Jazz at Lincoln Center is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization
dedicated to inspiring and growing audiences for jazz. From joyous
performances by the JALC Orchestra to innovative educational
programs, we showcase jazz in the broadest of contexts through
concerts, ballets, public dances, on film, parade, and riverboat;
in classrooms, parks, nightclubs and churches; for broadcast,
recording, printed page, and Internet. We commission new works and
collaborate with artists from other artistic disciplines. We
present solo artists, small groups, and big bands, as well as host
one-night seminars, extended classes and provide curricula
resources throughout New York City, the United States and all over
The spirit of integration is embodied in our home, Frederick P.
Rose Hall. One of the most vibrant performing arts facilities in
the world, it houses diverse programs and is a cultural resource
for fellow arts organizations and presenters.
Join our team for a chance to succeed with one of New York
City's premier arts organizations. In addition to a competitive
salary, excellent benefits and perks, we offer employees the
opportunity to grow, collaborate and innovate within our diverse
and creative workplace.
Jazz at Lincoln Center welcomes and celebrates diversity and is
proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
In collaboration with the Director, Institutional Giving and
Associate Director, Institutional Giving, the Assistant Director,
Institutional Giving will develop and manage a well-coordinated,
strategic plan to cultivate, solicit and retain institutional
funders. With a portfolio comprised of foundations and family
foundations, the desired candidate will advance Jazz at Lincoln
Center’s (JALC’s) mission and contributed-income goals by ongoing
prospecting and researching; proactive monitoring for new RFPs,
funding opportunities and philanthropic trends; and maintaining
strong relationships with foundation staff.
The ideal candidate will be an exceptional writer, with a
knowledge of music and music education, budgeting and accounting
practices, who will work across departments to produce highly
compelling collateral materials representative of JALC’s diverse
arts and culture and education programming. The Assistant Director,
Institutional Giving will also help copyedit major external
communications; manage credit lines; and update template
proposal/reporting templates for the Development Department.
Manage the complete grant process (narrative development,
submission and reporting) for a portfolio of foundations and family
Develop persuasive written materials, including proposals, reports, letters of
inquiry and decks.
Stay abreast of philanthropic trends and identify new funding
Maintain the grant-deadline calendar and donor database
(Tessitura) to ensure accuracy.
Work in close coordination with Finance to prepare budgets and
budget narratives for grant-funded projects.
Update proposal and reporting templates for Department-wide
Copyedit major external communications and manage credit lines
for the Department.
Develop and maintain working relationships across the
organization to facilitate narrative development and
Participate in cultivation events as needed.
The ideal candidate is energetic, goal-oriented and creative,
with the ability to work both
independently and collaboratively. The ideal candidate will have
a demonstrated record of success in generating significant
commitments from foundations and family foundations, with talent
for building strong and productive relationships with current and
The ideal candidate possesses knowledge and appreciation of the
performing arts and jazz.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including
generous PTO, medical, dental, and a 403(b) plan. This position
will work a Hybrid Schedule 3 days in office and 2 days at
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, salary
requirements, and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include
how you heard about the position in your cover letter and write
Assistant Director, Institutional Giving in the subject line. Due
to the large volume of applications we receive, we will only be
able to contact those who are being most actively considered for a
Those who are offered a position with Jazz at Lincoln Center
will be required to provide written confirmation of a completed
COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.