**Please Note: The application deadline has been extended until November 14th 2012**
VANL-CARFAC seeks to engage a professional with project management and fundraising experience acquired largely through working in the cultural fields.
Project: Excellence in Visual Arts (EVA) Awards
Date of call: October 25th 2012
Deadline: November 14th 2012.
Title: Sponsorship Coordinator, EVA Awards (SC)
Description: The SC will create a comprehensive sponsorship solicitation strategy including a database of contacts and a timeline for delivery of funds. The SC will work in conjunction with the EVA Committee to ensure that all appropriate businesses and individuals are included in this database. The SC will work independently to deliver the sponsorship target amounts, and must have their own workspace from which to provide the service. VANL-CARFAC will provide the SC with all necessary background information on the organization and the EVA Awards, as well as a breakdown of sponsorship categories and sponsor packages to be distributed to key candidates. The Board of Directors and EVA Committee may also serve as primary contact for key sponsors with whom they have a personal relationship.
All work will be performed under the direction of the Board of Directors but under the direct supervision of the EVA Awards Committee and Executive Director.
Qualifications: Applicants must hold a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution, have a minimum of 2 years work experience in the cultural or fundraising sector, or an appropriate combination of education and work experience. Applicants must also have;
§ Demonstrated knowledge of the cultural sector in the province.
§ Demonstrated ability to work under a volunteer board or committee.
§ Effective oral and written communication skills.
§ Demonstrated experience in fundraising.
§ Strong organizational skills and the ability to work with a high level of independence; ability to balance competing priorities and exercise good judgment.
§ Computer skills, time management skills and a positive attitude are essential.
Evaluation: Applicants must submit a cover letter, an up-to-date resume and three professional references. Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted by the Hiring Committee.
Project Timeline: Hours of work are to be determined by the SC according to the needs of the sponsorship campaign. Candidate must have a flexible work schedule.
Start Date: November 15th, 2012
End Date: May 31, 2013
Resources: Access to all VANL-CARFAC informational resources. As a contract worker, the SC will be expected to have access to her/his own workspace, phone, computer, internet and email access.
Target: The SC is expected to raise no less than $9000 (including program ad sales, with a target amount of $15000 to be raised. Some in-kind sponsorships may be considered to count toward the total amount raised but must be cleared in advance with the EVA Committee. The SC will be required to assist the EVA committee and Executive Director in the organization of the annual EVA promotional reception.
Remuneration: Contract awarding lump sum/professional fees @ $3000, an initial sum ($500) payable upon signing of contract, two subsequent payments ($750) based on reaching specific, monetary goals to be set by the EVA committee, and a final installment ($1000) payable upon receipt of the SC’s final report following the 2013 EVA Awards. Incentive will be offered for exceeding the target amount.
Deadline: All applications should be received no later than November 8th 2012. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
Apply to: firstname.lastname@example.org, with ‘Sponsorship Coordinator Application’ in the subject line.
For more information on the EVA Awards program, sponsorship categories and past sponsors of the awards, see the EVA Awards page of www.vanl-carfac.com.