Business / Arts Development Coordinator

Business / Arts is committed to equity in our policies, practices, and programs. We strongly encourage and welcome applications from people who identify as Indigenous, racialized, 2SLGBTQ+, living with a disability, or a religious minority.

This will be a remote-work position so we are open to accepting applications from anywhere in Canada.

The Ideal Candidate:

The Development Coordinator is an energetic, self-motivated team player who thrives on accomplishing goals, getting results and improving their organization’s bottom line. With a passion for the arts, they foster relationships through superb interpersonal skills, possess strong organizational and multitasking abilities and love working within a collaborative team.

About the Role:

The Development Coordinator is an exciting new position at Business / Arts supporting the acquisition, growth and retention of our valued corporate, private and government funders! You will work very closely with the programming team and senior management as well as with the communications team to ensure successful revenue generation for Business / Arts. The Development Coordinator will need a keen ability to take initiative, set goals and spot opportunities for the short and long term success of Business / Arts.

Key Responsibilities:

The Development Coordinator will support membership sales, service, and administration. In addition, the Development Coordinator will support revenue generation and stewardship of Business / Arts programs and events including, but not limited Speaker Series, Canadian Arts Summit, Business / Arts Awards Celebration, artsvest, research and boardLink.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to Senior Management and other administrative duties as assigned to ensure the smooth and successful operation of development activities
  • Track member, partner and donor contacts and information in CRM
  • Support the retention of current members
  • Collaborate with senior management to develop membership retention strategies
  • Assist in writing proposals, reports, acknowledgment and thank you letters
  • Research and identify prospective new members, corporate partners and donors
  • Assist in helping senior management in the development of fundraising goals and work to achieve and surpass these goals
  • Foster positive relationships with current and potential donors and funders
  • Work closely with the communications team to establish plans for membership events and programs
  • Promote a positive organizational image generating interest in Business / Arts
  • Prepare reports and mailing lists as required
  • Experience working with a diverse team and promoting a positive brand image


  • Basic knowledge of fundraising principles and experience working with donors and funders is a requirement.
  • Basic knowledge and experience working with the charitable sector.
  • Ability to work with sensitive information with complete confidentiality.
  • Ability to work in French is an asset.

About Business / Arts:

Business / Arts champions business investment in the arts and builds strong, lasting partnerships between the arts, business and government in Canada. Since March 2020, Business / Arts has hosted over 35 online sessions attracting over 15,000 viewers, providing urgently needed information, skills, training and comfort to thousands of arts organizations nationwide.

Business / Arts has been a lifeline for the Canadian arts sector during these uncertain times and will continue to deliver on our mission and role as a national convener, as the power of partnership has never been more important.

Our vision is for the arts to intersect with our daily lives and be considered a visible and vital contribution to the way we function as a society socially, culturally and economically.

What you can expect:

November 1, 2021 – five-month contract position with the opportunity to extend.

$24/hr / 20 hours per week

Flexible work schedule that allows for work-life balance.

Business / Arts welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We are particularly interested in and encouraged to receive applications from equity-seeking communities, including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.

This will be a remote-work position so we are open to accepting applications from anywhere in Canada.

How to apply:

Please send an application with the subject line “Development Coordinator” to [email protected] by October 8, 2021

Email: [email protected]