Foundation Giving Officer

National Building Museum

The National Building Museum seeks a foundation relations manager to direct the research, identification, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, and tracking of foundation and government donors and prospects. A crucial group of Museum stakeholders, foundation and government donors support Museum exhibitions, education programs, general operating support, and other projects. This position reports to the vice president of development and works closely with Museum exhibitions, education, and finance staffs. Specific responsibilities and functions include:

  • Develop and sustain a broad portfolio of foundation and government agency donors
  • Manage deadlines for foundation and government grants and solicit grants, producing letters of inquiry, grant proposals, and budgets
  • Research and qualify prospective donors
  • Create and manage stewardship plans for foundation and government donors
  • Write acknowledgement letters, interim and final narrative and financial reports, and other relevant correspondence
  • Develop close working relationships with senior leadership and program staff to maximize grant opportunities

We require a bachelor’s degree and at least three years of fundraising/grant-writing experience or similar. The successful candidate will have demonstrated success in working with foundation and government donors; writing and speaking persuasively; meeting deadlines and income goals; and proven attention to detail. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and fundraising and/or CRM database experience. Interest in architecture, urban planning, design, or other fields related to the Museum’s disciplines preferred. Some evening and weekend hours required.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample, with job title in the subject line, to

Washington, DC
Due Date: 
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Posted by Mary.Fichtner on May 27, 2017 - 6:14pm