Institutional Giving Manager

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California, United States
$50,000.00 - $55,000.00
May 21, 2021
Jun 19, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time


The Cayton Children's Museum is seeking an Institutional Giving Manager to oversee and grow the foundation, government and corporate fundraising programs. The role will be responsible for building and executing on the foundation funding plan; managing all grants and institutional contributions through their lifecycle; and working closely with development leadership to identify and cultivate new potential funders. The full-time role is ideal for a creative and strategic thinker that is looking to diversify their nonprofit experience and make a significant impact at an emerging institution in the arts and cultural sector.  



  • Develops and executes on fundraising strategies and activities with a strong focus on foundation and government support.  
  • Cultivates and stewards a portfolio of current and prospective funders with a goal of increasing institutional giving.   
  • Works in partnership with the Individual Giving Manager to develop and implement a corporate membership or sponsorship program.  
  • Manages the writing, preparation and timely submission of all grant applications, letters of inquiry, proposals and reports to maximize the organization’s funding potential and remain in compliance with funder requirements.  
  • Maintains close oversight of the grant schedule and forecast, leaving ample time for information seeking, resource gathering and the review process.   
  • Works collaboratively with the Development Director to identify and research new potential grant and corporate funding opportunities that support and advance program initiatives and organizational goals.  
  • Analyzes all current grant and sponsorship processes and procedures for effectiveness, making suggestions to improve efficiency and maximize outputs, as needed.  
  • Works thoughtfully with each department to gain a deep knowledge and understanding of program and operational plans, objectives, metrics/benchmarks and outcomes to prepare compelling funding requests and reports.     
  • Communicates clear grant objectives, benchmarks and expectations with each department, scheduling routine check-ins to gauge progress and identify challenges that may impact outcomes.  
  • Coordinates planning and logistics for all foundation and sponsorship site visits, providing participating staff with key talking points and funder insights.  
  • Manages and maintains up-to-date organizational profiles and registration at the city, state and federal level to ensure compliance with government grants.  
  • Coordinates with the Development Coordinator to routinely add/update foundation and corporate records in donor database.  
  • Maintains organized, accurate and up-to-date records of all grant submissions, awards/declines, important funder correspondence, as well as funds paid and owed to increase department efficiency and ensure funds are collected on schedule.  
  • Additional duties as required.  



  • Bachelor’s degree required.  
  • At least 2 years work experience in nonprofit development, preferably with specific experience in grant writing.  
  • Familiarity with city, state and federal government grant procedures and funding opportunities, a plus.  
  • Outstanding written communication skills and talent for crafting a powerful and persuasive narrative.   
  • Excellent organization and time management skills with the ability to manage multiple deadlines simultaneously, while paying close attention to detail and accuracy.  
  • Computer literacy; ability to use Windows-based software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).  
  • Commitment to the mission, vision and values of the Cayton Children’s Museum.  



The person in this position must be able to: 

  • Move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, storage shelves, etc. 
  • Communicate via telephone, video conference, email and in-person. 
  • Stand for sustained periods of time during special events and fundraisers. 



Starting annual compensation is $50K-$55K, commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package includes health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; retirement plan; health and childcare flexible spending accounts; vacation and sick days; plus more. The Institutional Giving Manager is a full-time, exempt position with a work schedule of typical business hours, Monday – Friday, with some evenings/weekends, as needed. Due to COVID-19, candidate must be able to work remotely and have ample access to Internet for daily video conferencing until in-office work resumes.