JOB TITLE: Development Administrative Assistant, Windsor Symphony Orchestra POSITON TYPE & COMPENSATION: Part-time contract position. 14 hours/week, $22/hour, until...

JOB TITLE: Development Administrative Assistant, Windsor Symphony Orchestra

POSITON TYPE & COMPENSATION: Part-time contract position. 14 hours/week, $22/hour, until December 31, 2024.

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

JOB SUMMARY: The Development Assistant will have a key role in supporting the philanthropic programs of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra (WSO). This position is responsible for executive support of the fundraising and donor stewardship function including: issuing and sending charitable tax receipts, maintain and update donor mailing lists, research, compile and proofread correspondence as needed, draft stewardship letters and emails to donors and prospects, plan and coordinate donor/prospect meetings, assist in the management of the Executive Director’s calendar to coordinate donor meetings, assist with coordination of department projects and supports Executive Director and board members with sponsorship materials and donor contacts. This role also provides support to the Finance Manager in weekly bank deposits, coordinating the payment and receiving of cheques and fulfilling other administrative duties as needed.


  • Manage and facilitate tax receipting process.
  • Manage and facilitate stewardship letters such as regular, timely thank-you letters.
  • Prepare donor briefing notes for Executive Director, Music Director and board members.
  • Prepare prospect lists and prospect research when required.
  • Tracks donor pledges and sends payment reminders when required.
  • Tracks in memoriam donations and creates letters to acknowledge these gifts.
  • Assists Executive Director with calendar and bookings for donor meetings.
  • Assists Executive Director with board meetings.
  • Supports Finance Manager with weekly tasks such as processing invoices, reconciling monthly expenses and bank deposits.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree or college diploma in one of the following disciplines: communications, business, arts administration or finance OR relevant post-secondary degree or diploma plus up to two years of experience in a similar role.
  • Passion for the arts.
  • Detail oriented with a basic understanding of fundraising and administrative duties.
  • Creative problem-solver.
  • Collaborative and eager to work in a team-driven environment.
  • Knowledge of Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Valid Ontario Drivers’ License
  • Permitted to work in Canada

LOCATION OF WORK: Primarily the Capitol Theatre (WSO Office), 121 University Ave W., Windsor, ON

TERM OF AGREEMENT: Six months, up to 14 hours per week, until December 31, 2024.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resumé to All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; only applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents in Canada will be accepted. No phone calls please.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5:00 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2024



The Windsor Symphony Orchestra (WSO) connects people through music.  From its roots in the boom years of the 1940’s to its present incarnation as a dynamic regional professional orchestra, the WSO has spanned three generations. The orchestra’s commitment to excellence and its consistent emphasis on education and community outreach have galvanized a new generation of music lovers in Windsor-Essex and will continue to bring inspired music-making in the future. Throughout its history, the WSO has proudly engaged, entertained, educated, and inspired audiences through the performance of live orchestral music. The foundational underpinnings of the WSO depend on bringing music into a living connection with the greater Windsor community and finding new and different ways of integrating live performance with other art forms, including film, literature, theatre, and dance.