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Grant Writer

The Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg

Grant Writer

Department: Development                                               

Reports to: Director of Advancement                

Hours: Part Time with the possibility of future Full Time employment

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) seeks an enthusiastic and dynamic Grant Writer who will be responsible for developing and writing winning grant proposals designed to secure funding from public institutions, private foundations, corporations and other grant-making entities to support and implement all aspects of the Museum’s program. The Grant Writer will possess exemplary writing and communication skills and will persuasively convey The FHM’s mission and programs to potential funders. Reporting to the Director of Advancement, this person will develop strategies, craft narratives, assemble and submit grant requests (including budgets), conduct prospect research, and maintain a calendar of submissions and reporting deadlines as well as creating and overseeing the necessary tracking systems and procedures.    

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct the full range of activities required to conceptualize, write, submit, and manage grant proposals
  • Maintain calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposals, and reports
  • Liaise with finance, curatorial, visitor services, etc. to collect relevant financial, program, attendance and audience detail to create budgets and compelling collateral
  • Comply with all grant reporting requirements
  • Provide stewardship to current supporters by providing regular updates and giving key stakeholders opportunities to engage with leadership
  • Research prospects for new grant support
  • Assist with stewardship and recognition of institutional supporters
  • Coordinate site visits for program officers and appointments for the Executive Director and the Director of Advancement with foundation leadership, as necessary
  • Maintain records in database and in paper format, including grant tracking and reporting
  • Maintain current and accurate list of institutional credit lines for print, website, donor wall and other collateral materials
  • Assist with other fundraising projects as requested

REQUIREMENTS:

The successful candidate will be able to craft funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner.  Excellent writing, analytical and research skills are essential. Candidates must be detail-oriented, highly-organized and have impeccable discretion with regard to confidential information.

The Museum seeks a self-starter who is able to meet deadlines, work collaboratively and manage several projects at once. The ideal candidate will also have:

  • 2-5 years of relevant work experience
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field 
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to seek and synthesize information in a compelling and succinct form
  • A solid understanding of budgets, as they relate to proposal and grant procurement
  • A strong understanding of the development process and nature of foundation philanthropy
  • Familiarity with Arts and Culture funders
  • Proficiency with the Internet and computer software, specifically Microsoft Office.  Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge a plus

Salary Range: Salary will commensurate with experience, skills and knowledge.

To apply:  Please send cover letter, resume and writing sample to: hrmanager@thefhm.org

No phone calls or faxes, please.

About The Florida Holocaust Museum:

The Florida Holocaust Museum honors the memory of millions of innocent men, women and children who suffered or died in the Holocaust. The Museum is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures to recognize the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocide. One of only three American Alliance of Museum (AAM) accredited Holocaust museums, The Florida Holocaust Museum boasts an outstanding collection of contemporary visual art as well as the largest Holocaust research library in the Southeastern United States. Its permanent exhibition highlights the artifacts, photographs, documents and testimonies of Holocaust Survivors and Liberators who came to settle in Florida. Please visit www.thefhm.org for more information about the Museum and its programs.

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