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Corporate Giving Associate

The August Wilson African American Cultural Center is located at the gateway of the Cultural District of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The Center, named for Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, and Pittsburgh native, August Wilson, showcases nationally and internationally renowned performing and visual artists, as well as supports and nurtures the burgeoning local arts community. This programming connects the entire community to the rich, substantive artistic content that reflects the African Diaspora.

The August Wilson African American Cultural Center offers multiple exhibition galleries, a 492-seat theater for performances in all genres, multipurpose spaces for classes, lectures and hands-on learning, community programs and events. The Center is housed in an iconic building designed by award winning architect, Alison Williams. Offering the community, a distinctive mix of cultural spaces as well as a rehearsal studio, sweeping walkways and ample community gathering and meeting spaces, this bold facility serves as a true “center,” a place of coming together where all manner of art, artistic expression and community conversation are welcomed and encouraged.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Corporate Giving Associate is a newly created role for the August Wilson African American Cultural Center (AWAACC). This position will be a key asset to the AWAACC Development team as it will assist in stewarding all corporate and government funding sources. Funding from corporate sponsors supports the AWAACC’s education programs, signature music festivals such as the Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival and Highmark Blues and Heritage Festival, and major events including the annual Take Center Stage Gala.
The Corporate Giving Associate reports to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement and will assist in soliciting, stewarding, and cultivating new corporate funding as well as help maintain relationships with current corporate sponsors and partners.
This would include the fulfillment of ticketing for festivals and ensuring other corporate sponsorship benefits related to media and marketing are met. This position will also play a crucial role in forging the AWAACC’s Corporate Giving Committee and Corporate Society Giving program. The Corporate Giving Associate will also help produce corporate proposals and report decks for corporate donors and prospects.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepare proposals, online applications, and reports to current and prospective corporate supporters
  • Manage timely and accurate benefit fulfillment.
  • Assist VP of Institutional Advancement in managing corporate stewardship and relationships.
  • Research new funding sources.
  • Work with VP of Institutional Advancement and Manager of Development in supporting visual and performing art programs and events as needed.
  • Manage invoices for payment, budget tracking, and other revenues related to the corporate giving area.
  • Implement and manage, creation of corporate proposals in AWAACC’s CRM Tessitura.
  • Plan corporate sponsor events

CORE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Solid interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively across the Development department and the entire organization.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with rapidly evolving priorities.
  • Ability to work independently, problem solve, exercise good judgement, and maintain a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality.
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while adhering to strict deadlines and producing quality results with attention to detail.

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience working in corporate giving with a nonprofit organization, including demonstrable ability preparing corporate solicitations and reports.
  • Knowledge/Skills/Abilities especially as related to development fundamentals.
  • Strong writing, editing, and communication skills.
  • Experience with meeting and event planning.
  • Strong computer skills are required, including database management and the ability to learn new software.
  • Experience with standard office and meeting applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, Zoom) is required, and ideally experience with donor research platforms, such as iWave and Wealth Engine.
August Wilson African America Cultural Center is an equal opportunity employer and actively works to ensure fair treatment of our employees and constituents across culture, socioeconomic status, race, marital or family situation, gender, age, ethnicity, religious beliefs, physical ability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.