Senior Grants Manager
a key development team member who helps this thriving not-for-profit raise grant
funds to support our mission. Use your
writing and organizational skills to help the fundraising team continue its
Join our dynamic fund raising team! Historic New
England is the oldest and largest regional heritage organization in the nation
and we are looking fora creative
and resourceful person to join our development team as ourSenior
Institutional Giving Officer.
This person serves as lead administrator responsible
for meeting Historic New England’s revenue goals for government, foundation,
and corporate grants. You will manage the organization’s overall grant
portfolio, coordinate our grant strategy, author and/or edit and review grant proposals
and reports, oversee prospect research, and lead cultivation and stewardship
efforts. You will work closely with the organization’s leadership team and
staff managers, and will supervise the institutional giving officer.
This position manages a personal portfolio of
foundations, government agencies, and corporations. Works closely with property
care, collections services, visitor experience, preservation services, business
services, and administration teams to develop, draft, edit, and submit letters
of inquiry, proposals, acknowledgments, reports, and other funder
communications. Organizes site visits to cultivate and steward institutional
funders, maintains grant materials and communications files, maintains accurate
records in our Tessitura database, and communicates with internal and external
constituents. Manages Historic New England’s overall grant portfolio in
partnership with the organization’s leadership team. Oversees new prospect
research, coordinates funding strategy, maintains and strengthens existing
relationships with institutional donors, generates reports for the leadership
team, leads cultivation and stewardship efforts, maintains deadline-driven
proposals and report calendar, maintains record-keeping systems, and ensures
compliance with funding requirements. Develops annual grant revenue goals in
collaboration with the vice president for advancement. Monitors and reconciles monthly institutional
giving reports and tracks progress toward achieving annual revenue goals.
Collaborates with the organization’s individual gift officers to communicate
funding needs for approved projects and provides content about the projects to
grow institutional support. Identifies, researches, evaluates, and reports on
new sources of potential funding in line with the organization’s priorities and
goals. Supervises the institutional giving officer who authorsgrant proposals, conducts prospect research, and manages
small grant applications developed by staff not on the development team.
The ideal candidate will possess,superior analytical, research, writing, editing, verbal, interpersonal,
and project management skills.Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum of five
increasing responsibility in institutional giving.Ability tolearn
appropriate levels of information about a broad range of activities and to synthesize complex ideas into compelling
proposals that resonate with funders.Proven success collaborating with,
supervising, and motivating staff. Comfortable working both independently and
collaboratively in a fast-paced team environment. Ability to prioritize, manage
multiple tasks, pay attention to details, solve problems, and meet tight
deadlines.Fully competentcomputer skills,
including advanced working knowledge of MS Office Suite, internet research,
funding databases, and e-mail management.
Other Preferred Qualifications:Understanding of and passion for Historic New
England’s mission and program areas. Experience working with Tessitura. Experience
working with national foundations and government agencies that fund
preservation and cultural heritage organizations. Familiarity with regional and
local foundations serving New England’s cultural and educational sectors.
Supervisory experience is preferred.
March 28, 2020
About this Organization:
Why Historic New England?
At Historic New England, we strive to cultivate a powerful, personal, and diverse team culture, much like that of The New England experience itself. As we work externally to make our sites destinations of choice for visitors through creative, innovative, and inclusive experiences, internally we place focus on cultivating a recentered employment experience using the same tenets of inclusion, sustainability, and innovation to guide our thinking. We recognize diversity as a key driver of innovation and value the different perspectives and ideas that give voice to our work. We are a team that prioritizes taking the time to celebrate our successes — both big and small — as we grow together and learn from one another.
Historic New England is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to supporting equality of opportunity and respect for diversity. We are committed to providing equal opportunity in employment to all qualified persons without regard to non-work-related factors such as race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
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