Asian American Arts Alliance

Grant Writer

Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for the American theatre, seeks a Grant Writer for its Institutional Advancement & Partnerships department.


Reporting to the Director of Institutional Advancement & Partnerships, the Grant Writer should have a commitment to TCG’s mission and core values along with the ambition to support the organization through the solicitation of grants and sponsorships from private, government, and corporate sources.


Primary responsibilities include research, drafting proposals, and reporting. This position is multi-faceted, fast-paced, and integral to TCG’s fundraising and advancement efforts. Applicants should exhibit experience with and enthusiasm for writing effective proposals, program evaluation, and budgeting. Familiarity with issues affecting the non-profit theatre community—for both institutions and individual practitioners—is highly desired. Curiosity and the ability to summarize ideas is necessary. In addition, applicants should possess outstanding interpersonal skills and exemplary work practices.


Founded in 1961, TCG’s mission is to strengthen, nurture, and promote the professional not-for-profit theatre. Rooted in the core values of Artistry, Diversity, Activism, and Global Citizenship, TCG serves over 700 organizational members and 12,000 individual members.


TCG is approaching its 60th Anniversary with the vision to create a better world for theatre, and a better world because of theatre. The Department of Institutional Advancement & Partnerships offers tremendous opportunities for growth based on decades of TCG’s exemplary programs and services, including the TCG Book Program, American Theatre magazine, professional development and capacity building programs, respected research on the fiscal health of the field, TCG’s national convenings, and more.


What You Will be Doing:

  • Grant research, writing, and reporting: Prepare institutional briefings based on research; serve as primary grant writer for all government, corporate, and foundation proposals and reports.
  • Grants Management:  Generate accurate and succinct reports (narrative and financial) with program staff and the business office, including facility with devising and measuring metrics for interim and final grant reports.
  • Ensure quality control of database and other departmental tracking methods: Maintain a grants calendar to facilitate cultivation efforts, reporting, and deadlines.
  • Engagement with funders and strategic partners: Facilitate relationship management and documentation of meetings and correspondence, including quarterly updates to partners.
  • Create support materials and donor credits: Working with the Communications, Marketing, and Art Departments, create digital and print materials for events and prospective partners.
  • Other duties as assigned.


What You Need for this Role:

  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite. Raiser’s Edge database knowledge, a plus.
  • Proposal-writing experience and evidence of successful submissions.
  • Superior writing skills.
  • Project management skills with meticulous attention to details.
  • Experience working in fundraising, journalism, or philanthropy a plus.


Compensation and Benefits:

TCG offers a competitive salary along with a comprehensive benefits package and a collegial, mentoring environment.


How to Apply:

Please include “Grant Writer – First and Last Name” in the subject line and email resume, cover letter, and salary requirements (in a single attached file) to References and writing samples required for finalists. All materials must be sent via email. No phone calls!


Application Deadline:

All application materials must be received by 5:00 pm on Friday, February 2nd or until the position is filled. Resumes will be reviewed as they are received, so applicants are encouraged to submit their materials before the deadline.


TCG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (ED&I) in our hiring process, as well as in all areas of our work. At TCG we believe that diverse ideas, cultures, and traditions reflect the broad diversity of the U.S. and are vital assets which enrich the programs and services TCG provides for the theatre field.  We respect intersectionality of identities and are committed to EDI in all areas of our work and workplace. People of color, LGBTQ+, and women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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