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Manager of Institutional Giving and Grant Writer

Hispanic Society of America, Museum Department
New York, United States
$60,000.00 - $70,000.00
Closing date
Feb 16, 2024

The Hispanic Society Museum & Library (HSM&L) seeks a Manager of Institutional Giving and Grant Writer to  join the Development team and work on researching and developing engaging grant proposals and sponsorship presentations. The Manager will be responsible for securing funding from all institutional sources including foundations, corporations, and government agencies in the US and abroad.  In addition, will ensure the smooth operation of all aspects of HSM&L’s efforts in these areas. This is a full-time position.


The Manager will locate, research prospects, write proposals, maintain data, utilize Raiser’s Edge for data entry and generate reports and queries, as well as create and manage financial reports in Excel.  Will work closely with all departments throughout HSM&L including:  Curatorial, Education, Library, Conservation, Special Events and Finance.  The Manager will assist with light administrative work, including donor relationship maintenance and writing thank you notes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Conduct new prospect research from both government and non-government agencies to cover the needs to HSM&L across the various areas of operation;

  • Write and synthesize complex program concepts into compelling proposals and reports;
  • Write letters of inquiry, process gifts and send acknowledgement letters;
  • Create budgets and financial reports in Excel;
  • Communicate and work collaboratively with all departments to prepare timely applications and collateral;
  • Oversee grant calendar to ensure public funding compliance, foundation requirements and sponsorship contracts;
  • Track prospects and perform light data entry and record keeping;
  • Coordinate site visits for foundation, corporate and government leadership and program officers;
  • Maintain relationships across multiple internal and external stakeholders;
  • Assist with light administrative tasks, such as file and grant calendar maintenance;
  • Manage and assign tasks to interns, as needed;
  • Other duties as assigned.




  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, writing or a related field;
  • 3-5 years’ experience as grant writer;
  • Strong writer with the ability to synthesize complex program concepts into compelling proposals and reports;
  • Ability to create compelling stories;
  • Excellent knowledge of proposal submission and fundraising process;
  • Knowledge of government grants and previous experience writing & managing government applications;
  • Detail-oriented, organized, flexible;

 Team player with the ability to multitask;

  • Excellent oral, interpersonal and intercultural communication skills;
  • Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).


Preferred Experience

  • Spanish and/or Portuguese proficiency
  • Non-profit experience within an arts organization
  • Interest in Hispanic arts, literature and culture
  • Raiser’s Edge exposure


About the Hispanic Society Museum & Library

The Hispanic Society Museum & Library was founded in New York City in 1904 by Archer M. Huntington with the purpose of advancing the study and appreciation of the art, literature, and culture of Spain, Portugal, Latin America, and the Philippines. Today, the museum and library collections from antiquity through the early 20th century are widely recognized as the most comprehensive in scope and quality outside of Spain. Museum highlights include numerous masterworks by El Greco, Velázquez, Goya, and Sorolla; sculpture by Pedro de Mena and Luisa Roldán; Latin American paintings by Vázquez, López de Arteaga, Rodríguez Juárez, Arrieta and Campeche; as well as masterpieces in all areas of the decorative arts. Recent additions include works by Jose Clement Orozco and Pablo Picasso.

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