The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocausts seeks a persuasive grants writer to secure education program, exhibition, general operations, and special project support from foundations and corporations. The Institutional Giving Coordinator will write highly effective grant proposals; maintain and grow relationships with funders; and participate in creating funding plans and strategizing approaches to meet the Museum’s goals. In addition, the Institutional Giving Coordinator will work in tandem with Individual Giving team to ensure robust support for the program portfolio.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement foundation and corporate fundraising strategies for education programs, exhibitions, and special projects that support the Museum’s strategic goals;
  • Write and submit an extensive portfolio of high-quality education program and special project proposals, including creating cover letters, LOIs, and effective funding requests as well as preparing budgets and other supplementary materials;
  • Oversee reporting and tracking of education, exhibition, and project grants, including preparing interim and final reports, reconciling budgets, managing the stewardship process, and working with departments throughout the Museum to ensure successful execution of related contractual requirements;
  • Serve as liaison to funders and grant officers within the education, exhibition, and special projects portfolio ensuring strong cultivation and stewardship, including scheduling site visits, providing related program tickets, managing memberships, and assisting with specific donor requests, as appropriate;
  • Track current and potential foundation and corporate funders to ensure timely, appropriate, and targeted solicitation and follow up;
  • Ensure donor database records are up-to-date, and, with support of the Director of Institutional Giving, aid in preparation of analytical reports to measure progress toward fundraising goals;
  • Assist Museum leadership with production of collateral materials, Board reporting, and project management as needed;
  • Represent the Museum and interact with all levels of the organization and donors; and
  • Participate in development-related special events, entailing some evening and weekend hours.

Requirements:

  • A minimum of two years of grant writing experience with a proven record of success, preferably at a cultural, educational, Jewish or historical institution;
  • Strong understanding of foundation and corporate funders in the cultural and educational fields;
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills, reflecting clear, critical and creative thinking;
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects under the pressure of deadlines;
  • Demonstrated willingness to work effectively as part of a team and with all levels of donors as well as exercise excellent judgment and tact;
  • Must adhere to the highest ethical standards, exhibit perseverance, and project an optimistic and positive attitude;
  • Willingness to work weekends and evenings as necessary;
  • Proficiency in Altru or other CRM systems; and
  • 2-year Community College or Bachelor’s degree required.

Position Details:

  • Reports to Director of Institutional Giving
  • Covered by the DC-37 collective bargaining agreement
  • Hourly compensation rate of $19.23
  • 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 including salary requirements to: humanresources@mjhnyc.org