- This position manages department staff, including two Managers of Institutional Development, and an Institutional Development Coordinator; interns; temporary employees and volunteers.
- Identify, cultivate and directly solicit foundation and government funding prospects in conjunction with the Director, Corporate, Institutional, and Global Partners, senior museum staff, curators and project directors.
- Develop detailed and competitive written proposals and project budgets.
- Identify museum funding needs and supervise prospect research to create a portfolio of diverse foundation and government funding sources.
- Coordinate with Director, Corporate, Institutional, and Global Partners, the federal, state and city lobbying efforts with consulting firms engaged by the Guggenheim.
- Supervise tracking of RFPs and other publicized funding opportunities.
- Develop and continually monitor revenue projections and financial analyses.
- Ensure compliance with foundation and government funding regulations.
- Collaborate with Corporate and Individual Development staffs on joint funding projects.
- Keep abreast of Guggenheim programming through ongoing contact with Curatorial, Education, Exhibition and administrative staff.
- Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Requirements:
- B.A. or B.S. degree. M.A. desirable.
- 7-10 years institutional fundraising experience, preferably for cultural institutions
- Demonstrated track record of success in securing major foundation and government funding.
- Superior writing skills, attention to detail and high standards for presentation of written material.
- Experience in budgeting, compliance and reporting related to foundation grants and government contracts.
- Familiarity with the foundation community; local, state and federal government agencies; and elected officials.
- Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines, with strong attention to detail.
- Professional demeanor.
- Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and Raiser’s Edge.
- Ability to participate in evening/weekend events and to travel, as required.
- Interest in the visual arts preferred.