Historic New England

141 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114

Date Posted:
September 11, 2017

Eastern Massachusetts



Institutional Giving Officer/Grants Writer


Location: Otis House Museum, Boston, Massachusetts

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.

How To Apply:

Please send résumé, cover letter, and salary requirements to jobs@historicnewengland.org

Apply by:
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.