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Roundabout Theatre Company, the nation’s largest not-for-profit theatre, seeks a personable and organized individual to join the company’s Development Department as the Foundation & Government Giving Assistant. The position reports to the Foundation & Government Giving Director, taking responsibility for tasks supporting the cultivation and administration of grants and government contracts. A successful candidate will have a passion for persuasive writing and relationship building.

This is some of what the Foundation & Government Giving Assistant will do:

  • Manage the grant administration process for foundation and government funders, including researching and tracking the cultivation process for prospective funders
  • Maintain the grants calendar and constituent data for foundation and government funders within the organization’s database (Tessitura)
  • Support the foundation and government giving team to develop cases for support for general operating, artistic development, commissioning, education, capital, and other special project grants
  • Help draft and edit correspondence, proposals, and reports
  • Track program data, file program assets, and otherwise coordinate supplemental materials to ensure grantor guidelines are met
  • Assist the Director of Foundation & Government Giving, Director of Development, and Executive Director with preparation for donor meetings and site visits
  • Take part in site visits and other Development events as necessary

This is some of what the Foundation and Government Giving Assistant should know:

Experience in development, particularly with institutional fundraising, preferred. Must have advanced written and verbal communication (language skills required: English). Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Outlook required. Knowledge of Tessitura or related CRM database a plus.

Besides the requisite technical skills, the right candidate will show excellent storytelling, editing, and organization skills, as well as a keen attention to detail. Must be an optimistic problem-solver, with the ability to think strategically and creatively. Must also be comfortable interacting directly with donors, both on the phone and in-person.

This person will work remotely until our administrative offices reopen later this year, at which time full time in-person work will resume. Some evening and weekend work is required. The starting salary for this position is $40,000 annually. Please forward cover letter in PDF or Word with salary requirements and resume to: – and use code FGG-0421 in the subject line. No phone calls please. 

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Roundabout celebrates the power of theatre by spotlighting classics from the past, cultivating new works of the present and educating minds for the future.

Roundabout acknowledges that our society has been built on systems that marginalize many groups. We pledge to address the ways in which Roundabout has been a part of this marginalization and how those inequities can be corrected. We pledge to be accountable for identifying the inequities in our organization and in our industry and are working to break down barriers to ensure that all individuals—with all of our differences—have an opportunity to be included and to feel welcome in our spaces and artistic practices. We pledge that the stories we tell on our stages will reflect a wide variety of backgrounds. It is our sincere belief that these ongoing commitments are imperative to increase not only the quality of work on our stages but also the strength of our institution.

Roundabout Theatre Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to represent individuals from all walks of life in its workforce. We want our employment community to be a representation of the diverse world we live in. As such, we strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply, and we ensure that every candidate who applies for a position at Roundabout Theatre Company is treated equally and fairly without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status and any other factor prohibited by law. We believe diversity in our teammates is paramount to our success as a not-for-profit theatre serving all communities in New York.