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Philanthropic Giving Manager

The Citadel Theatre

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  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Posted Date: Posted 2 months ago
  • Closing Date: April 21, 2024
  • Location: Edmonton
  • Salary: 60,000-70,000

Company Overview

The Citadel Theatre, located in Edmonton, Alberta is one of the largest theatres in Canada, showcasing Canadian and International professional productions. It is also home to the Foote Theatre School which offers theatre learning to all ages and levels of experience.

Job Description

The Citadel Theatre, one of Canada’s largest and busiest professional, not-for-profit theatre companies and facilities, is currently seeking a Philanthropic Giving Manager. Reporting to the Director of Community Engagement, The Philanthropic Giving Manager will be essential for advancing philanthropic support for The Citadel Theatre and building relationships with community stakeholders. The Philanthropic Giving Manager will successfully cultivate and solicit donors securing gifts and increasing individual support for the theatre. The successful candidate will develop and implement strategies to increase revenue in the portfolio which contributes to the overall fundraising goals of the organization. 

  • Successfully cultivate, solicit and steward gifts from a community of donors. 
  • Meet individually with current and prospective donors to build meaningful relationships, determine philanthropic interests, and secure major gifts from donors.  
  • Prepare briefing documents, presentations, gift agreements, and other materials as required 
  • Build strategies to connect with organizations and individuals and encourage participation in fundraising and community-building efforts.  
  • Strategize and implement techniques for donor retention and acquisition. 
  • Collaborate with the Community Engagement team to improve donor pipeline management. 
  • Work together with Marketing and Artistic staff to identify and communicate opportunities to support the Citadel Theatre.  
  • Accurately inputting donor data and activities into Customer Relations Management Software.  
  • Other duties as required.

Education: A post-secondary degree/diploma or the equivalent combination of education and work experience.
Experience: 3 years of experience in a Major Gifts and Campaign fundraising environment. 

  • Demonstrated track record in major gifts cultivation and solicitation of gifts of $10,000 and over from individual donors and foundations. 
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills including effective communication with a diverse set of stakeholders through written, verbal, and in-person communication.  
  • Ability to think strategically, work independently, and work collaboratively in driving new initiatives or enhancing existing programs. 
  • Experience with Tessitura or other fundraising CRM.  
  • Effective organizational and time management skills. 
  • Experience connecting with people and cultivating support for a cause.  
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite of products, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Working towards or completed CFRE designation. 
  • Experience with development communications and writing for a major donor audience. 
  • Experience with organizing and executing fundraising events. 
  • Experience with campaign fundraising.  
  • Demonstrated commitment to volunteerism or volunteer sector. 
  • Knowledge and appreciation of theatre.  


  • Must be flexible to work occasional evenings and weekends.  
  • Valid Class 5 drivers’ license, clean drivers abstract, acceptable insurance coverage, and access to vehicle is required.  


Qualified applicants are encouraged to email their resume and cover letter to Human Resources at

The Citadel Theatre is committed to having our team reflect the community it serves and actively welcome applicants from diverse and equity-seeking backgrounds. The Citadel also endeavors to create and guard a culture of respect and cooperation with all staff, artists, colleagues, volunteers and internal/external parties. Thank you for your interest but only those persons chosen for interviews will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

Annual Salary Range: $60,000 – $70,000 per year, depending on work experience.

The Citadel Theatre wishes to acknowledge that the land on which we gather is Treaty No. 6 territory and a traditional meeting ground and home of the First Nations, including both the treaty signatories – Cree, Saulteaux, Nakota Sioux, Stony and Cree-Iroquois – as well as other Indigenous peoples, such as the Blackfoot and Métis, who occupy this land. We extend our appreciation for the opportunity to live, create and perform on this territory.

Nikistêyhtamâkânân oma askîwihtâwin ita kâ mâwasakôyâhk Nikotwâsik Kâ akihtêk omâmawôpayônôwâw Nistam Îyinôwak, nânapo ôkih tipahamawâkan tahkikwanênkêwak-Nêhîyawak, Nahkawînôwak, Opwâsîmowak, Asinî Pwâtak êkwah Nêhîyaw Paskosikanak-êkwah kotakak Îyinôwak, tâpiskôc Kaskitêwayasitak êkwah Âpihtwâyak, kâkîh kikîwîhkêcik otah. Nitâniskê nanâskôtênân tawâw ôtah êh ayâyâhk tita wîci pimâtisîhtamâhk, tita osîhcikêyâhk êkwah tita nôkohtihiwêyâhk otah askîwihtâwinihk.

  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Posted Date: Posted 2 months ago
  • Closing Date: April 21, 2024
  • Location: Edmonton
  • Salary: 60,000-70,000