Posted on November 14, 2012
League of American Orchestras
League of American Orchestras - Grants Manager
The League of American Orchestras leads, supports, and champions America’s orchestras and the vitality of the music they perform. Founded in 1942 and chartered by Congress in 1962, the League links a national network of thousands of instrumentalists, conductors, managers and administrators, board members, volunteers, and business partners. Its diverse membership of 800 orchestras across North America runs the gamut from world-renowned symphonies to community groups, from summer festivals to student and youth ensembles. The only national organization dedicated solely to the orchestral experience, the League is a nexus of knowledge and innovation, advocacy, and leadership advancement for managers, musicians, volunteers, and boards. Its conferences and events, award-winning Symphony magazine, website, and other publications inform music lovers around the world about orchestral activity and developments.
The Grants Manager is a member of League of American Orchestras’ six-person Development Department, which is responsible for raising approximately 60% of the League’s operating budget. Paralleling a similar structure to the department’s individual giving area, the Grants Manager position reports to the Director of Institutional Giving and is responsible for securing unrestricted and restricted grants from corporate, foundation, and government sources to meet annual goals. He/she will manage and maintain a diverse portfolio of grants, ranging from four-figure unrestricted foundation gifts to six-figure restricted government awards. The position will work closely with the Director to formulate annual institutional giving goals and strategize on approach for new and renewing proposals.
Write and prepare proposals, reports, acknowledgments, and other correspondence for submission to corporate, foundation, and government funders
Manage and maintain calendar of proposal and report deadlines and ensure timely submission to funders
Work closely with League program and finance staff to gather information needed for proposals and reports
Identify and research prospective corporate and foundation donors
Maintain corporate, foundation, and government donor and prospect records, in both database and paper files
Assist in preparation of institutional giving briefs, agendas, and other materials for meetings with current and prospective corporate, foundation, and government donors
Assist in cultivation and stewardship of current and prospective corporate, foundation, and government donors
Work collaboratively with members of all departments
Other duties and special projects as assigned
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required.
Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of experience in institutional development and grant writing (preferably with an arts or music organization) required. Candidate must have strong writing and editing skills, demonstrated proposal writing experience, knowledge of budgeting for grant proposals, and the ability to handle multiple tasks under deadline pressure. Outstanding capacities for communication, personal presentation, organization, accuracy, follow-through, timeliness, consistency, and detail are essential. S/he must have ability to: demonstrate initiative within the responsibilities defined, work independently and as part of a team, and interact effectively with all levels of staff, volunteers, donors, and prospects. Other abilities pertinent to the position include strong computer skills (Word, Excel, relational databases), as well as a strong work ethic and service mentality.
Salary and Benefits:
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with the candidate’s experience and background. In addition to traditional holidays and vacation, the League provides employees with a strong benefits package including participatory group health, dental, and life insurance, and 403(b) retirement programs.
Please submit a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume online to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Grants Manager” in the subject line.
The League of American Orchestras is an Equal Opportunity Employer.