Job Summary: Develop, oversee and manage all aspects of grant portfolio management, database management, research, and donor development initiatives in conjunction with Director of Development and staff to support organizational and financial goals and to build relationships that create positive and memorable impressions about the organization with all current and prospective donors and funders.
Supervisory: Development interns(s)
Write all foundation and government grant proposals, reports and correspondence. Track grants, develop internal reporting systems, maintain historical records, work with staff to ensure each project or program is meeting proposal conditions and expectations.
Oversee and manage all correspondence to individuals, institutional and government donors and prospects and coordinate follow-up activities.
Monitor, manage and achieve grants income fundraising goals in conjunction with Director of Development and oversee and manage annual proposal and report schedule.
Research and recommend new foundation and government grant opportunities.
Research prospects and donors and prepare briefing materials, as requested, in order to grow and maintain a major gifts and individual giving pipeline to meet organizational goals.
Support the Director of Development, Executive Director and Board of Directors as necessary in cultivating donors and prospects.
Collaborate and help implement annual individual giving program including membership program, direct mail and online campaigns.
Oversee and manage donor database
Draft all copy and text for all development and fundraising initiatives, development programs and marketing collateral, in addition to managing all website updates as necessary relative to fundraising and development.
Oversee and manage all support documentation, work samples and reports for all grant proposals as necessary.
Assist in the planning, development and implementation of all fundraising and donor cultivation events.
Support, as necessary, the Atlas Performing Arts Center annual gala in conjunction with the Director of Development, Atlas Development Committee and Gala Committee.
Support the Director of Development in all his/her duties as necessary.
A minimum of 5 years experience in development, communications and/or programs in the nonprofit (nonprofit arts preferred) field with demonstrated success in cultivating and maintaining relationships with stakeholders and individual, corporate, foundation and government funders. BA in related field required an MA preferred. Candidate will have demonstrated excellence in organizational and managerial skills, ability to take initiative, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, supreme attention to detail, ability to work under deadline and tight time frames, and work both independently and as a member of a team. Experience in fundraising database (CRM database preferred). Excellent written and oral communication skills with demonstrated grant writing skills required. Candidate must have a creative and entrepreneurial spirit, and be comfortable in a crowd as well as one-on-one. Candidate must be able to work a flexible schedule on occasion (daytimes, evenings, weekends) as business needs dictate for cultivation events and initiatives.
Work Environment: Ability to work in fast-paced, dynamic environment. Ability to manage workload efficiently to meet fixed deadlines.
Benefits: Health and dental insurance, retirement, paid vacation, holiday, personal days and sick leave
The Atlas Performing Arts Center is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, 3 references, salary requirements and 3 writing samples to: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Atlas Performing Arts Center
The Atlas Performing Arts Center is an historic and cultural anchor in the H Street, Northeast community of Washington, DC. The Atlas fosters and presents stellar art in theatre, dance, music, vocal and choral work, spoken word, and more.
The Atlas has four performance spaces and we often host free events in our lobby. We produce Atlas Presents performances and also rent our spaces to other artist groups so they can create their own productions. We support and partner with DC arts makers – our Arts Partners – including Capital City Symphony, Congressional Chorus and the American Youth Chorus, Mosaic Theater Company of DC, Joy of Motion Dance Center, and Step Afrika!
The Atlas also leads in its arts education initiatives through our City at Peace youth development program and the Atlas’ Stagecraft Training and Apprenticeship Program. In the winter each year, we produce our popular INTERSECTIONS Festival that hosts close to 400 artists and performing groups who entertain and engage thousands of patrons in a multi-week long celebration of the arts.
Our mission is to bring people together through the arts to expand the reach and strengthen the bonds of our community. We provide sha...red space in a creative environment that inspires exceptional performances, events, and initiatives that enlighten, entertain, and reflect the best of the arts and our humanity.
As the catalyst for neighborhood growth and change, the Atlas continues to play a major role in the regional creative economy and is where the arts, culture, and connection happen on H Street.