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Grant Writer

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The Studio Museum in Harlem

New York City, NY

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Grant Writer

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JOB DESCRIPTION: The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society. The Studio Museum was founded in 1968 by a diverse group of artists, community activists and philanthropists who envisioned a new kind of museum that not only displays artwork, but also supports artists and arts education. Looking toward its 50th anniversary in 2018, the Museum is preparing to bolster its programming and fundraising in honor of the occasion and to prepare the groundwork for the institution’s vital next chapter. The Museum 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 Studio Museum’s mission and programs to potential funders. Reporting to the Associate Director of Development, 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 Director, the Director of Institutional Advancement and the Associate Director 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.


The Studio Museum in Harlem

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To apply: Please send cover letter, resume and writing sample to:

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Fri, 09/30/2016

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