Salary commensurate with experience
The Grants Officer is responsible for the preparation of proposals and reports submitted to individual, corporate, foundation and government funding sources. Performs related work as required.
- Work with museum staff to prepare formal written proposals and budgets submitted to government, corporate and foundation funding sources, as well as occasional written proposals to individual donors.
- Prepare and submit reports to funders as required or appropriate, working with project directors and Accounting as needed to document progress and outcomes of grant-funded projects.
- Prepare agendas, reports and discussion materials for monthly cross-departmental meetings to review museum-wide grant activity.
- Manage and nurture relationships as appropriate with representatives of funding sources through strategic personal contacts and communications.
- Partner with Development Operations staff to execute research, prospect development and moves management strategies.
- Maintain a portfolio of assigned constituents and participate in the department moves management meetings and process.
- Assist with the maintenance of the moves management module of Raiser’s Edge through the input of contact data for the portfolio of donors and donor prospects managed by this position.
- Prepare special correspondence for the portfolio of donors and donor prospects managed by this position.
- Participate as a part of the development team in a collegial fashion and maintain good relationships with all those who help facilitate the effective conduct of this position.
- Carry out such other activities as assigned by the Director of Corporate, Foundation and Government Grants or the Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer.
- A bachelor’s degree
- Knowledge of corporate, foundation and governmental funding sources
- Five (5) or more years of previous experience in proposal and report preparation
- The ability to edit and produce formal written funding proposals and reports
- Competency with budget development and financial analysis
- Strong organizational and conceptual skills, with an eye to detail
- Strong skills in Office suite of products (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
- The ability to manage multiple priorities and work efficiently within deadlines
- The ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal form
- The ability to work on a team
- Familiarity with the museum environment a plus
- Experience with Raiser’s Edge a plus
If you are interested in applying for this position, you must do so online by clicking the “Apply” link below. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Employment applications and/or resumes will not be accepted in person or by mail, e-mail, or facsimile.
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