Position Summary: 

Located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, The Colburn School is a nationally recognized leader in performing arts education and is part of the fabric of Los Angeles’ cultural community.  Colburn boasts a world-renown faculty teaching local and international students in four divisions: The Colburn Conservatory of Music, the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts, the Colburn Music Academy and the Colburn Dance Academy.

The Colburn School's mission is to provide the highest quality performing arts education at all levels of development in an optimal learning environment.   

The Foundation and Corporate Giving Officer is responsible for the stewardship and expansion of the Colburn School’s portfolio of foundation and corporate partners. The Colburn School is seeking an experienced advancement professional with a passionate commitment to the performing arts and education. 

Principal duties and responsibilities:

  • Maintains familiarity with the Colburn School’s programs, goals and financial need.
  • Works closely with faculty and program staff to transform ideas into grant proposals; interacts and collaborates with campus constituencies involved in grant funded activities; serves as a departmental liaison to assigned School departments.
  • Prepares, writes and submits grant proposals and renewals.
  • Writes grant reports and complies with all reporting requirements.
  • Organizes foundation site visits.
  • Maintains high-touch donor relationships through calls and school updates.
  • Researches new funding prospects and develops new funder relationships.
  • Participates in the Advancement department’s donor events. 
  • Maintains prospects’ data in Raisers Edge.
  • Coordinates grant funded project activities; prepares correspondence, presentation materials.
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned.
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Music, Education, Liberal Arts or related field.  Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of demonstrated, successful grantwriting and corporate sponsorship experience in a non-profit organization.   
  • Familiarity with performing arts funders in Los Angeles and nationally.
  • High capacity to work independently and manage time effectively in deadline driven environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills; thorough attention to detail; accurate maintenance of records.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Professional demeanor and positive attitude.
  • Flexibility to work within the needs of an academic environment and to work evenings and weekends. 

    Environmental Demands:

  • Ability to work at computer for extended periods of time.  Ability to move from place to place; use a computer terminal and telephone. Attends offsite events, some of which may be outdoors. 

Salary commensurate with experience. If interested in being considered for this position, please send your resume to [email protected]