Associate Director of Institutional Giving

Boston Center for the Arts

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Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, Boston Center for the Arts seeks an organized, forward-thinking Associate Director of Institutional Giving to join our expanding Development Team. The goal of this position is to cultivate, manage, and expand successful relationships with foundation, government, and corporate funders, including granting institutions, and successfully secure grant and sponsorship funding as the organization continues to build its base of contributed support.

The position is full-time, exempt. The salary range is $65,000—$70,000, and we offer a competitive benefits package.


Responsibilities include:

  • Secure $350,000 – $500,000 in funding from institutional sources each fiscal year;

  • Research and submit successful applications for foundation, government, and corporate grants to support BCA programs and initiatives;

  • Maintain and successfully manage an institutional giving timeline to ensure timely submission of proposals, progress reports, and final reports;

  • In collaboration with other Development staff and the Co-Executive Directors, manage all aspects of foundation, government, and corporate donor relations, including, but not limited to: coordinating introductory and update meetings with program officers, soliciting funds, cultivating new funders, effectively stewarding relationships with current funders, and maintaining accounting and record-keeping for grant reports;

  • Maintain regular and courteous contact with all funders, including letters, emails, phone calls, and personal visits;

  • Participate in budget planning, goal setting, and strategic planning to assist with the creation of the Development Team’s annual operating plans;

  • Develop, manage, and implement all fundraising event sponsorship opportunities and in-kind donations for large and small organizational events and initiatives;

  • Establish, organize, and implement solicitation and cultivation strategies to fully leverage networks established by members of the BCA Board of Directors, community leaders, and new business relationships;

  • Attend meetings of the Board of Directors and Board committees as requested;

  • Attend all required staff and departmental meetings and work collaboratively with all BCA staff;

  • Provide professional development resources for BCA resident artists when requested;

  • Support all BCA programs and special events as requested.

  • Attendance at evening and weekend performances and events will be required;

  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Either a Bachelor’s degree or higher in arts administration or related field, OR at least 3 to 5 years of experience in institutional fundraising and foundation relations, with significant grant writing and grant submission experience.

  • Must demonstrate a successful track record of five- and six-figure awards from foundations, government, and corporate sources.

How to Apply

Please provide your resume and a letter of inquiry with your application. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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Posted on January 10