Development Coordinator

Date Posted
February 2, 2024
Opportunity with
Hamilton Festival Theatre Company
Application Deadline
March 4, 2024 at 11:59 pm
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Job Title: Development Coordinator

Organization: Hamilton Festival Theatre Company (HFTco)

Location: Hamilton, Ontario

Pay Rate: $23.00/hr + Group Benefits

Job Type: Full-Time Equivalent (pending funding confirmation)

Application Deadline: February 23, 2024

Start Date: March 4, 2024


About HFTco:

Hamilton Festival Theatre Company (HFTco) strives to make theatre accessible to both audience members and artists and is committed to fostering the development of professional artists and an appreciation of the arts in Hamilton. Activities include the flagship 12-day Hamilton Fringe Festival, Artist Development educational programming (ALERT, Spark, Kids Club), a community embedded winter festival (Frost Bites), and other community arts services.


About the Role:

Working under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Development Coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing fundraising strategies—managing donor relationships, and securing sponsorships and foundation partnerships. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of fundraising principles and practices, experience with donor cultivation and stewardship, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.



  • Develop and implement fundraising strategies for HFTco's programs and initiatives, including sponsorship procurement and foundation partnership management.
  • Manage donor relationships: outreach, cultivation, stewardship, communications.
  • Identify and cultivate new corporate sponsors and foundation partners.
  • Research, prepare, and submit grant applications.
  • Track and report on fundraising progress.
  • Plan, lead, and attend fundraising events and meetings.
  • Collaborate with core staff and consultants on creation and execution of a 3-Yr Marketing & Tourism Growth Strategic Plan; help to assess, set, and reach ambitious, achievable targets and goals.



  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in a relevant field, such as fundraising, nonprofit management, or marketing.
  • Priority given to candidates with 5+ years fundraising experience
  • Proven ability to develop and implement fundraising strategies and events.
  • Strong understanding of donor cultivation and stewardship practices.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficient in Google Workspace, with some experience in donor/database management and/or other relevant fundraising software.


To Apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter by email with subject line “Development Coordinator” to by February 23, 2024.

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