Institutional Giving Manager

Date Posted: June 21, 2019
Application Deadline: July 19, 2019
Targeted Start Date: Mid-August, 2019
Position Status: 32 hours per week; non-exempt
Compensation: $16 – 18 per hour depending on qualifications, plus health benefits, transportation benefits, PTO, and professional development opportunities
Reports to: Development Director

Position Summary

Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington seeks an Institutional Giving Manager to administer an active grants and corporate sponsorship program for an organization that inspires young people and expands their learning through the arts. Bring your passion for the magic of arts education to help raise the funds needed to inject creativity, joy, and imagination into the school day for over 70,000 students every year.

Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington is an equal opportunity employer with a strong organizational commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applicants of all backgrounds, including people of color and from communities underrepresented in the development, arts and education fields.

The Institutional Giving Manager is a member of the development team who manages foundation, corporate, and government relationships, and a grant program that accounts for 17% of the organization’s $2.2 million budget. This position provides an excellent opportunity for an individual with proven grant writing and corporate relations experience. The Institutional Giving Manager will work closely with the Development Director, operations, finance, and program staff to determine funding opportunities and submit proposals and will manage corporate sponsorships of programs and events.

Essential Position Responsibilities

The Institutional Giving Manager’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Actively support the Young Audiences mission
  • Develop grant project budgets in consultation with other staff
  • Prepare grant proposals
  • Coordinate with staff on schedule of project proposals in relation to programming calendar
  • Work closely with program staff to find appropriate funding sources for new and current programs and collaborate on articulating their design
  • Arrange meetings and maintain relationships with program officers
  • Maintain grant records
  • Acknowledge grant notifications
  • Complete grant reports within guidelines
  • Work with Programs Director and Controller to prepare grant proposal budgets and reconcile funding with program budgets
  • Collaborate with Development Director prepare sponsorship opportunities and secure event and programmatic sponsorships from corporate partners
  • Ensure sponsorship deliverables are provided to corporate partners and report back on promised benefits
  • Provide additional support to Development Department as needed
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience


  • Grant writing experience with a proven track record of successful proposals
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Great organizational skills and time-management habits
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • High professional and ethical standards
  • Appreciation for people with backgrounds and identities different from one’s own and a commitment to fostering an inclusive work environment and equitable community
  • Basic financial literacy
  • Strategic outlook paired with keen attention to detail
  • Belief in the value of arts education
  • Experience working with a variety of word processing and CRM platforms


  • Familiarity with local arts, education and arts education organizations
  • Knowledge of local and national funders in arts, youth and education fields
  • Proficiency with Salesforce or similar CRM platform
  • Familiarity with program evaluation standards and practices

Application Process

Please submit your application to Young Audiences by email ([email protected]), in person, or by postal mail (1220 SW Morrison Street, Suite 1000, Portland, OR 97205) including a cover letter, resume, one writing sample, and list of three references. For emailed applications, subject line should include “Application – Institutional Giving Manager”. Please indicate in your application how you heard about this opportunity.

YA is an equal opportunity employer with a strong organizational commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Applications from people of color and from other backgrounds underrepresented in the arts and education fields are welcomed.

About Young Audiences of Oregon and SW Washington

Young Audiences Arts for Learning of Oregon & SW Washington is our region’s most comprehensive arts in education nonprofit organization, serving kids, teens and families in partnership with artists, educators, and community organizations since 1958.

Young Audiences provides workshops, residencies and performances across a dazzling array of artistic disciplines for young people in educational settings; offers training for artists to be more effective educators; gives classroom teachers the tools to integrate the arts into their teaching practice; and brings fundraising support to schools for art education through the Run for the Arts.

Young Audiences is a dynamic, forward-thinking organization with a dedicated, mission-driven, creative work culture and an organizational commitment to equity.

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