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Foundations Relations Manager

Roundabout Theatre Company
New York, United States
$59,000.00 - $63,000.00
Closing date
Oct 14, 2022

Roundabout Theatre Company, the nation’s largest not-for-profit theatre, seeks a communicative, personable individual to join the company’s Development Department as Foundation Relations Manager. The position reports to the Director of Development, and serves as the senior writer for proposals, reports, and other collateral related to renewing existing partnerships and securing new support to achieve our mission. A successful candidate will be able to balance concurrent projects, liaise and manage support among several offices within the company, and supervise the Foundation and Government Giving Assistant.


This is some of what the Foundation Relations Manger will do:

  • Craft foundation grant proposals, letters of interest, reports, and any other necessary communications to secure general operating, artistic development, commissioning, education, capital, and other special project support
  • Work with business office to ensure financial fidelity on budgets and other financial reporting
  • Support one of three Directors of Development as a front-line point of contact for existing and prospective foundation funders
  • Oversee the work of the Foundation and Government Giving Assistant
  • Take part in site visits and other Development events as necessary
  • Provide support to development department special projects (campaigns, events) as needed


This is some of what the Foundation Relations Manager should know:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required. Three to four years’ experience in nonprofit development required. A passion for the performing arts is preferred. Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills (language skills required: English). Must demonstrate ability to take direction, set and maintain priorities, balance demands of multiple tasks, and meet strict deadlines. Attention to detail and ability to take initiative a must. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook required. Knowledge of Tessitura or related CRM database preferred.

Besides the requisite technical skills, the right candidate will show excellent persuasive writing and editing skills, as well as a keen attention to detail. Must also be comfortable leading staff and interacting directly with donors, including conducting in-person program site visits with foundation stakeholders.

This person will work on a hybrid schedule (three days in our administrative office, two from home). Some evening and weekend work is required. The salary for this position ranges from $59,000 - $63,000 annually, depending on experience.


To Apply:

Please forward cover letter in PDF or Word format with salary requirements and resume to: – and use code FGM-0822 in the subject line. No phone calls please.  

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Roundabout celebrates the power of theatre by spotlighting classics from the past, cultivating new works of the present and educating minds for the future 

Read more about Roundabout’s work, culture, and commitment to the future at 

As a theatre company and a long-standing member of many communities, Roundabout believes in the importance of words, the impact of action, and the healing capacity of shared stories. Roundabout has created a five-year strategic plan to evaluate and evolve how we address Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism in our work, workplaces, and our community. Conceived by a team of 29 staff members in collaboration with the Board EDI Committee following a company-wide assessment in October 2019, the plan was launched in September 2021. Learn more HERE.  

To this end, Roundabout Theatre Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to represent individuals from all walks of life in its workforce. We want our employment community to be a representation of the diverse world we live in. As such, we strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply, and we ensure that every candidate who applies for a position at Roundabout Theatre Company is treated equally and fairly without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status and any other factor prohibited by law. We believe diversity in our teammates is paramount to our success as a not-for-profit theatre serving all communities in New York. 

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