We're thrilled you're interested in working with Rock to the Future!

Rock to the Future is an inclusive workplace, committed to having a staff and board of directors whose diverse backgrounds reflect the communities we serve in Philadelphia. Candidates of all backgrounds, identities, and abilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Rock to the Future provides student-driven music programs in a safe and supportive environment at no cost for Philadelphia youth. Through music, our students build life skills to unlock their fullest potential to support current and lifelong well-being. RocktotheFuture.org

This is a full-time, exempt role and is responsible for leading and achieving institutional giving fundraising goals at Rock to the Future. This position is primarily remote for administrative duties with occasional in-person attendance at events, team building opportunities, fundraising events, donor meetings, site visits, and as requested. Evenings and weekends may be required in-person for events and virtually for Board and committee meetings. Compensation starts at $55,000+ with medical, dental, vision benefits, paid time off, and paid holidays.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Jobs@RocktotheFuture.org. No calls please. Qualified candidates will be contacted the first week of November.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Primary point of contact internally and externally for all foundation, corporate, and government giving
  • Manage and implement fundraising strategy for institutional giving (foundation, corporate, and government) to achieve organization fundraising goals
  • Manage a robust portfolio of of institutional giving funders at various stages of the fundraising cycle from identification through solicitation and stewardship
  • Manage and improve grants calendar
  • Improve grant narrative and accompanying materials and submit applications in alignment with the grants calendar
  • Develop and implement moves management strategies
  • Improve and implement corporate sponsorship strategies  
  • Work with the Board of Directors, Resource Development Committee, and other organization stakeholders to map relationships and identify growth opportunities
  • Provide compliance requirements for grants to the appropriate program and operations team members and ensure compliance completion
  • Create and maintain systems that promote good working relationships with program staff to ensure clear and timely communication for grant proposal development and/or reporting requirements.
  • Maintain grant awards, grant agreements, reporting and compliance requirements, database records, files, and resource materials pertinent to institutional giving with Bloomerang and Google Suite
  • Provide communication to institutional funders demonstrating organization impact and success
  • Submit Institutional Giving expense budget needs each fiscal year
  • Other duties as assigned related to institutional giving

Skills / Experience Required

  • COVID 19 Vaccine required
  • 3+ years in institutional giving, corporate giving, government grants, and/or foundation giving
  • Resident of Philadelphia with strong connections to the communities we work in (North, Northwest, West, and Southwest Philadelphia)
  • Knowledge of fundraising and grant trends
  • Experience with a fundraising CRM
  • Strong technology skills
  • Strong writing and storytelling skills
  • Strong networking and engagement skills
  • Strong multi-tasking, task and time management, and project management skills
  • Upbeat, creative personality
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Full commitment to and passion for social justice, racial justice, and equity
  • Dedication to the pursuit of continuous learning

Substitute Instructors
We're always looking for substitute instructors to teach guitar, bass, drums, piano, vocals, ukulele, recording, help with homework, and other creative workshops.

To be considered for a substitute instructor position, please fill out this survey to be added to our list. No calls please!

Please also consider volunteering your time to help students with academics, music, and post-secondary help, and/or administrative and events support. Visit our volunteer page.