Institutional Giving Officer/Grants Writer
Location: Otis House Museum, Boston,
This newly created position
will be a key player in our dynamic fundraising team. This position writes and administers assigned foundation,
government, and corporate grants. The institutional
giving officer authors and/or edits proposals and reports, cultivates and
stewards funders, and carries out prospect research. He/she works closely with the
lead institutional giving officer, all members
of the organization’s leadership team, and other staff.
Responsibilities: Manages an assigned portfolio of
foundations, government agencies, and corporations and assists. Works closely
with property care, collections services, visitor experience, preservation services,
business services, and administration teams to develop, draft, edit, and submit
letters of inquiry, proposals, acknowledgments, reports, and other funder
communications. Organizes site visits to cultivate and steward institutional
funders. Files paper and electronic
copies of grant materials and communications.
Maintains accurate records in donor database and communicates with internal
and external constituents. Serves as the point person and advisor for proposals that
are initiated by site managers, education coordinators, and other staff not on
the development team. Tracks, coordinates, and ensures that activity is
accurately recorded. Identifies, researches, and evaluates new sources of
potential funding in line with the organization’s needs and priorities.
Provides formatted research reports.
Bachelor’s degree and minimum of two years of grant
writing experience with success securing foundation, government, and/or
corporate grants. Excellent analytical,
research, writing, editing, verbal, interpersonal, and project management
skills. Ability tolearn appropriate levels of information about a broad
range of activities and to synthesize
complex ideas into compelling proposals that resonate with funders. Comfortable
working both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced team
environment. Ability to prioritize, manage multiple tasks, pay attention to
details, and meet tight deadlines. Fully competent computer skills, including
advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and databases.
September 29, 2017
$55,000 - $60,000
About this Organization:
Historic New England is a museum of cultural history that collects and preserves buildings, landscapes, and objects dating from the seventeenth century to the present and uses them to keep history alive and to help people develop a deeper understanding and enjoyment of new England life and appreciation for its preservation.
Historic New England is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer
with a strong commitment to supporting equality of opportunity and respect for
diversity. We are committed to providing equal opportunity in employment to all
qualified persons without regard to non-work-related factors such as race,
color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, or sexual orientation.
People of color are encouraged to apply. Historic New England offers generous and comprehensive vacation, holiday,
and health and wellness benefit packages.