Institutional Giving Manager

The Wilma Theater

265 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107




May 18, 2022

The Wilma Theater seeks a persuasive writer and enthusiastic project manager to serve as Institutional Giving Manager.

The Wilma Theater creates living, adventurous art, presenting bold, original, well-crafted, thought-provoking productions that represent a range of voices, viewpoints, and styles. Our FY22 operating budget is $4.4M and we seek to grow contributed revenue over the next three years.
The Institutional Giving Manager is responsible for the Wilma’s foundation, government, and corporate giving programs. They manage the full funding lifecycle for institutional donors, including prospect research, cultivation, grant applications (including budgets), reports, acknowledgements, donor stewardship, and creating materials for corporate supporters. Reporting to the Development Director, they are responsible for maintaining and managing the Institutional Giving Calendar, as well as tracking information in the Wilma’s database. With the Development Director and Leadership team, they help craft the Wilma’s fundraising strategy, following funding trends and looking for new opportunities both with theater funders as well as other foci, including accessibility and organizational transformation.

The Institutional Giving Manager will contribute meaningfully to the organizational culture of the Wilma and will advocate to advance our values on an organizational, local, and national scale. This person will take part in at least one cross-departmental working group and participate in company-wide EDI work and anti-bias training as we further our commitment to being an inclusive, anti-racist organization.

The ideal candidate has: a knowledge of and interest in the arts and culture sector; experience crafting clear, persuasive grants and other materials for funders; comfort with data and numbers; aptitude for collaboration; and strong project management skills. The Institutional Giving Manager should be comfortable with budget creation and data analysis, meeting facilitation, and strong attention to detail. They should efficiently manage current processes, while imagining and implementing new approaches to our work.

Due to Covid-19, the Wilma is currently remote. Beginning April 1, 2022, every employee of The Wilma Theater, whose work requires their physical presence on-site at spaces managed and operated by The Wilma Theater must be fully vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19.
As we move towards more in-person work, the candidate would be able to maintain a hybrid presence, but should be able to travel to the Wilma and regional meetings as needed. The ideal candidate is proficient in remote-work software and systems, with the ability to learn our CRM (Tessitura), Microsoft 365, and project management and video conference tools.

This is a full-time, exempt role with compensation in the high $40,000s. Benefits include 85% payment of healthcare, generous paid time off, tax-free employee contributions to a retirement plan, and other benefits. Applications will be open until filled, with desired start time August 2022.

The Wilma Theater is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, age, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or public assistance status in the recruitment, hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, layoff, recall and termination of employees. The Wilma is committed to building a diverse, inclusive and equitable work environment. Those who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other members of underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.

Please send a resume and letter of interest as a single PDF attachment with your name and subject line “Institutional Giving candidate” to




Experience Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)



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