REPORTS TO: Chief Development Officer/Vice-President of Development
Research and identify grant opportunities for Ruth Eckerd Hall. Plan, manage and implement fundraising efforts aimed at foundations, corporations and government agencies. Write or otherwise prepare grant proposals, as well as any required follow up materials or reports. Compile and interpret organizational, local and national trend data needed to support grant writing. Steward relationships with grantors. Track and report on grant activity. Adhere to all reporting deadlines and provide appropriate information to Grantors. Assist appropriate staff in program development for purposes of securing available grants. Maintain records on pertinent data that will benefit all fundraising efforts. Work on a team of fundraising professionals to best serve the mission of Ruth Eckerd Hall through fundraising.
Research and identify grant opportunities that meet the guidelines, needs and priorities as set forth by the organization.
Lead REH staff members in identifying grant leads, preparing grant applications, and managing the grant process.
Write and otherwise prepare agreed upon grant applications and proposals.
Prepare, assist or obtain from appropriate staff the budgets and supporting materials necessary for an effective grant request.
Interact closely with the CFO to monitor financial requirements for each grant.
Prepare and maintain grants calendar tracking pre-bid conferences, proposal deadlines, oral defenses, financial and programming reporting.
Prepare appropriate Board Members or staff for oral defense of applications and proposals, or as assigned provide the oral defense.
Prepare or assist appropriate staff in preparing program evaluations of grant-funded programs as required by grant.
Maintain constituent profiles of granting organizations in database.
Professionally represent Ruth Eckerd Hall at all times.
Attend various organizational meetings.
Complete all other duties as assigned.
Work events or shows as needed on a rotating basis with team members.
Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in arts administration, nonprofit management, education, public relations, communication, business, or marketing.
Demonstrated Skills or Knowledge:
Demonstrated ability to write, assemble, defend and secure grants in a competitive environment to achieve annual goals.
Advanced writing skills.
Ability to understand and communicate the big picture as well as the ability to develop and implement the required support system and details to achieve desired outcomes.
Proficient in the application of word-processing and spreadsheet software and ability to learn new software as needed.
Commitment to the principles of teamwork and shared responsibility.
Ability to multi-task and meet simultaneous deadlines.
Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate people, tasks and projects for efficiency.
Ability to handle confidential conversation, correspondence and records.
Ability to relate to a diverse group of people including staff, board members, educators, students, community leaders and residents.
Ability to exercise a degree of judgment in setting up records, maintaining accurate figures and establishing order of importance.
Ability to operate office equipment such as copier, fax machine, telephone, computer and printers.
Ability to anticipate problems or to identify them before significant impact on service delivery, expenses or revenues.
Ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs
Ability to drive with valid driver’s license and safe driving record
Successful completion of a background-check and drug screen.
About Ruth Eckerd Hall
Ruth Eckerd Hall engages the community to master, experience, discover and explore quality performing arts.
As a nationally recognized premier Performing Arts Organization, Ruth Eckerd Hall will offer traditional and innovative performances and educational experiences that will engage diverse audiences and participants, in order to advance the arts and enrich lives.