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Institutional Giving Officer—Development

Due to health concerns in connection with the novel coronavirus, and as a matter of care for our staff, visitors, community, and city, we are closed to the public until further notice and have therefore paused filling any open positions. We thank you for considering a position at the Museum and sincerely value your interest in working with us. Please check back for the latest information and our plans to reopen.

The Institutional Giving Officer is responsible for preparing and producing—in draft and final form—proposals, reports, and solicitations to foundations, corporate foundations, and government entities for general operating support, special exhibitions, and education and public programs as well as other special project needs. 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's or graduate degree in art history, arts administration, museum studies, english, or an equivalent field
  • Two or more years of experience in grant writing or a transferable skillset
  • Excellent expository writing, communication, and research skills, keen attention to detail, and superior copyediting skills
  • Ability to interact with funders and anticipate their needs
  • Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office and Raiser’s Edge
  • Excellent time management skills, the ability to meet deadlines, and flexibility in adjusting workflow to meet priorities
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Results-oriented, with a passionate commitment to the arts and appreciation of the Museum’s goals and mission

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and edit sophisticated and compelling funding proposals and decks
  • Write detailed reports and handle other aspects of stewardship, including direct contact with program officers, directors, donor trustees, and government agency staff
  • Conduct prospect research and prepare briefing materials and donor acknowledgements
  • Work with our Finance team to reconcile accounts, including all gifts, invoices, and expenses
  • Assist in development of cultivation and solicitation strategies for foundation, corporate, and government entities
  • Participate in planning short- and long-term strategies to meet fundraising goals
  • Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of the Museum's strategic plan, mission, and vision, as well as our permanent collection, special exhibitions, and education and public programs, in order to effectively articulate our priorities and fundraising objectives to donors and prospects
  • Manage and maintain key departmental systems and records
  • Collaborate closely with our larger Development team and other departments across the Museum
  • Perform related duties, as required

Start date: Immediately

Department: Development

Reports to: Director of Institutional Giving

Position type: Full-time

Union status: Non-union

FLSA status: Non-exempt

Schedule: 35 hours per week, Mondays through Fridays, 9 am to 5 pm

If you have questions about our online application system, please get in touch with us at job.application.questions@brooklynmuseum.org.