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For more than thirty years, Cecilia Concerts has presented diverse world-class chamber music experiences in welcoming, bilingual, accessible, and intimate settings that connect our communities, educate and inspire audiences and artists, and enhance the rich heritage and culture of K’jipuktuk/Halifax.

We are growing. There has never been a better time to join our non-profit charity as the Fund Development Officer reporting to the Executive Director. Playing a key role in the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of donors, foundations, and corporate sponsors, you will develop and implement an annual fundraising plan.

The position responsibilities include:

Key Duties

  • Develop and implement an annual plan to secure individual and corporate sponsors and donors, as well as support from foundations.
  • Support corporate fundraising strategies to ensure maximum revenue is achieved from prospects and donors.
  • Perform research to generate lists of new prospects and generate profiles, proposals/case for support and other solicitation materials as required.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward corporate sponsors, foundations, and donors to achieve identified and agreed upon fundraising targets.
  • Maintain accurate, professional, and current records, actions, and reports.


  • Completion of a college diploma/university degree or equivalent experience plus a minimum of two years success in corporate fundraising and stewardship in non-profit fundraising or similar environment.
  • A broad knowledge of sponsorship and corporate social responsibility trends.
  • Demonstrated excellence in customer service and administrative skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and public relations skills to communicate effectively with corporate sponsors and donors to meet their needs.
  • Takes initiative and is collaborative.
  • Able to work with a diversity of corporate donors, sponsors, and prospects.
  • Able to work quickly, efficiently, and accurately with attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in MS office suite, with advanced Excel spreadsheet skills and knowledge of fundraising databases.
  • The ability to work in French is an asset.

How to Apply

This is a full-time position and will be based in K’jipuktuk/Halifax. The salary range is $55,000 to $65,000.  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. To learn more about Cecilia Concerts, visit

To apply, please forward your resume, and cover letter to All qualified candidates are welcome to apply. We are committed to employment equity and encourage applications from Indigenous people, people with disabilities, people who are racialized and women. No agency calls please.

Deadline for Applications: December 14, 2022

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