Playwrights Project seeks a Development/Marketing Manager to work full-time (40 hrs/wk) to manage all fundraising and marketing efforts, working closely with staff and related committees, under the guidance of the Executive Director.



  • Manage development planning and implementation
  • Research donors and funding opportunities
  • Draft grant proposals and other funding requests with the Executive Director
  • Track program compliance with donor requirements
  • Prepare reports and thank you letters
  • Participate as the staff liaison on Development and Special Events Committees
  • Coordinate and conduct fundraising events with staff and committee members


  • Work with Program Managers to assure compliance with protocols and funding requests
  • Observe programs periodically to experience programs for reporting and communications


  • Manage marketing, media, PR and social media, supported by Administrative Assistant
  • Lead the preparation/distribution of press releases, newsletters, update online messaging
  • Work with Executive Director and graphic designer to create marketing materials
  • Assist in representing organization to the public, donors, press and partners

Individual Donors 

  • Coordinate efforts to deepen involvement of current donors, encourage program participants to contribute to PWP, attract new donors, and generate lead gifts
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships between donors, board and staff
  • Organize and keep current documentation on donors and prospects


  • Develop budgets for contributions and fundraising activities with Executive Director
  • Maintain records of gifts in DonorPerfect, cross checking accuracy with finance staff 
  • Monitor costs related to areas managed (e.g. fundraising, marketing, and special events)



  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Fundraising skills: grant writing, distilling information, clear engaging messaging 
  • Passion for theatre and arts education
  • Proficient/Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google products is required
  • Action oriented; creative visioning and problem-solving skills 
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and planning skills
  • Strong commitment to meet and exceeding expectations 
  • Ability to work independently and collaborative effectively with others 
  • Cultural competency and ability to work with diverse populations
  • Integrity to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner 
  • Professional image and demeanor 
  • Initiative, accountability, and enthusiasm


  • Post-secondary education in a related field or commensurate experience

Language Skills 

  • Ability to read, write and speak English fluently
  • Ability to read, write and speak Spanish fluently (not required, but preferred) 

Physical Demands 

  • Able to sit for prolonged periods of time at meetings, desk, computer
  • Able to view a computer screen for an extended period of time
  • Able to speak into and use a telephone
  • Able to lift and transport up to 25 pounds 

Work Evironment 

  • Fast-paced work with multi-level distractions
  • Requires a balance of independent work and collaboration 

Special Conditions 

  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays, as needed
  • Must be able to satisfy requirements for security clearances at correctional institutions
  • Must have a valid California driver’s license and auto insurance 


  • Salaried/Nonexempt
  • Annual Salary: $47,840-$52,000 DOE
  • Health care stipend available

To Apply

Submit your resume and a cover letter (2-page maximum) to: Please indicate in the Subject Line: Development/Marketing Manager. Resumes and cover letters will be accepted until job is filled. Please direct all inquiries to: