Title Institutional Giving Manager
Organization Stages Repertory Theatre
Closing Date
Location Houston, TX

Position: Institutional Giving Manager
Reports to: Development and Communications Director
Direct Reports: None
Indirect Reports: None
Status: Full-time, Exempt

The Institutional Giving Manager provides leadership to grant writing and administration, with a focus on identifying and cultivating new sources of support, as well as managing gift and acknowledgment processing. The IGM is responsible for generating contributed revenue of approximately $750,000 annually through foundation and government giving, and we expect that number to increase as Stages continues to grow! Along with the rest of the development team, the IGM will also help support the completion of Stages’ $32 million capital campaign.

Stages Repertory Theatre tells compelling stories in an intimate setting where audiences can connect with both the art on stage and the people who create it. We produce a broad scope of plays and musicals ranging from jukebox musicals and family entertainment to world premieres and new work by emerging writers.

Stages was founded in 1978 and we’ve grown to become Houston’s sixth largest nonprofit performing arts producer and the largest outside the downtown theatre district. We perform year-round with an average of 12 productions and 65,000+ visitors each season. We’re currently building a new home, The Gordy, which will open during the 2019-2020 Season. This effort is made possible by a $32 million capital campaign to fund the facility and create long-term financial stability. To date, we’ve raised $30 million in support of that campaign.

We’re a welcoming, collaborative culture that encourages each staff member to take initiative, share ideas and help shape the organization. Working at Stages hits the sweet spot between struggling startup and corporate behemoth.

You’re passionate about storytelling and building relationships. You’re also highly attuned to details and deadlines. You relish the nuances of writing style and grammar—you know when to use the rules and when to break to them. You might have won a spelling bee at some point. You’re driven to exceed goals and uncover hidden opportunities. You find satisfaction in executing intricate tasks effectively, especially when your job well done makes someone else’s day better.

• Manage our foundation and government fundraising program, including researching private and public foundations and government sources, tracking timelines and application requirements, maintaining support materials, and assembling and submitting proposals and reports
• Provide leadership to the grant writing process, working with Development and Communications Director and Managing Director to develop key communication points and draft proposals, applications and reports
• Process all gifts for Stages’ annual fund and capital campaign, including gift entry, acknowledgments, pledge reminders and other supporting correspondence
• Provide staff support as needed for development events, including Stages’ annual gala, Impresario and other stewardship events, corporate events and opening nights
• Build and maintain relationships with a personal portfolio of donors
• Provide support to Stages’ capital campaign and coordinate with capital campaign consultants, chairs and committee as needed
• Other duties, as assigned

• A positive, customer-focused approach to work
• Excellent writing and communication skills
• Experience juggling concurrent deadlines while maintaining quality
• Strong entrepreneurial skills, with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively
• Flexibility to work a varying schedule including days, some evenings and occasional weekends
• Passion for Stages’ work and desire to play a vital role during a transformational period of growth

• Confidence in a variety of business and social settings, and building relationships with people in a wide range of roles and industries
• Familiarity with donor databases and proficiency in data manipulation and analysis
• Experience with graphic design, website design or maintenance, or other publishing tools
• Degree in arts administration, business, marketing, communications or English (we see you, English majors!) or related area

Stages Repertory Theatre is committed to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. Stages provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetics or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, Stages complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

First, send us some information about yourself—anything you think might help us understand who you are and why you’re right for this position. This could include a resume, cover letter, writing or other work samples, personal website, LinkedIn profile, video, salary requirements, etc.

Lise Bohn, Development and Communications Director
Stages Repertory Theatre
3201 Allen Parkway, Suite 101
Houston, Texas 77019

If we think you might be a good fit, we’ll contact you to schedule an introductory interview with members of our development team. This conversation will help us learn about you, share more about the job and Stages, and answer your initial questions. From there, we may also invite you to talk with other staff members from positions across the organization so that you have an opportunity to explore Stages’ culture and work environment, and we can get a sense of what you’ll bring to the team.

If we’re right for each other, you can start with us as soon as you’re able!

Website http://www.stagestheatre.com