Corporate and Government Relations Manager

25 Oct, 2021


Corporate and Government Relations Manager

Pittsburgh Ballet Theater
Pittsburgh, PA

ABOUT PITTSBURGH BALLET THEATRE (PBT): At our heart, we are an incredibly passionate, hardworking team of individuals, who take pride in creating an inspirational environment that nurtures extraordinary art. We are looking forward to Susan Jaffe’s inaugural season as Artistic Director, featuring exciting new works and classical favorites.

From our artists and faculty members to our fundraisers, educators, administrators and marketers, we all play a crucial role in creating art of this caliber for our community in pursuit of PBT’s mission: To be Pittsburgh’s source and ambassador for extraordinary ballet experiences that give life to the classical tradition, nurture new ideas and, above all, inspire.

ABOUT THIS POSITION: PBT is seeking a dynamic, entrepreneurial and highly motivated corporate and government relations manager to advance PBT’s mission. This individual builds PBT’s corporate and government support across the spectrum of its programs and departments, creating value for stakeholders by aligning PBT’s brand and mission with investment objectives.

WHAT YOU WILL DO: While no two days are quite the same, you can expect that your day will generally consist of the following:
Managing access and solicitation strategies targeting corporate and government contacts to maintain and expand support for PBT
Overseeing and executing communication functions targeting corporate and government stakeholders, including drafting and sending fundraising and acknowledgment correspondence; writing sponsorship and grant proposals; tracking and reporting sponsorship and grant outcomes. Personally solicits and secures commitments
Proactively managing sponsor or grant benefits to ensure that all contracted activities are fulfilled or exceeded
Working collaboratively with the development team to create settings and strategies to optimize prospect cultivation.
Creating dynamic corporate benefit plans specific to the organization’s needs and wants
Representing PBT at events throughout the region, networking with business executives, politicians, and key government officials
Attending PBT performances and special events to assist with relationship development and management
Identifying, researching, cultivating, and securing new corporate sponsorships, and/or lends expertise to the director of development, artistic director, and executive director in such activities
Collaborating with PBT’s government affairs liaison to execute advocacy efforts targeting local, state, and federal officials
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR: PBT is looking for a corporate and government relations manager who embodies our core values which are: Respect each other and embrace our diversity, work hard with integrity and passion, collaborate to ignite new possibilities, innovate at every level within our organization. You should apply if you…
Have three or more years of related experience
Have a proven record of fundraising success
Easily build relationships and value exceptional customer service, particularly with business leaders, politicians, and local “change-makers”
Are familiar with the region’s business and philanthropic environment
Possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Have an entrepreneurial spirit
Demonstrate an administrative skill set including the ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate projects and deadlines
Have experience working with Tessitura or another contact management software solution

Full-time, salaried position with competitive pay at one of the region’s leaders in the arts
Hospitalization, vision, and dental insurance is available after 60 days; short and long term disability is also offered as well as various wellness benefits
403(b) with employer match
Competitive paid time off
Everyone at PBT is a vital team member. Your ideas and your work will impact our students, the organization and the promotion of the art form in our region and beyond

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States This position is a full-time position located in Pittsburgh, Pa. This is not a fully remote position. All candidates must live in or be willing to relocate to the region.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable workplace. We provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. We will help ensure a comfortable and positive interview experience for applicants. Please let us know how we can accommodate you.

Please let us know where you first learned of this opportunity. Resumes will not be accepted without a cover letter. No phone calls, please.

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Job posted: 2021-10-25