Manager of Institutional Giving

End Date
Dec 31, 2022


The Auditorium Theatre, an Illinois not-for-profit organization, is committed to presenting the finest in international, cultural, community, and educational programming to Chicago and to the continued restoration and preservation of the National Historic Landmark Auditorium Theatre.
Commitment: The Auditorium Theatre thrives on the shared humanity that the performing arts provides. We are at our best when our leadership, partnerships, and the work we present on our stage reflects the world around us and the audiences that walk through our doors. Core to this belief is a commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility. We are dedicated to leveraging the transformative power of the arts to fully become the Theatre for the People.

Position Summary:
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. Also, the Manager of Institutional Giving 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.

At least Four years
Major Areas of Responsibilities:
-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.
-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
-A knowledge of Chicago’s philanthropic landscape is a plus
-Arts lovers welcome
-Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA)
Salary Range:

To Apply:
All candidates must complete an application through Roosevelt University – please click here.
The Auditorium Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, class, religion, country of origin, political belief, (dis)ability, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any factor protected by law. BIPOC candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
This role is an on-site role. Roosevelt University requires all new hires to be compliant with our COVID-19 vaccination policy, found at the COVID-19 website here. All new hires are required to be fully vaccinated or have a legitimate religious or medical exemption at the time of hire.