Senior Institutional Giving Officer

New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jan 29, 2021
Feb 27, 2021
Arts, Museum
Employment Type
Full Time

The Senior Institutional Giving Officer is responsible for preparing and producing all documentation related to support from foundations and government entities for our operational and special project needs.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Three or more years of experience in grant writing and/or institutional giving
  • Excellent expository writing, research, copyediting, and communication skills
  • Ability to interact with funders and anticipate funder needs
  • Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office and Raiser’s Edge
  • Familiarity with prospecting tools such as Foundation Directory Online
  • Understanding of complex budgets
  • Keen attention to detail balanced with excellent time management, ability to meet deadlines, and flexibility to adjust workflow in relation to priorities
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Results-oriented, with a passionate commitment to the arts and an appreciation for the Museum's goals and mission


  • Prepare sophisticated, compelling funding proposals and decks
  • Handle key aspects of stewardship including writing direct reports and facilitating direct contact among program officers, directors, donor trustees, and government-agency staff
  • Conduct prospect research, prepare briefing materials and donor acknowledgments
  • Work with the Finance team to prepare budgets and reconcile accounts
  • Develop cultivation and solicitation strategies and evaluate existing methods, working closely with the Director of Institutional Giving
  • Help mentor the Institutional Giving Officer
  • Participate in short- and long-term strategic planning in order to meet fundraising goals
  • Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of the Museum's mission and vision, as well as our collection, special exhibitions, educational offerings, and public programs, in order to effectively articulate our fundraising priorities to donors and prospects
  • Keep up-to-date with arts, cultural, and educational trends

Start date: Immediately

Department: Development

Reports to: Director of Institutional Giving

Position type: Full-time

Union status: Non-union

FLSA status: Exempt

Schedule: 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

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