Posted on February 23, 2012
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey Bay Aquarium - Grants Officer
The nonprofit Monterey Bay Aquarium has a single mission: to inspire conservation of the ocean. Through world-class living exhibits, education programs, wildlife research and by advocating for ocean policy reform, we work to help people know more, care more and do more on behalf of the oceans. Everyone who works at the aquarium, no matter what their job, has a critical role to play in helping us achieve a vision of a world in which the oceans are healthy, and people are committed to protecting the integrity of Earth’s life-sustaining natural systems. If you can bring your passion and talents to an organization with this vision, we invite you to apply for a position that best suits your skills.
The Grants Officer will serve as an experienced grant writer and development professional. Independently and in collaboration with program leaders, the Officer will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward foundation, corporation and public agency funders. The Officer will manage a portfolio of funders and prospects, with an emphasis on securing support for new projects and from new sources. The Officer will craft, construct, and submit effective proposals, reports and funder communications. He/she will lead and motivate teams to develop proposals for complex and major initiatives (such as large, multi-year, multi-departmental projects) to sophisticated funding opportunities and sources. The Officer is part of a four-person institutional giving team within the Aquarium's 25 member development and membership department.
Required: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree a plus; Minimum three years of experience in grant writing and institutional fundraising in at least one of the Aquarium's program areas: education, conservation research, policy or exhibits; Demonstrated success in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding grants and partnerships with corporations, national foundations and government agencies; Experience collaborating with senior management and program staff and working in a complex organization to develop funding proposals and strategies; Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; Ability to plan, prioritize and coordinate multiple projects under tight deadlines; Proficient in word, excel, data base (preferably Raiser's Edge); Experience with federal grant process, such as National Science Foundation, Institute of Museum and Library Services, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, and with sophisticated foundations.
Applicants must include cover letter, resume, and 2-3 work samples (proposal, LOI, report, etc.). Review of applications will begin immediately. Application deadline: March 2 or until filled
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