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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 krepici@historymiami.org. 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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