APPLYING TO SUNDANCE INSTITUTE
We believe individuals can spark new ideas that entertain, push
creative boundaries, and ignite empathy and understanding that can
ultimately lead to social change. We not only look for these
attributes in the artists we support, but the extraordinary talent
that we hire to bring our mission to life. With that, we encourage
individuals from diverse and historically underrepresented
communities, as well as those with unique and transferable
skill-sets from various industries, to apply to join the Sundance
If you have the qualifications and feel you would enjoy and
excel in this position, please prepare a cover letter and resume
for your application to give us a summary of an accomplishment in a
similar role and why Sundance Institute would be your employer of
Sundance Institute is seeking a Grant Writer and Coordinator to
join our Institutional Giving team. This position will be charged
with providing grant writing, project coordination, and
administrative support to the department.
Working closely under the Director, Institutional Giving, the
Grant Writer and Coordinator collaborates with multiple departments
to build strong cases for philanthropic support and ensure that
constituents are connected to the work of Sundance Institute’s
artist programs and the annual Film Festival.
Sundance Institute currently has offices in Los Angeles, Park
City, and New York City. This position works full time out of one
of our office locations and will be required to work extended hours
including evenings and weekends at key points throughout the year.
Occasional travel to Institute offices and events will be required
Top priorities include but are not limited
Under the guidance of the Director and other team members,
drafting compelling, clear, and accurate written materials for
grant proposals and reports, in keeping with funder guidelines and
deadlines as applicable.
Collaborating with relationship managers and key program and
operations staff to update program descriptions and draft donor
Coordinating internal review of proposal and report materials,
and incorporating feedback in a timely manner
Uploading and submitting proposals and reports to funders’
online grantee portals as applicable.
Conducting ongoing prospect research to identify potential
funders and providing written reports on findings.
Providing administrative support to the director and entire
department including coordinating meetings, maintaining files,
tracking deadlines, and submitting expense reports.
Writing and coordinating the distribution of general donor
correspondence, including acknowledgment letters, cover letters,
event invitations, general emails, and mailings.
Overseeing department communication processes including:
maintaining the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database
with accurate contact information, including detailed donor,
prospect, event, and mailing lists.
Managing multiple email accounts, which includes routing
inquiries, screening emails, and providing timely
Serving as the Institutional Giving Department’s main point of
contact on donor crediting and recognition, ensuring accuracy and
You have the following direct or transferable
Legal authorization to work in the United States.
2 years of experience coordinating projects, drafting
fundraising materials, and providing administrative support,
preferably in foundation and/or government giving.
Excellent writing skills.
Strong attention to detail and accuracy in recording, tracking,
and issuing information.
Outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication
skills to communicate with the public, major and high-profile
donors, foundations, board members, and colleagues.
Excellent organizational skills including the ability to set
Passion for the arts and understanding of Sundance Institute’s
Strong customer support skills.
Ability to work extended hours, including evenings and weekends
around key deadlines.
You will be successful in this role if you…
Draft persuasive and impactful letters, proposals, and
Balance and prioritize competing deadlines and
Build and sustain strong working relationships and successfully
collaborate across departments to meet deadlines and goals.
In addition to a competitive hourly pay based on the
state of residence, this position comes with awesome benefits &
25 paid holidays
Health, vision, and dental insurance
Paid sick, family, and medical leave
401(k) with automatic 3% employer contribution after one year of
Sundance Film Festival passes and benefits (varies each
Mission driven workplace and amazing co-workers