Advancement Officer (Donations & Grants) (1 year term)

Reporting to the Advancement Supervisor, the Advancement Officer will act as an integral member of the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Advancement Team, and be responsible for individual giving and stewardship, as well as some foundation and corporate giving. This includes researching funding opportunities, writing individual and corporate appeals and funding applications, stewarding supporters, and providing administrative assistance to the individual giving plan.



  • Ensure administrative and operational systems are in place for solicitation and stewardship
  • Stay up to date with best practices for donor relations
  • Track funding received and funding opportunities
  • Maintain and update database for grants relationships and gifts, and individual donor records as needed
  • Other duties as assigned to support annual development plans

Individual Giving

  • Steward donors as directed
  • Assist in the planning and execution of supporter events
  • Provide customer support to supporters
  • Prepare and mail supporter packages and stewardship materials


  • Liaise with Gallery employees to understand program and operational needs
  • Research new funding sources
  • Meet with representatives of corporations, foundations in order to understand funding preferences and application requirements

Corporate Giving

  • Develop corporate and foundation proposals as required


  • Develop fundraising materials as required



  • Proven superior oral and written communication skills
  • University degree/diploma in business/fund development and/or equivalent experience
  • Minimum two years’ experience within an art gallery, museum, or non profit
  • Knowledge of program delivery within a public gallery or museum
  • Strong relationship-building skills and experience
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge software would be considered an asset
  • Knowledge of fundraising practices in Canada

Closing Date: January 21, 2022

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ATTN: Manager, Human Resources
Winnipeg Art Gallery
300 Memorial Boulevard
Winnipeg, MB R3C 1V1
Fax: 204.788.4998

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