Arts/Culture/Humanities, Development - General, Grants
4 Year Degree
The Director of Grants is responsible for the management of local, national and select corporate grants for the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning. This involves writing proposal requests for both restricted and unrestricted programming and upon grant awards, submitting interim and final narrative and financial reports plus additional documentation as required. Other responsibilities include researching prospective funding sources and stewardship to foundation program officers. S/he works closely with the Director of Programs and Director of Development and reports to the Executive Director.
Manage day-to-day grant writing functions (submitting proposals and reports) to support arts education programs for students, educators & artists and general operating expenses (with a budget exceeding $1.7 million)
Insure appropriate stewardship for all foundation/corporate grants
Research and identify prospective funding opportunities (locally, regionally & nationally)
Coordinate corporate campaign with development director
Develop new programming concepts with director of programs
Work with executive director on program budgets.
Insure appropriate marketing needs of corporate and foundation supporters with marketing manager
Oversee maintenance of foundation and corporate records
Coordinate program spending and budget tracking with education staff and financial manager
Provide information to financial manager for year-end accounting
Attend board meetings and other meetings as necessary
Assist with other fundraising projects as requested.
Bachelor’s degree with two years’ experience in arts, education or related field.
Minimum of 5 years writing grant proposals, reports and proposal budgets and donor stewardship.
Proven track record of raising money from foundation and government sources.
Program development experience preferred.
Strong interpersonal skills and presentation abilities.
Creative problem solver with ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Proficient user of PC’s, including Microsoft Office, Publisher, and database management.
Salary will be commensurate with that of similar organizations as well as ability and experience of candidate.
CAL provides a benefit package to all full time employees.
In 60 years, the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning (formerly Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio) has served nearly 7 million students in 18 counties through arts education, and has reached even more through our advocacy efforts, professional development, and community programs.Our mission is simple: to enrich the lives of children and promote creative learning by uniting arts and education.We effec...tively create innovative learning experiences–closing learning gaps, teaching creative thinking and problem solving, and helping students succeed in school, in their first jobs, and beyond. We work with more than 100 professional teaching artists, experts in their fields, to tie to curricular connections and socio-emotional themes, helping children in Grades PreK-12 learn through and with the arts.Arts education is what we do, and it’s the one place where you can do it all—dance, theater, music, digital arts, visual arts, on-location performances, workshops, residencies, and professional development. Plus, our experienced Education Staff can help customize all of our arts-programming.