Corporate Development Associate
(Six Month Contract Position)
Honens International Piano Competition
Canada’s Honens International Piano Competition seeks a Corporate Development Associate who will renew current corporate sponsors, identify new prospects, cultivate relationships, and solicit gifts from Corporations and Corporate Foundations.
This is a six month contract position (possibly renewable) starting in the summer of 2012. The Corporate Development Associate is charged with managing a portfolio of existing corporate donors and actively seeking new funding opportunities. .
The Honens Competition awards the largest prize in the world of international music competitions – $100,000 and an artistic and career development program valued at a half million dollars. The Seventh Competition culminates in Semifinals and Finals from October 17 to 26, 2012 in Calgary. Honens has a $5.8 million budget for its three-year cycle. The organization is experiencing rapid growth in its activities and its profile.
Reporting to President & Artistic Director Stephen McHolm, the Corporate Development Associate needs to be comfortable in working with volunteers in assisting with the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospective corporate sponsors and donors.
The Corporate Development Associate will:
- Steward existing funders through regular and timely communication
- Renew and grow revenue with existing sponsors by exploring new options
- Work with relevant staff on proposals, stewardship and recognition programs and reports
- Establish new relationships and new sources of funding
- Participate in fund-raising and stewardship events as needed.
Honens International Piano Competition:
Honens International Piano Competition is a leader in discovering and launching the careers of young concert pianists. It searches for Complete Artists–21st century musicians for 21st century audiences–and awards its Laureates the competition world’s largest cash prize and most comprehensive artistic and career development program.
For three years, Competition Laureates are prepared for the rigors and realities of professional careers in music through international engagements, debut performances in essential career-building markets, recordings, residencies, media training, networking opportunities, mentoring, and coaching. Honens Laureates share their talents with communities across Canada through in-school programs, “Music as a Second Language” performances, master classes, and residencies.
Honens also presents a critically acclaimed concert series in Calgary with the world’s leading pianists, innovative performance projects, and Canadian premieres.
In 1991 philanthropist Esther Honens established the Honens International Piano Competition with a $5 million endowment. Her dream was to create a stage in Calgary and in Canada for the world’s most promising pianists. The Honens Competition takes place every three years in Calgary. The endowment is maintained and administered by The Calgary Foundation.
- A university degree in music/arts and/or business management or equivalent experience;
- A minimum of three years’ experience of progressively responsible experience in fund-raising, particularly in the area of sponsorship;
- Ability to inspire trust and confidence in stakeholders;
- Ability to manage several projects simultaneously;
- Exceptional interpersonal and communication (oral/written) skills;
- Knowledge of the performing arts, particularly classical music;
- Financial and budgeting abilities, strong research and organizational skills as well as exceptional attention to detail.
Starting Date: August/September 2012.
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits package. Deadline for applications: Friday, July 13, 2012.
Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume with a list of references and salary requirements in confidence to:
Genovese, Vanderhoof & Associates
77 Carlton Street, Suite 1103
Toronto, ON M5B 2J7