The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has a unique opportunity for an experienced grant writer and development professional. The Manager of Foundation and Government Relations will work in partnership with the Director of Institutional Giving to cultivate relationships with current and new foundations and to identify opportunities for new and increased grant funding.
The Manager of Foundation and Government Relations will research, write and submit grant proposals to community, family and private foundations, as well as national and government entities, to meet budgeted organizational needs for support of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) programs and initiatives.
Additionally, the Manager of Foundation and Government Relations will work with colleagues throughout the organization to secure information needed for the development of successful proposals, including the development of project budgets; develop, write and review Corporate Partner proposals and contracts to ensure accurate and effective communication of information as provided by the Director of Institutional Giving; identify and research prospective foundations, and evaluate current foundations to identify opportunities for new and increased funding; track and enter all proposal activities and results, including cultivation and stewardship, in the DSO’s fundraising record management system, Tessitura; prepare and submit reports to funders on grant program results; write and review other Development Department communications as needed; and other duties as assigned.
The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and between three and five years of non-profit grant writing experience. This position requires excellent writing abilities, proofreading skills, discretion, and professionalism. Concert duty and attendance at after-hours or weekend donor events may be required.
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About Dallas Symphony Orchestra
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents the finest in orchestral music at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, regarded as one of the world's premier concert halls. As the largest performing arts organization in the Southwest, the DSO is committed to inspiring the broadest possible audience with distinctive classical programs, inventive pops concerts and innovative multi-media presentations. In fulfilling its commitment to the community, the orchestra reaches more than 230,000 adults and children through performances, educational programs and community outreach initiatives. The DSO’s involvement with the City of Dallas and the surrounding region includes an award-winning multi-faceted educational program, community projects, popular parks concerts and youth programming. The DSO has a tradition dating back to 1900, and it is a cornerstone of the unique, 68 acre Arts District in downtown Dallas that is home to multiple performing arts venues, museums and parks; the largest district of its kind in the nation. The DSO is supported, in part, by funds from the Office of Cultural Affairs, City of Dallas.