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Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Description: Be a key member of the development team member and help this thriving not-for-profit raise grant funds to support our mission. Use your writing and organizational skills to help the fundraising team continue its great success.
Join our dynamic fundraising team! Historic New England is the oldest and largest regional heritage organization in the nation and we are looking for a creative and resourceful person to join our development team as our Senior Institutional Giving Officer.
This person serves as lead administrator responsible for meeting Historic New England’s revenue goals for government, foundation, and corporate grants. You will manage the organization’s overall grant portfolio, coordinate our grant strategy, author and/or edit and review grant proposals and reports, oversee prospect research, and lead cultivation and stewardship efforts. You will work closely with the organization’s leadership team and staff managers, and will supervise the institutional giving officer.
Responsibilities: This position manages a personal portfolio of foundations, government agencies, and corporations. Works closely with property care, collection services, visitor experience, preservation services, business services, and administration teams to develop, draft, edit, and submit letters of inquiry, proposals, acknowledgments, reports, and other funder communications. Organizes site visits to cultivate and steward institutional funders, maintains grant materials and communications files, maintains accurate records in our Tessitura database, and communicates with internal and external constituents. Manages Historic New England’s overall grant portfolio in partnership with the organization’s leadership team. Oversees new prospect research, coordinates funding strategy, maintains and strengthens existing relationships with institutional donors, generates reports for the leadership team, leads cultivation and stewardship efforts, maintains deadline-driven proposals and report calendar, maintains record-keeping systems, and ensures compliance with funding requirements. Develops annual grant revenue goals in collaboration with the Vice President for Advancement. Monitors and reconciles monthly institutional giving reports and tracks progress toward achieving annual revenue goals. Collaborates with the organization’s Individual Gift Officers to communicate funding needs for approved projects and provides content about the projects to grow institutional support. Identifies, researches, evaluates, and reports on new sources of potential funding in line with the organization’s priorities and goals. Supervises the Institutional Giving Officer, who authors grant proposals, conducts prospect research, and manages small grant applications developed by staff not on the development team.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess superior analytical, research, writing, editing, verbal, interpersonal, and project management skills. Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum of five years of increasing responsibility in institutional giving. Ability to learn appropriate levels of information about a broad range of activities and to synthesize complex ideas into compelling proposals that resonate with funders. Proven success collaborating with, supervising, and motivating staff. Comfortable working both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced team environment. Ability to prioritize, manage multiple tasks, pay attention to details, solve problems, and meet tight deadlines. Fully competent computer skills, including advanced working knowledge of MS Office Suite, internet research, funding databases, and email management.
Other Preferred Qualifications: Understanding of and passion for Historic New England’s mission and program areas. Experience working with Tessitura. Experience working with national foundations and government agencies that fund preservation and cultural heritage organizations. Familiarity with regional and local foundations serving New England’s cultural and educational sectors. Supervisory experience is preferred.
Applications: Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to [email protected].
Historic New England is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to supporting equality of opportunity and respect for diversity. We are committed to providing equal opportunity in employment to all qualified persons without regard to non-work-related factors such as race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
Historic New England offers generous and comprehensive vacation, holiday, and health and wellness benefit packages.