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PrintDevelopment Coordinator – Donor Research & Stewardship

Young People’s Theatre (YPT), which celebrated its 50th Anniversary Season in 2015/16, is Canada’s largest theatre for young audiences. It currently produces and presents an 8-play season with an audience of approximately 70,000. Housed in a renovated, historical venue in downtown Toronto, YPT works on a 458-seat Mainstage and a 115-seat Studio stage as well as operating a year-round Drama School. Its operating budget is approximately $5 million. The family-friendly employee culture at YPT (given that hours are primarily daytime) encourages ingenuity, team-work, and an atmosphere of learning. YPT’s artistic policy focuses on arts and education – in fact, learning is at the centre of everything we do. YPT is currently searching for a candidate to fill the position of Development Coordinator – Donor Research & Stewardship.

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Coordinator is responsible for donor prospect research, profile writing and updating; maintaining data on donors and prospects, data management and donations processing, and ensuring all donor stewardship and recognition is executed on an annual basis.

Key Responsibilities:
• Identify prospective donors by mining the database, and prepare donor research profiles as assigned for cultivation by Development and Campaign solicitors
• Research, assemble and maintain lists of major gift prospects
• Prepare lists and reports for monthly review with the Director of Development and Accounting Department
• Ensure all Development leads and actions are updated in the database
• Process donations and issue tax receipts and required documents in a timely manner
• Liaise with Marketing and Box office staff for donor ticketing, donor recognition on brochures, website, etc.
• Coordinate departmental mailings
• Ensure all donor benefits and recognition are fulfilled
• Other duties as assigned by the Director of Development and Senior Development Officer

Required Skills:
• University degree/Fundraising Certificate or equivalent work experience in a not-for-profit organization
• Effective written and verbal communication skills
• Organized and meticulous attention to detail
• Ability to work proactively in a team environment and manage competing priorities
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office and familiarity with fundraising databases. Knowledge of Theatre Manager is an asset.
• Excellent people ski

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