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The Studio Museum is currently hiring for the following position: Grants Manager, Foundations, Corporations & Government
Grants Manager, Foundations, Corporations & Government
Thanks to its groundbreaking role promoting the work of artists of African descent, The Studio Museum in Harlem has earned an international reputation as a leader in the contemporary arts arena. Looking towards its 50th anniversary in 2018, the Museum is preparing to bolster its programming and fundraising in honor of the occasion.
The Grants Manager, Foundations, Corporate & Government is responsible for developing and writing winning grant proposals designed to secure funding from public and private foundations and other grant-making organizations to support and implement all aspects of the Museum’s program. The Grants Manager will possess exemplar writing and communication skills and will persuasively convey SMH's mission and programs to potential funders. Reporting to the Director, Institutional Advancement, this person will develop strategies, craft narratives, assemble and submit grant requests, establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts, conduct prospect research, and maintain a calendar of submissions and other deadlines as well as creating and overseeing the necessary tracking systems and procedures.
• Develop a deep understanding of institutional history, programs and priorities;
• Conduct the full range of activities required to conceptualize, write, submit, and manage grant proposals;
• Maintain calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal, and reports;
• Liaise with finance, curatorial, visitor services, etc. to collect relevant financial, program, attendance, and audience detail to create budgets and compelling collateral;
• Comply with all grant reporting requirements;
• Provide stewardship to current supporters by providing regular updates and giving key stakeholders opportunities to engage with leadership;
• Research prospects for new grant support;
• Coordinate site visits for program officers and make appointments for the Director and the Director of Institutional Advancement with foundation leadership, as necessary;
• Maintain current records in database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting.
• Providing writing support for major donor and individual contribution letters and acknowledgements.
• Assist with other fundraising projects as requested.
The successful candidate will be able to craft funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner. Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills are essential. Candidates must be detail-oriented and highly-organized. Seeking a self-starter able to meet deadlines, work collaboratively and manage several projects at once, including ability to handle confidential information with complete discretion.
• 3 -5 years of relevant experience;
• Four year degree in a relevant field;
• Ability to work well under pressure and the ability to seek and synthesize information and communicate in a compelling and succinct form;
• A solid understanding of budgets, as they relate to proposal and
• A strong understanding of the development process and nature of foundation philanthropy;
• Familiarity with Arts and Culture funders is preferred;
• Requires proficiency with the Internet and computer software, specifically Microsoft Office. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge a plus.
The position is based in New York, New York.
SALARY RANGE: Salary will commensurate with experience, skills and knowledge.
Send cover letter, resume and writing sample to: firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls or faxes, please.
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