- 15-Apr-2017 to 14-May-2017
- - Indianapolis Museum of Art
- Indianapolis, IN, USA
- competitive salary
- Full Time
- generous benefits package
The Indianapolis Museum of Art is one of the nation's largest encyclopedic art museums and is part of a 152-acre campus that also includes a botanical garden and an art and nature park. Our mission is "To enrich lives through exceptional experiences with art and nature."
The Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations develops and implements strategies that diversify contributed income streams for the IMA while assessing the impact of this support on the IMA's communities. The Director is responsible for leading the IMA's efforts to secure operating, capital, and special project funding from corporate, foundation, and government agencies through prospect research, cultivation, proposal development, solicitation, and stewardship.
The IMA recognizes that museum audiences and their interests are changing, and as the IMA transforms our audience experience, we are creating expanded, innovative opportunities to actively engage and entertain our guests. Celebrating the diversity of our donors, guests, volunteers and staff is a key part of this IMA vision. We view diversity as understanding, respecting, and valuing differences, including, but not limited to, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
To this end, we believe the interests of our public are best served by a team that reflects the diversity represented within our communities and that takes full advantage of the unique viewpoints, talents and experiences of each and every person who works here'our goal is to attract and retain exceptional employees who feel comfortable in an inclusive culture that supports them being themselves.
Indianapolis is a city with a MSA of 2,000,000 people. More than 60% of the population is under 44 years of age and the city's racial demographic breakdown is approximately 79% White, 16% Black, 3% Asian, and 2% other, with 7% of the overall citizenry identifying as Hispanic. In 2016 Forbes named Indianapolis one of the top 10 cities to live in for young professionals citing its high standard and low cost of living, while Vogue told its readers not to call Indianapolis a "Flyover City", but to go see how vibrant it is for themselves. With a host of new bars and restaurants, nationally recognized symphony, theater, cabaret, sports teams, and the Herron School of Art + Design, the IMA's hometown is a perfect place to build a career and enjoy life.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
• Develop and implement strategic plan to expand reach of IMA to qualify, cultivate, and secure significant corporate and grant support for operating, capital and special projects from prominent local, national, and international funding entities
• Determine short-term, longer-term, and campaign fundraising goals and monitor progress
• Manage current donor portfolio and expand the base of support from corporations, foundations, and government agencies
• Serve as primary liaison to grant and corporate funders; proactively communicate with donors and prospects to build relationships and secure support
Prospect Management and Research
• Work with leadership and across departments to align institutional priorities with funding opportunities
• Research, evaluate, and identify corporate, foundation, and government funding prospects
• Oversee Grant and Corporate Calendars to manage deadlines and determine proposals to pursue
• Work across departments to author compelling requests for funding (i.e. original letters of inquiry, grant proposals, sponsorship packets, etc.) that meet operating needs and advance strategic goals of IMA
• Work with finance department to develop project budgets
Stewardship and Communications
• Design and implement grants and corporate stewardship efforts, including acknowledgments, meetings, site visits and other activities that strengthen relationships with funders
• Work with finance to monitor and report on the financial activity of funded projects
• Create thorough and timely reports to funders that explain the impact of contributions
• Collaborate with project directors to ensure projects are completed within funder guidelines and donor expectations are exceeded
• Manage the Grants & Corporate Relationships Coordinator and Grant Writer
• The successful candidate will enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, be entrepreneurial, passionate about the IMA's mission, and a committed proponent of an organization dedicated to the IMA's strategic plan. http://www.imamuseum.org/about/governance-administration
Other duties may be assigned.
To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Undergraduate degree required; Graduate studies or Masters' degree preferred. Minimum of 7-10 years' experience and proven track record in securing substantive funding from foundations and corporations required; experience with cultural or higher education institutions preferred.
Click the APPLY button to submit cover letter and resume, or mail to: IMA, ATTN: Human Resources – 4000 Michigan Road; Indianapolis, IN 46208. No phone calls, please.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.