Community Relationships Manager

Playwrights Foundation | Bay Area, California


Playwrights Foundation, a center for new play development in San Francisco, is looking for a part time Community Relationships Manager to work closely with the Executive Artistic Director (EAD) to manage our communications and development efforts as well as further our access and anti-racist work in community relationships.

Job Summary

The Community Relationships Manager will partner with the EAD on the public storytelling about the organization, support building relationships with various stakeholders, and implement fundraising/communications needs. The ideal candidate would have experience in either fundraising and development; marketing and communications; and/or a community organizing role within a nonprofit.

Reports To

Executive Artistic Director


Primary Job Duties: 

  • Oversee and partner with EAD on strategy and implementation of regular communication to various stakeholders: donors, audience, playwright alumni, funders, press relations, theatre professionals, and community partners 
  • Oversee public communication methods and producing/gathering content for the following: public emails, newsletters, program brochures, flyers, videos, social network profiles, website, press releases etc 
  • Oversee Box Office and database management 
  • Draft and edit funder proposals in partnership with EAD: assist in managing the proposal development process, strategy on approach, tracking opportunities, 
  • managing timelines and providing follow-up 
  • Manage donor administration activities including drafting donor reports, donor database entry, updates, invitations, thank you notes, and other materials 
  • Develop online fundraising strategies, campaigns and calls to action for online mobilization, outreach and small-donor fundraising 
  • Track and report on engagement of all outreach sources, playwright alumni activities, and fundraising campaigns 
  • Event Management 
  • Assist in seeking potential community partnerships that support the artistic work and mutually benefit each partner 
  • Oversee seasonal volunteers and interns 



  • Strong storytelling and writing skills; ability to develop and organize narratives for varying audiences 
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to help drive projects to completion and multi-task 
  • Demonstrated analytical and critical thinking skills. Ability to use good judgment, take initiative and make recommendations in resolving problems and provide guidance to staff Basic image/video editing skills, familiarity with Adobe Photoshop or similar tools is a plus Knowledge of, or experience in, online fundraising, nonprofit advocacy, membership cultivation and marketing is a plus 
  • Comfort with databases, especially Salesforce or PatronManager is a plus 
  • Knowledge of EMMA or similar e-marketing platforms is a plus 
  • Knowledge of Wordpress or similar website management software is a plus 



  • $20/hour 
  • $100/month health subsidy 
  • 10 floating paid holidays per year 
  • Sick Benefits 
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits 
  • Flexible schedule


Seeking the following Qualities: 

  • Dedicated to diversity, inclusion, equity, access and anti-racism 
  • Eagerness to learn and contribute to a small team 
  • Values focused 
  • Relationship Centered 
  • Collaborative 
  • Resourceful 
  • Observant and intuitive 
  • Proactive problem solver
  • Detail-oriented 
  • Self-starter, dynamic and able to thrive in a small but active environment 
  • Ability to work independently and remotely with a diverse team 

How to Apply

Email a cover letter, resume, and references to with the subject line COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIPS MANAGER to the attention of Jessica Bird Beza, Executive Artistic Director. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis through February 18th, 2021 or until the position is filled.

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