About Second Stage

Second Stage Theater produces work entirely by 21st century American playwrights both on and off Broadway. Dedicated to adventurous contemporary plays and musicals, bold new interpretations, and unique theatrical experiences, the work at Second Stage reflects diversity and inclusiveness. Through the discovery of emerging talent and the commissioning of new work, Second Stage nurtures future generations of theater artists and welcomes a theatergoing audience of all backgrounds.

Job Description

Second Stage Theater is seeking a highly organized and skilled writer to join the Development team as the Development Coordinator. Reporting to the Director of Institutional Partnerships, the Development Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the team in the identification, solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship of institutional funders.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for researching, submitting, and managing grant proposals and reports
  • Assist with managing funder relationships, coordinate compliance reporting, and support special project initiatives
  • Coordinate tracking of deadlines and deliverables as well as grant and contract opportunities
  • Identify and support opportunities to secure general support from foundation investors
  • Maintain internal foundation revenue protocols, calendars, dashboards, and communications channels to ensure timely and accurate deliverables
  • Maintain master calendar of grants and prospects and all associated files and correspondence; monitor and maintain funder reporting schedules and requirements
  • Execute thank you letters and facilitate grant contracts/agreements, as well as all necessary supporting materials and documents including budget reports, outcome measurements, success stories to submit reports to funders
  • Conduct prospect research and coordinate the effective use of contact management systems and processes to oversee foundation donor acknowledgements and to track pertinent donor and prospect information, including data entry and analytic reporting
  • Work with Finance and Artistic colleagues to support grant compliance and reporting
  • Other duties as assigned

 Skills & Qualifications

  • Educational background in any field of study
  • At least two years of development experience, preferably for a performing arts organization
  • Exceptional written communication skills with demonstrated success creating compelling proposals to secure grant funding
  • Data analysis, program budgeting, project management skills
  • Capacity to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and successfully meet deadlines
  • Previous experience Tessitura, a plus

Additional Information

Compensation: Base salary starting at $40,000 annually

Benefits: Second Stage offers a full benefits package including vacation, medical and dental insurance, retirement plan, life insurance and long-term disability coverage upon eligibility.

Second Stage values diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.

Second Stage is dedicated to building an equitable environment that is mixed across lines of difference and strongly encourages applications from Black, Indigenous, People of Color, women, transgender and non-binary candidates. This position will remain open until filled and until a diverse and qualified pool of candidates is identified. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information about Second Stage, visit www.2st.com.

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