Grants & Institutional Giving Manager

Website Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Essential Duties of the Position:

  • In partnership with institution leadership, support development strategy and oversee ongoing development efforts with public/private institutions.
  • Work with key internal and external stakeholders to identify resources needed, funding prospects, and execute funding approaches.
  • Design and implement an annual giving campaign in the form of an annual development plan that includes strategies and goals for annual giving.
  • Support and partner with the Senior Vice President (SVP) of Institutional Advancement on all major fundraising initiatives and support a Development Committee.
  • Oversee development and execution of all fundraising proposals, including corporate sponsorship and local and national grants and grant compliance/reporting.
  • Ensure prompt acknowledgement of foundation gifts.
  • Submit grant requests, letters of inquiry, and proposals.
  • Tracks performance against grant proposals and awarded grants, as well as sources of funds.
  • Prioritizes projects to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner, meets deadlines, and manages supplemental material required for proposals.
  • Provides writing support for major donor and individual contribution letters and acknowledgements.
  • Prepares and produces final written reports as part of evaluation of final results for grants.
  • Devise and implement special fundraising projects as needed (e.g., capital campaign, programmatic campaigns, etc.)
  • Oversee all donor information using our membership database system, provide statistical analysis to board and senior leaders as needed, and support staff responsible for daily system functions and gift processing.
  • Oversee the hiring, training, and mentoring of the development team, as well as additional staff, interns or contractors related to special projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred in English, Journalism, Art, or related area.
  • Five or more years of professional experience with grant writing and management in a nonprofit organization.
  • Proven success leading and managing fundraising at the organizational level.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships.
  • Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives.
  • Ability to work both independently without close oversight, but also a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside the organization.
  • High energy and passion for the Museum’s mission.
  • Exceptional computer literacy skills and familiarity with development related databases.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.
  • A willingness and ability to work some evenings and weekends is essential.

Salary:  $55k-65k

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