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Broadway Grand Rapids

Business Donor Relations Manager

Broadway Grand Rapids is seeking a financially savvy, strategic, and collaborative business professional to join our team!

Organization Summary:

Broadway Grand Rapids (BGR) is a non-profit 501 c(3) organization. It was established in September of 1988 with a mission to bring the very best of national touring Broadway productions to Grand Rapids. The Broadway series, sponsored since 2010 by Fifth Third Bank, has included nearly every major title to hit the stage from Disney’s The Lion King to Hamilton. Broadway Grand Rapids is dedicated to nurturing the cultural landscape of the community and contributing to the professionalism, status, vision, and heart of Grand Rapids. BGR aims to entertain, educate, and engage diverse audiences across West Michigan and create an environment where all community members feel welcome. In 2019, BGR entered into a partnership with Broadway Across America. The relationship enhances the opportunity to present the most current shows from New York to Grand Rapids helping to make Grand Rapids a destination city full of cultural opportunities.

Job Summary:

The Business/Donor Relations Manager is responsible for the accounting, budgeting, donor management, and administrative operations of Broadway Grand Rapids. The ideal candidate is someone who is highly organized, detail oriented, and self- motivated, and has significant experience in non-profit operations and fiscal management.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Fiscal Operations

  • Manage, track, and ensure all accounts payable and accounts receivables are paid and collected in timely manner.

  • Reconcile monthly bank statements and ensure accuracy of the general ledger.

  • Submit, manage and enter bi-weekly payroll.

  • Oversee all organizational purchasing.

  • Create and maintain annual operating budget.

  • Work with accounting firm to prepare annual financial review documents.

  • Present financial information to Board of Directors.

Donor Relations

  • Track corporate donors, including acknowledgment and recognition.

  • Prepare sponsor agreements and invoices.

  • Maintain database of donors, track gifts, and acknowledements.

  • Prepare donation names for playbill listings.

  • Research potential donors, foundations, and other development opportunities.

  • Manage Broadway Arts Access Requests for scholarship tickets.

Administrative Operations

  • Maintain and renew organizational insurance policies.

  • Manage employee on-boarding and benefits.

  • Coordinate office tech needs with a variety of vendors.

  • Order office supplies, as needed.

  • Take minutes at the Board of Director’s quarterly meetings.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, arts management, or relevant field.

  • 3-5 years experience in non-profit accounting or bookkeeping.

  • Proficient in Quickbooks, Microsoft Office, and Giftworks (or other donor management software).

  • Expertise and confidence in creating and maintaining annual budgets using Microsoft Excel.

  • Exceptional communication skills with ability to build rapport and strong interpersonal relationships. Ability to deliver clear

    and concise written and oral communication.

  • Ability to see diverse perspectives and have a commitment to the organization’s EDI (equity, diversity, and inclusion) efforts.

Key Competencies:

  • Drive and passion to work collaboratively with others towards a common goal that benefits the team.

  • Creativity in implementing new approaches and processes to achieve organizational goals.

  • Organization and the ability to develop procedures that help to deliver desired outcomes within allotted timeframes.

  • Customer Focused attitude and the willingness to help solve customer needs, wants, and expectations.

  • Results Orientation and a willingness to take ownership of situations and prioritize tasks to achieve goals.


Compensation is commensurate with experience. Benefits include paid time off, health, vision, & dental insurance, 401k plan, and downtown GR parking.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume, with Business Manager in the subject line, to mdistel@bwaygr.org. Deadline to apply is October 6, 2023.

Broadway Grand Rapids is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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