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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

JOB: Development Officer/Grants Manager @ Utah Museum of Fine Arts

UMFA Development Officer/Grants Manager

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) is located on the campus of the University of Utah, and offers visitors the opportunity to explore over 5,000 years of human creativity with a collection of 19,000 objects and art works from classic Greek and Roman antiquities to modern and contemporary art. Founded in 1914, the UMFA serves as both the University of Utah’s art museum as well as the State of Utah’s official art museum, creating exhibitions and programs serving a wide array of audiences. The Museum is located in the award-winning Marcia and John Price Museum Building.   

Job Summary:

The UMFA Grants Manager is responsible for strategic leadership and management of development activities designed to cultivate, grow, and diversify the UMFA's foundation, corporate, and government funding.


Bachelor's degree in Art History, English, or a related area or equivalency, plus three years related grant writing experience or equivalency required.  Qualified candidates should possess background knowledge and experience in all areas of the job summary and must have impeccable writing skills. Candidates must demonstrate effective communication and organizational skills, and be able to work independently under pressure to meet deadlines. 


Master’s Degree and museum experience and/or art background preferred.  

Essential Functions:
All responsibilities are initiated under the direction of the Director of Development and External Relations.
Manages development activities designed to cultivate, grow, and diversify the UMFA's foundation, corporate, and government funding. (60%)
  • Manages and implements grant and proposal writing process for local, regional, and national foundation and corporate prospects and government agencies, including conducting research, planning solicitation, meeting with donors and prospects with or without UMFA leadership, organizing budget information, and writing and submitting proposals. 
  • Conducts stewardship activities for foundation, corporate, and government funders, including facilitating contacts and engagement, preparing correspondence and reports.
  • Ensures appropriate and timely acknowledgement and recognition of foundation, corporate, and government donors and sponsors.
Collaboratively support UMFA department of Development and External Relations activities to ensure that all fundraising and donor stewardship goals are achieved. (15%)
  • May assist with department-related donor stewardship and fundraising events.
  • May assist with individual giving functions.

Represents UMFA department of Development and External Relations internally and UMFA externally. (15%)
  • Participates on internal UMFA planning committees in support of exhibitions, programming, and events.
  • Coordinates with the University's Central Development Office to ensure procedural compliance and cross-departmental communication.
  • Represents UMFA at appropriate University of Utah activities and committees, as well as at community events. 

Performs records and data management. (10%)
  • Maintains thorough records for all foundation, corporate, and government funders, as well as solicitation records for prospective funders.
  • Contributes to the creation and maintenance of donor records in the UMFA’s Raiser’s Edge database and the University of Utah’s Advance database. 

Other duties as assigned.
Standard Hours per Week:  40 hours
Work Schedule Summary:  Flexible, may require additional hours when meeting grant deadlines or participating in UMFA events.
The University of Utah is an equal opportunity employer.

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