The Managing Director will oversee all fundraising and marketing efforts, work closely with staff and related committees, oversee management of office systems, and provide administrative support to the Executive Director.

Work Hours:
Full time, 40 hours per week.



  • Oversee Office Manager in general operations, calendar and compiling of statistics
  • Maintain records (meeting minutes, policies and procedures, development records, archives)
  • Manage the organization’s database, computer systems, equipment, facilities and storage
  • Support the Executive Director work with the board relations and board business

  • Manage development planning and implementation
  • Track program compliance with donor requirements
  • Research donors and funding opportunities
  • Manage funding requests with the Executive Director
  • Write grant proposals, reports and thank you letters with the Executive Director
  • Participate as the staff liaison on Development and Special Events Committees
  • Work with staff and committees to develop and conduct regular fundraising events (includingOpening Nights and house parties)

  • Work with Program Manager to assure compliance with protocols and funding requests
  • Observe programs periodically to support evaluation of program implementation and to betterserve as an ambassador of the programs

  • Oversee marketing, photo & videotaping, PR and social media, supported by Office Manager
  • Work with Executive Director and graphic designer to create marketing materials
  • Assist in representing organization to the public, donors, press and partners

    Individual Donors
  • Guide 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 prospectsFinances
  • With the Executive Director, develop contribution goals for the annual budget, as well as budgets for special events and fundraising activities
  • Maintain records of gifts in DonorPerfect to cross check accuracy of accounting records
  • Monitor costs related to areas of management (fundraising, marketing and special events)
  • Assist with maintaining insurance policies¬†



  • Knowledge of theatre and arts education
  • General knowledge of office skills, use of office equipment
  • Proficient/Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google products is required
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Action oriented; strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and planning skills
  • Ability to work independently in a changing environment
  • Multi-tasking skills, and strong commitment to meet and exceeding expectations
  • Ability to work with others in a collaborative, team environment
  • Initiative, accountability, and enthusiasm

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


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

  • 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

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

  • 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/exempt
  • Ranges between $23-$25/hr DOE
  • Health care stipend availableIf interested in joining our team, please submit your resume and a cover letter (2-page maximum) to: efleet@playwrightsproject.org. Please indicate in the Subject Line: Managing Director. Resumes and cover letters will be accepted until job is filled. Please direct all inquiries to:¬†efleet@playwrightsproject.org.