Individual Giving Officer - Out On Screen

Sep 28, 2020
Vancouver, British Columbia
Entry Level, Early Career

About Out On Screen

Out On Screen is a registered charity and professional queer arts organization, operating in Vancouver, BC. We are dedicated to celebrating, illuminating, and advancing queer lives through film, education and dialogue. Our vision is a society where gender and sexual diversity thrives. Our team is passionate about making a difference in the communities we serve.

Currently we deliver on our mission with two core programs:

  • The annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival is the largest queer arts event in Western Canada, showcasing cutting-edge films from around the world.
  • Out In Schools is an award winning education program that uses queer film to spark dialogue, challenging homophobia and promote inclusion. Since its inception, it has reached more than 120,000 youth and adults across B.C.

LGBT2Q+ and allied communities are at the center of everything we do. We are a part of, and do our best to serve, queer artist and activist communities across B.C. This means that we hold each other and every member of these communities with the highest regard and compassion, and practice our values to the best of our ability.

We acknowledge that we are a historically settler-led organization which operates on the unceded territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. In recognition of this, Out On Screen is reviewing our commitment to being in right relations with local First Nations, with the intention of re-establishing what that work looks like and how we show up in the work of decolonization. Likewise, we acknowledge that we have a responsibility to ensure our internal practices align with our external presentations, and that all staff and volunteers must feel safe, seen, and supported in their work. In furthering this responsibility, Out On Screen is undertaking an extensive Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion process aimed at building better working conditions for all staff and volunteers. The successful candidate will be a meaningful participant in this ongoing work.

About the Position

Located in our office in Downtown Vancouver – the Individual Giving Officer is a full-time (5 days/37.5 hrs per week) permanent position that leads all aspects of our individual giving strategy. The successful candidate will work within the Development team to deepen relationships in local and provincial LGBT2Q+ communities, and to engage individuals and community groups wishing to support the work of both the VQFF and Out In Schools.                                                 

Working with us, you will benefit from a comprehensive salary package that includes extended health benefits, access to wellness and professional development funds and the ability to be a visible ambassador in our community. The starting salary is between $45,000 and $50,000 per year.


Reports directly to the Development Director.

This role is for you if…

  • You enjoy working with people and building relationships to support queer, socially-driven arts causes in your community
  • You are a strong communicator in-person, over the phone, and in writing, who enjoys developing engaging and relevant promotional campaigns
  • You have a passion for LGBT2Q+ rights and/or queer art
  • You thrive on getting the big and little details right
  • You are able to gather, analyze, and maintain statistics and can produce insightful reports for internal and external stakeholders
  • You have a passion for, and understanding of, intersectionality, social justice, and anti-oppression

Additional traits that may help you be successful in this work are…

  • Big picture thinking and the ability to guide others through your vision
  • 1-2 years of experience working in non-profits, particularly in a fundraising capacity
  • Experience working with graphic designers, videographers and/or video editing
  • Journalism, creative writing, or other storytelling practice


  • Invigorate donation campaigns built on compelling cases for support to build relationships and steward a network of individual donors
  • Ensure delivery of the full engagement cycle for donors of all levels
  • Collaborate with the Marketing Manager, to create and maintain donor-centric communications including webpages, brochures, or direct mail pieces
  • Collaborate with the Manager, Corporate Partnerships, to build and maintain connections with community groups looking to support our work
  • Plan, manage, and execute a variety of special fundraising and donor recognition events including curating invitation lists, collaborating with vendors and venues, and day-of logistics
  • Collaborate with the Development Director in the stewardship of planned gifts
  • Maintain accurate data in our donor database (eTapestry), regularly input and track donations and ensure tax receipting practices remain in line with CRA standards
  • Complete accurate campaign and event reporting and prepare and deliver monthly and quarterly giving reports
  • Work collaboratively with staff team to facilitate fund raising, communications, data capture and reporting
  • Maintain an active membership in AFP Vancouver with an aim towards continuous learning and professional development for the betterment of the organization’s fundraising practices. AFP Membership to be paid by Out On Screen
  • Keep accurate and easily accessible records of all work in order to ensure organizational continuity

Vancouver Queer Film Festival-Specific Responsibilities

  •  Lead an active Festival Fundraising Campaign that engages Festival goers to become annual donors
  • Create and coordinate all Development activities at the Festival including live asks, donor events, and on-site tabling
  • Ensure daily entry of donations and donor data during the Festival
  • Coordinate Development-specific volunteers to assist with data entry and patron engagement

Out On Screen strives for meaningful employment from all communities and for our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. Indigenous people, people of colour, and people across the spectrums of gender, sexuality, age, and abilities are encouraged to apply

The closing date for this position is August 23, 2020. We thank all candidates for applying, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please look to our website for employment updates.

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