Foundation Relations Manager
Target Hire Date
08/23/2021 - 1 month to go
Join our community and experience Emerson College!
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
Your Key Responsibilities:
Your Other 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
- 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 Skills and Experience:
- 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
- Reports regularly to the Senior Development Officer on progress
- 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.
Nice to Have:
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in higher ed or
- 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.
- Specific knowledge of procedures around state and federal
- Fundraising experience in an arts setting
- Usual Office Conditions
- Intellectual and mental concentration and the need to
concentrate, intellectually, for extended periods of time -
- 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
To apply, please visit: https://emerson.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Emerson_College_Staff/job/Boston-Campus/Foundation-Relations-Manager_JR002691
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