Administrative, Clerical, Support Services, Arts/Cultural/Humanities, Community, Social Services, Nonprofit
The Institutional Giving Manager will have primary responsibility for raising funds from foundation, corporate and government sources in support of the mission of Olney Theatre Center, helping to significantly increase revenue over the next five years. The successful candidate will have excellent writing and organizational skills, good judgment and an aptitude for succeeding in a fast-paced, creative environment. Applicant must have experience working in an arts-related environment. Attendance at all events, often on evenings and weekends is required. This position reports to the Director of Development.
Develop and implement strategies to secure gifts and grants from foundation, corporate and government funders;
Research, identify and cultivate foundation, corporate and government funding sources to secure continued and new funding;
Manage a system to track corporate, foundation and government grants and reporting deadlines;
Generate written communications, including letters of inquiry, full proposals, and grant reports, according to the schedule and other requirements of each funder;
Contribute to institutional materials as needed, including annual reports, departmental reports and board updates;
Work closely with the Finance Department to prepare financial reports and other information for tracking, analysis and budgeting purposes.
Work with the Development Director to set income, expenses and other goals for institutional giving program;
Providing mentoring and supervision Olney Theatre apprentices;
Represent Olney Theatre Center to funders and in the community as needed
Participate in initiatives and events related to the Theatre’s mission.
Please send resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to Maureen McNeill, Director of Development, firstname.lastname@example.org
Minimum three years fundraising/non-profit experience or combination of education and experience
Excellent writing and communication skills, including the ability to write and edit persuasively and creatively on issues related to the performing arts and arts education
Strong attention to details
Superb interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with staff at all levels, ability to interact with donors and ability to represent the organization with tact, diplomacy and confidentiality
Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to conduct and coordinate multiple tasks under pressure and meet deadlines
Additional Salary Information: Competitive compensation package includes full benefits
About Olney Theatre Center
Olney Theatre Center is located just north of Washington, D.C. in arts-rich Montgomery County, Maryland. We offer a diverse array of professional productions year-round that enrich, nurture and challenge a broad range of artists, audiences and students. One of two state theaters of Maryland, Olney Theatre Center is situated on 14 acres in the heart of the beautiful Washington-Baltimore-Frederick "triangle," within easy access of all three cities. A professional, award-winning regional theater, Olney Theatre Center operates under an Actors' Equity Association Council of Stock Theaters (COST) contract, one of only two theaters in the country to operate under such a contract.
MISSION and VISION
Olney Theatre Center produces and presents extraordinary theatre and performance on its four-theater campus for an ever-more diverse set of audiences in our community, and educates the next generation of theater-makers to follow in our footsteps. We strive every day to unleash the creative potential of our artists and audiences, and in doing so, become a mid-Atlantic destination for the best in theatre performance and education.