Marketing and Development Manager

FLSA Status: Exempt
Job Status: Full time
Salary: $45,000

To Apply: Interested applicants should submit a resume, 3 references including your most recent supervisor or a past teacher, copies of all required clearances, and a letter of interest to The deadline for applying is October 22, 2021.

Assemble is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering learning and creativity. Assemble envisions diverse neighborhoods of empowered people who create, connect, learn, and transform together. We build confidence through making by uniting communities of artists, technologists, makers, and learners both in our space at 4824 Penn Ave and beyond. Our programs focus on creativity through Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) disciplines and learning opportunities to build valuable 21st-century skills. Our culture of open-ended experimentation celebrates both successes and failures as opportunities to learn, grow, and try again. For more information about Assemble, please see our website at

Job Responsibilities: The Marketing and Development Manager is responsible for marketing, outreach, data collection, and translation.  The Marketing and Development Manager is a leadership role that works collaboratively with the In-House Programs Manager, Off-Site Programs Manager, and reports directly to the Executive Director. This position manages the Development Associate. Through this role’s duties, the Marketing and Development Manager is charged to ensure that Assemble is an open and welcoming place for our Garfield community while expanding our reach and relationships with potential supporters and donors to build and expand Assemble’s capacity to fulfill its mission and vision.

Job Duties and Expectations

65% — Marketing and Audience Building

  • Institutional Marketing and Donor Development
    • Lead and manage marketing efforts for all fundraisers and attend Events Committee meetings
      • Collaborate with Executive Director on all staff needs for fundraising events and execution
      • Lead coordination for MakerDate, Assemble’s semi-annual fundraiser
    • Collaborate with Executive Director for donor development and messaging
    • Oversees guiding timelines for annual individual and corporate fundraising plans and goals
      • Lead in relationship building with donors and sponsors
      • Lead in designing and implementing fundraising campaigns
    • Build visual communication tools and assets, such as graphics from collected data
    • Collaborate with the Information Management Committee on the Annual Report
    • Develop and manage marketing strategy responsive to Assemble’s needs and means
      • Manage the website and social media sites
      • Design marketing materials, as needed
    • Engage in opportunities for general audience building in the Garfield, learning, tech, art, and non-profit communities
  • Programmatic Marketing
    • Create and distribute all digital and physical marketing materials for programs and events
      • Support Studio Coordinator and In-House Programs Manager with the creation of marketing materials for program awareness and recruitment efforts such as Make-N-Take events
      • Provide timelines and deadlines for programmatic marketing
      • Ensure the listing of our programs on local and regional directories for parents and families
      • Develop all ads for the Bulletin and other local media
      • Write and distribute press releases and press kits for events and programs
    • Continue building relationships through interaction with families and neighbors
  • Manage the collection of qualitative documentation

30% – Manage Development Associate and Interns

  • Manages the Development Associate
    • Oversee the Development Associate in their management of Assemble’s donor database (Kindful) and donor relations
    • Conduct performance reviews of Development Associate and make staffing/hiring recommendations based upon the outcomes of these reviews
  • Manage all marketing and development interns
    • Recruit, hire, and onboard all marketing and development Interns as needed
    • Maintain marketing and development intern job descriptions
  • Lead training specific to donor and corporate relations

5% – Advance Assemble’s Vision, Mission, and Values

  • Coordinate events and model behaviors that continue to build Assemble’s culture
  • Attend Board meetings, fundraisers, and events as asked by Executive Director
  • Attend professional development opportunities
  • Represent Assemble at functions, conferences, and networking events
  • Assist with other tasks as appropriate or needed

Job Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree preferred, or equivalent work experience in a non-profit setting
  • Must have management/Supervisory experience in dynamic circumstances
  • Must have graphic design experience
  • Must have donor relations experience
  • Must have experience with coordinating events
  • Experience working and prior relationships with the Garfield community strongly preferred


