Manager, Foundations & Government Relations: Please Touch Museum

Posted September 9th, 2015 at 5:23 pm.

Please Touch Museum (the Children’s Museum of Philadelphia) is a non-profit organization, with an $8 million operating budget, seeks a Manager, Foundation & Government Relations who will assist the Senior Director, Development at the Please Touch Museum (PTM) into its next chapter.

The Manager, Foundation and Government Relations identifies grant opportunities, prepare applications and coordinate the reporting process for all prospective and existing grantors of foundation and government giving.  The Manager tracks programmatic development and matches appropriate funding sources to those initiatives.  The Manager prepares timely research and writing for the production and submission of successful proposals.  Additionally, the Manager is primarily responsible for stewardship of all foundation relationships and the production and timely submission of all required reporting on grants received by the Museum.

Responsibilities include but not limited to: Acts a principal writer for all grant proposals and drafting letters of inquiry; creates a comprehensive calendar of funding applications and reporting; creates production timeline proposals; maintains and grows current funding and membership based relationships; compile narrative and financial reports on foundation and government grants; manage tickler system for requests and reports to funders; coordinate monthly cross departmental meetings to ensure coordination of funding requests and appropriate planning for new opportunities; serve a primary researcher for the department and prepares bi-monthly reports on research findings for new areas of funding support.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree with emphasis on Communications, Museum Communications or related fields; four plus years in a Fundraising environment with focus on grant writing; exceptional writing skills with experience in Development grant writing; able to organize, integrate and present complicated information in an understandable and compelling manner; able to work independently; proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Raiser’s Edge; highly organized; demonstrates excellence and competence, collaboration, innovation and commitment to the mission of the museum; proven ability to plan, develop and coordinate multiple projects to meet business goals and must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, maturity and good judgment and be capable of communicating with a diverse range of individuals.


To Apply

Please Touch Museum offers an excellent work environment with emphasis on play, a comprehensive benefit package, and competitive salary.  To apply for this opportunity, please mail your cover letter including your accomplishments and salary requirements along with your resume to: Director of Human Resources, Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131; fax to: (215)-581-3182; Email: Office phone:  215-581-3189  EOE

Education Level: Bachelor Degree. Field of study: Communicaiton, Museum Communication or related fields
Filed under: Management Level by Margie DuBrow

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