Theatre Of Hearts,

Fundraising and Development Coordinator

18 days ago
Employment type
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

Theatre Of Hearts Inc is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation, founded in 1987 by Executive Director Sheila Scott-Wilkinson. Theatre Of Hearts: Youth First (TOHYF) is a pioneer organization in arts service that was first introduced to Los Angeles in 1992 following the civil unrest, with seed funding from The California Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and other funders. The mission of Theatre Of Hearts (TOH) is to promote understanding between people through cultural and artistic forums, and to empower local communities through education in the arts.

TOHYF’s Artist-in-Residence program is the premier service-based arts education offering in the Los Angeles area with a successful track record of providing high-quality arts programming in the visual, written, and performing arts for over 30 years. The goal of our Youth First: Artist-In-Residence Program is to prevent and intervene in youth violence through ongoing, standards-based arts workshops for at-promise youth offered at schools and community-based sites in underserved neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County. Youth First has a roster of over 300 multi-disciplinary professional artists, who custom-design programming to meet the specific needs of each community served and range in focus from the visual arts and creative writing to dance, theater, and music. TOH’s other programs include professional and career development for educators, literacy and mural projects, and creative aging programing for senior communities.

About this job

Theatre Of Hearts: Youth First (TOHYF) is seeking a full-time Fundraising and Development Coordinator who will report to the Executive Director. The Fundraising and Development Coordinator will head strategic development and focus on designing, implementing, and managing a comprehensive fundraising program to help Theatre Of Hearts expand the reach of its many programs. The Fundraising and Development Coordinator will do this through grant writing, engaging with institutional partners, and identifying high-net-worth and influential donor prospects in the Los Angeles area and beyond.

The Fundraising and Development Coordinator will be the primary architect of the TOH funding strategy and responsible for managing the execution of this strategy. They will be a leader with the ability to inspire effective collaboration between the staff and Board towards achieving the development goals. They will be well-organized in their management of the funding strategy and help TOH to remain consistent in its messaging and communications with funders. The ideal candidate is an out-of-the-box, creative thinker with a personal understanding of the arts and/or arts education who can develop new ideas for funding and seek sustainable partnerships. The Fundraising and Development Coordinator will serve an essential role in supporting the organization's ongoing sustainability and capacity for growth so that it may continue to serve on its mission and vision.

Roles & responsibilities

Partner with ED to design and lead the implementation of a long-term fundraising plan in accordance with TOH’s strategic plan and programming reach.

Set specific goals for an annual fundraising plan and report on the on-going performance and execution of those goals to both the ED and the Board.

Manage and track the necessary reporting for our current foundational and government grants.

Update TOH’s marketing language and write high-quality, impactful funding proposals and grant applications.

Support ED and Board in fundraising efforts by identifying innovative, out-of-the-box ways to bring in new sources of funding.

Grow a pipeline of new funding sources for TOH, with a specific focus on identifying high-net-worth individuals, foundations, and corporate donors with a genuine interest in youth arts education.

Manage TOH’s interactions with corporate and other institutional donors to cultivate stronger donor relationships.


Minimum education: BA/BS in Business, Communications, Education, or another area of study with transferable skills related to the mission and programing of Theatre Of Hearts.

Genuine commitment to the mission of Theatre Of Hearts

Experience with arts & culture education and/or arts writing

Prior experience in nonprofit fundraising development

Measurable track record in successful fundraising strategies and implementation

Project management and leadership experience

Highly organized and strong attention to detail

Innovative and creative approach to problem-solving

Natural desire to mentor and inspire others, and a natural talent for relationship building

Culturally competent and aligned with TOH’s policy of embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workplace as well as in the communities we serve

Committed to cultivating a culture of self-reflection and growth

Preferably, well-versed in the latest trends in arts education, with an ability to draw in new donors and facilitate new points of engagement

To apply

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Please do not call our office.