The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra currently has the following employment opportunities available:
JOB PURPOSE AND REPORTING STRUCTURE
Under the direction of the Director of Institutional Giving, the Grants & Research Manager will research, write and monitor grant applications, foundation and sponsorship proposals and reports to help meet or exceed the $2 million annual Institutional Giving goal. The Grants & Research Manager will also be responsible for conducting research on individuals to support the Individual Giving team as well as the Capital Campaign team and volunteer solicitors.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Under the direction of the Director of Institutional Giving, assist in the overall planning, fundraising goal- setting and implementation of corporate, foundation, and government fundraising strategy. With the assistance of the advancement staff— prepare a comprehensive funding strategy for acquiring, maintaining and upgrading corporate and foundation donations for general operations, sponsorships, educational programs and other special projects.
GRANTS MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT (60%)
Manage a portfolio of 100-150 corporate and foundation prospects targeted for gifts of $5,000-$250,000+ to the MSO’s annual campaign, with the goal of increasing support from this division.
Maintain and cultivate good working relationships with volunteers, prospects, and donors by responding to their needs and fulfilling special requests.
PROSPECT RESEARCH (25%)
Lead research strategy and procedures, including support for prospecting for individuals, corporate and foundation leads, with a specific focus on major gifts efforts.
Act as liaison with colleagues on program goals, evaluation systems and results, and changes to program content and delivery.
OTHER ACTIVITIES (5%)
Serve as an Advancement representative at MSO concerts and events as needed.
CONTACTS WITH OTHERS
This position is highly visible and has contact with MSO Board members, campaign volunteers, MSO staff and orchestra members, and prominent people in the community.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Successful candidates will have a Bachelors’ Degree in a related discipline—English, Communications or Journalism preferred—and a minimum of five years work experience in a writing-oriented position. Successful experience in obtaining government grants and corporation/foundation support preferred.
This position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills. Grant/proposal writing experience preferred.
Experience in managing a budget, forecasting revenue and campaign analysis skills are preferred.
This position requires the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
CERTIFICATES OR LICENSES REQUIRED
Please submit your resume, addressed to Tina Itson, Director of Institutional Giving, by email in PDF or Word formats to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please, no phone calls or hard copy/physical mail submissions.
The MSO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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