Position Title: Full-Time
Reports to: Sr.
Director of Advancement
Direct Reports: None
The Grants Administrator has primary
responsibility for the development, implementation and growth of grants funding
with ArtsQuest. Act as the primary point of contact with programming teams,
finance, advancement and granters to secure and report on funding; work with
our communications team to write persuasive, clear, concise grant narratives
that capture the essence of ArtsQuest’s mission-based programming. Work with
the Sr. Director of Advancement to establish and achieve annual fundraising
overall grants strategy for ArtsQuest.
and raise grant funds to enhance ArtsQuest’s multi-disciplinary programs that
provide community engagement and arts education; grantors may include local,
national and federal agencies; examples include county tourism grants, tax credit programs through the Department of
Community and Economic Development and the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program (EITC), Foundation grants and NEA/NEH grants.
and report on EITC.
funding opportunities and identify those that align with ArtsQuest’s mission
closely with Programming Team to evaluate program impact and community
engagement to inform grant process. Develop a comprehensive understanding of
the breadth of ArtsQuest’s hundreds of programs and how they impact the
- Create written narratives that eloquently express the need for funding in order to support our mission and programs as well as follow the requested format and provide the criteria required to secure necessary funding.
- Manage the Grant Calendar, properly planning well in advance of upcoming deadlines.
on current grant funded projects; describe and evaluate the activities
undertaken and account for the use of grant funds during the reporting period
to the grantor, programming team and Sr. Director of Advancement.
with Advancement, programming team and communications team to acknowledge
- Work with Advancement and Finance to manage
budget and financial aspects of grant initiatives; track, ensure & document
appropriate spend down of granted funds; submit required financial reports to
grantor; ensure grant dollars are spent in given time frame and financial
reporting is accurate.
and Abilities Required:
- At least five years of demonstrated
grant funding success with measurable fundraising results required.
- A degree in business, arts or public policy administration or the equivalent knowledge of public
policy, especially as it relates to the arts, education, children, older
adults, and basic needs.
- A strategic, innovative thinker who
has demonstrated success and a proven track record of working at increasing
levels of responsibility and success.
- Excellent written, verbal and
interpersonal communication skills with a superior attention to detail and ability
to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
- Ability to communicate a compelling
and inspired vision through the written word.
- Exceptional, assertive project
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of
sensitive information. Access to and use of confidential data where discretion/sensitivity is of utmost importance.
- Experience with philanthropy in a
- Strong sense of personal
accountability and follow-through.
- Ability to think independently,
problem solve and troubleshoot.
- Ability to work independently and as
part of a strategic team.
- Positive attitude, sense of humor,
strong work ethic and high degree of professionalism.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word,
Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and superior fundraising database management skills,
i.e., Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge familiarity a plus.
- Requires strong persuasive writing ability, creativity, and concentration.
- Attention to detail, high degree of accuracy, reliability,
timeliness, alertness, and use of judgment.
- Mature judgment and confidence.
- A valid driver’s license and a personal vehicle
and the ability to travel locally and regionally as needed.
- Ability to successfully complete a
criminal background check, child abuse clearance, defensive driver and abuse
prevention systems certification as well as a credit report.
physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by
an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to
communicate, either verbally and/or in writing. The employee frequently is
required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with
hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to lift up to 10 pounds
frequently, up to 25 pounds occasionally, with or without reasonable
Employee is frequently
required to travel between our facilities, all within 1 mile of one another
using reliable transportation as well as to meet with potential donors.
Employee may be frequently required to travel offsite for business meetings as
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a
comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are
required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities
may change at any time with or without notice.
ArtsQuest and the ArtsQuest
Foundation have a culture of CARES; Creativity, Adaptability, Risk Taking,
Evaluation and Sustainability; To be successful at ArtsQuest you must be
willing and able to take ownership and make significant contributions to the
success of the organization:
- We value a
collaborative work style as well as the ability to work
- We not only
work in an office environment in close vicinity with other staff members,
across multiple buildings, we also work outdoors in all types of weather
during festivals and events
- We sometimes
work long and unusual hours, including some evenings, weekends and
Salary and Benefits:
A salary range has been
established and will be discussed with qualified candidates. Salary will be
commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, term
life, and disability insurance, as well as a 403(b)-retirement savings plan. We
offer a generous paid time off policy as well as discounts on select
organizational programs and events.
FLSA Status: Exempt
ArtsQuest is an Equal Opportunity Employer