Foundation Relations Manager

Holocaust Museum Houston
Foundation Relations Manager
Job Description

Position Summary:
The position is responsible for the leadership and development of a comprehensive grant research program to support the museum's mission and strategic initiatives. Primary responsibilities include all aspects of raising support from individuals, foundations, corporations and government sources for both unrestricted and restricted projects.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Acquire and maintain sound knowledge and understanding of the Museum and its mission.
  • Produce a sufficient number and quality of prospects that meet with Chief Development Officer on a monthly basis.
  • Meet and work with staff on projects and programs that require support.
  • Research new government and private funding prospects; analyze prospects to identify likely funding sources for specific projects, programs and other organizational needs.
  • Develop and foster relationships with institutional funders.
  • Write all proposals as well as assist others in writing and/or editing proposals as needed.
  • Maintain current records in database; develop internal reporting systems; maintain excellent historical records; manage tracking of grant proposals in a system that aligns with Development’s overall efforts and HMH donor database.
  • Monitor and manage grants income goal.
  • Ensure compliance with all grant/contract recognition and reporting as required by funding organization; supply progress reports when required by a grant-making organization that has funded a project or program.
  • Works with volunteers in developing grant/funding strategies.
  • Collaborate with the Development Department and maintain good working relations with programmatic staff to accomplish fundraising goals.
  • Work directly with Chief Development Officer to pursue grant fulfillment introductions and relationships.
  • Works with Engagement and Stewardship Officer to deepen relationships by developing and executing strategies as well as stewarding donations received and grants awarded.
Required Skills:
  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of federal/state grant research.
  • Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies.
  • Experience with proposal writing and governmental and institutional donors.
  • Proven track record on raising money from individual, corporation, foundation/government sources.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and fundraising goals for the area.
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Raiser’s Edge).
  • Aptitude for working in a culturally diverse environment and possess the ability to interact with multiple constituencies in a respectful and meaningful manner.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • At least five years experience in successful grant management and development.
  • Previous experience with non-profit fundraising.
Reports to:

Chief Development Officer

 

 
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