Reporting to the Sr. Manager, Development and Communications, Architects Foundation (AF),the function of this position is to support the fundraising activities of the Architects Foundation in support of its programs; including, but not limited to, scholarships, the Center for Communities by Design, and The Octagon Museum; and understand the history, structure, objectives, programs, and financial needs of the organization.
Development Duties 85%
Research grant opportunities from government and non-government agencies.
Draft grant proposals and supporting documents based on the funding requirements of the organization.
Submit proposals to Sr. Manager for approval.
Respond to internal and external queries on drafted and submitted proposals.
Work with Executive Director, Sr. Manager, and the Octagon and Communities by Design Programs points of contact to maintain positive relationships with fund providers and other stakeholders.
Maintain records and submit reports related to grant opportunities.
Operational Duties 15%
Assist Executive Director and Sr. Manager on creating and managing Foundation fundraising goals.
Assist in production of documents and reports, as needed, to brief program officers, committees, board, and various stakeholders.
Create and develop reports in database.
Integrate information into useful fundraising reports and prospect management tools.
Occasionally provide staffing support to The Octagon Museum during open hours and special events (will include some evenings and weekends)
AF Development Committee
AF Program Officers
AF Email, web, and social audiences
AF Donors, prospects, and partners
AIA Event planners
AIA Finance & Accounting
Training and Experience
Demonstrated experience in proposal writing, grant writing, and grant reporting.
Experience interacting with a wide variety of clientele (executive leadership, staff, visitors, and donors).
Experience working with external partners.
Proficiency with Network for Good (or similar donor database) required.
Ability to meet deadlines, track, and monitor scheduling and planning activities.
Ability to work independently, exercise judgment, make reasoned decisions, and multi-task.
Comfortable in professional, fast-paced, nonprofit, and entrepreneurial environment.
Ability to work effectively in and foster a team environment and to develop and maintain confidences.
Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).
Bachelor’s degree plus 3 years of nonprofit development and grant writing experience
Interest in community engagement, architecture/design a plus
Supervisory Requirements: No direct reports
Ability to move and lift up to 20 lb files boxes and other collections-related materials at The Octagon Museum
An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability, in accordance with the applicable law.