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Manager of Institutional Giving
Title: Manager of Institutional Giving
Department: Development
Reports to: Director of Development
Status: Full Time/Exempt Position

The Manager of Institutional Giving is a member of the Development department, and reports to the Director of Development. The Development department is responsible for raising funds to support Arden Theatre Companyís work onstage, in the classroom, and in the community. The Director of Institutional Giving plans, directs and leads the Ardenís corporate, foundation and government fundraising activities and relationships.

  • Develop a comprehensive plan for increased corporate, foundation and government support.
  • Ensure grant or gift stewardship, including gift acknowledgement, corporate benefits, recognition in programs and other materials, and arranging special events.
  • Work with artistic and education staff to identify production and program areas that match funders' philanthropic and marketing priorities. Work with staff to develop proposals and ensuring that funded programs comply with grants.
  • Conduct prospect research, maintaining prospect/donor databases and records as well as an Institutional Giving calendar.
  • Provide support for fundraising and cultivation events, including logistical assistance and day-of staffing.
  • Project manager and lead copywriter for the Ardenís annual report and strategic plan.
  • Write and edit Development copy for stagebills.
  • Support the organizationís development database in relation to institutional donors, developing strategies for its use and collaborating with the database manager to ensure regular, accurate data collection in support of meaningful, regular reporting.
  • Produce monthly analysis of key statistics for purposes of tracking, monitoring results, and improving performance; produce comprehensive reports of corporate, foundation and government support.
  • Identify and attend networking events.
  • Reports to the Development Director.
  • Works cooperatively with the Manager of Individual Giving and Communications Manager.
  • Manages staff, including Apprentices, Interns, and Volunteers.
  • Assume other tasks and responsibilities as needed.
  • Bachelor's Degree and 3-5 years of fundraising experience; or an equivalent combination of education/experience;
  • Grant writing and prospect research experience required
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Excel and Word.
  • Solid working knowledge of fundraising databases and wealth management software.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills,
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, outgoing personality and ability to initiate and enjoy direct communication with funders and potential funders; customer-service orientation. The ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff.
  • Highly motivated and energetic, ability to show initiative and work independently.
  • Ability to understand organizationís finances and financial systems; and coordinate with finance staff to develop budgets. Experience with project administration.
  • Self-motivated; ability to multi-task with excellent attention to detail and deadlines; and can perform successfully without regular supervision:
  • Knowledge of relevant foundation and corporate donors
  • Ability to handle diverse, simultaneous tasks, meet deadlines, and attend to follow-through.
  • Experience with knowledge of the Philadelphia-area arts philanthropic community preferred.
  • Frequent evening and weekend hours will be required during production periods.
Arden Theatre Company provides a competitive benefits package, including 403(b), health care and paid time off. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Arden Theatre Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status in employment or the provision of services or any other category protected by law.

How to apply:
Please submit your resume and cover letter via email to with ďManager of Institutional GivingĒ in the subject line. Candidates invited to interview will be asked to provide writing samples and references. No phone calls please.

About Arden Theatre Company
Founded in 1988, Arden Theatre Company is dedicated to bringing to life great stories by great storytellers Ė on the stage, in the classroom, and in the community. In 1995, we purchased a 50,000 square foot building in the historic Old City neighborhood, creating a two-theatre complex. We expanded our campus in the fall of 2013, opening the 22,000 square foot Hamilton Family Arts Center, our new home for process, where we rehearse plays, build sets, develop new work, and educate.

Each season, the Arden produces 7 shows - five mainstage and two Arden Childrenís Theatre - resulting in over 450 performances that are seen by 100,000 people. The Ardenís work has received 307 Barrymore Award nominations and 63 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre and we have produced 40 world premieres. Our current education programs include Arden Drama School, serving 2,000 pre-school through high school students annually; Arden for All, our in-school arts education program serving 7,000 economically disadvantaged students annually; Teen Arden, an afterschool enrichment program; and the Arden Professional Apprentice program, now in its 24th year, is one of the most distinguished and rigorous theatre training programs in the country. During the 2015/2016 season, we launched the Arden Cabaret Series, bringing live music and performance in the 100-seat Studio Theatre at the Ardenís Hamilton Family Arts Center.

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Future Openings
If you'd like to submit a cover letter and resume for future consideration, please send to Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, or fax to 215.922.7011. Thank you for your interest in the Arden!

Arden Theatre Company is an EOE/AA employer and values diversity in the workplace.
Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

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