Job posted January 31, 2022
Reviewing applications on a rolling basis
Accepting applications until 11:59PM ET, March 15, 2023
About Design Museum Everywhere
Based in Boston, MA, and Portland, OR, Design Museum Everywhere is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to inspiring social change through the transformative power of design. We are community motivated, using the design process to create personal, cultural, and global impact. We produce community-centered events, exhibitions, and publications that connect the public to the power and social impact of design; educational programs about design and social change innovations in business, society, and culture; and career development and mentoring for students and design professionals.
Design Museum Everywhere is seeking a full-time Grants Manager to support the museum’s institutional fundraising program. This position reports to the Director of Development and interacts with the Design Museum Everywhere staff, the Board of Directors and Council, current and prospective institutional funders, and other external community members. Successful candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent practical experience with 3+ years of directly related experience within institutional fundraising.
The Grants Manager will be primarily responsible for grants management, including maintaining a calendar of funding opportunities, preparing and submitting grant applications with the support of the Director of Development, executing detailed written reports for grants received, maintaining communication with current funders, identifying opportunities with past or prospective funders, and managing all aspects of data management, gift entry, and acknowledgment as it relates to institutional giving.
- Manage all grant-related activities, including preparing written letters of inquiry, proposals, applications, and reports
- Maintaining an annual calendar or another form of systemized tracking to reflect deadlines and the movement of letters of inquiry, proposals, applications, and reports
- With the support of the Director of Development, maintain and grow the current institutional funding strategy to meet quarterly and annual grant submission and fundraising goals
- Foster strong relationships with existing and new partners, that including foundation, government, and corporate funders
- Research prospective funders and identify funding opportunities with past or new prospective funders
- Manage all aspects of gift entry, tracking, and receipting as it relates to institutional giving
- Maintain an organization-wide crediting document
- Ensure efficient information sharing, partnership, and communication internally with Design Museum Everywhere colleagues and externally with Museum partners and funders
- Additional Development-related duties, as assigned; support the Development-related initiatives and events
- 3+ years of relevant experience
- Some combination of experience with CRMS, grant writing, research, and institutional funding.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Strong interpersonal skills and attention to detail
- Ability to work well in a remote setting, independently as well as in teams
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office/Apple Office, CRM software suites (Design Museum Everywhere utilizes Kindful), or a willingness to learn
- Detail-oriented, motivated, enthusiastic, and able to prioritize projects and meet deadlines
- Begin ASAP
- Full-time: Hours are generally 9-5pm ET Monday-Thursday with Flexible Fridays.
- Remote-first position, but candidates will be expected to attend monthly in-person events, occasional in-person meetings, and a board/staff retreat for one week each year.
- Open to candidates within commuting distance to Boston, MA
- Starting salary range: $45,000-$53,000/year
- Benefits include: 401k, Paid Time Off, 14-15 paid company holidays per year, Health/Vision/and Dental Insurance, Parental/Paid Family Sick leave
About Design Museum Everywhere
Design Museum Everywhere’s mission is to inspire social change through the transformative power of design. We are a community motivated by using the design process to create personal, cultural, and global impact. We produce community-centered events, exhibitions, and publications that connect the public to the power and social impact of design; educational programs about design and social change innovations in business, society, and culture; and career development and mentoring for students and design professionals.
Our guiding principles:
- We are participatory and committed to community-centered approaches.
- We believe in the power of design to improve the world around us.
- We value curiosity, collaboration, and co-creation.
- We champion inclusive design.
- We strive for our internal practices, educational programs, and creative projects to reflect the equitable and socially responsible world that we want to see.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Liana Mestas, Director of Development, via our Application Portal.
We know there are great candidates who may not fit into what we’ve described above, or who have skills we haven’t thought of. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. We are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. We especially encourage women, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQ+ people, and disabled individuals to apply. Learn about our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion values and goals.