  • Adaptability
    • Must be able to adapt to flexible work hours, evolving program priorities, versatile physical environment
    • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously
  • Independence
    • Ability to manage their own time
    • Ability to be professional and personable
  • Technical Knowledge
    • Outreach: WordPress, Eventbrite, MailChimp, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and social media
    • Donor Relations: Experience with managing databases or CRM, such as Access and Capsule
    • Professional: Competent with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, Email, and Drive
    • Graphic Design: Competent with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Communication
    • Knowledge of Assemble’s mission, vision, and values
    • Ability and skills to communicate with a range of people, including children, teens, parents, potential funders, donors, and board members
    • Excellent written, verbal, and nonverbal communication skills, including the ability and knowledge of how to check and communicate through email
    • Mediation and collaboration
    • Ability to collect and analyze data and create evidence-based communications/materials
  • Managerial
    • Ability to manage and supervise staff and/or interns
    • Ability to scaffold projects as growth opportunities
    • Ability to balance accommodating and delegating
  • Personal
    • Significant analytical ability
    • A high degree of attention to detail
    • Understanding of process-based projects
    • STEAM education enthusiasm and knowledge
    • Strong desire and ability to learn and share knowledge
    • Must have a valid driver’s license or state ID and reliable transportation
    • Must have current clearances for PA Child Abuse, PA Criminal Record, FBI PA Department of
    • Education Clearance, and Mandated Reporter Certificate
    • Ability to lift 25 lbs

Assemble, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Assemble expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Assemble’s employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Corporate and Government Relations Manager (Development)

Corporate and Government Relations Manager
Full-time, salaried position

ABOUT PITTSBURGH BALLET THEATRE (PBT): At our heart, we are an incredibly passionate, hardworking team of individuals, who take pride in creating an inspirational environment that nurtures extraordinary art. We are looking forward to Susan Jaffe’s inaugural season as Artistic Director, featuring exciting new works and classical favorites.

From our artists and faculty members to our fundraisers, educators, administrators and marketers, we all play a crucial role in creating art of this caliber for our community in pursuit of PBT’s mission: To be Pittsburgh’s source and ambassador for extraordinary ballet experiences that give life to the classical tradition, nurture new ideas and, above all, inspire.

ABOUT THIS POSITION: PBT is seeking a dynamic, entrepreneurial and highly motivated corporate and government relations manager to advance PBT’s mission. This individual builds PBT’s corporate and government support across the spectrum of its programs and departments, creating value for stakeholders by aligning PBT’s brand and mission with investment objectives.

WHAT YOU WILL DO:  While no two days are quite the same, you can expect that your day will generally consist of the following:

  • Managing access and solicitation strategies targeting corporate and government contacts to maintain and expand support for PBT
  • Overseeing and executing communication functions targeting corporate and government stakeholders, including drafting and sending fundraising and acknowledgment correspondence; writing sponsorship and grant proposals; tracking and reporting sponsorship and grant outcomes.
  • Personally solicits and secures commitments
  • Proactively managing sponsor or grant benefits to ensure that all contracted activities are fulfilled or exceeded
  • Working collaboratively with the development team to create settings and strategies to optimize prospect cultivation.
  • Creating dynamic corporate benefit plans specific to the organization’s needs and wants
  • Representing PBT at events throughout the region, networking with business executives, politicians, and key government officials
  • Attending PBT performances and special events to assist with relationship development and management
  • Identifying, researching, cultivating, and securing new corporate sponsorships, and/or lends expertise to the director of development, artistic director, and executive director in such activities
  • Collaborating with PBT’s government affairs liaison to execute advocacy efforts targeting local, state, and federal officials

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:  PBT is looking for a corporate and government relations manager who embodies our core values which are: Respect each other and embrace our diversity, work hard with integrity and passion, collaborate to ignite new possibilities, innovate at every level within our organization.  You should apply if you…

  • Have three or more years of related experience
  • Have a proven record of fundraising success
  • Easily build relationships and value exceptional customer service, particularly with business leaders, politicians, and local “change-makers”
  • Are familiar with the region’s business and philanthropic environment
  • Possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Have an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Demonstrate an administrative skill set including the ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate projects and deadlines
  • Have experience working with Tessitura or another contact management software solution


