Associate Director of Institutional Grants
Full time/40 hours a week – Monday to Friday; some evenings and
COMPENSATION: (Hourly/Salary) Starts at $25/hour,
equivalent to $52,000 annualized.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
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.
- Manages institutional giving grants calendar to track
submission and reporting deadlines.
- Writes, edits and leads proposals and reports for select
Foundation and Government donors.
- Works closely with Corporate Relations Officer to support
Corporate Foundation proposals and reports.
- Produces correspondence for grant administration, including
acknowledgements, queries, cover letters, renewal letters, and
- 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.
- Copyedits and proofreads proposals, applications, reports, and
- 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
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
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
HOW TO APPLY
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Please send our resume and cover letter along with salary
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email. In the cover letter, please indicate how you became aware of
this position, e.g., name of website, employee referral, other
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