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Reports To: Producing Artistic Director
Classification: Full-Time Salary — Exempt
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
East West Players (EWP), the nation’s premier Asian American theatre organization, produces artistic works and educational programs that foster dialogue exploring Asian Pacific experiences. As the longest running professional theatre of color in the country, EWP has a full-time staff of 7 and produces 3-5 mainstage shows per season at the 240 seat David Henry Hwang Theater located in Downtown Los Angeles. Additionally, EWP’s education programs reach over 11,000 students in Southern California through touring shows and storytelling workshops; and its professional enrichment programs support artists with an actor conservatory program and the David Henry Hwang Writer’s Institute.
Reporting to EWP’s Producing Artistic Director Snehal Desai, the Development Manager will oversee individual donor and corporate sponsorship programs, support Board development, and oversee the management and execution of grant writing to public and private funding agencies.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Working with the Producing Artistic Director to design and implement a comprehensive annual giving campaign;
Oversee planning, strategy, and implementation of donor campaigns with Marketing Manager;
Devise and implement strategies to acquire, renew, and upgrade individual and corporate donors;
Strategically support the effective implementation and execution of an annual events schedule, including donor cultivation events, two annual fundraising events, and related efforts;
Work closely with the Board of Directors on their fundraising efforts and communicate development initiatives with the Board;
Manage a contract grant writer, oversee a robust grant writing calendar, and work with the General Manager in preparing budgets and financial documents related to grant programs;
Manage strategic community partnerships with neighboring businesses in Little Tokyo and other community non-profits;
Manage a Development Intern, when applicable;
Manage donor cultivation and VIPs during opening nights, and for the duration of a show run.