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Grants Manager

Center Theatre Group
California, United States
$52,000.00 - $52,000.00
Closing date
Sep 8, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Grant Seeking, Other Fundraising, Programs, Grant Administration, Grant Making, Administrative, Arts Administration, Other Administrative, Public Relations and Communications
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Full Time
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POSITION TITLE:                              Grants Manager

REPORTS TO:                                     Associate Director of Institutional Grants

WORK SCHEDULE:                            Full time/40 hours a week – Monday to Friday; some evenings and weekends required

LOCATION:                                         Los Angeles.

STATUS: (Exempt/Non-Exempt)     Non-Exempt

COMPENSATION: (Hourly/Salary)  Starts at $25/hour, equivalent to $52,000 annualized.

BENEFIT STATUS:                             Eligible

DEPARTMENT:                                  Institutional Advancement




At Center Theatre Group, we believe theatre creates an extraordinary connection between artists and audiences.  As one of the nation’s most influential non-profit theatre companies, we provide the broadest range of theatrical entertainment in the country at the Ahmanson Theatre, the Mark Taper Forum and the Kirk Douglas Theatre.  Whether it’s producing new work through our robust artistic development programs or engaging people of all ages and backgrounds across Los Angeles through our community and education programs, we put theatre at the center of it all.


Center Theatre Group commits to creating a safe space where the values of diversity, equity, access and inclusion are rooted in all levels and aspects of our work. We aim to attract, nurture and retain staff in a supportive home where we can be our best selves.  We celebrate our commonalities and embrace our differences in order to ensure that everyone has access to our work onstage, behind the scenes and in the community.



Center Theatre Group seeks a Grants Manager to oversee the Institutional Advancement department’s grants calendar and to prepare proposals and reports for institutional donors. The Grants Manager works closely with staff across departments to gather institutional information and data to maximize foundation and government donations and ensure stewardship of funders. Duties also include the production of correspondence and support documents as well as proofreading and editing responsibilities.


  1. Manages institutional giving grants calendar to track submission and reporting deadlines.
  2. Writes, edits and leads proposals and reports for select Foundation and Government donors.
  3. Works closely with Corporate Relations Officer to support Corporate Foundation proposals and reports.
  4. Produces correspondence for grant administration, including acknowledgements, queries, cover letters, renewal letters, and updates.
  5. Prepares documents as part of grant applications and reports, including budgets, expense reports, bios, constituent data, and production and artistic information. Serves as primary liaison with Finance Department for Institutional Giving.
  6. Copyedits and proofreads proposals, applications, reports, and other documents.
  7. Supports management of portfolio of current and prospective donors with an emphasis on Foundation Officers through meetings, phone calls, and other donor cultivation strategies.

Carries a portfolio of a select number of current foundation donors and prospects in addition to supporting the management of the overall Institutional Grants portfolio

  • Manages Foundation and Government records in Tessitura database to track contact information, cultivation, stewardship, and all prospect moves management steps for the portfolio.
  • Collaborates with Advancement Operations team to administer gift forms, reporting, stewardship, donor listings, and research of current and prospective funders.
  • Works across departments and with senior staff to collect data and ensure the accurate and persuasive articulation of CTG’s mission and programs.
  • Oversees DataArts annual project in collaboration with departments across the organization.
  • Embodies Center Theatre Group’s commitment to anti-racism, equity, diversity, and inclusion and serves as an active participant in working towards these values within the Institutional Advancement Department.
  • Other administrative support and duties as assigned.

    CTG provides a dynamic working environment in which duties and responsibilities may change.  Employees are expected to be flexible and responsive to changes in the scope of their duties. 



    2+ years’ experience working in an advancement/development department and experience with grant writing and knowledge of the grants process at a nonprofit organization with an annual budget over $1 million is required. Experience fundraising for performing arts organization is a plus. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications and donor database systems such as Tessitura. Outstanding attention to detail, writing, and proofreading skills, and an ability to prepare budget information for proposals and reports are essential. Ability to handle short-term and long-term projects and superb organizational skills are required. The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator, personable, and have an interest in theatre/the arts.



    Ability to sit, type and work at a computer for extended periods of time. Ability to travel between CTG locations if necessary. Willingness and ability to work 40 hours per week with flexibility to work overtime as needed.


    All employees are required to pass a background check.


    It is CTG’s intention to have a workforce which is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including booster).  New employees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination including booster (if eligible) prior to the first date of employment.



    CTG offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package including retirement plan options, escalating paid vacation, sick, personal days and holidays, paid lunch hour, and health benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending accounts and employee assistance program.



    Tell us why you are the ideal person for this job.


    Please send our resume and cover letter along with salary desired to Please be sure to include the position title in the subject line of the email. In the cover letter, please indicate how you became aware of this position, e.g., name of website, employee referral, other source.


    No phone calls please.  We will contact qualified individuals to set up interviews.


    Center Theatre Group is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, color, ancestry, disability, age, national original, pregnancy, veteran/military status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by law.  CTG will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirement of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.  We support, promote and embrace a diverse workforce.


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