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Manager, Grants & Foundation Relations

As an educational and cultural nonprofit institution, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum promotes the awareness and understanding of history, science and service through its collections, exhibitions and programming in order to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth. Located  in New York City on the Hudson River, the Intrepid Museum was founded in 1982 with the acquisition of the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark. Welcoming one million visitors annually, the Museum also features the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine.

We are seeking a Manager, Grants & Foundation Relations to become 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.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage portfolio of active funders through the full grant cycle
  • Build long-term relationships with active, recent and prospective grant funders and create meaningful ways to engage them with the mission of the Museum
  • Proactively research, build, and cultivate pipeline of prospective funders, matching their interests with the mission and strategic vision of the Museum
  • Apply strong understanding of priorities and programmatic needs for targeted grant-seeking, and to develop approach strategy and persuasive case for support
  • Prepare competitive, accurate and engaging grant proposals, letters of inquiry, reports and other correspondences under supervision of Director
  • Coordinate customized monthly and bi-monthly communication to funders including updates on funded programs and invites to select Museum events
  • Work collaboratively and proactively with program staff to gather program information and materials for proposals, renewals, grant reports and funder updates, and to explore new opportunities for funding
  • Track all grant deliverables and activities to ensure grant compliance with funders
  • Manage calendar of proposal deadlines and contract reporting requirements and assure timely submission of proposals and reports
  • Craft and track programming budgets for proposals and work closely with the Finance team on financial reporting and reconciling on a regular basis
  • Stay abreast of best practices and strategies in the field of grants management
  • Attend select Museum events to represent IA department
  • Attend external events to represent Museum and to build networks in foundation and corporate funding communities
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

BA/BS degree from an accredited college or university. Significant grant writing experience, with minimum of 5 years of experience in Development required. Exceptional writing skills and demonstrated ability to write 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 demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced non-profit setting. Experience and interest in programming in the Museum’s content areas. Understanding of the record-keeping and stewardship systems that support a successful foundations relations program a plus. Experience working with numbers, explaining and interpreting budgets, and data analysis is required with a proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google docs, etc.). Experience with Tessitura database experienced preferred. Ability to work weekends, holidays, and evenings as necessary.

For consideration e-mail resume with salary requirements to:

Be sure to include the title of the position you are interested in. 

NO PHONE CALLS. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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

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