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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 Manager, 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 support, including researching and tracking the cultivation of prospective funders
  • Track program data, file program assets, and otherwise coordinate supplemental materials to ensure grantor guidelines are met
  • Maintain constituent data and project deadlines 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
  • 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 & 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.

Roundabout operates on a hybrid working schedule, requiring this person to work in the office minimum three days a week. Some evening and weekend work is required.

This is a full-time position with all standard Roundabout benefits. The salary is $42,000 annually plus any overtime for hours worked over 40 in a workweek.

To apply:

Please forward cover letter in PDF or Word format with salary requirements and resume to: jobs@roundabouttheatre.organd use code FGA-0622 in the subject line. If you require reasonable accommodation to participate in the interview process, please indicate in your email.  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

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As a theatre company and a long-standing member of many communities, Roundabout believes in the importance of words, the impact of action, and the healing capacity of shared stories. Roundabout has created a five-year strategic plan to evaluate and evolve how we address Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism in our work, workplaces, and our community. Conceived by a team of 29 staff members in collaboration with the Board EDI Committee following a company-wide assessment in October 2019, the plan was launched in September 2021. Learn more HERE.

To this end, 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.