Information about the organization
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is a federally
chartered, nonpartisan institution that was created by the US
Congress to serve as America’s national memorial to the victims of
the Holocaust and an educational institution dedicated to the
history and lessons of the Holocaust. The Museum seeks to educate
Americans from all 50 states and all walks of life as well as
international audiences. The Museum has three areas of expertise:
Holocaust remembrance, Holocaust scholarship and education, and
In carrying out its important memorial and educational mission,
the Museum is guided by its institutional values for our workplace:
Honor the memory of the victims; carry out our work with dignity,
humility, integrity and respect for others; and strive for
excellence through teamwork, rigor, and a culture of continuous
learning. Consistent respect for others is the foundation for
trust, collegiality and inclusion.
Information about the role and the office:
This position is located in the Office of Development. The
Office of Development is responsible for raising funds from the
private sector to support the Museum’s programs and
The incumbent will work as a member of the Campaign and
Restricted Giving Team to raise institutional funds and major
restricted gifts toward achieving the Development Office’s Campaign
and fiscal year goals and Museum priority needs. The position
reports to the Director of Campaign and Restricted
This is a full-time donated position (non-Federal) paid with the
Museum’s private funds. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Duties, and Responsibilities for the
- Creates restricted gifts proposals, letters of inquiry, and
proposals and reports cover letters.
- Drafts and updates key Development documents including
shelf-ready proposals and customized restricted proposals.
- Leads the drafting of applications for select major foundations
and other prospects and donors including strategy and funding
options, letters of inquiry, proposal production, editing and
reviewing applications and supplementary information, and direct
contact with Major Gift Officers and the Program Office.
- Ensures that recognition and benefits are created for all
fundraising proposals and Museum publications contain current and
appropriate donor recognition in collaboration with the Director of
- Liaises with Program colleagues to set the drafting process in
motion for reports. Reviews and edits reports and drafts report
- Drafts Development policies and procedures, and reviews and
edits department-wide policies and procedures, as needed.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications for the role
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of relevant work
- 2+ years of grant writing experience.
- Demonstrated ability to secure foundation, corporate and
private donor grants.
- Broad knowledge of non-profit fundraising and grant making
- Demonstrated skills in effective verbal communications, team
work, and project management to serve as a key point of contact for
communications with Major Gift Officers and Museum-wide offices as
well as major donors and prospects.
- Highly developed skills in written communications to write and
edit restricted gift proposals, stewardship reports, and related
documents, and to manage primary development communication and
- Knowledge of computer technology to devise methods to automate
reports, develop and maintain databases, and make
- Proven ability to interpret and adapt policies in accordance
with specific activities and/or establish courses of action and
recommend new guidelines, policies, and procedures, as
Preferred Qualifications for the role
- Knowledge of the Museum’s overall history, mission, goals,
- Understanding of the Museum’s needs in relation to internal and
Interested applicants must submit
their resume, cover letter and original academic or professional
Applications that do not include these components
will not be considered.