Posted on February 5, 2013
Development Associate, Foundation and Government Gifts
Public Theater - Development Associate, Foundation and Government Gifts
The Public Theater is seeking an exceptional writer and experienced grants professional to join its Development team. The Development Associate, Foundation and Government Gifts will help generate over $5M in annual revenues to support a broad range of artistic programs. The Associate will serve as the organization’s primary grant writer. He/She will also generate copy for institutional communication purposes as needed.
The Development Associate will steward The Public’s Foundation and Government relationships. The Associate will be responsible for preparing grant requests, including financials and other supporting materials as required. This position will interface with senior level staff and project managers in every department company-wide and requires the ability to marshal resources across a large organization. The Associate will also be required to attend performances and special events throughout the year, including evenings and weekends, particularly in the summer. This position reports to the Director of Institutional Giving.
Requirements: Candidates should have a passion for The Public’s mission and the ability to generate ideas on how best to convey this mission to a broad range of stakeholders. The candidate must be a highly-skilled writer. Attention to detail is essential. An understanding of how to create grant budgets and financial reports is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will bring an enterprising approach to their work. This position requires the ability to think strategically and creatively under deadline. Seeking a self-starter with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Superior communication and organization skills are a must. This position requires the ability to manage several projects simultaneously, and produce high-quality work in a timely manner. The Associate must be comfortable with meeting static deadlines under shifting priorities.
In addition to grant writing and reporting, this position will be responsible for setting and meeting aggressive revenue goals. The ability to effectively track revenue projections and create progress reports is also required. The ideal candidate will have proven experience managing annual revenue goals of at least $1M. Experience managing complex, multi-year grants strongly preferred. Experience with Tessitura or similar customer relations management systems is a plus.
The ideal applicant is a development professional with at least 2 years of related experience. An advanced degree in arts management and fundraising preferred but not required. He/She should be familiar with national grant programs and key New York City funders, particularly in the field of arts and culture. Overall, the successful candidate has the ability to remain flexible and focused in a demanding work environment, and to prioritize deadlines and assignments effectively.
Please send resume, cover letter and two writing samples, one of which is a previously funded grant proposal to: Liz Sharp, Human Resources Director, The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003 firstname.lastname@example.org EOE No Calls please.