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Grant Writer

HistoryMiami, Miami

Grant Writer

Scope and Objectives:
Reporting to the Director of Development, this full-time position is responsible for writing proposals, completing grant applications, researching and locating funding sources that complement HistoryMiami Museum’s program needs.  S/he will work closely with development leadership and key HistoryMiami Museum program stakeholders to maximize grant funding opportunities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Researches external funding sources through various grant databases and the internet.
  • Conducts customized searches to locate and evaluate prospect funders.
  • Initiates contacts for developing relationships with prospective funders; maintains strong relationships with funding sources.
  • Develops grant proposals (including research proposals) to local, state and federal funders.
  • Develops grant proposals to local, regional and national foundations and corporations.
  • Works in partnership with the Advancement team and other staff to research, prepare and submit proposals.
  • Assists with tracking grant implementation with the completion of programmatic, financial and other progress reports to funding sources.
  • Works closely with related staff to assure grant contracts are completed per guidelines.
  • Stewardship of current and past donors, foundations, corporations and other partners with regular written updates and reports.
  • Develops and maintains effective information management systems for all grants and donations, which includes use of Raiser's Edge in the Advancement department.
  • Maintain current records in database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting.
  • Assists with special activities that increase HistoryMiami Museum’s visibility among government, foundation and corporate funder audiences.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3-5 years of museum grant writing experience
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at a time and work on a deadline
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, writing, proofreading, organizational and planning skills
  • Positive, flexible attitude with attention to detail
  • Strong follow-through capabilities

TO APPLY: Submit letter of interest, resume and salary requirements to Katie Repici, Development Director at Please be advised we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the positions. NO CALLS.

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