PYTA Is Hiring: Part-Time Development Consultant

The Pride Youth Theater Alliance (PYTA) is seeking a part-time Development Consultant who demonstrates savvy communications skills and a successful track record in fundraising, grant writing, and working with foundations. The ideal candidate will be available for a combined average of 40 hours per month over a 12 month period, December 2015 – September 2016: Up to 4 hours per-month of verbal check-ins with the PYTA Director and 36 hours per-month of grant research, stewardship, writing, editing, tracking, and reporting.


  • Support the PYTA Director in preparing, submitting, and managing funding proposals to foundations and corporate donors.

  • Conduct research to evaluate potential grant opportunities based on mission, region, and program focus.

  • Attend weekly status meetings with the PYTA Director.

  • Communicate with corporate and foundation grant officers.

  • Evaluate and report progress of assigned goals and objectives.

  • Understand and communicate institutional history, priorities, and values of PYTA.

  • Maintain records of completed work in calendars and database records, including grant tracking and reporting.

  • Track, record, and submit a timesheet of hours worked on a monthly basis.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Strong written communication skills, with a proven ability to write and edit clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.

  • Knowledge of fundraising databases and information sources.

  • Knowledge of best practices for communicating and reporting to institutional donors.

  • Knowledge of basic techniques and strategies for prospect research and fundraising.

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously while meeting established deadlines.


  • 2—3 years experience grant writing and non-profit fundraising, including work on national or cross-regional applications and proposals.

  • Successful track record with non-profit fundraising and donor cultivation.

  • Experience with successful models of youth leadership development and mentorship.

  • Experience working in deadline-driven environments.

  • Experience working with LGBT populations and in Communities of Color.

  • Familiarity and understanding of the non-profit arts, human services, and theatre education sectors.

  • Able to monitor and meet income goals.

Position Type:

Consultant contract (1099), non-exempt, part-time position, with the possibility of renewal based on success.


$1,500 per-month; Average 40 hours per-month; not to exceed 400 work hours between December 2015 – September 2016.

Work Conditions:

The Development Consultant collaborates with, and is directly supervised by, the PYTA Director.


The position will stay open until a qualified candidate is hired. Applicants should submit a statement of interest, a current resume, and a writing sample to

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