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    Head of Fundraising and Partnerships

    BusinessWeek magazine called us “one of the best radio stations in the world”

    We received our broadcasting license in 1947 and continue to thrive as an independent voice in a marketplace dominated by several large broadcasters.  Over the years our format and technology has changed, but our mandate remains the same - to enrich the cultural, educational and arts experience of listeners around the world.

    We have built a passionate and loyal audience who crave diversity and musical sophistication, embraced through an all-jazz format within a non-profit, arts and education context.  With 700,000+ listeners tuning in via one of the many ways to access us - radio, web, or our iPhone, iPad or Android apps – we have proven that there is a place for an independent voice. More than a broadcaster, JAZZ.FM91 offers youth education programs (with over 1,000 youth participating each year), adult education, and live concerts and events through-out the year (over 7,000 attend annually).

    If you love the arts, and are interested in making a difference in Toronto’s cultural landscape, we would love to hear from you!  We are seeking an energetic, innovative and entrepreneurial individual to fill the role of: 

    Head of Fundraising and Partnerships

    Job Description

    You will be responsible for maximizing fundraising revenue and for developing new sources of funding through individual and corporate partnerships.

    Key Role Responsibilities/Activities/Deliverables:


    As the Head of Fundraising and Partnerships, you will be responsible for overseeing fundraising, including our general fundraising, intermediate and major gift donors.  In addition, you will maximize sponsorship and partnerships and will develop new revenue opportunities.  You will manage a Fundraising team, which includes one manager and a team of coordinators.  You will work independently and co-operatively with all related departments (sales, programming, promotions, etc.).

    With at least ten years of experience in a not-for-profit organization and/or the broadcast industry and/or corporate sales, you have a track record of creating, implementing, executing and measuring strategies for acquisition, renewal and upgrade, reengagement and stewardship.  Your portfolio includes evidence of the impact you have directly made to campaigns and other projects. 
    You are able to demonstrate that you can see the big picture, but are not afraid to roll-up your sleeves. 

    You will be an ambassador for our station as you build relationships to grow and steward donors, partners and other stakeholders.  You will also offer your team leadership, vision and direction as you focus on meeting operational, strategic and financial goals.

    We anticipate you will spend your time as follows:
    •    25% -- General Fundraising;
    •    25% -- Intermediate Donors;
    •    25% -- Major Gift Donors;
    •    25% -- Corporate Partnerships. 

    What we are looking for in a candidate:

    •    At least ten years of work experience in a philanthropic role, preferably with a combination of advancement and development;
    •    At least five years of experience in a leadership role;
    •    Experience in both the profit and not-for-profit sectors;
    •    Previous database experience, preferably Raiser’s Edge;
    •    Solid written and verbal communication skills, including developing and presenting a case for support;
    •    Excellent attention to detail;
    •    A track-record of being a team player who can lead and be an exceptional contributor;
    •    Strong work ethic, attention to detail, good time-management skills and the ability to work to a deadline;
    •    Post-secondary education; and
    •    The ability to work evenings and/or weekends during concerts and other fundraising initiatives.

    For more information on the organization, visit www.jazz.fm.

    This search process will commence immediately and will remain open until a successful candidate is selected. Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume and letter of interest, in confidence, to resumes@jazz.fm.









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