Los Angeles Opera,

Institutional Giving Assistant

25 days ago
Employment type
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

LA Opera is a mission-driven, nonprofit organization that plays a significant role in the cultural life of Southern California. Hundreds of LAO employees and artists help bring to life world-class opera that preserves, promotes and advances the art form while embodying the diversity, pioneering spirit and artistic sensibility unique to Los Angeles.

Each year, more than 100,000 audience members experience our productions at our home at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown Los Angeles. We reach many more through our community and school programs, Off Grand performances in venues across Los Angeles, and On Now digital content.

About this job

Contributed revenue is a primary and critical source of LA Opera’s income, and we are hiring an Institutional Giving Assistant to provide support for the fundraising work that makes LA Opera’s productions, programs and impact possible. Reporting to the Director of Institutional Giving and Government Relations, the Institutional Giving Assistant provides support for all aspects of our Foundation, Corporate and Government fundraising efforts.

Roles & responsibilities

Responsibilities include writing reports for grants received, maintaining grants and corporate sponsorship tracking and calendar, helping to implement corporate fulfillment, assisting in the creation of corporate sponsorship presentations, tracking and drafting acknowledgement letters, assisting with data entry of donations, and providing other support to the Institutional Giving team and broader Development department.


We are seeking a candidate interested in joining a dynamic, collaborative team at one of LA’s preeminent performing arts institutions. We’re looking for candidates with strong written and oral communication skills, an aptitude for learning new processes and applications, and good administrative skills, including proficiency using databases and the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Prior experience in a nonprofit/fundraising environment is preferred.

Successful candidates will possess the following:

- highly organized with great attention to detail

- excellent writing skills

- team-oriented working style

- a strong work ethic with a sense of humor

- a desire to work in a fast-paced environment and success with managing competing deadlines

- initiative and problem-solving savvy

- success adapting to changing priorities

- ability to handle confidential information sensitively and discreetly

We are committed to a workplace in which everyone has equitable opportunities and support and experiences a sense of belonging, and we are seeking an Institutional Giving Assistant who demonstrates this commitment.

To apply

Apply here: https://form.jotform.com/222634732637155

Applications received by Monday, November 7 will receive full consideration.

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