  • Full-time, salaried position with competitive pay at one of the region’s leaders in the arts
  • Hospitalization, vision, and dental insurance is available after 60 days; short and long term disability is also offered as well as various wellness benefits
  • 403(b) with employer match
  • Competitive paid time off
  • Everyone at PBT is a vital team member.  Your ideas and your work will impact our students, the organization and the promotion of the art form in our region and beyond

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States  This position is a full-time position located in Pittsburgh, Pa. This is not a fully remote position. All candidates must live in or be willing to relocate to the region.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable workplace. We provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. We will help ensure a comfortable and positive interview experience for applicants. Please let us know how we can accommodate you.

Please let us know where you first learned of this opportunity. Resumes will not be accepted without a cover letter. No phone calls, please.

Development Director

JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, policy influence and a working plan to bring life-changing therapies from the lab to the community. As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF has invested nearly $2B in research over the past 45 years and is sponsoring scientific research in 17 countries worldwide.

In partnership with the Chapter Executive Director, Chapter staff, volunteers and key stakeholders, the Development Director serves as part of the Western and Central Pennsylvania Chapter’s leadership team and plays a key role in the design, execution, and supervision of the Chapter’s overall fundraising strategy.

The Chapter seeks a candidate with experience in donor relations, high-impact fundraising event execution, and portfolio-based constituent and donor management.

The Director will build and strengthen volunteer and donor partnerships, and increase revenue through donor cultivation and corporate and individual giving, with primary emphasis in the chapter’s Signature Events portfolio (Galas and Golf Outings).   Approximately $1.4 million of annual gross revenue will be represented in the Director’s portfolio. In addition, this position is responsible for a variety of comprehensive development functions that correspond to the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects and donors.  The Development Director maintains and grows a personal portfolio of business critical to the chapter’s success.

As a JDRF team member, you can look forward to interesting and challenging work, building strong relationships with fellow staff and our network of volunteers, and having a meaningful impact on the lives of everyone affected by this devastating disease.

Real Estate Director


To manage the real estate development activities of the NSLC, including residential and commercial development programs, to create a positive climate for private investment that enhances the individual neighborhood and the Northside as a whole.


This position will:

  • Report directly to the Executive Director and works with the Real Estate Development Committee of the NSLC Board.
  • Directly supervise the Real Estate Project Managers
  • From time to time, supervise interns or volunteers for particular projects



  • Work with member neighborhood organizations to develop and implement revitalization plans incorporating real estate development
  • Conduct feasibility assessments on sites and buildings
  • Develop project concepts
  • Develop project ownership and management structures with member neighborhood organizations, including appropriate agreements
  • Plan and conduct acquisitions and site assembly
  • Develop project budgets and pro-formas
  • Secure and oversee professional services for development projects
  • Write project descriptions and grant proposals
  • Identify and secure adequate sources of project financing
  • Oversee construction management and project marketing
  • Develop and maintain working partnerships with member neighborhood organizations
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with lenders, government agencies, elected officials, developers, contractors, foundations and other funders
  • Work cooperatively with other NSLC staff to increase program impacts and efficiencies


  • Hire, manage and evaluate subordinate staff
  • Oversee daily operations of subordinate staff
  • Provide all required activity reports
  • Ensure timely and accurate completion of all project grant reports
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting of all project financial information
  • Develop annual workplan and department budget
  • Prepare and file annual proposals for department operating support


  • Such other duties as may, from time to time, be assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 yrs experience in successful real estate development, including construction management, preferably in urban community development
  • Excellent financial skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with grassroots community-based organizations


  • Annual salary range $45,000 to $65,000 commensurate with experience
  • Medical, dental, disability and life insurance coverage for employee and available to family member
  • Paid vacation, holiday and sick leave
  • Opportunity to participate in motivated savings/investment plan

Resumes and cover letters must be submitted by October 3, 2021 via email only to

Manager of Individual Support

Reports to: Gift Officer

Status: Exempt, Full-Time

Job Purpose:

