Development Associate, Foundation and Government Grants
Asolo Repertory Theatre - Sarasota, FL

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Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida’s premiere professional theatre located in Sarasota, FL seeks a development professional with demonstrated success in institutional giving to provide management and coordination of foundation and government giving. Responsibilities include:

  • Create annual institutional giving plan, forecasting income from foundations, corporate foundations, and government, in support of Asolo Rep’s operations, programs and education initiatives in partnership with Development Director and Board
  • Write funding proposals, follow up correspondence and reports in collaboration with programmatic staff
  • Identify and pursue grants for Asolo Rep’s Capital and Endowment Campaign
  • Conduct prospect research to identify potential new funding sources
  • Manage annual grants calendar to ensure compliance with proposal and reporting deadlines
  • Maintain knowledge of a wide variety of foundation and government grant guidelines, and priority areas of elected officials and government agencies at the local, state and federal levels, and identify alignment with Asolo Rep’s mission, activities and special initiatives
  • Develop and nurture relationships with foundation and government representatives in partnership with Development Director and Board
  • Ensure proper donor recognition on promotional materials
  • Assist in preparation of proposal project budgets
  • Track funds received against annual budget income goals
  • Maintain contact information and donor and prospect histories in Asolo Rep databases
  • Assist with other departmental writing, including appeal and acknowledgement letters, donor e-newsletters and web content, corporate sponsorship proposals and reports
  • Participate as a member of a dynamic development team, and assist with development events and projects as needed

Candidates should have an undergraduate degree and at least 3 years experience in not-for-profit fundraising emphasizing institutional giving from foundations and government. Experience in arts fundraising, and educational degrees in fundraising or arts management, are a plus. Requires excellent writing, organizational, communication, computer and database skills, and strong attention to detail. The successful candidate will thrive working in a fast-paced environment, with high levels of interaction as well as independent work. Must be flexible in working long hours, nights and occasional weekends. Salary commensurate with experience.