Job Posting: NTS seeks Associate Director of Development

Full time position / Maternity leave replacement

The National Theatre School of Canada (NTS) is currently hiring an Associate Director of Development – Grants.

This is a full-time position, Monday to Friday, with occasional requirements outside of office hours. Please note this job offer is for a maternity leave replacement.

Reporting Directly to the Director of Development (DOD), the Associate Director of Development fulfills objectives related to public and private financing activities. The incumbent is responsible for researching, writing, and reporting on various agreed upon strategies related to public revenues (grants), charitable donation proposals, and corporate sponsorship agreements for the NTS.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Artistic Program Directors, Director of Organizational Development, and the Communications and Marketing Department to gather relevant data needed to complete their tasks and fulfill the vision of the CEO. They will manage a portfolio of relationships primarily with public funders but also other donors/sponsors, as required, to ensure that the department goals and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are met. They will represent NTS at various meetings, events and assume any other responsibilities or tasks compatible with the purposes of the position.

The Challenges

As a member of the NTS team, the successful candidate will:

  • Provide support through a variety of tasks related to the various aspects of School’s day-to-day activities;
  • Contribute to maintaining frank and open communication that promotes team cohesion and efficiency;
  • Participate in the team’s efforts to create an inclusive and caring professional environment;
  • Share the view that theatre brings people together and allows them to imagine, think, and feel collectively.


Public Funding

  • Continually seek and identify new grant opportunities while developing and implementing effective plans and work processes to increase the availability of grants from local, provincial, national, and international funding sources that best align with NTS strategic priorities;
  • Ensure the development, drafting, and implementation of strategies in line with the NTS brand to ensure that funds are obtained and maintained in compliance with the provisions and grant agreements of each government agency;
  • Ensure that the staff provides dynamic and courteous customer service;
  • Monitor and inform NTS of developments, appointments, and other changes at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels that have an impact on the School’s activities and issues;
  • Collaborate with program directors to identify opportunities for alliances and partnerships that can help position or develop NTS, ensuring that grants obtained are allocated appropriately and funds are spent on time;
  • Manage a detailed grant schedule that includes all timelines and key milestones, such as, proposal due dates, the building of effective collection systems, reports, follow-ups, etc.


  • University degree and two to three years experience in managing public and private funding files in a similar position, with proof of success;
  • Excellent command of French and English with exceptional written and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills with the ability to balance multiple projects, diverse requirements, and changing priorities;
  • Understanding of and proven ability to work with philanthropic stakeholders;
  • Ability to conduct research, collect, data and analyze information;
  • Ability to produce simple financial reports, qualitatively and quantitatively analyze data, and synthesize results;
  • Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and demonstrate sound judgment, rigour, diplomacy, tenacity, autonomy, integrity, resourcefulness, a sense of humour, and good stress management;
  • Knowledge of DonorPerfect and Smartsheet, or similar software;
  • Ability to quickly master the use of new software; proficient in Word and Excel;

To apply, please submit your CV, along with a cover letter describing what makes you an ideal candidate, by email to


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