Full-Time Manager of Governmental and Institutional Affairs
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, founded in 1971, is the sole visual arts museum in the Bronx involved in re-envisioning the role of museums in contemporary society. The Museum addresses the changing needs of its diverse constituencies while standing at the forefront of scholarly discourse, museum practices, and innovative public programs. The Bronx Museum has an annual operating budget of $2.5 – 3 million and serves more than 40,000 visitors per year, through a broad range of exhibitions, events, seminars, educational and community outreach programs. The Museum is a member of the Cultural Institutions Group in New York City (CIG). In 2006 the Museum opened a 16,000 square foot North Wing expansion designed by Arquitectonica, which doubled the space for exhibition and education programs.
The Bronx Museum seeks a proactive and experienced Manager of Governmental and Institutional Affairs (Manager) who reports directly to the Director of External Affairs. Candidate must be familiar with city, state and federal grant process. S/he provides support to the Director and helps to set annual goals for the department, and assists the Director in the overall implementation and evaluation of this plan on an ongoing basis.
The Manager of Governmental and Institutional Affairs provides for -–as well as coordinates—any and all support required for the development of proposals and reports to be submitted to government entities. With the assistance of a full-time foundation grant writer, Manager also works on foundation and corporate grants. Manager works directly with Directors from the various departments across the Museum when and as appropriate to collect information and financial data needed for grant applications and reports. In some cases, the Manager may work with the Executive Director, members of the Museum’s Board of Directors, Board Committees or other volunteer/representatives from the Museum community.
The Manager maintains his/her own list of prospects and oversees their cultivation, solicitation and stewardship according to Museum Fundraising Strategies. Such prospects include government directors or program designees, as well as former funders associated with the Museum and corporate and foundation directors/program officers. The Manager works in tandem with the Director of External Affairs to manage the overall cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities as described above. Although the Director will have final clearance regarding the assignment of institutional prospects, the Manager is responsible for his/her own set of prospects.
Finally, the Manager of Governmental and Institutional Affairs monitors/evaluates progress toward goals, and maintains the Development Department’s annual calendar of funding prospects on an ongoing basis and as requested by either the Executive Director or Director of External Affairs. S/he prepares appropriate prospect research reports or materials for government, corporation, and foundation prospects and current funders.
Areas of Responsibility:
1. The Manager of Governmental and Institutional Affairs assists the Director of External Affairs in the design and implementation of a comprehensive annual and long-range strategic plan for government, corporate, and foundation prospects.
2. The Manager of Governmental and Institutional Affairs assists the Director of External Affairs in the identification, cultivation and solicitation of government, corporate, and foundation funders.
3. The Manager of Governmental and Institutional Affairs writes and submits grant proposals as well as interim and final reports to government, corporate, and foundation funders on a timely basis.
4. The Manager of Governmental and Institutional Affairs acts as a liaison internally between the Development Office and other Museum departments, and externally represents the Museum in relevant government affiliations or organizations.
Experience in government grant writing required. Graduate degree in a relevant field and familiarity with fundraising data base software (Donor Perfect) preferred. Availability to work occasional nights and weekends necessary.
Salary commensurate with experience and previous compensation. Benefits include minimum of two weeks paid vacation and participation in the Museum’s 401(k), life insurance, medical and pension plans after three months. For more information, go to www.bronxmuseum.org
How to ApplyPlease send a cover letter, resume, three references and two writing samples to: Director of External Affairs The Bronx Museum of the Arts 1040 Grand Concourse Bronx, NY 10456 firstname.lastname@example.org No phone calls please. The Bronx Museum of the Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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