The Manager of Individual Support is an integral part of the PSO’s Development Department and Individual Support team.  This position manages the PSO’s broad-based Grassroots individual giving to the Annual Fund as part of the overarching strategy to expand and grow the support via direct mail, digital, and telefunding.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages the PSO’s comprehensive broad-based giving campaign from individual prospects and donors.  These prospects typically give up to $1,750 per year and are crucial to growing the PSO’s donor pipeline.
  • Manages the PSO’s direct mail program which includes both broad-based and segmented asks for support; collaborates with the Major Gifts team on best strategy for direct mail for major donors.
  • Manage all facets of grassroots telefunding campaign, including lead generation, budget tracking, on-going analysis and course-correction as needed.  Identify potential prospects for increased giving from telefunding analysis and research.
  • Oversee the Development department’s digital fundraising and stewardship efforts, social media and website presence in tandem with the Marketing team
  • Manage donor benefit implementation for all individual donors including working with PSO vendors.
  • Create Development team’s quarterly email communication with donors.
  • In collaboration with the Major Gifts team coordinate the department’s moves management process to identify prospects who can increase their gifts.
  • Implement donor data analysis on a regular basis to inform strategic decision making.  Manage metrics to evaluate success and ROI of overall individual giving program, including the direct mail, digital and telefunding program.
  • Manage and grow the “Music by the Month” sustained giving program.
  • Liaise with Manager of Marketing-Subscriptions to plan joint ticket buyer/donor appreciation opportunities strategically focused on retention and acquisition in both areas. Includes creating and implementing Patron Appreciation Month activities, and other stewardship offerings.
  • Provide back up support for gift entr

Required Education, Experience and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum 3-5 years of annual fundraising experience with demonstrable track record
  • Experience with direct mailing campaigns
  • Extensive computer skills required, especially with CRM systems
  • Excellent editorial, written, and verbal communication capabilities, including clear and concise writing skills and attention to detail
  • Experience with data analysis; being able to synthesize large amounts of data and draw strategic conclusions
  • Ability to work independently but also as a member of a team
  • Ability to meet deadlines and perform well under pressure
  • Ability and willingness to work irregular hours, including evenings and/or weekends when necessary

Preferred Education, Experience and Abilities:

  • Master’s Degree
  • Previous work in a nonprofit setting
  • Familiarity and proficiency in Tessitura or other donor management software

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work on a computer for extended periods of time
  • Ability to operate related equipment, i.e. computer, copier, scanner

All new hires must be Compliant upon hire with the PSI COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (presenting proof of COVID-19 full vaccination or having requested and received an approved accommodation).

Pittsburgh Symphony, Inc. (PSI) provides equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, ancestry, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other class or category protected by local, state, or federal law.

The specific statements shown in each section of the description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to perform the job successfully.

The PSI recognizes that an individual with a disability may require a job modification/ accommodation to enable them to successfully perform a job function. Consideration will be given to such requests. Such requests should be directed to Human Resources.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to

Chief External Relations Officer


We’re on a mission: To Heal. To Teach. To Empower. To Amaze.

The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh is a century-old success story with new chapters written every day that have allowed us to grow and evolve since 1902. More than a century later, we remain rooted in phenomenal care and innovative practices. Our progress is evident in how we continually adapt to the changes in the world around us to best address the needs of individuals with special needs and their loved ones.

Amazing Kids. Amazing Place. At The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh, we’ve built our legacy on being “amazing.” After more than a century of the highest quality care and service to children and their families, we’re forever proud of our team members who don’t just make a career here – they make a difference.


  • Have successfully resourced an organization to increase its impact;
  • Are an experienced, strategic, and results-oriented fundraising and marketing professional who has led teams to increase charitable giving and constituent engagement;
  • Is entrepreneurial and has experience in building, leading, and managing a small but effective team, including volunteers, and external partners;
  • Are comfortable both formulating and executing a holistic fundraising and marketing strategy for an organization;
  • Love big ideas and want to know that your work will have a lasting impact on our region;
  • Are energetic, flexible, self-starting team player with a direct, honest and respectful approach to problem solving, and with the ability to foster collaboration and contribute to a strong sense of community among staff, board and colleagues outside of The Children’s Institute; and
  • Are a creative risk-taker who doesn’t do anything just because that’s the way it’s always been done…

…then you want to be our Chief External Relations Officer!


