Communication Manager/Grant Writer


The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an Communications Manager/Grant Writer for its Advancement department. This full-time position reports to the Vice President Advancement. The Advancement Communications Manager is a vital member of the Advancement team, responsible for compelling writing and communications pieces that are responsive to Skirball priorities and funding requirements. The Advancement Communications Manager will contribute to the Skirball’s robust fundraising efforts with philanthropists, foundations, corporations, and government entities, inspiring their impassioned support for the Skirball’s mission, social justice, the arts, and education.

Starting Pay: $70,000 per year



  • Develop grant proposals, reports, budgets, and necessary supporting materials
  • Gather and analyze data and information to support grant and report preparation
  • Write major donor acknowledgments and correspondence
  • Develop and design exhibition/program prospectuses and other Advancement communications pieces
  • In collaboration with colleagues in other departments, clarify priorities, goals, and objectives for impactful proposals
  • In collaboration with the Membership Manager, assist with writing membership promotions and materials

Advancement Responsibilities

  • Assist Vice President Advancement in maintaining excellent communications, relationships, and networks with donors and funder contacts
  • Maintain the grants calendar to monitor application processes, deadlines, reports, and grant compliance
  • Research available grants from diverse sources of funding
  • Initiate and develop relationships with potential new funding sources and attend meetings when appropriate
  • Maintain records in donor database, completing prospect plans and recording proposals and acknowledgments
  • Attend grant writing, fundraising, and donor database webinars/workshops
  • Participate in major donor cultivation events and Skirball-wide programs
  • Work evenings and weekends on occasion and as requested to represent the Skirball at community events

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes:

  • Three years successful nonprofit grant writing experience
  • Undergraduate degree in English, communications, fundraising, or similar field and/or equivalent experience
  • Excellent computer skills and demonstrated ability to utilize Office 365 applications and Altru, or equivalent donor database software
  • Skilled in graphic design and demonstrated ability using different design software; Adobe InDesign proficiency a plus
  • Demonstrated commitment to the Skirball’s mission to welcome the stranger and help build a more just society

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Expires: 2024-09-01


Skirball Cultural Center


Los Angeles


2701 N Sepulveda Blvd





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