Director of Grants, Foundation and Government Relations - The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
- 28-Mar-2019 to 27-Apr-2019
- - Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
- Indianapolis, IN, USA
- Full Time
The Director of Grant, Foundation and Government Relations at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is responsible for leading the museum's effort to secure annual operating and capital funding from foundations and government granting agencies through strategic research, cultivation, grant preparation and implementation, and stewardship activities targeted at these entities. In concert with division colleagues, the director creates, implements, and monitors strategic work plans in support of annual operating and capital funding priorities that maintain and grow the revenue streams from these funding entities.
This is a grant writing position and 2 writing samples (grants) are required for consideration.
Vice President of Development
1. Working closely with the Vice President of Development, identifies and achieves specific funding targets for foundation, state and federal funding. Develops prospect lists for various annual operating programs and capital projects, and maintains a database of current and prospective funding partners. Creates and executes action plans for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of each viable funding entity.
2. Takes a lead role in developing and implementing strategic plan to expand the reach of the Museum in qualifying, pursuing, and successfully securing significant grant support for major capital projects from national and internationally prominent funding entities, such as the Kresge Foundation, NEA, NEH, NSF, IMLS and other grant sources. Prepares written proposals supported with sound research data, as well as develops corollary presentation materials.
3. As supervisor of the Foundations Relations Officer, manages work to ensure a steady, renewable, and gradually increasing revenue stream of annual operating revenue from foundations and government agencies whose funding priorities align with the museum's annual operating needs.
4. With organizational colleagues and teams, develops a comprehensive portfolio of museum projects available for foundation and government agency support, preparing necessary written proposals and corollary presentation materials to be utilized in securing financial support. Trains colleagues on grant processes and requirements, and maintains a functional grant management system.
5. With the Finance, Experience Development and Family Learning teams, monitors grant award compliance to ensure that funding is expended in accordance with foundation and/or government agency requirements. Prepares and submits grant reports as required by the funding entity. Such responsibility will include the responsibility to continually improve the museum's ability across departments and divisions to understand the requirements imposed by granting agencies and foundations and then create and implement systems that serve those requirements.
6. Monitors foundation, city, state, and federal grant income as it relates to annual funding and capital funding goals. Coordinates with Vice President of Development to prepare budgets and income projections for the following fiscal year.
7. Represents the museum at a variety of community events and functions, as required.
1. Bachelor's degree; master's degree preferred. Five(5) years of experience in not-for-profit fund raising, with an emphasis on grant writing for a major institution.
2. A proven track record of successfully securing significant grant funding. Two (2) years of management experience.
3. Demonstrated experience in pre- and post-award management of foundation and federal government grants. This includes prospect research, proposal development, stewardship and reporting.
4. Committed ability to work in a collegial manner with diverse individuals from across the institutional spectrum and a wide variety of funders.
5. Excellent professional or business writing and communication skills.
6. Persistent self-motivator who can work with minimal oversight and achieve team goals on a consistent basis.
7. Strong computer skills, with the ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and databases.
1. Ability to review detailed billings / proposals / contracts, to travel, view computer monitor, make individual and public presentations.
2. Must engage in heavy communications by telephone, in face-to-face meetings and in public presentations.
3. Ability to engage in heavy telephone contact, one-on-one conversations and public presentations.
4. Requires the ability to negotiate, to travel locally and nationally, and to sit or to stand for extended periods, and lift up to 40 lbs.
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