Grants Officer
Raleigh, NC Advancement
Job Type

The Grants Officer is responsible for identifying, developing, writing, and submitting grant proposals and funding requests, as well as reporting requirements with grant-making organizations, including government, corporate, and individual funding sources. The annual goal will vary based on priorities but averages $500,000–$750,000 annually. The Grants Officer is a position in the Advancement Department of the North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation, Inc., that reports to the Manager of Institutional Giving. In coordination with the Manager of Institutional Giving, the Grants Officer conducts prospect research on grant-making entities and maintains appropriate research and contact information in a donor database. Working collaboratively with the Advancement team and colleagues in other departments within the Museum, the Grants Officer will develop and implement strategies for support of fundraising needs and initiatives for campuses in Raleigh and Winston-Salem, including general operating support, sponsorships, and institutional projects. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Initiate and maintain strong relationships between the Museum and grant-making organizations. 
  • Work with other Museum staff to create project proposals, budgets, and other materials in support of the organization’s funding requests.
  • Research, write, prepare, and submit grant proposals and applications for funding Museum activities.
  • Serve as the administrator for grants, ensuring that grant award stipulations are met, and accurate and timely reports are made to all funding sources that require them.
  • Manage stewardship of grantors, including acknowledgment and recognition such as donor acknowledgment in credit lines, logo placement, press releases, etc.
  • Utilize donor database and prospect management system to track pending requests, maintain donor profiles, and record proposal information. 
  • Function as an integral part of the Advancement team, attending events as needed.
  • Three to five years of fundraising experience, preferably in a museum or other cultural organization.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including demonstrated competence and accomplishment in writing grant proposals.
  • An enthusiastic interest in the visual arts; a basic knowledge of art history preferred. 
  • Ability to be a facilitator, capable of articulating institutional objectives to funders. 
  • Ability to work within deadlines and in a collaborative team environment.
  • Experience using computer applications, including fundraising software and online databases. 

Essential Physical Functions

  • Ability to lift 20 lbs. throughout the day.
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time.

Compensation and Benefits 

  • The NCMA Foundation provides a competitive compensation commensurate with experience, coupled with a robust package of benefits, generous paid vacation, and an employer match retirement savings plan.

Application Deadline: August 11, 2024

Salary Description
$65,000 - $75,000/year