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Senior Grant Writer

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, one of New York City’s most original educational institutions, uses history and technology to inspire innovation and leadership. A collection of technological firsts informs visitors about modern advancements, showcases what is possible and encourages people to dream. The Intrepid Museum has delivered high-quality education programming to hundreds of thousands of students, teachers and lifelong learners for over 25 years and its Access Initiativecontinues to respond to the growing need for quality Museum experiences for all audiences of all abilities.
The Senior Grant Writer is a critical member of the fundraising team to support the Intrepid Museum’s dynamic range of programs that connect history with the sciences and the arts. This is a great opportunity for a candidate with exceptional grant-writing and relationship-building skills who is ready to move into an increasingly strategic role.


  • Build long-term relationships with current and prospective grant funders and create meaningful ways to engage with the work of the Intrepid Museum
  • Proactively research, build, and cultivate pipelines of prospective funders, matching their interests with the mission and strategic vision of the Intrepid Museum to support our highest priorities
  • Prepare well-written grant proposals and other correspondences under supervision of Director
  • Work collaboratively with staff to gather information and materials for proposals, funder updates, and grant reporting
  • Build and maintain a portfolio of funders for specific assigned projects
  • Create fundraising reports and other database reports as needed
  • Craft and track programming budgets for proposals and partner with the Finance team on financial reporting and reconciling on a regular basis
  • Organize and maintain accurate and current donor records, files, reports, and databases
  • Update and maintain monthly calendar of proposal deadlines and contract reporting requirements and assure timely submission of reports
  • Schedule calls and meetings with current and prospective funders as well as Museum staff to coordinate grant writing 
  • Attend selected Museum events to represent IA department
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualified Candidates must have BA/BS degree from an accredited college or university. Grant writing experience, with minimum of 3–5 years of experience in Development. Exceptional writing skills; the ability to edit persuasive letters and materials that compellingly communicate the mission of the Intrepid Museum. Proven track record of writing highly competitive proposals and securing funding. 
Strong time-management skills, highly organized and detail oriented, with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced non-profit setting. Understanding of the record-keeping and stewardship systems that support a successful foundations relations program. Experience working with numbers and explaining and interpreting budgets and data analysis. Experience with and knowledge of computer operation; knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google docs, etc.) Experience with Tessitura database a plus. Ability to work weekends, holidays, and evenings as necessary.

For consideration, e-mail resumes and cover letter with salary requirement to:
Be sure to include Senior Grant Writer in the subject line.
NO PHONE CALLS.  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by employer.

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an equal opportunity employer.