BROOKLYN CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
POSITION/TITLE: Institutional Giving
STATUS: Full-time, Exempt
SUPERVISOR: Director of Development &
Brooklyn Children's Museum (www.brooklynkids.org) is the world's
first children's museum and a pioneer in the field of informal
learning. Rooted in its vibrant Brooklyn community, the Museum’s
early childhood programs and exhibits engage visitors through
play-based learning at the intersection of culture, the arts, and
science. The Museum serves 300,000 children and adults
Brooklyn Children’s Museum (BCM) seeks an experienced full-time
Institutional Giving Manager to lead the grant management process
and assist with fundraising activities. We are seeking someone with
demonstrable experience preparing grant proposals and reports
involving the arts and sciences, education and community programs,
museums or related fields. This position is responsible for
developing grant reports and proposals for foundations and
corporations, as well as local, state, and federal agencies.
The Institutional Giving Manager reports to the Director of
Development & Events, and is a highly collaborative position
that requires communication with departments throughout the museum.
The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, personable, creative,
energetic, and an excellent writer. The Institutional Giving
Manager must possess the ability to identify priorities and
multi-task while adhering to strict deadlines.
• Prepare grant proposals and reports for foundation, corporate
sponsors, and government contracts.
• Work closely with the Director of Development & Events to
write and/or edit requests for funding, review program evaluation
data, finalize narrative content and deliver documentation required
for grant submissions and reports.
• Manage the complete application and reporting cycle for
foundation and government grants from city, state and federal
• Monitor the progress of the proposal process once initiated
and ensure compliance with grantor’s application and funding
• Develop and manage a grant calendar to track proposals,
solicitation, and reporting timelines. Maintain ongoing
communication with institutional, corporate, and government
partners. Track outcomes and update the grant calendar on a regular
• Collaborate with team members to prepare a variety of
fundraising and stewardship materials, annual reports,
presentations, and other communications geared towards existing and
• Other duties as needed.
• Minimum of 4 years of development experience required,
preferably in a museum or other non-profit educational
• Candidates with experience working on Federal grant requests
and opportunities desired.
• Knowledge of database management; Altru or other Blackbaud
donor databases preferred.
• Excellent expository writing, research, proofreading and
• High attention to detail and understanding of best practices
in donor cultivation.
• Experience with budgets and compiling financial information
for funder reports.
• Familiarity with Brooklyn, cultural or education settings, and
commitment to BCM’s mission.
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
Schedule and Hours of Work
35 hours a week. Candidates work 5 days a week, and should be
available to work some weekends as needed. On occasion, staff
members are expected to attend meetings and events at times they
are not normally scheduled to be in the office, including evenings.
Schedules are subject to change.
Applicants should send a cover letter and resume as one PDF to
“Institutional Giving Manager” in the subject
Brooklyn Children’s Museum is an equal opportunity
employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.
BCM encourages applications from all qualified individuals without
regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender
identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status,
disability, and veteran status