• Director of Grants (CMC and NURFC)

    Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
    Job Description
    Director of Grants (CMC and NURFC)
    Reports to:  CMC; Associate Vice President of Philanthropy and NURFC; Senior Director of Development
    Department: Philanthropy/ Development
    FLSA Status: Full Time/Exempt
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    Position Overview:
    The Director of Grants holds responsibility for the management of grant relations activities, including solicitation, strategy development, relationship cultivation and management, and gift stewardship for Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) and The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (NURFC).  The Director of Grants is responsible for the organization of the processes related to submitting grant applications and proposals; initiating and maintaining relationships with program officers and directors at private foundations, corporate foundations, corporations and state and federal government entities; and working with Finance and project directors to ensure compliance. The Director will prepare annual revenue plans and budgets for grant activity for both organizations. The Director will split time between both organizations and will need to educate themselves on CMC and NURFC policies and procedures while keeping up with the strategic initiatives for both organizations.
    Qualifications and Experience:
    • A minimum of three years of experience in a non-profit environment with a preference given to experience in grant writing and corporate/foundation relations
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong organizational and project management skills
    • Experience with Raiser’s Edge or other prospect management tool preferred
    • Bachelor’s degree required
    Cincinnati Museum Center and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center are proud to be Equal Opportunity Employers. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
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