Interim Corporate and Institutional Giving Officer

San Francisco Ballet | San Francisco, CA | Standing Offer

DEPARTMENT: Development

POSITION: Interim Corporate and Institutional Giving Officer

REPORTS TO: Associate Director of Development

CLASSIFICATION: Non-exempt,  temporary full time, benefitted      

COMPENSATION: Commensurate with experience

SCHEDULE: March 1, 2017 – August 31, 2017


Become an important player in the Development Department and help San Francisco Ballet achieve its mission.  Under direct supervision the Interim Corporate and Institutional Giving Officer researches and writes proposals for sponsorships and corporate support and coordinates recognition and benefit fulfillment for corporate donors and institutional funders and represents the Ballet at meetings, events, and performances. In this role you will work in coordination with the Independent Contract Grant Writer to produce, compile and submit foundation and government reports, proposals, applications for support, and endowment reports. In consultation with the Associate Director of Development, the Interim Corporate and Institutional Giving Officer will manage the cultivation and solicitation of corporate, foundation and government funders. You will oversee appropriate acknowledgment of funding; coordinate with the Finance Department on financial reporting and invoicing for grants; and support government advocacy activities as needed.


  • Under supervision of the Associate Director of Development, maintain a comprehensive corporate and institutional giving program including identifying, cultivating, and soliciting renewals and new corporate and foundation prospects for the annual fund and special projects. 
  • Secure corporate sponsors for Special Events.
  • Write corporate giving proposals, sponsorship proposals, and stewardship reports.
  • Prepare, compile, and submit foundation and government grant applications and reports in coordination with Independent Contract Grant Writer and coordinate with the Finance Department to ensure foundation and government financial reporting and invoicing as needed.
  • Serve as primary contact with foundation and government agency professionals locally and nationally. Manage cultivation and solicitation of current donors and coordinate and implement donor stewardship as needed.
  • Supervise and coach Temp Institutional Giving Assistant
  • Create and monitor income reports related to analysis of status toward annual corporate, foundation, and government goals or project funding needs.
  • Support government advocacy efforts as needed.
  • Serve as San Francisco Ballet representative at events and performances as required.
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned by Associate Director of Development.


Education and Experience

  • Minimum of BA or BS or equivalent
  • Two years previous development and/or grant writing experience.  Knowledge of fundraising, solicitation strategies, marketing, public relations, and basic accounting.

Professional/Technical Competencies 

  • Strategizes with the Associate Director of Development on most appropriate approaches to successfully achieve funders’ and the Ballet’s mutual objectives.
  • Writes clear and compelling narrative portions of proposals providing updated information and accurate statistics based on close coordination with staff from Artistic, School, Education and Community Involvement, and Marketing areas.
  • Works with Independent Contract Grant Writer to create and compile funding proposals and reports in coordination with other Development staff, Executive Director, and Artistic, School, Marketing and Communications, and Education staff as needed.
  • Manages, coaches, and mentors Temp Institutional Giving Assistant.
  • Oversees timely acknowledgments for donations.
  • Builds professional and cordial rapport with donors, staff, and company members by respecting their workload and listening to their needs, and demonstrates ability to work productively in a team environment.
  • Efficiently manages stream of information on deadlines for applications and marketing publications through generation of spreadsheets and timely written communication with internal and external contacts.
  • Demonstrates good judgment about prioritizing workload in order to successfully complete many time sensitive projects, and maintains frequent communications around progress to meet imminent deadlines.
  • Conscientiously coordinates and writes required narrative and financial reports, and promptly invoices sponsors.
  • Helps maintain communication needs and cultivation opportunities for corporate donors.
  • Meticulously checks all institutional donor print recognition for accuracy.
  • Effectively contributes expertise to secure sponsors for special events.
  • Works in cooperative partnership with Associate Director of Development to fully meet institutional giving goals.
  • Effectively demonstrates a consistent and sustained commitment to Lean Ops practices through the active pursuit of the elimination of waste from every process with the ultimate goal of providing world-class quality, delivery, and service at the lowest possible cost.  Actively participates in the organization’s Continuous Improvement Initiatives.

Physical Demands

  • Standard office hours/physical demands/some evening and weekend hours required

Special Knowledge/Equipment

PC and related software (Windows, Word and Excel); Tessitura.

  • Standard office equipment such as phone, copier, and fax; knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (preferred)


As America’s oldest professional ballet company and one of the three largest ballet companies in the United States, San Francisco Ballet has enjoyed a long and rich tradition of artistic “firsts” since it was founded in 1933. SF Ballet performed the first American productions of Swan Lake and Nutcracker, as well as the first production of Coppélia choreographed by an American choreographer. Guided in its early years by American dance pioneers and brothers Lew, Willam, and Harold Christensen, San Francisco Ballet currently presents more than 100 performances a year locally, nationally, and abroad. Under the direction of Helgi Tomasson, the Company has achieved an international reputation as one of the preeminent ballet companies in the world.


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San Francisco Ballet Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer

committed to employing a diverse staff. 

Qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for the position in accordance with the Fair Chance Ordinance (FCO)

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