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Development Associate – Grant Writer

Part-Time, Non-Exempt

General Statement of Duties

The Development Associate for Grants is responsible for all aspects of raising financial support from granting agencies and foundations for Museum activities.  As a key member of the Museum’s Development team, the Grants Associate reports to the Development Director and works closely with museum administration, staff, and volunteer committees (Board of Trustees and Capital Campaign Committees) to secure support for the Museum. This is a part-time position with no benefits.

 

Qualifications

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Minimum 4 years of grant writing or development experience
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Database software experience desirable
  • Results-oriented and goal driven
  • Exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Minimum 4 years of grant writing or development experience
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Database software experience desirable

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Researches prospective and current funding sources and produces research reports
  • Creates funding opportunities for museum projects and programs
  • Manages and prepares required materials for granting sources
  • Writes proposals and grant award reports
  • Manages the Museum’s Grant schedule
  • Coordinates cultivation of grantors
  • Analyzes results and reports progress on grants
  • Supports, trains and coaches staff and volunteers at all levels of fundraising
  • Participates in the cultivation and solicitation of various funding sources for sponsorships, annual fund, and all museum activities
  • Helps develop communication materials to meet fundraising goals
  • Work schedule flexibility required for occasional early morning, evening, and weekend activities to include on-site and off-site meetings, training, and fundraising events
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Reports to Development Director

 

Essential Job Requirements

  • Must be able to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word and perceive detailed information through oral communication.
  • Physical requirements include sedentary work with the ability to use a negligible amount of force to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
  • Must be able to move from one work site to another.
  • Must have close visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned and be able to operate a computer and perform activities such as: preparing and analyzing data; transcribing; and extensive reading.

 

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, references and a completed application by June 15, 2017.

No phone calls, please.

 

Mail:    Development Office                Email:  development@thevlm.org          Fax: 757-599-4897

Virginia Living Museum

524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd.

Newport News, VA 23601