Institutional Giving Manager

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Competitive compensation package includes full benefits. Olney Theatre Center is an equal opportunity employer.




2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd.
United States



The Institutional Giving Manager will have primary responsibility for raising funds from foundation, corporate and government sources in support of the mission of Olney Theatre Center, helping to significantly increase revenue over the next five years. The successful candidate will have excellent writing and organizational skills, good judgment and an aptitude for succeeding in a fast-paced, creative environment. Applicant must have experience working in an arts-related environment. Attendance at all events, often on evenings and weekends is required. This position reports to the Director of Development.


Core responsibilities:

  1. Develop and implement strategies to secure gifts and grants from foundation, corporate and government funders;
  2. Research, identify and cultivate foundation, corporate and government funding sources to secure continued and new funding;
  3. Manage a system to track corporate, foundation and government grants and reporting deadlines;
  4. Generate written communications, including letters of inquiry, full proposals, and grant reports, according to the schedule and other requirements of each funder;


Additional responsibilities

  1. Contribute to institutional materials as needed, including annual reports, departmental reports and board updates;
  2. Work closely with the Finance Department to prepare financial reports and other information for tracking, analysis and budgeting purposes.
  3. Work with the Development Director to set income, expenses and other goals for institutional giving program;
  4. Providing mentoring and supervision Olney Theatre apprentices;
  5. Represent Olney Theatre Center to funders and in the community as needed
  6. Participate in initiatives and events related to the Theatre’s mission.



●      Minimum three years fundraising/non-profit experience or combination of education and experience

●      Excellent writing and communication skills, including the ability to write and edit persuasively and creatively on issues related to the performing arts and arts education

●      Strong attention to details

●      Superb interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with staff at all levels, ability to interact with donors and ability to represent the organization with tact, diplomacy and confidentiality

●      Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to conduct and coordinate multiple tasks under pressure and meet deadlines

●      Proven ability to prepare complex budgets

●      Knowledge of and passion for performing arts or related field is strongly preferred

●      Availability to work evening and weekend hours, as needed

●      Knowledge of state and county grant system is preferred

●      Knowledge of Tessitura or other fundraising software is strongly preferred


  • $25,000 Life Insurance provided to all full-time employees
  • Company pays 80% of health insurance premiums
  • 403(b) plan offered. Olney offers a partial match after one year of service
  • Medical HSA available
  • Dental insurance available
  • Supplimental Insurance (AFLAC) available
  • 8 & 1/2 paid holidays, 2 personal days and 3 floating religious holidays offered to all full-time employees
  • Accrued annual leave from first day of employment
  • Discounted gym membership available

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Please send resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to Maureen McNeill, Director of Development, No phone calls, please.