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Grants Coordinator

Position Description

The Maryland Center for History and Culture (MCHC) seeks a dynamic team member to join its growing Advancement Department as the Grants Coordinator. Reporting to the Director of Grants & Government Affairs, this new position will be responsible for cultivating a portfolio of approximately 40 proposals annually of existing and prospective funders from foundation, corporate, and government sources. This position integrates narratives and data to communicate the social impact of Maryland’s largest history museum and social studies education provider.

The ideal candidate will have excellent writing and verbal communication skills with the ability to adapt content strategies for a variety of audiences and formats. MCHC is looking for a team player invested in a collaborative writing process that helps experts in the institutions Collections, Education & Outreach, and Administration departments translate program needs into compelling proposals that connect MCHC priorities with funders’ philanthropic goals. MCHC utilizes a moves-management framework and Salesforce database to advance donor prospects and track gifts. The chosen candidate will be trained in these systems.

In addition to primary fundraising duties, this position will provide auxiliary support to MCHC lobbying activities and administration of the Miller History Fund—a competitive re-granting program.

Duties and Responsibilities

Proposal Development:

  • Conduct research on Board and committee networks to identify project-appropriate funding sources;
  • Write project-specific and general support grant and sponsorship proposals and applications to prospective and renewing foundations, corporations, and government agencies;
  • Gather and prepare all materials to accompany grant requests (financial data, bios, required forms, etc.);
  • Track submitted proposals;
  • Ensure grant compliance through the timely submission of reports.

Advancement Communications:

  • Collaborate with the Advancement Department to produce specific throughout the year such as the Annual Report; case statements; foundation and civic stewardship touchpoints, etc.

Coordination of Re-granting Program:

  • Assist Director of Grants & Government Affairs in development of program guidelines, application, scoring, and promotional materials;
  • Assist in administration of program, including: development and delivery of applicant workshops promoting program; answering applicant questions; design and maintenance of platform for receiving proposals; distribution of grant funds; acceptance and review of grantee reports, etc.

Qualifications and Requirements;

  • BA or MA in field relevant to MCHC strongly preferred (humanities, social sciences, literature, art history, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to produce complex written materials;
  • Demonstrated self-starter and problem solver;
  • Comfort with multi-tasking and managing multiple deadlines;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suites;
  • Ability to develop and review project budgets;
  • Ability to prioritize, self-manage, and maintain high productivity;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a close working team;
  • Occasional travel and late nights required.

This is a full time, salaried position with benefits. The salary range is $38,000- $42,000.

How to Apply

Please email a cover letter, resume with contacts of three professional references, and *two writing samples* to [email protected]. Subject line: Grants Coordinator. Incomplete applications may not be considered. No phone calls, please.

**Please submit one example of formal and/or academic writing and one example of writing targeted at a more general audience**

About MCHC

The Maryland Center for History and Culture is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to educate people of all ages about the American experience through the rich history of Maryland using their collections and to preserve important objects and archival materials from prehistoric Maryland to the present day.

The Maryland Center for History and Culture collects, preserves, and interprets the history, art, and culture of Maryland. By exploring multiple perspectives and sharing national stories through the lens of Maryland, MCHC inspires critical thinking, creativity, and community. Learn more at mdhistory.org.

Salary Range
$30,000 - $40,000 $40,000 - $50,000
Employer Name:
Maryland Center for History and Culture
Job Title:
Grants Coordinator
Employer Website:
http://www.mdhistory.org
Employer Contact Information:
[email protected]
Job Submission Requirements:
Please email a cover letter, resume with contacts of three professional references, and *two writing samples* to [email protected] Subject line: Grants Coordinator. Incomplete applications may not be considered. No phone calls, please. **Please submit one example of formal and/or academic writing and one example of writing targeted at a more general audience**
Benefit Package
Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance, 403b Retirement matching, Free membership, LTD and Life insurance.

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