Jack Miller Center Grant Writer/Foundations Relations Officer
About the Jack Miller Center:
The Jack Miller Center (JMC) is a non-partisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to promoting education in America’s founding principles and history, an education vital to thoughtful and engaged citizenship. We work to advance the teaching and study of America’s history, its political and economic institutions and the central principles, ideas and issues arising from the American and Western traditions, all of which continue to animate our national life. We support professors and educators through programs, resources, fellowships and more to help them teach our nation’s students.
This position will work in partnership with our development, communications, and academic teams to promote a full range of development activities for the Jack Miller Center. Primary responsibilities include building relationships with key foundations and writing grants on behalf of the Jack Miller Center and submitting timely and accurate reports for all existing grant funded projects.
The Grant Writer/Foundation Relations Officer will report to the Director of Development (Michael Carroll).
The Director of Development will be based in Bala Cynwyd, PA, with the possibility for remote work.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Conduct the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources.
- Research prospective foundations and corporations for new grant opportunities.
- Comply with all grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors.
- Build stewardship reports to current donors, including regular written updates to corporate and foundation donors.
- Understanding of institutional history and programs.
- Make appointments for Executive Director with foundation officers and other prospects, arrange for onsite tours for supporters (foundation officers, foundation trustees).
- Maintain current records in database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting.
- Track statistics relevant to development and provide department with written materials necessary for donor stewardship (visitor number and diversity, educational program attendance, etc).
- Assist with other fundraising projects as requested
Knowledge and Skills:
- Strong written communication and editing skills
- Attention to detail
- Ability to meet deadlines
- Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research
- Strong contributor in team environments
- A four-year undergraduate degree
- Minimum of two years of experience with grant writing and foundation relations
- The willingness to travel for JMC events and meetings
- A belief in the mission of the JMC and the ability to articulate that mission
- Experience working in deadline-driven environments
- Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines
- Able to monitor and meet income goals
- Experience with contact management systems a plus, particularly Salesforce and the Microsoft office suite
Qualified candidates should submit the following in one PDF file with your name in the file:
- A cover letter detailing your experience, your interest in/passion for JMC’s mission, and your salary requirements
- A writing sample, preferably related to the grant writing position or the Jack Miller Center’s mission
- Three professional references
Please include “Grant Writer_Your Name” in the subject line of your email. Materials should be emailed in one PDF document to Michael Carroll at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls, please.