Development Coordinator

Full Time Exempt           

Reports to:          Director of Development


To serve as an essential asset of our region through exciting internationally-acclaimed artistic excellence and exemplary education and outreach.

We commit to:

  • Preserve the tradition of classical ballet
  • Promote the appreciation of contemporary dance
  • Create works of superior and enduring quality
  • Educate through exceptional dance training, performances and outreach programs.


To be an innovative leader, powerful partner and global cultural representative of a community in which the performing arts are valued and promoted as an indispensable resource.

General Description:

The Development Coordinator will implement annual fundraising and stewardship plan focusing on Proposals for Foundations, Government Agencies, and Corporations.

  • Write grant proposals, reports, and corporate sponsorship requests
  • Create and maintain in-kind sponsor relationships
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive donor stewardship plan for institutional donors
  • Track awarded grants including coordinating the submission of required reports throughout the duration of the grant
  • Ensure delivery and proper entry of all promised benefits
  • Monitor foundation and corporate recognition upon award of each grant
  • Prospect research and coordinate regular communication (phone calls, meetings, tickets, backstage tours, studio visits, etc)
  • Attend all performances and events to ensure excellent donor relations
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 3 years of experience working in a not-for-profit fund development office that includes grant writing and the production of corporate sponsorship and philanthropic giving proposals.  Excellent computer skills are a must, specifically Microsoft Office Suite, along with superior written and interpersonal communication skills.  Experience utilizing Tessitura software preferred.  An appreciation of ballet or other dance forms and/or professional experience in the performing arts is strongly preferred. Successful candidates will have a proven and demonstrable track record of being able to work under pressure while managing multiple deadlines.

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

  • Be able to work nights and weekends when event and/or performance schedule require.
  • Be able to lift up to 25 pounds and participate in physical activity required for events.
  • Have reliable transportation, as some errands occasionally will be necessary.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to amy.miller@tulsaballet.org