The Museum of Jewish Heritage seeks an articulate, strategic, and organized professional to steward government grant fulfillment, ensure compliance, and build relationships with government agencies and officials. The Government Liaison and Grants Coordinator advances the Museums’ philanthropic goals by assisting in the writing and submitting of timely applications and reports to government agencies. The position will be responsible for fulfilling the requirements of all government-funded capital projects and act as the Development team’s liaison to the Operations department. Further, the Government Liaison and Grants Coordinator will serve as the Museum’s Cultural Institutions Group (CIG) representative and will ensure timely and accurate compliance with all CIG related reporting.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Under the guidance of the Director of Institutional Giving, solicit local, state, and federal government officials and agencies in support of Museum programmatic initiatives, capital needs, and general operations, including all aspects of the grant cycles: identifying opportunities, writing compelling grant applications, creating budgets, compiling supplemental materials, and reporting
  • Advance government-funded capital projects by participating in meetings, and ensuring timely and accurate submission of reports and supplemental paperwork
  • Work closely with the CIG Group and Department of Cultural Affairs participating in routine meetings and submitting reports, including the Museum’s Cultural Data Profile (CDP)
  • Administer the Museum’s government web portals and relevant filings
  • Liaise with government offices to promote our programming, support advocacy work, and manage onsite events
  • Assist the Development team on event logistics for onsite cultivation and stewardship events where government officials or office members will be present
  • Ensure donor database records are up-to-date and aid in the preparation of analytical reports to measure project progress toward fundraising goals
  • Assist Museum leadership with the production of collateral materials, Board reporting, and project management as needed
  • As needed, support the Development team with projects that advance the Museum’s fundraising efforts



  • One to two years of related experience in non-profit or Museum environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to write and speak in clear and compelling ways
  • Meticulous attention to detail and organizational skills to successfully multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of New York City and New York State government structure and granting agencies
  • Must adhere to the highest ethical standards, exhibit perseverance, and project an optimistic and positive attitude
  • Willingness to work Sundays and evenings as necessary
  • Proficiency in CRM systems
  • 2-year Community College or Bachelor’s degree required
  • If hired, we require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious accommodation is needed as determined on a case-by-case basis


Position Details:

  • Reports to Director of Institutional Giving
  • Covered by the DC-37 collective bargaining agreement
  • Annualized compensation rate of $46,009.60 ($22.12 per hour)
  • Full-Time, 40 hours a week


The Museum of Jewish Heritage is an equal opportunity employer. As a cultural institution that teaches about the dangers of intolerance, the Museum is dedicated to promoting diversity, multiculturalism and inclusion in its hiring practices.


For consideration, qualified candidates should submit their resume and letter of interest to: