Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH), established in 1969, is an institution rooted in diversity that celebrates and utilizes classical ballet and other dance forms to inspire as well as to effect change. Through its school, touring company and arts education programs, young people in the New York metropolitan area, across the country and around the world are exposed to the power of art to create a brighter future.
Dance Theatre of Harlem will celebrate its 50th anniversary season of transforming lives through dance in 2019 and seeks a dynamic INSTITUTIONAL GIVING MANAGER to join an energetic team of performing arts professionals.
The Institutional Giving Manager’s primary responsibilities will include:
Writing institutional donor solicitations (letters of inquiry; full grant proposals and/or applications)
Managing and writing all grant reports
Developing proposal budgets
Maintaining all online accounts for funder proposals and reports
Work closely with development staff to generate donor acknowledgment letters
Conduct prospect research
Cultivate and solicit current and prospective donors
Engage with program staff to support proposal development and grant reporting
Collaborate with development staff with creating and implementing institutional giving strategies that align with the organization’s needs
Work closely with development staff to develop annual fundraising goals and track accordingly
Provide logistical support at all fundraising special events and activities
Other functions as requested
Developing and maintaining the fundraising calendar
Terms and Conditions
Applicants must meet required qualifications.
Dance Theatre of Harlem is an equal opportunity employer.
Bachelor’s Degree is required, a Master’s Degree is preferred;
3-5 years of development experience with a focus on grant writing and institutional support in the performing arts, preferably in New York City;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to write proposals and reports;
Strong computer and research skills (Microsoft Office programs, Adobe, etc.);
Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge or similar Database Software experience necessary
Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills;
Ability to manage multiple tasks and timelines simultaneously;
Demonstrated past success at relationship building and closing gifts with a wide range of personality types;
Highly motivated self-starter with proven ability to develop creative solutions
Project a professional demeanor;
Team worker with strong interpersonal skills;
Availability to work occasional evenings and weekends; and
Eligible to work in USA.
Additional Salary Information: Salary paid on a bi-weekly basis and includes fringe benefits (Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Long Term Disability, Retirement (401(k) plan, Transitcheck).
About Dance Theatre of Harlem, Inc.
For the past 49 years, Dance Theatre of Harlem has occupied a distinguished position at the forefront of American cultural achievement, training generations of young dancers and reaching millions of audiences around the world. Established in New York in 1969 out of the turmoil of the Civil Rights era and the tragic assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dance Theatre of Harlem was founded in Harlem as a community school for the allied arts by the late Karel Shook and by Arthur Mitchell, the first African American to become a principal dancer with a major U.S. ballet company (New York City Ballet).
The impact of African American culture is as critical to Dance Theatre of Harlem today as it was when the organization was founded. Inspired by a dream to make the arts accessible for all, Dance Theatre of Harlem was quickly recognized as “one of ballet’s most exciting undertakings” (The New York Times, 1971).
Today, Dance Theatre of Harlem is a leading American dance institution of unparalleled global acclaim whose mission is to:
- Maintain a world-class school that trains young people in classical ballet and the allied arts;
- Present a ballet company of African ...American and other racially diverse artists who perform the most demanding repertory at the highest level of quality; and
- Provide arts education, community outreach programs and positive role models for all.