The Associate Director, Corporate, Foundation and Government Relations works as part of the fundraising team to raise operating support as well as funding for capital projects and the endowment. The Associate Director carries a portfolio of approximately 50 foundations, corporate sponsors and public funding institutions with a fiscal year income goal. Grant writing is a critical responsibility of this position; the Associate Director, Corporate, Foundation and Government Relations is expected to research, author, prepare, and track all proposals, often managing many grants at once.

Key Responsibilities (sampling):

Foundation, Government, and Corporate Giving
– Maintain and manage a portfolio comprised of foundations, corporations and public funders
– Cultivate, solicit and steward existing and new institutional donors and their program officers and corporate, foundation and government representatives
– Consult regularly with other departments to obtain the latest updates, statistics and narratives to create the most compelling information for funder solicitations and reports

Grant Writing
– Manage the grant submission process, including collection and synthesis of data, completion of proposals, tracking, reporting, and corresponding with foundation and corporate donors
– Write high-quality grant proposal narratives, applications, and supporting documents
– Develop and maintain an annual schedule of proposals and reports, tracking outcomes and updating the calendar on an ongoing basis
– Research and identify new grant prospects in order to build and manage a pipeline of prospective funders
– Provide leadership for strategic planning around funding alignment
– Coordinate with CFO & Controller to ensure consistent and accurate financial information is provided in proposals

Work with senior staff to ensure the overall institutional giving strategy aligns with institutional needs and strategic directions

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
– Bachelor’s Degree
– 5 years full-time experience in fundraising
– In-depth experience researching and writing local, state, and national foundation, corporate and government grants for the performing arts
– Outstanding grammar and research skills are essential
– Successful implementation of proven fundraising strategies
– Experience working with volunteers and donors
– Experience with Tessitura or other CRM systems (preferred)

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About San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Set in the heart of downtown San Diego, the Jacobs Music Center is one of San Diego’s leading music venues. The San Diego Symphony Orchestra has become one of the leading orchestras in the United States and is committed to providing musical experiences of superior quality for the greater San Diego community and beyond. The San Diego Symphony offers a wide range of concert experiences and presents more than 200 events each year, including Jacobs Masterworks, Broadway @ The Jacobs, Family Concerts, Fox Theatre Film Series, Jazz @ The Jacobs, and the iconic Bayside Summer Nights.