Reporting to the Senior Director of Advancement the Grant Writer will write proposals and reports for the DSO’s current portfolio of institutional donors, conduct new prospect research, and regularly coordinate with the advancement team to grow the DSO’s funding base.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Draft proposals to foundations and corporate funders, with the goal of increasing the DSO’s cumulative foundation and corporate support
Assist in managing the grants calendar and ensure that new and renewed proposals, reports and other materials are submitted on time.
Ensure a strong pipeline of new foundation and corporation prospects through ongoing research.
Assist in developing a comprehensive grants calendar that will ensure that new and renewed proposals, reports and other materials are submitted on time.
Work with other departments within the DSO to gather the necessary information to report to foundation/corporate funders. This is a temporary part-time position (approximately 20 hours per week through December 31).
5+ years in grant writing in a nonprofit fundraising department.
Record of successfully securing foundation and corporate grants and managing multiple deadlines.
Strong PC, Microsoft Office and Internet skills.
Personal Attributes and Competencies
Exceptional writing and proof reading skills, and have a demonstrated knowledge of the grant writing cycle
Action-oriented, decisive, quick study with proven ability to accurately analyze information
Must have exemplary attention to detail
Ability to work well under pressure; persistence, perseverance, tenacity, integrity and patience
Must be able to work independently but keep the Advancement team updated on grant(s) progress.
Ability to cope with high volume of work and strict deadlines
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to multi-task
About detroit symphony orchestra
Internationally acclaimed conductor Leonard Slatkin is Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and the Orchestre National de Lyon (ONL). He also maintains a rigorous schedule of guest conducting and is active as a composer, author, and educator.
Highlights of the 2015-16 season include a three-week Brahms festival in Detroit; engagements with the St. Louis Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and NHK Symphony in Tokyo; debuts with Beijing's China Philharmonic Orchestra and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra; and a summer tour of Japan and China with the ONL.
Slatkin’s more than 100 recordings have garnered seven Grammy awards and 64 nominations. His recent Naxos recordings include works by Saint-Saëns, Ravel, and Berlioz (with the ONL) and music by Copland, Rachmaninov, Borzova, McTee, and John Williams (with the DSO). In addition, he has recorded the complete Beethoven and Tchaikovsky symphonies with the DSO (available online as digital downloads).
A recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Arts, Slatkin also holds the rank of Chevalier in the French Legion of Honor. He has received Austria’s Declaration of Honor in Silver, the Americ...an Symphony Orchestra League’s Gold Baton Award, and the 2013 ASCAP Deems Taylor Special Recognition Award for his book, Conducting Business.
Slatkin has conducted virtually all of the leading orchestras in the world. As Music Director, he has held posts with the New Orleans, St. Louis, and National symphony orchestras, and he was Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. He has served as Principal Guest Conductor of London’s Philharmonia and Royal Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, and the Minnesota Orchestra.