|Job Title: Corporate and Foundation Relations Assistant Manager|
|Job Type: Full-Time, Regular|
|This position will manage and administer the solicitation of corporate sponsorships, foundation, and government grants -- both unrestricted and restricted – and, where appropriate, designated gifts from individuals, special events, and capital needs to support projects with Washington National Opera (WNO) and the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO). The position overseew and generates work for a development assistant and an intern.
Identify, cultivate, and solicit current and prospective donors/sponsors, working with Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations and Vice President of Development, and other Center staff where appropriate; maintain direct contact via telephone and personal visitation.
Prepare individually-tailored presentations for corporate and foundation solicitations: draft and edit proposals of varying length and complexity; develop project budgets in formats suitable for prospects; create recognition packages specific to projects which include, but are not limited to WNO and NSO artistic and educational programs and other interests of prospects.
Write grant proposals and reports and prepare budgets and support materials needed for grant applications.
Administer WNO and assigned NSO fundraising campaigns including liaison activities with planning committee, Board members and other high level volunteers, and sponsors; preparation of fund-raising materials; and fulfillment of sponsor/donor benefits.
|Bachelor's required. Strong communication skills are imperative, as are interpersonal skills and organizational skills.The candidate must have an appreciation of the Kennedy Center’s mission, be knowledgeable about a wide variety of performing arts programs, and be familiar with a broad base of donors and funding prospects including their history and involvement with the Center, NSO, and WNO. A professional and cordial demeanor, tact, and diplomacy are imperative as the incumbent is regularly in contact with people at all levels of society and business including Kennedy Center leadership, high level volunteers, major donors and prospects, and other Center personnel. Creativity and an excellent command of the English language are critical to identifying funding sources, matching their interests to projects, and communicating persuasively, both in person and in writing, the need for funding. The candidate must have the ability and confidence to work without close supervision, to foresee development needs, and to proactively generate work for this position as well as an assistant and an intern.|
Submit cover letter and resume including salary requirements. Telephone inquiries will not be accepted. Qualified minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EOE