Art Start is seeking a full-time Grants Manager to deepen and broaden Art Starts institutional funding base and provide grant writing capacity within the Development Department. Reporting to the Executive Director and serving as a member of a Development team, the position will focus on identifying and applying to new grant opportunities from funding institutions and government agencies. The position will also be directly responsible for reporting on and renewing current grants with city, state and federal government and foundation funders. They will serve as the first writer on most reports, proposals, and LOIs, and lead efforts to identify and renew revenue utilizing donor communications, grant management and prospect research.The ideal candidate for this position will have a passion for our mission, have a track record of securing grants from institutions, love to write and pull projects together, and is an excellent communicator who can maintain good working relationships with dozens of program staff from across the country.Art Start is based in New York City and Milwaukee. Candidates from either city are encouraged to apply.Responsibilities:Manage a portfolio of government funders, serving as a liaison and informational contact between Art Start and granting agency staff including:Working with Development and Program staff to write, edit, and steward funding proposals, including concept notes and letters of interest, and detailed reports to funding sources, with a focus on government and foundation funders.Ensure timely submission of new and renewed proposals and reports and that proposals and reports meet funder requirements and broader strategic approaches.Work with Art Start leadership and program staff to identify and pursue potential funding opportunities, including tracking requests for proposals from multilateral, government and corporate funders.Contribute to accurate donor and income projections information in project management and donor database.Develop and maintain strong knowledge of Art Starts program work to independently and effectively represent, through both written and oral communications, Art Start programs.Contribute to the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategic plan to build and grow Art Starts government and foundation funding portfolioRepresent Art Start in meetings and other engagement opportunities with funding partners.QualificationsBachelors degree required, Masters degree preferred3-5 years of demonstrated success in non-profit fundraising, including securing and managing gifts from foundation and government entities.Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.Sophisticated verbal and written communications skills in English.An understanding and appreciation for strength-based story-tellingExcellent attention to detailExcellent writing, planning and project management skills.Experience working in a non-profit institution of comparable scale.
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