Job Title:

Development Communications Coordinator


Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra


Winnipeg, MB

Closing Date:


We are in the business of creating exceptional musical experiences for Manitobans. The work culture is creative and collaborative, fostering a positive, problem-solving environment. The ideal candidate will bring passion and energy to the position.

Reporting to and in partnership with the VP Development, you will be part of the team that designs and executes diverse fund development efforts that support the sustainability of the WSO.  You will have the opportunity to contribute your strong organizational skills to the expanding role of Development Communications Coordinator.

The Development Communications Coordinator?s key responsibilities are:

Communications Directly Related to Fundraising 70%

  • Writing direct mail donor solicitation letters
  • Researching foundations and writing proposals to solicit donations for the WSO and for Sistema Winnipeg
  • Coordinating the writing and disbursement of development emails and e-blasts
  • Preparing copy and coordinating the printing or publication of materials related to the WSO?s opening night and spring galas including invitations, programs, silent auction posters and programs, signs and any other materials
  • Writing copy and helping to coordinate layout of the development website pages
  • Coordinating the production of development videos

Donor Stewardship 30%

  • Writing and coordinating the publication of the Tempo donor newsletter
  • Writing thank you letters
  • Writing copy and coordinating design for event invitations
  • Preparing copy and coordinating design for development pages of the Overture magazine
  • Other duties as assigned

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Background, degree or diploma in communications
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Previous experience writing foundation or grant proposals an asset
  • Experience working with designers and printers
  • Experience creating websites and videos
  • Knowledge of and a passion for classical music is an asset.


Please reply in confidence with resume and cover letter not later than 4 p.m., June 15, 2018 to:

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
RE:  Development Communications Coordinator

Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

Posted 2018-06-05

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