Grants Manager

Hiring Organization Information

Organization Name: 
Museum of Pop Culture
City: 
Seattle
State: 
WA
Country: 
United States

Position Information

Employment Type: 
Full time
Experience Level: 
Professional
Salary Range: 
62,000 - 68,000 DOE
Job Category: 
Development | Fundraising
Organizational Overview: 

The Museum of Pop Culture is a leading-edge nonprofit museum, dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary popular culture. With its roots in rock 'n' roll, MoPOP serves as a gateway museum, reaching multigenerational audiences through our collections, exhibitions, and educational programs, using interactive technologies to engage and empower our visitors. 

At MoPOP, artists, audiences and ideas converge, bringing understanding, interpretation, and scholarship to the popular culture of our time.

 

Role Responsibilities: 

POSITION TITLE

Grants Manager

REPORTS TO

Director of Advancement

DEPARTMENT

Advancement

DATE WRITTEN/REVISED

July 2019


SUMMARY

MoPOP’s Grants Manager is responsible for leading all aspects of the organization’s grant funding portfolio, from new funder prospect research to final reporting and grantor stewardship. The Grants Manager will establish and implement the strategy for grant funding for the organization, including identifying opportunities and working with various department leadership to seek funding for both general operating support and museum programming, education, and related initiatives. This position leads the post-award process, collaborating across departments to ensure grantor requirement fulfillment. Additionally, the Grants Managerserves as an institutional point person for donor-facing communications and as a hub of high-level organization-wide output and impact data.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED

  • Lead the grant writing process for all foundation, government, and corporate grant applications and letters of inquiry.

  • Track and fulfill grantor post-award requirements including acknowledgment letters, reporting, and grantor communication, and grantor stewardship.

  • Research, identify/prospect, and develop strategies for new grant funding opportunities; Develop relationships and act as a MoPOP liaison with all current and prospective funding entities and serve as the point person for these relationships on behalf of the institution. Attend meetings and conduct museum tours with representatives from grant funding organizations as appropriate.

  • Maintain internal grants tracking for the advancement department, tracking prospects, proposals, awards and visits necessary in support of grant funding efforts.

  • Work collaboratively and cooperatively with all Museum departments to ensure comprehensive and accurate representation of programs, services, accomplishments, participation, etc., both in crafting proposals and in submitting any required reporting on grant-funded activities.

  • Maintain and conduct periodic updates on a library of reference documentation, including such information as grantor requirements and forms, MoPOP team profiles and resumes, records of organization’s outstanding achievements, awards, and contributions, reference literature, collateral, and other pertinent material.

  • Review all components of each grant submission, ensuring that the proposal is formatted, packaged, and submitted in accordance with granting agency requirements.

  • Lead post-award grant administration to ensure that budgeting and administrative policies, procedures, activity tracking, reporting, and any other grantor requirements are followed.

  • Maintain and apply working knowledge of funding trends, best practices in grant writing and grants management, and changes in the funding landscape that affect MoPOP.

  • Work across departments to solicit, collect, and maintain internal qualitative and quantitative data, including stories of impact, testimonials, and impact data; serve as a resource to others by presenting this information as needed.

  • Collaborate and work as a member of the Advancement department, encouraging philanthropic

    actions and efforts across the organization.

  • As needed, assist in Advancement department efforts such as the annual gala, member nights, and exhibition openings.

Candidate Qualifications: 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/CERTIFICATIONS)

  • 3 - 5 yrs experience managing grant process and writing grants.

  • Demonstrated success writing and managing grants of $10,000 to $1,000,000 from foundation, corporate, and government grant funding sources at local, regional, and national levels.

  • Thorough knowledge of grant application policies, procedures, and processes, including: working knowledge of best practices, grant funding research tools and ability to create grant budgets.

  • Experience with arts and education grants strongly preferred.

  • Demonstrated skill in successfully generating significant grant funding resources and maintaining adequate program and financial oversight.

  • Proven ability to work effectively and independently across departments in developing, organizing and managing grant proposals and awards.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to adapt writing for various audiences, from institutional funders to members and individual donors, and manage effective fundraising communications across multiple channels.

  • Strong grammar and spelling skills with the ability to independently compose and/or edit materials; experience proofing and editing under tight deadlines.

  • Strong time management, organizational, and follow-through skills.

  • Superior attention to detail.

  • Proficient w/ MS office tools, database tools, and internet research.

  • Prior experience entering and managing donor/grantor data in a CRM system.

  • Proven skills in organizing resources, establishing priorities, and meeting deadlines.

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, grant project budgets, statements and/or projections; knowledge of budgeting and fiscal management principles and procedures.

  • Ability to handle stress and stay, focused, even-tempered and congenial when faced with multiple deadlines.

  • Grant Professionals Credential (GPC) preferred.

How to Apply

Application Contact: 
angiep@mopop.org