Position: Grant Writer
Posted by: The Asian Art Museum
Location: San Francisco, CA
Salary: $48- 57K* annually with generous benefits package.
*Please note: This position is represented by SEIU 1021. New hires start at the beginning of the
Start date: NA
One of the nation’s fastest growing Japanese Tier I automotive suppliers is seeking an Business Planner Gain experience in grant writing and institutional giving as a member of a robust and dynamic Development team.
The Asian Art Museum seeks a motivated individual with strong writing, organizational, and interpersonal skills to assist the growing Development team in its fundraising efforts.
Reporting to the Manager of Institutional Partnerships, the Grant Writer helps secure foundation, corporate, and government support for the Asian Art Museum through writing proposals, identifying and actively pursuing grant and sponsorship opportunities, serving as primary contact for a portfolio of institutional funders, and meeting reporting requirements. He or she focuses primarily on the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of institutional donors, and assists in the smooth execution of daily institutional fundraising activities, including gift tracking, gift acknowledgement, gift renewals, and benefits management.
The ideal candidate will have excellent writing and communication skills; the ability to effectively handle multiple priorities and deadlines; tolerate ambiguity; successfully maintain perspective and focus while working under pressure; and develop and sustain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external constituents.
Examples of Duties:
Assists in developing fundraising strategies for exhibitions, programs, general operations, and other projects; works closely with internal departments, including curatorial, education, museum services, and marketing staff to develop proposals and sponsorship packages.
Writes foundation and government grant proposals, letters of request, and corporate sponsorship solicitations, reports, and other materials related to fundraising efforts.
Maintains existing funding relationships through timely submission of proposals and reports, and secures new institutional support through prospect research, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
Assists the Manager of Institutional Partnerships in the application process to foundations, corporate sponsors, and government agencies for institutional gifts and grants; assists in the creation of collateral materials and sponsorship presentation packages; ensures that all sponsor agreements are consistent with museum policies, practices, and standards.
- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
- Two (2) years of solid experience in fundraising, including experience working directly with donors; demonstrated successful grant writing experience highly desirable; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
- Knowledge of fundraising principles, techniques, and ethics; understanding of nonprofit environments
- Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to write persuasively, clearly, and concisely, and to blend information from multiple sources into a single, effective fundraising document
- Proven ability to sustain and grow relationships with partners
- Demonstrated ability to organize workload, manage several projects of equal priority at once, and sustain productivity and accuracy under pressure
- Strong administrative skills; good research, planning, analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills; strong work ethic and follow-through; excellent attention to detail
- Strong interpersonal skills; good judgment, initiative, and resourcefulness; sense of humor
- Ability to motivate and interact effectively with board, volunteers, donors, and museum staff at all levels; work independently in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment; maintain flexibility in meeting shifting demands and priorities
- Ability to understand and effectively articulate the mission, brand, and future plans of the Asian Art Museum
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and sensitivity within the museum setting and with respect to prospect and donor information
- Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint; knowledge of Raiser’s Edge fundraising and presentation software desirable
- Availability to work nights and weekends as needed for events or deadlines
- Knowledge of Asian art and culture preferred
Apply online at http://bitly.com/L0WGvP or Send a letter of interest and resume ASAP to:
Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
*The Asian Art Museum is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian art and culture. Home to more than 17,000 works of art from over 40 Asian countries, we strive to be a catalyst for discovery, dialogue, and inspiration. With Asia as our lens and art as our cornerstone, we spark connections across cultures and through time, igniting curiosity, conversation, and creativity.*
The Asian Art Museum embraces diversity in its mission, programs, and staff.
Find out more by visiting the organization’s web site»