching out to your diverse network of corporate contacts to help our organization increase private sector revenues from $565,000 to $650,000 in the first 2 years
As someone who excels in building relationships, you will help us invigorate major gift campaigns built on compelling cases for support to increase our donor database to 600 + after 2 years
Being a natural networker, engage an active community of supporters by creating and implementing a multi-faceted communications strategy within the first 18 months
Using your diverse background or relatable experience in development and fundraising, create, implement and execute effective annual gift campaigns that are strategically positioned to raise funds effectively and efficiently
Collaborating closely with the Executive Director, set personal and overall revenue targets for the year that poise the organization for future growth and staff development. This will include developing an annual operating budget for the development department and that monitors budget expenditures within the 1st year
As a leader, you will have experience developing at least 3 staff members and providing coaching and mentorship

Key Challenges:

One of the challenges you'll face as a leader is a relatively new development team with one or more newly developed positions.
One of the challenges you'll face fundraising is a finite budget and limited communications and marketing resources.

We would really like to see:

A confident individual with a minimum of two years leading a fundraising team, or relatable experience
Proficient with donor or sales database software (we use eTapestry) or the ability to pick up software programs quickly and with enthusiasm
A leader who is forward-thinking and uses their creative ability to handle challenges in the non-profit sector
Has a knack for developing rapport with our kind donors, and creating new connections with prospects
Is a natural story-teller and can embody and convey the values of our team and organization
Tactful, diplomatic and know when to use your discretion

Email cover letter and resume, in either PDF or Word format, to employment@outonscreen.com - this will be a rolling intake. Please indicate "Manager, Development & Fundraising - YOUR NAME" in the subject line. Within your resume package, articulate your salary expectations.

Out On Screen strives for meaningful employment from all communities. First Nations, people of colour, transgender and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

We thank all candidates for applying, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.