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Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations
The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council (GPAC), the champion of the arts in Southwestern
Pennsylvania, provides critical funding, advocacy, and resources for artists and arts
GPAC is seeking an experienced, highly motivated individual with strong credentials, and
passion for arts and culture, for this newly created position. The selected candidate will serve
as our grant writer and manager of funding relationships with government, foundation, and
Position Mission/Purpose: The Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations is
responsible for the creation and management of a well-coordinated, strategic development plan
to cultivate and solicit support from foundations, corporations, and government sources. This
position works to establish long-term partnerships, strengthen existing relationships, initiates
new contacts within the corporate and foundation sector, and manages all aspects of grants
management. This position reports to the CEO of Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council.
Job Duties and Qualifications:
Excellent written and verbal communications skills and proficiency in research,
interpreting and analyzing a variety of data.
Identify corporate and foundation prospects and conduct research to determine
interest and giving potential.
Strong grant writing and proposal creation skills. Write Corporate and Foundation
proposals and reports as needed. Previous experience and proven track record with
Pittsburgh area funders is preferred.
Manage all details related to extensive network of funders. Establish and maintain
relationships with funders and sponsors. Work with CEO and other staff to organize,
coordinate, and implement all activities related to annual applications, reports, and
Expand funding opportunities for foundation and corporate support for GPAC
products, workshops, special events, and programming. Research new opportunities
and assist CEO in managing these relationships.
Gain an understanding of GPAC programming and work with staff to develop and
transform ideas in grant and sponsorship proposals.
Work well with others, be highly organized, able to multi-task and meet deadlines.
Qualifications: 3-5 years of experience in nonprofit grant writing, Bachelor’s degree,
and working knowledge of Salesforce CRM preferred.
Practical experience may be a suitable replacement for any of these
Collaborative: GPAC employs a highly democratic and consensus-oriented planning
Committed: our work often requires that we go “above and beyond”; deadlines are
Connected: this position connects to many of our most important relationships
Flexible: as GPAC is growing and changing, so must this position
Positive: have a can-do spirit
Proactive: take initiative and be organized
Results-oriented: meet tight deadlines and schedules for applications, reports, etc.
Service-minded: this position serves the entire organization
Passionate about arts and culture, it is the reason for our existence
Equitable and inclusive: join the entire GPAC team in a shared commitment to
addressing equity and inclusion issues throughout the communities we serve and within
Open: this position will engage with diverse perspectives and backgrounds, varying
ideas, and different ways of working
This position is a full-time exempt salaried position ability to work weekends and evenings as
necessary. Salary is budgeted at $40,000 – $48,000, commensurate with experience. Benefits
include health insurance, vision, and dental; life and disability insurance. Paid time off (sick,
personal, and vacation) and thirteen (13) additional holidays. GPAC offers a 403B employee-
contribution retirement plan. Background check required for all GPAC employees.
Physical Demands / Work Environment
This position has a shared office, in a multi-story accessible building in downtown Pittsburgh.
Candidates must be able to multi-task, be comfortable in a busy work environment, and be able
to attend arts events at different hours of the day outside of the office.
How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter (preferred less than two (2) pages), résumé, and contact information
for three references via mail to:
Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations Search
c/o Sue Mencher, Director of Internal Systems
Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
810 Penn Avenue, 6th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Please do not call with inquiries about this position. Emailed submissions will not be accepted.
Postmark deadline is March 8, 2019.
For more information and to learn more about Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, please visit the
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