Grants Manager

Mystic Seaport Museum
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 11, 2021
Mar 12, 2021
Position Type
Fundraising, Grant Seeking
Employment Type
Full Time

Mystic Seaport Museum is looking for a self-starter to join the Advancement Department.  Working closely with the Associate Director, Foundation and Government Relations, the Grants Manager will prepare grant applications, administer active grants and prepare reports, research for new sources of funding, build and track project budgets and maintain the grants schedule.
A remote work arrangement will be permitted with frequent travel required to Mystic, CT.


Essential Functions:


  • Work as part of a team or independently to prepare grant applications, stewardship correspondence, and report writing.
  • Research and identify new sources of major foundation and government funding sources to support institutional priorities, including new initiatives.
  • Support project budget development, tracking and financial reporting in partnership with project directors and finance department.
  • Develop and maintain a fluid annual grants schedule to monitor specific and rolling grant and report deadlines, projected outcome dates and other deadlines;
  • Along with Associate Director, monitor active grants to ensure successful and on-time project implementation within specified timeframe.
    Maintain portfolio of active, pending and planned grant proposals.
  • Maintain grant-related records.
  • Prepare the monthly internal grant activity report for Senior and Board Leadership.
  • Other projects as assigned

The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker, with an aptitude for managing multiple projects and priorities, and an ability to work well under pressure. Ability to write concisely and produce professional, high quality results are critical. Discretion and an ability to handle confidential matters with integrity is imperative.

  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree with 3+ years' experience in nonprofit administration, fundraising, grants management, budget development and reports, prospect research or comparable skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, Raiser’s Edge, and Financial Edge;
  • Knowledge of/facility with prospect research tools and resources;
  • Willingness to take direction and work collaboratively or independently;
  • Strong organizational skills, productivity and initiative.
  • Ability to establish collaborative relationships with internal and external partners.
  • Creative problem-solving skills, calm demeanor, and sense of humor essential!

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