The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is currently considering applicants for the position of Manager of Foundation Relations. The Manager of Foundation Relations reports to the Director of Major and Planned Gifts and is responsible for raising philanthropic support for the Rock Hall’s programs through grants from a variety of sources including private, community, and corporate foundations and government entities. This includes identifying and cultivating prospective institutional funders; establishing or maintaining mutually-beneficial, long term relationships with current and potential funders; developing or overseeing development of compelling grant proposals; tracking and reporting on grant proposal activity; and related tasks.
1. Supports fundraising activities of the Rock Hall through management of identification, solicitation and stewardship activities of grant funders.
2. Works with Museum staff to identify and help articulate funding needs and priorities and matches them with grant opportunities.
3. Creates and implements annual grant plan designed to solicit and generate adequate support to meet the organization’s financial goals.
• Conducts research on prospective funders or oversees research conducted by contracted grant writer.
• Maintains annual grant calendar and accurate records of grant funders in database.
• Collects information related to relationships between potential or current funders and board members or other volunteers, seeking guidance or assistance in connections where appropriate.
• Identifies appropriate party to make initial contact with potential or past funders; helps plan and strategize this contact; and ensures appropriate follow up activities are completed.
• Builds relationships with grant funders, working closely with VP of Development, Director of Major and Planned Gifts and the CEO.
4. Maintains detailed records of action steps related to stewardship of potential or current grant funders including meeting notes, documents, and other substantive communications.
5. Secures grants from grant funders including foundations, government entities and corporate foundations.
• Prepares proposals or works with contract grant writer to prepare proposals for program, operating, capital, or other identified needs.
• Circulates proposals to appropriate staff for review and, if needed, incorporates changes.
• Gathers and proofs all required documents to accompany proposals, ensuring they are complete and accurate.
• Submits proposals or oversees submission by contract grant writer.
• Completes any follow up activities required after proposals are submitted including responding to additional questions. Meets annual goals for program, capital and unrestricted support.
6. Ensures funded programs comply with grantor expectations and requirements.
• Maintains ongoing contact with appropriate Rock Hall staff and current funders to ensure appropriate grant administration throughout grant period.
• Initiates or supports stewardship activities for current and past grant funders including donor recognition.
• Maintains adequate reporting to grant funders including timely filing of all narrative and financial reports.
7. Works with development department and development committee of the board to ensure grant seeking work complements other fundraising initiatives.
8. Oversees progress on grant seeking activities including tracking performance as it relates to goals.
9. Works to stay current in the field of development and grant seeking and practices within the AFP Code of Ethics.
10. Assists co-employees as requested or needed.
Duties include but may not be limited to the above.
JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor Degree in related field.
• Five (5) years of nonprofit service experience preferably in a museum or cultural institution. Development experience is necessary.
• Ability to write clear, articulate, persuasive proposals. Strong editing skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Attention to detail.
• Ability to meet deadlines; experience including successfully working in deadline-driven environments.
• Knowledge of fundraising information sources.
• Experience with grant writing and grant office management.
• Record of successful stewardship and maintenance of fundraising relationships.
• Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies.
• Knowledge of and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research.
• Strong contributor in team environment.
• Ability to handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.
• Ability to monitor and meet revenue goals.
• Ability to successfully pass a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum reference check, background investigation and drug screening.
• Computer Literate: Microsoft Products; Database Management System.
• Ability to get along with other people.
Ability to work at least 40 hours per week; any shift as assigned, including evenings, weekends and holidays. Ability to work additional hours as workload demands. Hours are primarily 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Monday through Friday.
For consideration send resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications along with salary history to: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, 1100 Rock and Roll Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44114-1022, Attn: Human Resources – Manager of Foundation Relations or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to: (216) 515-1998.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is an equal opportunity employer and Drug Free Workplace.