Foundation Relations Manager

Minneapolis Institute of Art

| Minneapolis, MN | Posted Aug 17, 2017 |


The Foundation Relations Manager is responsible for meeting institutional needs for fundraising through the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of foundation and government grants for general operations, exhibitions, programs, planning, seed funding, and capital funds.

In this role, you will…
•    Research, identify and evaluate potential grant funding sources, and develop and write grant proposals, including management of internal teams.
•    Provide strong project management to ensure grant-funded projects stay on track and deadlines are met.
•    Build and maintain relationships with existing and new partners to increase revenue and ensure financial sustainability.
•    Represent Mia to foundation and government funding community, locally and nationally.
•    Work cross-functionally with Advancement team and museum staff to ensure proper recording, acknowledgement, and fulfillment of grants.

Specific Requirements
•    Bachelor’s Degree.
•    Minimum of three years of experience with local and national government and foundation funding entities, and demonstrated ability to craft successful funding proposals.
•    Exceptional writing, analytical, and research skills.
•    Must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and highly-organized, and have experience using online databases and other sources to locate biographical, financial, and philanthropic information.
•    Must possess an ability to work well under pressure and the ability to seek and synthesize information, maintain confidentiality of information, and communicate in a compelling and succinct form, verbally and in writing.
•    A solid understanding of budgets as they relate to proposals and grants.
•    Excellent computer and donor database management skills.
•    Museum or arts experience preferred.

Who You Are
You have a passion for art and are an enthusiastic advocate for all things Mia. You are creative and open minded with positive and effective communication skills. You are highly organized and have a commitment to quality, including attention to detail. You strive for self-awareness and leave the drama in the artwork. You give praise freely and seek to learn and grow.

You’re good at and enjoy…
•    Working with multiple staff on a variety of funding opportunities and projects.
•    Setting challenging goals and achieving them.
•    Recognizing the value in others’ unique perspectives.

Mia Culture
The Minneapolis Institute of Art is an audience-focused workplace where everyone strives to provide excellent service and cultivate honest and positive relationships. Generosity, agility, emotional intelligence, positive energy, and driving results are the core values that define Mia’s culture. Successful employment at Mia includes full embrace and demonstrable indicators of these values by all team members.

To Apply
To be considered for this position, send a cover letter including your interest in the position, a listing of the local and national funders to whom you have successfully submitted grants, what you will bring to the position, and why you are the ideal candidate, and a resume to miajobs@artsmia.org. Applications that do not include this information will not be considered. Deadline for submissions is August 31, 2017.

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