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Center Theatre Group

Interim Associate Director of Gift Operations & Reporting

Employment type
Full-time Temp, Non-Exempt
about 1 month ago
Los Angeles


Center Theatre Group is one of the largest, most influential theatre companies in the country by virtually every measure. Over the past 50 years, it has entertained millions of audience members and produced some of the most important shows of our time, many of which have been World premieres and have gone on to award-winning Broadway runs and beyond. As Center Theatre Group enters its next 50 years, it is uniquely positioned to expand the impact of its work with audiences, community, and artists—while making Los Angeles a global destination for theatre lovers and creators alike.


This interim role will be a project focused position that will work closely with the Director of Advancement Operations & Analytics in developing, executing, and documenting systems that will help drive the department’s budgeting, forecasting, and risk assessment process for fundraising revenue.


  1. Project manage and support the full implementation of the Tessitura database for fundraising progress tracking and financial reporting.

    • Maintain the accurate movement of contributed revenue projections as gifts and pledges are secured and entered, or as cultivation efforts progress with front-line fundraisers.

    • Help facilitate monthly projection review meetings to analyze the movement of risk in each revenue line and determine if budgets need to be adjusted based on current performance.

  2. Plan and execute the alignment of planned gift and endowment activity in CTG’s Tessitura database.

    • Collaborate with Finance department to determine best method for gift accounting and entry in Tessitura to properly support financial ledger reporting needs.

    • Work with Music Center Foundation staff to audit and reconcile all previously recorded planned and endowment gifts to align database reporting and provide donor’s full giving histories.

    • Partner with front-line fundraising team to develop and implement appropriate tracking for active planned gift prospect conversations and intentions.  

  3. Collaborate with Finance team to develop and implement the use of a program P&L statement to help surface anticipated funding opportunities and maintain projected budget costs for ongoing grant reporting.

  4. Study, perform, and document standard gift accounting procedures to begin building formal department policies and manuals for internal and external use.

    • Collaborate with Finance department and advancement team to insure monthly reconciliation of revenue and expenses against financial ledger.  

    • Maintain the monthly audit and review of all open pledge commitments and the subsequent communications needed to collect on current due pledges.

    • Partner with Advancement Operations Associate in the coordination of all gift tracking systems including processing and updating gift records in Tessitura database.

  5. Other duties and projects as assigned.

CTG provides a dynamic working environment in which duties and responsibilities may change.  Employees are expected to be flexible and responsive to changes in the scope of their duties.  

QUALIFICATIONS Four years of college from an accredited college or university, or equivalent work history required. 3+ years’ experience and proven success in a finance or fundraising position, required. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications and database systems, specifically Tessitura. Outstanding attention to detail, project management skills, and an ability to prepare timely and accurate financial reports. The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator, personable, and have an interest in theatre.

All employees are required to pass a background check.


Compensation is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

CTG also offers a comprehensive benefits package including retirement plan options; escalating paid vacation, paid sick, personal days and holidays. Full-time employees receive full health benefits including medical, dental, vision, flex spending accounts, employee assistance program, life, AD&D, and long-term disability insurance.


To apply

Sell yourself by writing a cover letter that describes why you’re the best person for this job.  Send resume and cover letter, along with salary requirement to: [email protected]

No phone calls please.  Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Center Theatre Group is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, color, ancestry, disability, age, national origin, pregnancy, veteran/military status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by law. Center Theatre Group will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.  We support, promote and embrace a diverse workforce.