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Company Name :
Roosevelt University
Company Location :
Chicago, IL 60605
Job Position :
Manager of Institutional Giving, Auditorium Theatre
Job Category :
Jobs in Illinois

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Manager of Institutional Giving, Auditorium Theatre



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The Manager of Institutional Giving reports to the Chief Development Officer and is responsible for working with the Chief Development Officer and Director of Development to cultivate relationships and raise funds from grants from corporate, foundation, and government sources. The Manager of Institutional Giving is responsible for all grant activities, including solicitations and/or grant proposal submissions and wrap-up reports. The Manager of Institutional Giving also coordinates prospect research for grant opportunities from corporations, foundations, and government sources. The Manager of Institutional Giving will also contribute to the creation of appeals and donor correspondence and collateral materials for the Development Department.

Specific responsibilities will include:

Prepare grant proposals, solicitations, letters of intent, invoices, and reports in accordance with funder and Auditorium Theatre standards.
Creatively search to find new corporate, foundation, and government grant prospects to support the Auditorium Theatre activities and programs.
With the Chief Development Officer and Director of Development, develop personal relationships with decision-makers in corporate, foundation, and government giving programs.

Manage institutional donor cultivation and stewardship activities to include:
In-person meetings with current and prospective funders
Produce personalized and general communications to current and prospective institutional funders to keep them well informed about the Auditorium through newsletters, social media, Eblasts, and printed collateral

Maintain accurate contact information for all institutional donors and prospects including all giving history, solicitations, visits, etc. in Tessitura.
Create and manage the grants calendar with letters of intent and application deadlines, payment schedules, and wrap-up reports.

Maintain the collection of up-to-date materials to be submitted with applications to include budgets, audits, staff and board lists, collateral materials, etc. Keeps staff informed of current funding opportunities and work with them to find funding for special programs.

Assist in the preparation of all written donor appeals, development newsletters, donor spotlights, acknowledgement letters and other written development department communications as required and directed by the Chief Development Officer and Director of Development.

This is a full time, at-will, exempt role located in downtown Chicago. The salary range for this role is $55K – $65K per year.

-19 Vaccination Policy:
Roosevelt University requires all new hires to be compliant with our
-19 vaccination policy, found at the

-19 website
. All new hires are required to be fully vaccinated (including booster shot if eligible) or have an RU approved religious or medical exemption.
Proof of vaccination will be required at the time of hire.

Title IX Contact Information:
Federal Title IX policy requires that all colleges and universities make known the contact information for the person responsible for coordinating its efforts to comply with Title IX regulations. At Roosevelt University, the Title IX Coordinator is Shana Ware. Her office is in the Auditorium Building of the Chicago campus, 430 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 204. She can be reached at 312-341-3761 or
[email protected]
. Do not contact this email address for inquiries about your job application; if you have questions, you may email
[email protected]

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

A minimum of four years prior development experience, preferably including a combination of prospect research, grant writing, and securing significant gifts from multiple funders.
Excellent oral and written communications skills
Accuracy and attention to detail
Ability to manage deadlines and multiple projects at a time
Strong budgeting skills
Knowledge of Tessitura or other donor database systems
Proficiency in Microsoft Office
Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA)

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Required Education

Bachelor’s Degree

Certification/Licensure Required

Minimum Qualifications

See knowledge skills and abilities above

Preferred Qualifications

A knowledge of Chicago’s philanthropic landscape is a plus
Arts lovers welcome

Equipment Operated

Standard office equipment

Working Conditions

Standard climate and noise controlled office. This position is mostly sedentary and constant use of the keyboard and computer for typing is expected.

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