Start Date: January 8, 2024

Permanent Part-Time: Two (2) days per week equivalent

Salary: $20,000 per year

Flexible Work Model: Work-from-home with periodic in-office days, or fully in-office if preferred

dance Immersion Office Location: 303 – 1000 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M4W 2K2

Position Post Date:  October 16, 2023

Post Closing Date: November 10, 2023



dance Immersion is seeking an experienced Donor Engagement & Fundraising Specialist to join its collaborative, tight-knit team. In this role, the Specialist will use advanced communication skills and a keen sense of initiative to develop relationships with donors, manage our annual fundraising campaign, research opportunities, and craft applications and proposals. By conducting donor outreach, writing proposals, and collaborating on periodic fundraising events, the Specialist will exercise their speaking, writing, and leadership abilities while moving dance Immersion closer to its financial goals.

The ideal candidate will be motivated, professional, and organized and have experience researching and writing proposals. We’re looking for someone who believes in the mission of dance Immersion and can help us strategize and deliver on our fundraising efforts.


Objectives of this Role

  • Promote awareness of the organization’s mission and work
  • Cultivate a network of dedicated donors
  • Research and spot new fundraising opportunities
  • Form strong relationships with external stakeholders
  • Ensure donors are engaged and kept in the loop on organizational activities.



  • Research individuals, corporations, and foundations that are interested in gift giving
  • Effectively convey the organization’s mission, vision, and programs to potential and existing donors
  • Write grant applications and fundraising proposals, in collaboration with the team
  • Strategize and successfully execute annual fundraising campaigns in collaboration with the team
  • Track the progress of financial goals.



Required Skills and Qualifications

  • At least four years of experience in fundraising or sales
  • Experience researching fundraising opportunities
  • Experience writing grant proposals and fundraising letters
  • Strong relationship-building skills
  • Strong attention to detail.


Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Certification, diploma, or similar qualification in fundraising
  • Competence with donor management systems.


To Apply: Please send your cover letter and resume or CV in a single PDF via email to Timea Wharton-Suri at by 5:00 PM ET on November 10, 2023.

On January 27, 2021, dance Immersion’s Curator & Program Director Timea Wharton-Suri spoke on Turnout Radio CIUT 89.5 FM about our programs and services for dancers. Also on the broadcast were Robert Sauvey of Dance Umbrella of Ontario and Amy Hampton of Dance Ontario Association.

Hosted by Nicole Inica Hamilton, the program helped highlight the ways in which dance Immersion, Dance Ontario and Dance Umbrella assist dancers throughout their careers.


You can listen to the full broadcast here at this link. Timea begins to speak about dance Immersion at around 35:00.

Click here:  Dance Organizations that Serve You


You can also browse our PROGRAMS and ABOUT pages for detailed information on what dance Immersion provides dance artists, dance lovers, and audiences.


Turn Out Radio is an innovative, and engaging talk show which presents the latest in dance news within the national and international spectrum of current events.  A fresh and lively program, Turn Out Radio broadcasts live every Wednesday at 9:00 a.m EST, and can be heard on CIUT 89.5 FM, Bell Fibe TV, Rogers Cable TV, TuneIn Radio, and Podcast platforms.