Grants and Impact Manager

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra

Orlando, FL

Work Location: In-office


  • Full Time
  • Orlando, FL (Remote)
  • Sat, Jun 1, 2024
  • Work Location: In-office
  • Symphonic
  • $50,000.00
  • $55,000.00

Website Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra

Organization Summary

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is led by Music Director Eric Jacobsen and is comprised of creative musicians and artists from around the world. As Central Florida’s premiere professional orchestra, it presents more than 170 live concerts and impacts more than 70,000 children, youth, and families annually. The mission of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is to provide excellence and innovation in orchestral music performance and education that serves and engages the community.

Position Summary

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is accepting applications for a Grants and Impact Manager! The Grants and Impact Manager is responsible for writing/managing grants from corporate, foundation, and government funders. The Grants & Impact Manager will be responsible for preparing grant proposals, tracking outcomes/outputs, communicating impact, developing institutional marketing communications, managing/preparing reports, and identifying new sources of revenue to maximize support in alignment with organization priorities. To accomplish this, the selected candidate must have excellent time management skills, high attention to detail, and superior oral and written communication, research, writing, and project management skills.

Essential Job Functions

• Manage, maintain, and grow funding opportunities to support the financial needs of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.
• Work closely with the Director of Philanthropy to establish fundraising goals, monitor progress and track reporting and relationship development with government and private foundation representatives.
• Collaborate with artistic, education, marketing and administrative leadership to strategize on concept development for proposals as well as to develop strong implementation strategies that maximize data collection, impact storytelling and promotion of return on investment and social impact of grant awards.
• Proactively manage the complete grant proves, including letters of inquiry, proposals, tracking/measuring outcomes/outputs/impact, reports, disbursements, and stewardship.
• Focus on securing support for institutional priorities, including annual operations, concert and education programming, special projects, and capital needs.
• Work directly with internal departments to identify funding needs, build the case for support for each program, and provide exceptional stewardship to funders.
• Propose, coordinate, develop, write, and edit content for all grant proposals.
• Track and fulfill application and report deadlines.
• Perform ongoing research to identify and qualify new grant prospects.
• Work with different departments to create project budgets, track expense, and fulfill financial reporting requirements.
• Arrange and prepare for site visits and other meetings with funders as needed.
• Maintain accurate records and report regularly on progress.
• Track contact information, correspondence, needs, and deadlines of grantors and work closely with the Philanthropy Coordinator to track in Tessitura.
• Track, organize, and communicate program outcomes/outputs/impact.
• Assist the Director of Philanthropy with development of corporate or institutional marketing communications as needed.
• Prepare reports for Board and Committee meetings as requested.
• Attend concerts and support events as needed.
• Serve as an ambassador within the community.
• Perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Competencies

• 2-5 years of grant management experience with demonstrated record of success
o Experience with arts and culture related grant writing is preferred
• Communicates clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
• Demonstrated competency in tracking and reporting financials and impact
• Computer competency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook

Education and Experience Preferences

• Bachelor’s Degree preferred
• Tessitura or other CRM Software experience preferred
• Previous experience in a nonprofit environment preferred


The Grants and Impact Manager is a full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible position. Annual salary is $50-$55k commensurate with experience and qualifications. Evenings and weekends and some holidays may be required. The hours may exceed a standard 40-hour week during the orchestral season. This position reports to the Director of Philanthropy.

This position qualifies for benefits from the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra including health, dental, and vision insurance, paid time off, sick days, and an optional 401(k) plan.

Application Instructions and Additional Information

Send cover letter, resume, and a one-page writing sample to Writing sample can be a previously submitted grant application or new sample, but must be in a grant submission style of writing. The application deadline is June 1, 2024, however submissions shall be reviewed on a rolling basis.

No phone calls, please.

All applicants who are offered employment with the OPO will be subject to a background investigation. Offers of employment are contingent on the successful completion of a background investigation as well as reference check.

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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