The CERO will develop, coordinate, and lead The Children’s Institute’s Institutional Advancement team in creating and executing a comprehensive fundraising and marketing strategy that enables the organization to be nimble in an ever-changing marketplace and reflects the institution’s history and traditions while inspiring and engaging our constituencies. Reporting to the CEO and directly managing three directors on the Institutional Advancement team, the CERO is a collaborative member of the senior leadership and executive leadership teams.

In addition, the CERO will be expected to report regularly to the board and other stakeholders on fundraising and marketing work and progress. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Fundraising and Marketing

  • Oversees all fundraising from individuals, community groups, foundations, corporations, and government.
  • Increases donor support by identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding existing and new donors.
  • Oversees all organizational marketing and communications, including branding, with internal and external audiences.
  • Oversees the development of an annual marketing plan that focuses on the mission and enhances The Children’s Institute’s image in the community.
  • Oversees the execution of fundraising and donor stewardship events.
  • Stays current with issues and trends in fundraising and marketing and makes recommendations for implementation to the CEO.
  • Maintains confidentiality pertaining to client, administrative, and donor information.
  • Manages organizational resources effectively.

Leadership and External Relations

  • Serves as the organizational liaison, along with the CEO, to lobbyists to federal, state and local elected officials and tracks legislative issues (healthcare, education and social services) that involve the organization.
  • Represents the organization to the external community, as requested by the CEO.
  • Works with The Children’s Institute’s Board of Directors to elevate fundraising and promote marketing opportunities.
  • Works with The Children’s Institute’s Planning and Institutional Advancement Committees within the Board to elevate engagement in Institutional Advancement activities.

Internal Collaboration

  • Creates an organization-wide culture of philanthropy.
  • Coordinates closely with and participates robustly in the Senior Leadership and Executive Leadership Teams.
  • Supports the CEO in strategic planning efforts.

Institutional Advancement Team Infrastructure

  • Directly supervises Director of Marketing and Magic, Director of Government Relations, and Director of Development.
  • Works closely with the full Institutional Advancement Team, which includes Development and Marketing. Additional team members include Marketing and Communications Manager, Outpatient Liaison, Development Systems and Prospect Research Coordinator, and Annual and Community Giving Coordinator.
  • Develop and manage budgets, metrics, goals, and policies.
  • Refine office systems to support all development and marketing projects and operations as appropriate.
  • Oversee the management of institutional archives and IA databases including historic and current records and files.


  • Bachelor’s degree is required, graduate degree or CFRE is encouraged.
  • A minimum of 8-10 years of fundraising and marketing experience and a proven track-record of professional accomplishment, increasing responsibilities, and at least 2 years supervising staff is required.
  • Passion for The Children’s Institute’s mission.
  • Excellent writing skills, expertise in developing strategies for cultivation, soliciting and stewarding donors, and experience soliciting gifts.
  • Excellent leadership, strategic thinking, and planning skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Confidence and the ability to present information to internal and external constituents in a compelling way.
  • Ability to thrive under deadlines, have strong project, time, and budget management skills, and be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously without sacrificing attention to detail.
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced, ever-changing, and entrepreneurial environment.
  • Desire for and sensitivity to working with diverse communities across race, class, ability, ethnic, political, and geographic boundaries.
  • Ability to assess and improve systems and processes to further the goals of the IA office.
  • Experience building, leading, and managing teams in holistic fundraising and marketing strategies.
  • Understanding of technology specific to fundraising and marketing.
  • Availability for occasional evening and weekend work when necessary.


We offer a competitive compensation package that reflect our organizational values, culture, and mission. Our workplace offers the opportunity to join us in meaningful and significant work, a supportive environment, and flexibility. A total compensation package will be offered, including health, dental, and disability insurance, paid vacation, and 403b plan and week as voluntary benefits.


