Reporting to the VP of Institutional Advancement, the Director of Grants and Foundation Relations is an essential leader in the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum’s Institutional Advancement team and leads the Intrepid Museum's efforts to manage our relationships with our foundation partners and to develop new relationships within this important sector. The Director supervises the Manager for Grants and Foundation Relations and a part-time Senior Grant Writer.
Responsibilities include the following:
Leads the development of an annual plan to build relationships with, and secure funding from, institutional funders to meet the Museum’s strategic goals and fulfill its mission
Serves as a frontline fundraiser and relationship manager for private and corporate foundations
Identifies new and existing funding sources and opportunities and grows foundation portfolio to achieve revenue goals, developing a strategy for each foundation relationship
Develops and submits grant proposals and ensures appropriate follow-up and stewardship including grant reports and renewal requests
Works closely with program staff to establish goals, prioritize grant seeking, and align funding with needs by involving them in developing proposals and budgets, and in donor meetings
Reviews fundraising plan progress reports with department heads regularly
Represents the Intrepid Museum’s mission to external contacts including senior corporate and private foundation representatives
Stays abreast of and informs colleagues about trends and new opportunities in philanthropic giving
Maintains relationships with existing funders
Manages and prioritizes projects to meet deadlines and ensures prompt acknowledgment of foundation gifts
Crafts boilerplate proposals, letters of intent, and other correspondence on a variety of programs and projects, adapting to funder specifications
Maintains reporting schedule and works with staff on narrative and financial reports
Responsible for collecting, analyzing and reporting data on the performance of program activities that are funded through grants
Serves on various interdepartmental committees as a representative of the Institutional Advancement team
Facilitates a quarterly, interdepartmental Grants Meeting
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The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an equal opportunity employer.
BA/BS degree from an accredited college or university. Grant writing experience, with minimum of 5 years of experience in Development. Excellent writing skills; the ability to edit persuasive letters and materials that compellingly communicate mission of the Intrepid Museum. Understanding of the record-keeping and stewardship systems that support a successful foundations relations program. Broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising – able to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle, to initiate contacts with potential donors. Ability to meet deadlines, manage multiple projects and prioritize fundraising activities effectively. Comfort with managing multiple assignments in a fast-paced non-profit setting. Experience with and knowledge of computer operation; knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google docs, etc.) Experience with Raiser’s Edge or Tessitura database a plus. Ability to work weekends, holidays, and evenings as necessary.
Additional Salary Information: We offer a competitive salary and the opportunity to be part of a very inspiring mission!
About Intrepid Museum Foundation
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is one of America’s leading historic, cultural and educational institutions. Opened in 1982, the Museum, anchored aboard the former USS Intrepid, a national historic landmark, has welcomed more than 10 million visitors and currently welcomes almost one million visitors annually. The Museum's mission is "to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth." The Museum pursues this mission through a dynamic and enriching exhibition environment recounting human stories behind the machinery on display in relation to the service era of the Intrepid: in World War II, the Cold War, NASA recovery missions and three tours in Vietnam. In connection thereto, the Museum delivers a broad range of credible, innovative, and engaging educational programs supplementing classroom learning in history, science, and leadership as well as extensive public and proprietary programs honoring those who serve our country – all to inspire our youth.