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Manager, Foundation and Government Relations


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POSITION TYPE: Regular Full-Time


The Manager, Foundation and Government Relations will be responsible for researching, gathering data, writing and submitting all proposals and reports to institutional funders as well as managing relationships with foundation and government representatives. This job is also responsible for government capital funding streams such as RACP and New Markets Tax Credits. The Manager will be an integral part of the development efforts of Pennsylvania Ballet.


Prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to corporate foundations, foundations and government sources.

Perform prospect research on corporate foundations, foundations, and government funding streams to evaluate prospects for funding.

Work with finance to gather information necessary to report to institutional funders on current grant programs.

Comply with all grant reporting as required by institutional funders – including RACP.

Provide stewardship to current institutional donors including regular written updates and invitations to programs.

Maintain knowledge of both institutional history and current programs.

Serve as primary writer/reviewer for the department, working closely with artistic staff, marketing, community engagement and the School to provide consistency in messaging.

Provide staff support at Ballet fundraising events and during performance runs, as needed (evening and weekend hours) and other duties as assigned.


Minimum of two to four years fundraising experience, primarily in grant writing.

Experience with relationship management and growing foundation and government grant programs strongly preferred

Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.

Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize their workload.

Investigate, analyze, and synthesize large quantities of data into a user-friendly and concise format.

Work in a deadline driven environment with attention to detail.

Proficiently work with Microsoft office and databases.

Maintain discretion with institutional information which is often confidential.

Previous experience with non-profit fundraising.

Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.

Able to monitor and meet income goals.

A heartfelt appreciation for the arts.


Bachelor’s degree or higher.


To apply for this position, please send a resume, cover letter, and a sample grant proposal to

More information about Pennsylvania Ballet can be found at

Pennsylvania Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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