Employment Opportunities

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It is the policy of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts to provide equal employment in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship. All conditions and privileges of employment are administered to all employees without discrimination or discriminatory harassment because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.


Manager of Board Relations & the President’s Office

Job Responsibilities– Manager of Board Relations

  • Serves as primary contact to the Board of Directors and Chairman’s Council;
  • Coordinates all logistical details for all board and committee meetings, including the scheduled, preliminary mailings, agendas, minutes, and all other special considerations;
  • Records and distributed minutes following each Board or Committee meeting;
  • Maintains Board materials, reports, and files;
  • Maintains records for all Board standing committees, working groups and task forces, including minutes, bylaws policies and resolutions
  • Creates and maintains a calendar of all Board standing committees, working group and task force meetings and events. Initiates drafts for annual calendar and all agendas.
  • Administers distribution, collection, tabulation and summary reporting of the annual Board assessment and pledge forms;
  • Maintains accurate and up to date lists of Board candidates in collaboration with the President and the Governance Committee;
  • Oversees, or personally conducts research for various Board related initiatives or projects and prepares executive summaries, proposals and/or reports of findings at the direction of the President;
  • Coordinates all activities for new Board and committee member orientation including scheduling, refining all orientation materials and summary reports, and survey follow-up;
  • Maintains and ensures a high level of confidentiality for sensitive information and material;
  • Creates mailings, newsletters, and other materials for Board members.

Job Responsibilities– Manager of the President’s Office

  • Directly manages and oversees the duties of the Assistant to the CEO including work flow, call handling, meeting scheduling, document filing, meeting preparations, daily agendas, etc.;
  • Provides direct assistance to the President in helping to manage business across all departments.
  • Functions as "chief problem solver" for the President;
  • Create agendas and any follow-up on any open items for senior staff and all-staff meetings;
  • Coordinates special projects for the President;
  • Conducts weekly coordination meetings with the President, evidenced by quick daily updates covering important issues for the day (and for the week), and ensures that all the related activities coincidental to those issues are scheduled, communicated, and/or otherwise handled.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to foresee issues before they arise and work proactively to solve problems;
  • Self-motivated, focused, positive attitude, flexible;
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a demanding and fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Must possess the ability to respond quickly to numerous questions and concerns;
  • Confidential handling of verbal and written communication at all times;
  • Professional appearance and mannerisms;
  • Ability to initiate and complete projects with minimal supervision;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent spelling, grammar, and editing skills

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to Bernie McAnena at Bmcanena@manncenter.org.  When applying please write “Application for Manager of Board Relations” in the subject line. 

To Apply Please send your resume and cover letter to Bernie McAnena at Bmcanena@manncenter.org.  When applying please write “Application for Manager of Board Relations” in the subject line. 

Director of Foundation and Government Relations

 

Description: As a key member of the Mann’s development team, this key position will be responsible for developing, writing, submitting, tracking and reporting on proposals for funding from both foundations and government agencies. This individual will often participate in programming meetings, both internal and external, in order to fully develop proposals for submission to potential funders.

Additionally, this position will be responsible for maintaining relationships with existing foundation and government funders, and researching and forging new relationships with prospective foundation funders. The Director also works in concert with the Mann's leadership team to develop effective strategies for reaching overall foundation and government goals.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Developing and writing foundation and government agency (NEA, PCA and PCF) grant proposals for existing funders to maintain a solid base of funding each year. This will include gathering input from Mann staff including the President & CEO, Executive Vice President, Vice Presidents of Operations and Development, the Director of Education and Community Engagement, and consultants working on various projects for the Mann.
  • Researching, developing and writing grant proposals to submit to new foundation funders.
  • Developing and writing reports for foundation and government agency grants. This will include gathering data from Mann staff as part of the report, including actual financial results against budget, etc.
  • Work closely with Mann financial personnel to obtain annual and project budgets, obtain copies of audits and 990s for submission with grants, and complete PA Cultural Data Project reports annually to be used with grant applications.
  • As a member of the Development Department, this individual work closely with other members of the team on day-to-day activities and development events both during the season on site at the Mann, and off season during cultivation events.  

Qualifications 

First and foremost, the successful candidate will possess excellent oral and written communications skills. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible development experience, including at least four years of working with foundations on proposals of $100,000 and above required. Experience and knowledge of Philadelphia’s foundation and government community is critically important. Candidates for this position must be extremely organized, enjoy a fast-paced environment, be detail-oriented and have superb interpersonal skills. Must be goal oriented with a focus on strategies to achieve budget. Candidate must be a self-starter yet a team player. Experience with Word, Excel and Raiser's Edge is essential. An interest and relevant experience in the performing arts is helpful.

Education Level: Bachelor's Required, Master’s Preferred

To apply for this position, please submit a résumé to Heather Goldsmith, Director of Development Operations.

It is the policy of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts to provide equal employment in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship. All conditions and privileges of employment are administered to all employees without discrimination or discriminatory harassment because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law. 

To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to  Heather Goldsmith at hgoldsmith@manncenter.org.


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