Jacob’s Pillow seeks a Manager of Institutional Support to join the Department of Philanthropy and work closely with/report to the Director of Philanthropy. This position is entrusted with overseeing all Institutional relationships, which currently number more than 35 Foundations and Government agencies, and increase the number of Institutional funders. Responsibilities include writing letters of intent, applications and proposals, budgets, and reports to Institutional supporters; tracking the progress of grant-related projects and working with all departments to maintain records for reporting; building and maintaining relationships with grant officers and Foundation and Government representatives, including written correspondence, face-to-face meetings, and Festival visits; and researching new grant prospects to expand Jacob’s Pillow’s portfolio of Institutional support. Although this is a full-time position, a strong candidate may have the opportunity to work remotely part of the time.
Writing all LOIs and grant proposals.
Tracking all active grants and writing grant reports.
Supporting all Pillow departments as they execute grant-funded projects.
Maintaining and building relationships with key Foundation and Government representatives
Researching new grant opportunities to expand Institutional funding.
Creating and maintaining a grant calendar to ensure that all deadlines are met.
Experience working in non-profit organizations, preferably in the performing arts.
Minimum of three to five years’ experience in foundation or government fundraising.
Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
Strong budgeting skills, and familiarity with restricted grant accounting
Confidence in building relationships.
Skills & Qualities
Self-motivated to develop, meet, and exceed goals.
A strategic thinker who can develop a range of tactics to achieve objectives.
A positive point-of-view and a strong collaborator.
Versatile in office computer skills and online database systems.
About Jacobs Pillow Dance
Founded in 1942, Jacob’s Pillow is the largest, longest running, and most comprehensive dance festival in the United States. Animated by its mission “to support dance creation, presentation, education, and preservation; and to engage and deepen public appreciation and support for dance,” The Pillow strives to identify outstanding new voices, showcase a wide spectrum of mid-career artists, and provide an artistic home for a handful of the most exceptional artists who return to the Pillow again and again to develop and present their work. In additional to its annual Festival featuring 65 national and international companies on three stages, the Pillow hosts companies and choreographers in the Pillow Lab, a comprehensive residency program for the creation of new work; runs a world renowned School for young dancers and choreographers; strives to build deep and relevant connections to local residents, artists, and stakeholders through a robust community engagement program; brings dance into local schools and communities; and is home to the Jacob’s Pillow Archives, which hold more 53,000 catalogued items such as rare films, photographs, documents and memorabilia, and extensive records o...f all the activities that have occurred at the Pillow since Ted Shawn founded it in 1933. Jacob’s Pillow has been described as “the hub and mecca for dancing in North America” (Time) and “the dance center of the nation, possibly the world,” (The New York Times). For its contribution to the cultural life in America, the Pillow was named a National Historic Landmark in 2003—the first and only dance entity to achieve this honor. In 2011, President Barack Obama honored Jacob’s Pillow with the National Medal of Arts Award in recognition of the Pillow’s “outstanding contributions to the excellence, growth, support, and availability of the arts in the United States.”