The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We serve a diverse population of children and families, and we want our workforce to reflect that same diversity. We want all interested individuals to feel welcome in applying for a career at our amazing place – we can’t wait to meet you!

The Children’s Institute does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, religious creed, AIDS or HIV status, disability, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, union membership, or veteran/military status in employment.

Please email résumé and cover letter to:

E-MAIL to Emma Kieran at

SUBJECT LINE: Chief External Relations Officer

Applications will be accepted through 10/1/2021

Major Gifts Officer

This position is a front-line fundraising role focused primarily on building relationships with individuals and raising funds for UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. For a Major Gifts Officer, gift size ranges from $10,000 to the $1 million level. This position will be responsible for building and maintaining a portfolio of donors and prospects (approximately 80 to 120 individuals) and for forging strong working partnerships with medical and nursing staff, and research faculty to identify prospects. Working with the Development Department leadership and prospect research, the Major Gifts Officer, the Major Gifts Officer will develop cultivation and solicitation strategies with the goal of soliciting prospects for commitments at the $10,000 level and above within 18 months of identification. Of critical importance, this position will need to build their portfolio, working diligently to move donors through the giving cycle. This position will work strategically to coordinate prospect and donor contacts as appropriate with foundation leadership and colleagues, hospital leadership, physicians and other staff members.


  • Demonstrate through behavior hospital’s core values of integrity, care, balance, excellence, stewardship, and teamwork – (see institution’s Performance Excellence Program information).
  • Represent the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation in building relationships with individuals that will generate significant philanthropic support for strategic initiatives to advance the Hospital’s mission.
  • Assure the prompt gift acceptance, deposit, acknowledgement and recognition of gifts.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as assigned by the reporting manager as they may arise.
  • Log all relationship information in the Raisers Edge database in compliance with the Hospital’s HIPPA policies.
  • Operate collaboratively and openly with a high attention to detail to provide excellent service to prospects, donors, medical and nursing staff and research faculty, Foundation and Hospital leadership.
  • Develop strong working relationships of trust and confidence with clinical and research faculty.
  • Develop tailored prospect and donor-specific strategies and tactics to advance the philanthropic relationship and giving potential.

Grant Writer

Grant Writer, Part-time, Contractor

Benvenuti Arts is seeking a part-time, contract Grant Writer to join our team. Reporting to Founder and Lead Consultant, Sarah Benvenuti, this position will also work with our team of three Grant Writers, one Project Manager, one Business Manager, and one Administrative Assistant. Our entire team works remotely. The Grant Writer will have flexible hours, starting at about 15 to 20 hours per week with the possibility of growth.

Grant Writers all work with 5 to 10 clients each. Clients are small nonprofit arts organizations or independent artists based around the United States. Writers communicate directly with clients on the drafting of grants, with the support of our Founder, other writers, and our Membership and Communications Coordinator. With information from past BA work and gathered directly from the client, the Writer makes a case for the challenge the client seeks to address, the solution it proposes, the funding required, and the measurable impact goal. The Writer oversees the compilation of complete grants packages, including working with clients on work samples, budgets, and other supplemental materials. The writer may work with dance, music, arts education, theater, service providers, and other kinds of organizations.

Our team uses a number of online platforms in order to work efficiently, keeping costs low for clients. These include the Google Suite, Asana, and Slack. Applicants should have a comfort with these systems, or be able to quickly learn new technologies and integrate them into your workflow. Onboarding will include training in all platforms and support from our Founder and other team members around our specific procedures and techniques.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a background in the arts or education or social services, and a passion for the arts;
  • Have about a year of demonstrable experience with arts grant writing or comparable writing experience from other fields (proposal writing, report writing, etc);
  • An interest in learning about the different aspects of arts administration;
  • Be self-organized and work efficiently remotely;
  • Adapt quickly to technology.

While the position will start at $25/hour, there will be a 3-month review, when the rate may be increased. While the position is remote, if the candidate lives in Pittsburgh (where our Founder is based), there will be the opportunity to co-work occasionally.

