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Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
1101 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL, United States

Phone: 3054349561
Web Site: https://www.frostscience.org/

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Director of Foundation and Government Relations (Full Time)


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Job ID:

1995

Location:

Miami, FL, United States

Category:

Fundraising-Development, Government Relations-Public Affairs, Grants Administrator

Salary:

$70,000.00 per year
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Job Views:

49

Zip Code:

33132

Employment Type:

Full time

Posted:

08.30.2022
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Job Description:

SUMMARY:

The Director of Foundation and Government Relations will serve as a key member of Frost Science’s Advancement team and will lead the cultivation of funding from foundation and government sources.  As an exceptional relationship builder, the Director will secure funding and build partnerships with private and corporate foundations and government agencies that both supports Frost Science’s existing operations and programs and enables expansion in pursuit of our mission to inspire understanding of and appreciation for science among people of all ages.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBIILITIES:

  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward corporations, foundations and government agencies to develop meaningful relationships that strengthen museum operations, exhibitions, and programs
  • Craft and execute plan to meet or exceed Frost Science’s annual foundation fundraising goals by securing funding from corporate foundations, and government grant programs
  • Collaborate with all Frost Science Departments to pursue programmatic and operational grant opportunities and ensure fulfillment of grant terms and reporting
  • Support the Sr. Director of Advancement to create a strategy to strengthen relationships with existing foundation funders
  • Oversee grant applications and ensure compliance with grant agreement and requisite reporting
  • Participate in all advancement efforts, including individual fundraising, advancement event planning and department administration, as an integral member of a small but mighty team
  • Oversee and implement stewardship reporting in Tessitura, working closely with Advancement Administrator to document progress
  • Schedule, coordinate, and lead site visits with foundation prospects and partners
  • Host/attend meetings and events and develop/deliver presentations with foundation prospects and funders
  • Partner with Marketing department to create visually compelling reports and materials

 

Job Requirements:

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of seven years of progressively responsible fundraising experience showcasing the ability to build and maintain excellent relationships and to secure funding with at least 4 years of personnel management experience
  • Undergraduate degree required
  • Genuine interest in and strong commitment to Frost Science’s vision and mission
  • Track record of success securing grants from government and private sector sources
  • Evidence of strong ability to digest and then present complex information clearly and concisely in a wide variety of formats a variety of funder audiences
  • Prior experience in a cultural facility, science and/or higher education institution a plus

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • It is critical that the candidate absorb the mission, language and brand of the organization to successfully represent its identity across a multitude of platforms
  • Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communication
  • Exceptional attention to details and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute a plan to meet and exceed fundraising goals Ability to manage quick-turn around and long-term projects, handle multiple projects simultaneously, and think strategically and creatively
  • Must be able to work in a team as well as be able to work independently and be self-motivated
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to make presentations to senior level groups as well as to build one-on-one relationships with members of diverse constituencies at all levels of authority Excellence in English language (oral and written) required;
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills and knowledge of database applications, preferably Tessitura.
  • Team player with willingness to adapt to new and evolving organizational and funding priorities and to work occasional evenings and early mornings as events and project deadlines dictate

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds on select occasions. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those as employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Work time will primarily be in an open office setting. Weekend and evening work in alignment with programs is sometimes required.

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Background clearance
  • Drug screening as part of the Drug Free Workplace Program.
  • Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine(s) by date of hire to be considered for employment unless the applicant is eligible for an exemption pursuant to all applicable laws.
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