Development Manager

Indigenous Curatorial Collective

Development Manager

Job Details

Salary: $60,000 / year

Location: Toronto, ON or within Canada remotely

Contract: 1-year contract with possibility of renewal

Benefits: Includes an optional comprehensive health benefits package

Job Description

The Indigenous Curatorial Collective / Collectif des commissaires autochtones (ICCA) is an Indigenous run and led non-profit organization with the mandate of activating Indigenous creative sovereignty. To do this, the ICCA provides programming, content, and services for its extensive community of arts professionals and those interested in supporting and uplifting Indigenous and racialized peoples working in the arts. It is our aim to support the building of a more kind and equitable arts sector. 

As the ICCA is moving into our next phase of growth, we are seeking an experienced arts administrator to join our growing team who has substantial fundraising and revenue management experience to fill the role of Development Manager.

The Development Manager will be responsible for the cultivation, planning, and execution of fundraising strategies and building and maintaining relationships with funders. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Manager would be a part of the ICCA’s Administration & Strategic Initiatives department to create fundraising strategies that best serve the long term interests of the organization in a way that is sustainable and in line with our core values and mandate. This includes researching, writing, and submitting grants and funding requests (ranging from small to large requests), maintaining good relationships with funders and donors, designing fundraising campaigns and managing both existing streams of funding as well as developing new ones to support the exciting programming and work of our dynamic organization.


  • Working with the Administration & Strategic Initiatives team and reporting directly to the Executive Director;
  • Overseeing the fundraising processes, including writing complex, high quality applications and proposals, including preparing budgets and other materials / documentation (reports, letters of intent, program briefs, etc.), managing the submission, follow-up, and all necessary reporting;
  • Managing and developing fundraising reports;
  • Ensuring that all funding contracts and fundraising commitments are followed and that the approved proposal and budgets are clearly articulated to all necessary ICCA team members;
  • Working in line with the ICCA’s Strategic Plan to build sustainable funding models that suit the organization’s goals and needs;
  • Working across the ICCA’s four departments (Administration & Strategic Initiatives; Programming; Membership; and Education) to ensure our annual goals are being met and optimized;
  • Creating a fundraising plan and frameworks to ensure the long term success and sustainability of the ICCA;
  • Enhancing and supporting existing streams of income and seeking further opportunities for fundraising;
  • Developing the capacity and visibility of the ICCA for philanthropic funding from private donors and funders to diversify funding streams;
  • Maintaining year-round communications and relationships with funders, including written reports, funder surveys and in-person meetings; and
  • Creating and maintaining tools that accurately monitor and interpret the activity of all public sector and donor fundraising initiatives.


  • Minimum of three years experience working in the arts or non-profit sector;
  • Substantial knowledge of Indigenous arts and contemporary culture;
  • Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • Comfortable and confident managing finances and working with complex budgets;
  • Ability to speak and work in both English and French would be considered a strong asset;
  • Able to think creatively and out of the box especially when it comes to fundraising and revenue generation;
  • Able to work in a team environment, collaborating on multiple overlapping projects, or independently.

To Apply

Applicants are to submit their application to and attach the following within a single PDF: 

  • A cover letter outlining your interest and qualification for this position. Please also include how you define your relationship to your community (note that answering this is not just for Indigenous applicants)
  • A curriculum vitae
  • An example of your ability to fundraise (Max. 1 page)
  • Name, title / affiliation, and contact details of two references (note that references will only be contacted for short listed applicants after they have gone through the first interview process)

Review of applications will begin on May 5, 2022 and will continue until filled

As the ICCA is an Indigenous run and led organization, we prioritize hiring Indigenous peoples, but we encourage and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.