Jobs Available at the League

Thank you for your interest in a career opportunity with the League of American Orchestras. These are the positions available at the League:

Manager of Institutional Giving 

Manager of Institutional Giving

Position Summary:

The Manager of Institutional Giving reports to the Director of Institutional Giving and is responsible for securing unrestricted and restricted grants from corporate, foundation, and government sources to meet established annual goals. He/she will manage and maintain a diverse portfolio of grants, ranging from four-figure unrestricted foundation gifts to six-figure restricted government awards. The position will work closely with the Director to formulate annual institutional giving goals and strategize on approaches for new and renewing proposals.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Write and prepare proposals, reports, acknowledgments, and other correspondence for submission to corporate, foundation, and government funders
  • Manage and maintain calendar of proposal and report deadlines and ensure timely submission to funders
  • Work closely with League program and finance staff to gather information needed for proposals and reports
  • Identify and research prospective corporate and foundation donors
  • Maintain corporate, foundation, and government donor and prospect records, in both database and paper files
  • Assist in preparation of institutional giving briefs, agendas, and other materials for meetings with current and prospective corporate, foundation, and government donors
  • Assist in cultivation and stewardship of current and prospective corporate, foundation, and government donors
  • Work collaboratively with members of all departments
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required


Bachelor’s degree and two to three years of experience in development required; interest in the arts and knowledge of music preferred. Candidate must have strong writing and editing skills as well as the ability to handle multiple tasks under deadline pressure. Outstanding capacities for communication, personal presentation, organization, and accuracy are essential. S/he must have ability to: demonstrate initiative within the responsibilities defined, work independently and as part of a team, and interact effectively with all levels of staff, volunteers, donors, and prospects. Other abilities pertinent to the position include strong computer skills (Word, Excel, Raisers Edge), as well as a strong work ethic and service mentality.

Salary and Benefits: 

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with the candidate’s experience and background.  In addition to traditional holidays and vacation, the League provides employees with a strong benefits package including participatory group health, dental, and life insurance, and 403(b) retirement programs.

To Apply: 

Please submit a cover letter, salary requirements, resume, and writing samples to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “Manager of Institutional Giving” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

The League of American Orchestras is an Equal Opportunity Employer.