Grants Manager

May 11 2023
Honolulu Museum of Art |Honolulu|Full Time, $60,000 - $70,000 / year
Job Description



Minimum Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combo of education and experience. 
  • 3 years of comprehensive development experience related to fundraising for a non-profit, including writing grant proposals with a successful track record of receiving grants. 
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with an emphasis on persuasion and generating action. 
  • Basic understanding of a museum or non-profit organization operations.   
  • Knowledge of fundraising database systems and/or CRM such as Tessitura, Raiser’s Edge, or comparable. 
  • Must be a team player and willing to share own expertise for the good of the museum. 
  • Fiscally responsible and able to sensitively handle confidential information. Shows superior judgement during emergency situations. 
  • Ability to manage the duties of this position without close supervision. Be initiative-taking and highly organized to initiate and complete projects in a timely manner.   
  • Possess superior judgment and handle confidential information with discretion.   
  • Superior time management skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work under pressure, prioritize, and delegate effectively.  
  • Keen analytical and business strategy skills; ability to think critically, make decisions, and justify recommendations and results based on data and analysis.  
  • Strong project and people management skills, including demonstrated ability to think independently and with limited supervision. 
  • Honesty, integrity, enthusiasm, perspective, and a strong work ethic supported by commitment and follow-through. 
  • Ability to work within and support a diverse community of visitors, artists, and employees. 
Desired Qualifications: 
  • Master’s degree in business or non-profit management. 
  • Five years of overall Development and Fundraising experience for a non-profit. 
  • Three years of “focused” grant writing experience. 
  • History of successfully writing for and awarded grants in excess of $1M. 
  • Traits consistent with HoMA’s values; which include honesty, integrity, enthusiasm, and perspective; a very strong work ethic, supported by commitment and resolve.  
  • The ability to work under pressure and meet aggressive deadlines.

Essential Duties: 

  • Collaborates with the Chief Advancement Officer and other Grants Managers to: formulate and strategize management of annual written grant proposals; design, document, and implement a systematic and integrated grants proposal portfolio; develop and assess policies and procedures that are essential for a comprehensive grants program. 
  • Researches, writes and submits letters of inquiry, proposals and other materials to secure foundation, government, and corporate grant support; tracks annual income goals for grant support. 
  • Works with the Chief Advancement Officer to prepare, track, and report on project budgets that meet funder guidelines. 
  • Ensures grant-funded projects are on-track and that obligations are fulfilled within the terms of the grant agreement. 
  • Coordinates with existing grant funders and researches new sources of grant revenue in conjunction with institutional priorities. 
  • Maintains the annual grant calendar to ensure timely submission of applications, reports, and other materials. 
  • Ensures funder files are accurate and up-to-date inmuseum CRM, Tessitura. 
  • Develops yearly budget by projecting anticipated revenue goals and expenses. 
  • Handles incoming gifts and donations in a fiscally responsible and confidential manner. 
  • Helps devise consistent, accurate, and appropriate information-sharing mechanisms for cross department collaboration. 
  • Cultivates relationships with grant and corporate program officers. 
  • UtilizesWealthPoint and Tessitura database for gift entry and data extraction. 
  • Establishes monthly, quarterly, bi-annual, and annual grantor donor reports. 
  • Other duties as requested.