Posted on October 26, 2012
Senior Manager, Grants and Sponsorships
Jewish Museum - Senior Manager, Grants and Sponsorships
The Senior Manager of Grants and Sponsorships is a member of The Jewish Museum’s Institutional Giving Department, which is responsible for foundation, corporate, and government funding as well as all restricted project funding. The position reports to the Director of Institutional Giving and will have a diverse portfolio that includes restricted corporate funding and government grants and appropriations. In this capacity, she/he will develop corporate exhibition sponsorship proposals, as well as proposals for restricted corporate support, and will cultivate and steward those relationships. Additionally, she/he will write select foundation proposals and reports on an as needed basis. She/he will write and oversee funding requests and reporting to the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) and the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), and other government funding agencies as needed. She/he will also oversee relationships with local and state elected officials, and will manage proposals and reporting on governmental appropriations, primarily at the local and state levels. She/he will work closely with Museum staff, including development, curatorial, finance, and administrative staff; with staff at corporations and foundations; and with government officials.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Corporate and Foundation Grants/Sponsorships:
- Identify prospects for restricted corporate gifts (with help of Museum trustees), write sponsorship proposals and reports; cultivate and steward the institution’s relationships with corporate sponsors;
- Write select foundation proposals and reports on an as needed basis.
Government Grants and Appropriations:
Write proposals and reports for annual NYSCA and DCA funding applications;
Identify governmental appropriations opportunities;
Manage grant proposals for and reporting on state and local governmental appropriations;
Serve as liaison with elected officials on grantmaking activities.
Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:
- Represent the Museum and participate in development-related special events, entailing some evening and weekend hours.
Minimum B.A./B.S. degree. Minimum of 5 years development experience, preferably in an art museum or related field. Strong written, verbal, and organizational skills; highly organized, able to prioritize tasks and work independently; excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Adobe Professional, and Raiser's Edge). Ability to take initiative, think critically and creatively, work independently under the pressure of deadlines, and work as part of a team. Must exhibit excellent judgement and tact with both internal and external contacts. Compensation, which includes a generous benefits package, is commensurate with experience.
Send Resume with Cover Letter and Salary Requirement To:
Director of Human Resources
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128
The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.