The Royal conservatory of music

senior development officer, major gifts


The Position

Organization:                    The Royal Conservatory  

Title:                                      Senior Development Officer, Major Gifts

Reports to:                         Senior Director, Major Gifts & Stewardship  

Location:                             273 Bloor Street West                                                                     

The Role

The Royal Conservatory is seeking an experienced and highly donor-centric fundraising professional to join its Development team to support its major gift fundraising activities in this dynamic role. Reporting to the Senior Director, Major Gifts and Stewardship, the Senior Development Officer, Major Gifts (SDO) will play an important part in the implementation of The Conservatory’s major gift program including fundraising activity supporting the RCM Board’s Development Advisory Committee and Scholarship and Major Gifts Committee.

The SDO will understand the complexity of major gift fundraising and will fulfill a key role in the team’s ability to initiate, develop and deepen relationships with its portfolio of major gift donors and prospects.

The SDO will be adept at developing robust prospect research profiles, preparing senior volunteer committee meeting minutes, drafting gift agreements, writing compelling letters and proposals, assisting with cultivation and stewardship events, and being involved with individual donors.

This role will be responsible for helping the team track its activity and progress against goal and assisting when follow up or action needs to be taken. The SDO will be an outstanding project manager, who can get things done through influence and collaboration, and an implementer who can make things happen efficiently and effectively through good planning and superior organization.

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