Interested candidates should send a resume with two writing samples (ideally at least one grant writing) to


It is the mission of Benvenuti Arts to provide professional expertise in fundraising and management to the organizations and artists creating the most exciting, innovative art out there. We work with clients no matter the size, and we adapt our work to fit their unique circumstances. Whether the client is an individual artist who spends $5,000 a year on one production, or a mid-size organization with a few staff members, planning for growth, Benvenuti Arts can help them reach their goals.

While we are thrilled to engage with organizations of all sizes, our focus is on the smallest (<$500,000). We have specific services created to serve any budget and, in return, clients recognize that we must keep to specific goals and timelines. We strive to educate clients – to teach them to fish – so that they aren’t dependent on us. That being said, it’s our goal to be there for our clients at all stages of their lifecycle, and hope they think of us when the next big fundraising or administrative change comes along.

Benvenuti Arts services include fundraising and administrative planning and implementation, ongoing grant writing and management, consulting and advising, event management, and interim fundraising services. We have grown rapidly in the past year, with clients across the country in all areas of the performing arts.

Director of Development

Job Description:

The Director of Development will report directly to the Vice President of Institutional Development and Partnerships and is a key role for the continued success and fundraising growth of a comprehensive advancement team.

The ideal candidate will be familiar with advancement best practices, relationship and change management, and meeting ambitious fundraising goals. The Director will demonstrate creativity, flexibility, responsiveness, and positivity as s/he conducts day-to-day business activities that adhere to the highest industry standards.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience in non-profit management, business, marketing, banking/finance, or related academic discipline.
  • Five or more years of higher education, healthcare, or other non-profit major gift and planned giving fundraising experience. Expected understanding of the following areas: advancement operations, annual giving, external relations, alumni engagement, campaign management, major gifts, planned giving, foundation/corporate philanthropy, non-profit finance, gift accounting principles, management.
  • Candidates should demonstrate individual experience and success in cultivating and securing major and principal gifts ($1M+) through cash and planned giving.

Description of Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Individuals must possess knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions may be performed, with or without, reasonable accommodations, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
  • Execute strategic major gift fundraising for all KGI schools and programs with an emphasis on six-figure gifts and above.
  • Responsibilities include developing, implementing, and evaluating fund development strategies that meaningfully engage and motivate donors to meet annual development goals.
  • Cultivate, solicit, and secure major gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations, including 12-15 monthly visits as well as other types of meaningful contacts.
  • Serve as major and planned gift development officer working with the deans of the Riggs School and the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and School of Medicine.
  • Work with marketing and communications staff to create solicitation materials and reports on progress in the areas of planning, advancement and giving.
  • Help direct donor prospect research in support of major giving; identify individuals, corporations, foundations, and organizations that have the potential to make gifts to KGI.
  • Create immediate contact plans for a portfolio of major gift prospects; secure and conduct face-to-face visits on a weekly and monthly basis (set visit goals) with top-rated prospects and donors.
  • Oversee stewardship reporting and giving recognition activities for gifts secured
  • Oversee donor acknowledgment, recognition, and stewardship; responsible for the timely and personalized acknowledgment of all contributions
  • Establish and maintain relationships with an active list of prospective donors
  • Develop and manage annual budget and financial reporting for development activities in partnership with the VP for Institutional Development.
  • Prepare Donor Proposals and gift agreements, as necessary.
  • Create and file contact reports, in accordance with office policy, to track moves with assigned prospects.
  • Maintain appropriate donor records. Create and distribute regular gift income, revenue and prospect reports, with support of Advancement Coordinator
  • Assist with preparation for Board of Trustee meetings, supporting the VP for Institutional Development with data and other information as needed.
  • Performs other essential duties and tasks specific to the position.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Individuals must possess knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions may be performed, with or without, reasonable accommodations, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the demonstrated ability to establish and develop productive and collegial relationships
  • Ability to communicate with various constituencies (e.g., staff, faculty, students, managers and visitors).
  • Ability to work with confidential and sensitive information and records, along with the ability to commit to the highest ethical standards is necessary.
  • Ability to effectively multitask and produce accurate professional work products under demanding timelines.
  • Must possess well-developed customer service skills along with the ability to work cooperatively with a diverse group of people.
  • Acute attention to accuracy and detail in all aspects of responsibilities.
  • Ability to multi-task and work effectively within deadlines.
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel independently and work extended workdays and periodic weekends as needed to meet institutional goals.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a driving record (as maintained by the DMV) that is acceptable to the Institute’s insurance carrier.

