Isamu Noguchi, Momo Taro, 1977-78. Gift of the Ralph E. Ogden Foundation, Inc.
Institutional Giving Manager
About the position:
The Institutional Giving Manager reports to the Director of Development and will be a member of the Development team. The Development department at Storm King is responsible for raising funds to support the organization’s exhibitions and programming. Funds are secured from a variety of sources, including foundations, corporations, government, and individuals. The Development Department also oversees the Art Center’s extensive membership program and annual fund solicitations, and organizes two fundraising events a year. The Development department is central to the organization and works closely with the President and Director’s offices.
This role will be responsible for managing the development and implementation of a comprehensive institutional giving program aligned with Storm King’s mission and strategic plan objectives, and that considers museum-wide programs and initiatives in the context of local, regional, national, and international foundations and government agencies. This position requires a strategic thinker, who has strong organizational and research skills, can manage multiple grant and reporting requests and deadlines at once, and the capacity to translate multidimensional initiatives and programs into targeted grant requests.
- Writing and preparing proposals, reports, acknowledgments, and other correspondence for submission to corporate, foundation, and government funders for annual operating support and special project needs
- Working collaboratively with members of all departments, including programs, finance, and development, to gather information needed for proposals and reports
- Identifying and researching prospective corporate, foundation, and government donors, while also exploring the effectiveness of new funding strategies and making recommendations
- Assisting in cultivation and stewardship of current and prospective corporate, foundation, and government donors
- Managing and maintaining calendar of proposals and report deadlines and ensuring timely submission to funders
- Mapping out a strategic grant schedule and calendar that meets the funding needs and goals of the organization
- Maintaining corporate, foundation, and government donor and prospect records in both the fundraising database (Sage) and in electronic and paper files
- Assisting in preparation of institutional giving briefs, agendas, and other materials for meetings with current and prospective corporate, foundation, and government donors
- Acting as a liaison for all grants-related correspondence, supporting the President, Director, and Director of Development in their communications with Grantors
- Supporting organization-wide and development initiatives
The ideal candidate must have:
- Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of experience in grant writing (preferably with an arts organization) required
- Knowledge of foundation, corporate, and government grant processes, funding sources, and nonprofit fundraising principles
- Ability to manage all aspects of proposal development from conceptualization to submission
- Superior writing and editing skills, demonstrated proposal writing experience, and knowledge of budgeting for grant proposals
- Superior communication and organizational skills; persistence and excellent follow-through
- Excellent research skills and attention to detail
- Proven record of being an innovative, strategic and independent thinker
- Ability to handle multiple tasks at once, under deadline pressure
- Capacity to work independently, take initiative and to interact effectively with all levels of staff, volunteers, donors, and prospects
- Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and new opportunities
- Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and the Internet
- Working knowledge of Sage, or similar database, is preferred but not required
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with
“Institutional Giving Manager” in the subject line. Candidates invited to interview will be asked to provide
writing samples.No phone calls please.
Storm King provides a competitive benefits package, including 403(b), health care and paid time off.
Storm King is an equal opportunity employer.