New York, NY

Donor Relations and Grants Coordinator, American Theatre Wing

The Organization

The American Theatre Wing (ATW), founder of the Tony Awards, home of the OBIE Awards, and one of the nation’s premiere non-profit arts organizations, is seeking a master of logistics to support the Director of Development on the execution of a multi-faceted development plan. This is a fantastic opportunity for a development professional who wants to grow their career and thrive in all areas of fundraising.

ATW is a 103 year old organization that is coming out of the pandemic poised to continue growing in strength and impact. Thanks to strategic and thoughtful financial management, ATW got through COVID-19 without any employee layoffs, furloughs, or programmatic retrenchment. We have only expanded our reach and impact during this time by embracing the benefits of digital offerings, which will remain a part of our programming going forward.

Position Overview

The Coordinator will be joining a close-knit, collaborative, and entrepreneurial team at an exciting time in ATW’s history. They should be highly motivated and should demonstrate excellent communication and analytical skills, meticulous attention to detail, enthusiasm for learning, and willingness to take on large and small tasks. The American Theatre Wing offers competitive salaries and benefits. This position is temporarily remote, but the candidate should be able to work out of our NYC office as needed. Salary range is $50,000-$55,000 annually.

Key Responsibilities

  • Execute strategies for securing annual funding from individuals, including but not limited to the annual fund, special campaigns, and leadership gifts;
  • Implement fundraising strategies that increase foundation, corporate, and government (institutional) support;
  • Work closely across departments to gain the necessary knowledge of programs to effectively communicate to funders through proposals, reports, meetings, and invitations to events;
  • Manage development calendar and ensure timely submission of LOI’s, proposals, reports, and all requests to meet funder requirements and grant compliance;
  • Project manage aspects of donor cultivation events and the annual gala;
  • Manage prospecting, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities for individual and institutional funders;
  • Deliver creative experiential fundraising campaigns, including online auctions and sweepstakes;
  • Prepare departmental materials including solicitations and reports to the Board and Development Committee, as well as working with Digital Team to create collateral;
  • Maintain accurate records through regular upkeep of the Salesforce database, and create database reports and campaigns;
  • Manage and oversee the work of the Development Assistant, Interns, and Volunteers through ongoing supervision and delegation of work.

Preferred Qualifications & Requirements

  • 3-5 years of development, grant writing, and/or event planning experience with demonstrated fundraising success;
  • Experience with government grant applications, including NEA and NYSCA, as well as the ability to read, understand, and manage budgets;
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills along with the ability to create compelling presentation documents. Project a professional demeanor with strong interpersonal skills to cultivate and develop relationships with donors;
  • Outstanding organizational and project management skills including impeccable attention to detail, time management, and a strong sense of personal accountability;
  • Proactive approach to problem-solving and strong common sense-based decision making skills. Able to work independently, using good judgement, resourcefulness and the ability to sustain productivity under pressure;
  • High professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information;
  • High level of competency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Powerpoint, Excel) as well as Adobe and Outlook. Working knowledge of Salesforce preferred;
  • Knowledge of and passion for the theatre a plus.

How To Apply

To apply please send cover letter and resume to No phone calls or agencies please.

American Theatre Wing provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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