Physical and Mental Requirements:

Ability to maintain good concentration level while dealing with interruptions; attention to details with emphasis on accuracy; capable of giving, receiving, and analyzing information, formulating work plans, and articulating goals and action plans.

Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time. Standing for extended periods of time. Reaching and extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than the whole hand(s), or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard. Communication skills using the spoken word. Ability to see within normal parameters. Ability to hear within normal parameters. Ability to bend and stoop, for example, to file. Ability to move about. Ability to lift and carry short distances up to 20 lbs., for example, to lift or move office supplies, files, books, and packages.

To Apply:

A confidential review of applications, nominations, and expressions of interest will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. To be ensured full consideration, please submit a cover letter highlighting your professional experience; a complete CV outlining your career and educational credentials; and three professional references (including their names, relationship to you, their position, email, and direct phone numbers). Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy:

Keck Graduate Institute is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate against qualified employees or applicants based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal law. Equal employment opportunity will be extended to all persons in all terms and conditions of employment. KGI strongly encourages candidates from underrepresented groups to apply.

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Donor Relations Coordinator

REPORTS TO: Assistant Head of School for Development

JOB CATEGORY: Regular Full-Time


In collaboration with the Assistant Head of School for Development and the Development Team, the coordinator supports the department’s goals and ongoing efforts to build and nurture long-term relationships with donors and to encourage lifetime support of the school.  This position coordinates the implementation and management of a comprehensive donor relations program and assists in the following key areas: annual appeals, acknowledgements, correspondence, donor engagement including thank-you calls and scheduling appointments, donor engagement events, and day -to-day needs of the department. The primary role of the Donor Relations Coordinator is to provide our donors with exceptional service and ongoing positive interactions with the school.

As a core primary purpose, all job positions are to maintain the mission and vision of The Neighborhood Academy.


  • Review monthly lapsed donor reports and disseminate donor follow-up to appropriate staff, as needed.
  • Assist with annual appeal and data, as needed.
  • Assist with donor tribute/acknowledgements.
  • Provide support for engagement events including assisting with managing RSVPs, responding to donor inquiries, and managing event briefing preparations.
  • Assist with development of reports and marketing materials.
  • Assist with all other new and ongoing stewardship as assigned by the Head of School for Development and Director of Development.
  • Manage a portfolio of annual giving donors.
  • Assist in growing United Way program.
  • Stay on top of trends and best practices in the stewardship/donor relations field.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Strong IT skills, especially Microsoft Office (including Word and Excel)
  • Experience with donor software
  • Self-starting, highly motivated, taking-charge personality.
  • Empathetic “people person” who understands the value of relationship building.
  • Excellent verbal, written communication and organizational skills.
  • Adaptable, flexible, teachable.
  • Open to new ideas and able to strategize and think creatively.
  • Moderate knowledge of development strategies.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build and maintain productive relationships.
  • Highly organized, motivated individual with the desire to provide the highest level of customer service to internal and external audiences.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Contribute positively to a fast paced, priority shifting and cooperative work environment.
  • Demonstrate a sense of professionalism. tact and discretion in handling confidential information.
  • Strong numeracy skills.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, English, Journalism or related fields.
  • Minimum of five years’ work experience with one years’ experience in non-profit development.
  • Demonstrate a sense of professionalism
  • Federal FBI & Criminal Background & Child Abuse Clearances


  • General office environment
  • Lifting of up to ten pounds
  • Travel up to 25% as needed, using own vehicle