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  • We are looking for a Fund Development and Capital Campaign Director to join our team.


    Reporting to the President & CEO, this newly created position will be responsible for assisting in the completion of the Museum’s $45 million capital campaign. The Fund Development and Capital Campaign Director will develop and manage a portfolio of major donor prospects while supporting staff and the Campaign Cabinet. The ideal candidate is driven, organized, flexible, and has experience with major gifts fundraising and running a capital campaign from start to finish. The long-term vision for this role is to help lead the capital campaign for two to three years and transition to a leadership role on the development team with a focus on individual fundraising.


    • Working closely with the President & CEO, Campaign Cabinet and staff team, the Director will contribute to the ongoing planning and implementation of a multifaceted capital campaign that will support the Museum.
    • Establish the campaign’s solicitation priorities; manage prospect lists, prospect research, prospect tracking and campaign reporting.
    • Develop and execute cultivation, solicitation and stewardship plans, strategies including meeting requests, and metrics to monitor project success in collaboration with the Campaign team and senior leadership.
    • Collaborate with the Marketing and Communications team to provide campaign collateral and communications, specifically materials for solicitation including print, web and social media platforms.
    • Identify members, lead, and provide support to volunteers on the Campaign Cabinet.
    • Provide guidance, prepare, and coach Campaign volunteers when appropriate and be present during solicitations when required.
    • Work collaboratively across all sectors (individuals, corporations foundations, special events) to cultivate identified individuals and institutional prospects in order to complete solicitations and/or prepare and submit grant proposals.
    • Devise and direct cultivation and recognition events ensuring donor acknowledgement and naming opportunities, stewardship and, as appropriate, public recognition.
    • Work with the Campaign Coordinator to manage all campaign gift correspondence in the database, including timely acknowledgments, pledge payment reminders, pledge agreements, and preparing and submitting reports to donors and those required by granting foundations and institutions.
    • Manage Capital Campaign budget tracking and reporting both expenditure and contributed revenue.
    • Maintain the campaign calendar, ensuring that it is coordinated with existing program and development calendars.
    • Prepare presentations for the leadership team and Board of Directors evaluating progress toward goals.
    • Over time, build and manage a portfolio of donors and prospects with the capacity, interest, and inclination to make gifts of $10,000 or more.
    • Other duties as assigned


    • Bachelor’s Degree or higher, with a focus in fundraising, sales, marketing or other applicable discipline. CFRE designation an asset.
    • Minimum of seven to ten years of professional fundraising experience, with a focus on Capital Campaigns or major gifts.
    • Proven record of accomplishment of successfully securing major gift support, with a focus on completing and closing six and seven figure asks.
    • Success leading and directing capital campaigns, and the ability to manage the campaign budget.
    • Excellent interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills and ability to prioritize and execute responsibilities in the face of conflicting priorities.
    • Strong analytical mindset.
    • Strong strategic acumen and ability to translate strategy into actionable plans for directing new initiatives or enhancing existing programs.
    • Effective problem solver with initiative to be innovative and creative with developing new ideas and concepts.
    • Personal qualities of strong work ethic, emotional intelligence, and diligence.
    • A sense of humor, tolerance for change, and a demonstrated ability to contribute to a positive culture.
    • A team player with the ability to motivate others.
    • Commitment to the mission of the Museum.
    • Proficient in MS Office.
    • Fluency with Raisers Edge and/or E-tapestry or other CRM database


    The Museum is committed to creating a culture that is supportive of learning, growth, and staff development. Our investment in staff includes a competitive salary commensurate with experience; RRSP plan with employer match; health, dental, and life insurance; and generous paid time off.


    Applicants must demonstrate in their resume or cover letter how they meet the requirements of the position. Only qualified applicants asked to interview will be contacted.

    Send your cover letter and resume to


    • Dental care
    • RRSP Match
    • Vacation & paid time off
    • Life insurance
    • Extended health care
    • On-site parking


    Application deadline: 2020-05-22

    Job Type: Full-time

    Experience: professional fundraising : 7 years (Required

    About the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada:

    The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada was established in 1974 by a small group of visionaries committed to preserving Canada’s distinct aviation heritage. Today, with nearly 100 historic aircraft and more than 70,000 artifacts, texts and photographs, the Museum remains one of Canada’s largest and most complete aviation heritage collections. This remarkable collection is not only the foundation for telling a remarkable story of history, but also engages students and visitors in discovering the science behind flight, inspiring future generations of aviators and explorers of the sky.

    To meet the needs of our community, we are building a new state-of-the-art Museum. This 86,000 ft² facility, located on Wellington Ave at the Richardson International Airport, will enhance Winnipeg’s distinctive role as a central transportation hub and profile the city’s aerospace leadership in Canada.

    Once the new Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada opens in fall of 2021, the new Museum will be:

    • one of only six Royal museums in Canada;
    • a signature facility celebrating Canada’s Legends of Aviation;
    • a world-class facility that explores the history and science of aeronautics (Winnipeg
    • has the third largest aerospace revenue in Canada and largest in Western Canada);
    • a community-wide destination for education, entertainment, tourism and business,
    • boosting Winnipeg’s economic, social and educational environment.

    A vision for the new Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada’s has taken shape – to inspire, educate, and entertain all visitors that come through its doors. The Museum will be the premier storyteller in Western Canada of the country’s aerospace heritage, providing a highly interactive multi-generational experience in our new facility.

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