Chief Development Officer, Victoria Conservatory of Music

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada · Victoria Conservatory of Music


Founded in 1964, the Victoria Conservatory of Music (VCM) has earned an outstanding reputation of quality in music education and performance, music therapy and community outreach programs. As a music school for the whole community, the VCM welcomes students of all ages and musical abilities, and teaches in all musical genres including classical, contemporary and music technology. Each year, over 4,500 students take part in an extensive array of disciplines including woodwinds, brass, percussion, keyboard, strings, voice, jazz, theory and composition, and programs such as music therapy, teacher training, early children’s music programs and Summer Music Academies. In addition, the VCM offers a two-year performance-oriented post-secondary diploma program in partnership with Camosun College, credits from which are transferable to every major University in Canada.

The Victoria Conservatory of Music (VCM) is seeking a permanent, full-time experienced Chief Development Officer to lead our Development team, contributing to nurturing long-term relationships with its supporters to raise approximately $1.5 million from individuals, foundations, government agencies, sponsors and special events as well as assisting in the cultivation of a donor centered practice at VCM.

Job Description:

Reporting to the dynamic and strategy-focused CEO and working with an engaged and involved Board of Governors, the senior management team and development staff, the CDO will direct and execute a multi-faceted fundraising program that builds communities of support and attracts high impact philanthropy to the VCM’s strategic priorities, leading the VCM towards long term financial sustainability. This position supervises the Manager of Donor Relations, the Manager of Development Services and the Development Officer, Special Events & Sponsorship and is responsible for meeting the targets of the VCM’s development plan.


Primary Accountabilities:

As a member of VCM’s Senior Leadership Team, the Chief Development Officer provides:


Fundraising Excellence and Impact


Development & Public Relations

Database & Records Management


Application deadline: Tuesday, March 19.


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