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Foundation Relations Manager

Emerson College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Jul 27, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Foundation Relations Manager
Target Hire Date
08/23/2021 - 1 month to go
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The Foundation Relations and Grants Manager initiate research into possible grantors, independently assesses possible granting organizations, personally establishes contacts, and maintains relationships with granting institutions on behalf of the Office of the Arts, including ArtsEmerson and HowlRound. The individual creates and develops fund-raising strategies, organizes and writes applications for institutional funding, institutes mechanisms necessary to fulfill and report on the grant, and coordinates other members of the staff to report on grants received. The individual considers and develops responses to complex issues concerning overall fund-raising strategy and shares those conclusions with leadership and outside consultants as required. This manager will work with a target for annual and multi-year grant income, and will be responsible for the diligent pursuit of these goals, set annually by the Senior Development Officer.

The position would also assist with the writing and creation of select annual appeal pieces, collateral pieces and program support documents for proposals. They would work as department liaison with marketing on updating and maintaining language on development department web pages as strategized by the Senior Development Officer.

Your Key Responsibilities:
  • Independently create organized mechanisms to complete applications in a timely manner, fulfilling requirements by assigning or writing narratives, requesting financial data, and lining up references or other written materials. Keep the Senior Development Officer informed of these plans.
  • After consultation with the funder/grantor and based on the specifics of the award, ensure that
  • Office of the Arts departments who are affected understand the purpose of the grant and its expected outcomes. Institutes any measures needed to accurately report. Creates a schedule and organizes any reporting required to fulfill the conditions of each grant. Organize and file all grant materials and correspondence.
  • Create, develop and present fundraising strategies and provide tactical plans to maximize the impact of the strategies. Pursue those plans to provide new funding opportunities.

Your Other Responsibilities:
  • Works directly with granting institutions, initially discovering what Office of the Arts projects might be fundable. Troubleshoot issues as they arise during the application and granting process. When funding is awarded, assist with setting up necessary accounts, including informing the business office of any special grant conditions, asking finance for account numbers, and ensuring that the donor is properly thanked and credited.
  • Reports regularly to the Senior Development Officer on progress towards goals.
  • Independently initiate and research funding opportunities for the Office of the Arts, based on a fundamental understanding of the goals and values of the Office of the Arts.
  • Related duties as required.

Your Skills and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in higher ed or non-profits
  • 5 years of professional experience in fundraising. Knowledge of the grant application process and skill at grant writing, budgeting and editing. Relationships with funders in the greater Boston area are a plus. Proficiency in MS Office.
  • Office experience in grant solicitation.

Nice to Have:
  • Specific knowledge of procedures around state and federal grants.
  • Fundraising experience in an arts setting

Work Environment:
  • Usual Office Conditions
  • Intellectual and mental concentration and the need to concentrate, intellectually, for extended periods of time - Yes
  • Requires the constant coordination of mental and visual attention - Yes
  • Requires the ability to stand and/or sit for long periods of time - No
  • Required to move/lift objects that are - Light
  • Required to move/life objects - Occasionally
  • Travel? - Some but Infrequent

    Grade of Position: A16E

    Scheduled Weekly Hours: 36.25

    Hiring Range: $61,350.00 - $64,300.00

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    About Us
    Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Its main campus is located in the center of the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson College enrolls over 4,300 graduate and undergraduate students from more than 70 countries and all 50 states.

    Diversity Statement
    Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society. Emerson College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender in its educational programs or activities. Emerson has designated the Associate Vice President, Title IX, and Clery Coordinator to respond to inquiries regarding the College Sexual Misconduct Policy. The Title IX Coordinator may be reached at 8 Park Plaza, Transportation Bldg, Room 230 Boston, MA 02116; Telephone: 617-824-8999; email:

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    In accordance with the federal Clery and Campus SaVE Acts, Emerson College commits to providing all current and prospective students and employees with access to the annual campus security reports for each of our campuses. This report may be accessed from the Emerson College Police Department website.

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