The mission of the Morris Museum is to elevate the cultural consciousness, excite the mind and enhance the quality of life of children and adults in the communities it serves by providing excellence in programming and education in the arts, sciences and humanities.
The Museum, family oriented and community focused, provides unique school offerings, changing exhibitions and distinctive performances to further the understanding and appreciation of the role of arts, sciences and humanities in our diverse communities. It also builds and preserves a permanent collection of art, science and cultural materials and organizes and presents exhibits, educational programs and publications which serve as a significant learning resource for the citizens of the State of New Jersey.
Current Open Positions
Founded in 1913, the Morris Museum explores and celebrates the arts, sciences and humanities through exhibitions, educational programs and the performing arts. The Museum seeks an experienced professional to manage its grant program. The individual selected will identify, define and develop funding sources to support existing and planned program activities as well as coordinate the development, writing and submission of all proposals to outside corporations, foundations and government. The position is also responsible for collecting, analyzing and reporting data on the performance of programs that are funded by public and private sources.
Qualified candidates should possess the excellent writing and computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite) and database management skills. The candidate must be highly organized with the ability to implement systems and follow-up processes, able to work under pressure, use independent judgment and produce a quality work product within tight time restraints. Previous experience will demonstrate a proven track record in securing new funding opportunities; comprehensive knowledge of research, and the ability to distinguish and identify funding opportunities for special projects.
Primary responsibilities include preparation of proposals, grant applications and administrative work in researching, identifying, developing and responding to public and private grant opportunities.
Work is performed under broad direction of the Director of Advancement with the majority of work performed independently.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Maintains current portfolio of grant funders and researches and identifies new government, corporate, foundation, and private funding sources.
- Generates proposals and supporting documents in response to solicitations
- Generates revenues for all aspects of the Morris Museum through timely submission of well-researched and we—documented grant/fundraising proposals.
- Maintains and implements funding calendar activities, including any cultivation activities.
- Writes reports to government, corporate, foundations and other funders
- Identifies funding opportunities to match the Museum’s priorities using research tools.
- Serves as a liaison to all funding agencies or organizations. (as needed)
- Engages with program officers at organizations to solicit invitations to submit proposals.
- Special projects as needed
- A Bachelors degree required and a minimum of three years experience and a proven track record of success.
- Creative thinker with strong leadership skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as strong skills in researching, and interpreting and analyzing data.
- The ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve stated goals.
- Self-starter, highly organized with ability to meet deadlines while managing multiple projects
- Strong Office Suite skills required
- Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge
Please forward resumes and salary requirements to: email@example.com or mail to: Morris Museum, Attn. Director of Advancement, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ 07960. In the subject line, specify: Grant Writer. Applications must include salary requirements. No phone calls please.