Job Announcement – 9/7/2022
Institutional Giving Coordinator
About the Position:
The Baltimore Museum of Industry seeks a motivated, team-oriented individual to support the museum’s fundraising efforts. Joining a department of three other people, the Institutional Giving Coordinator provides critical support for the stewardship and solicitation of gifts from corporations, foundations, and government agencies.
The Institutional Giving Coordinator handles many of the daily operations and administrative functions of the Development Department to support the team and help it meet its annual fundraising goals. Reporting to the Development Director, the Institutional Giving Coordinator’s primary responsibility is to manage the museum’s portfolio of 50+ government, corporate, and foundation donors. This institutional stewardship follows a busy annual cycle and requires frequent communication with donors, research and writing of grant proposals, and completing detailed financial and narrative reports. The Coordinator also conducts prospect research and collaborates with development department colleagues on fundraising appeals, event planning, and donor communications. This role is ideal for a detail-oriented professional who can establish and meet deadlines, writes clearly and persuasively, and is looking to develop fundraising skills in support of one of Baltimore’s most iconic museums.
If you bring a love of writing, an open mind, and curiosity, we will provide training, mentorship, and opportunities for professional growth.
About the Baltimore Museum of Industry:
Located on the waterfront near Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, the Baltimore Museum of Industry celebrates Maryland’s industrial legacy and shows how innovation fuels ongoing progress. With an annual budget of $2 million, the museum’s exhibitions, educational programs, and collections engage visitors in the stories of the people who built Baltimore and those who shape the region’s future. For more information visit, www.thebmi.org.
· Grants Management: Maintain the BMI’s institutional grant portfolio, ensuring that all applications and reports are submitted on time; write and prepare proposals to funders/prospects and create reports; compile all necessary supplemental materials including budgets and schedules
· Database Administration: Help maintain donor database (Altru), ensuring that government, foundation, corporate donor records are up to date
· Research: Identify new foundations and corporations for the BMI to solicit
· Collaborate: Participate in regular meetings with Development colleagues to establish annual fundraising goals; determine priority activities and brainstorm strategies for meeting goals; collaborate with colleagues in other departments to identify fundraising opportunities and to track progress towards grant activities/outcomes
· Support: Participate in the creation of fundraising appeals and donor communications, and assist with fundraising event planning
· Additional duties as required
The ideal candidate possesses the following skills and capabilities:
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills
· Strong critical thinking, research, analytic, and organizational skills
· Ability to follow established processes and implement best practices
· Ability to work on multiple tasks, prioritize, meet deadlines, and ensure accuracy
· Willingness to take initiative, help problem solve, and work collaboratively with colleagues within the Development Department and in other museum departments
· Good people skills and an eagerness to foster strong professional relationships with funders and other stakeholders
· Proficiency with CRM systems (Altru CRM experience, a plus) and/or willingness to learn how to operate Altru database
· Computer literacy (Windows-based software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint; G Suite)
· Bachelor’s degree or equivalent life experience
· Prior fundraising experience is not required, but we are looking for someone who is interested in learning
No one candidate will be perfect for this job. We recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion are a key to professional success. No one ever meets 100% of the qualifications. Please just apply.
This position is 40-hours/week, occasional evening and weekend work required. This position is hybrid with some in-person meetings required. The work days and schedule are flexible within each 40-hour work week.
The Baltimore Museum of Industry provides equal opportunity to all applicants for employment. No applicant shall be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification.