Development Research and Grants Associate

Position is open in June 2015 for a Development Research and Grants Associate at Lincoln Center Theater. Join a highly professional, fast-paced Development Office raising $12+ million annually in addition to special purpose campaigns.

Qualifications include: B.A. degree and at least two to three years of professional development experience in a not-for-profit arts or cultural organization. Advanced degree in arts management a plus. Must have: Excellent development writing and research skills; mastery of computer programs including Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, Raiser’s Edge; proficiency using fundraising research tools including the Foundation Center On-line, Guidestar, WealthEngine and LexisNexis; and general knowledge of foundation and corporate philanthropic sources for arts and cultural organizations. Strong organizational, interpersonal and communications skills, pleasant telephone manner, attention to detail and follow-through, and poise under pressure also required.

Duties include: Provide support for Grants Writer and Associate Director of Development. Draft gift acknowledgement letters. Adapt and format proposals and reports for institutional funding sources, often using on-line applications and reporting forms. Gather information from internal and external sources required by applications and reporting guidelines. Proofread and edit written material. Prepare support documents. Coordinate materials to fulfill requests for funder websites and annual reports. Help to track funding credits for donor recognition. Research corporate and foundation funding prospects using on-line resources and current periodicals. Prepare profiles and organize and maintain prospect files. Recommend potential prospects for support of productions and special projects. Prepare giving histories. Identify new sources of information. Assist in updating lists and contact information. Monitor current trends, studies and legislation on arts giving and philanthropy. Assist at special events.

Salary is negotiable.

Lincoln Center Theater is an equal opportunity employer.

E-mail letter, résumé, and writing samples to, and list Development Research and Grants Associate in the Subject field.

You may also mail to: Development Office, Lincoln Center Theater, 150 West 65thSt., New York, NY 10023. Attention/Development Research and Grants Associate application.