Reporting to the Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer, the Manager of Foundation Giving is responsible for identifying, cultivating, and soliciting foundations to become supporters of the Newseum and Newseum institute.
In partnership with development team, build and advance a pipeline of 75+ foundation donors, prospects and potential prospects.
Meet financial goals for foundation relations, projected at $2 million annually by 2019.
Serve as the gift officer and relationship manager for foundation donors, cultivating and stewarding those relationships, in part by maintaining a rigorous schedule of contacts both regionally and nationally.
Develop highly competitive proposals for foundation prospects and leverage foundation goals to mirror Newseum and Newseum Institute goals; collaborate with programmatic leadership to ensure internal consensus on priority projects and targeted needs.
Monitor proposal deadlines, prepare and edit proposals, and manage proposal submissions.
Work with the Manager of Research and Donor Relations to ensure quality stewardship for current and past foundation donors with special attention to donor reporting requirements and deadlines.
Working with management and staff, create opportunities to build awareness of the Newseum’s and Newseum Institute’s missions and programs. In addition to exhibit and program support, this role will focus on securing funding for three initiatives: Religious Freedom Center, First Amendment Center and Newseum Education.
Other duties related to the goals of the Development Department as assigned
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, with two to three years of development experience, preferably in foundation giving
Knowledge of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies and techniques, particularly in the area of foundation relations
Demonstrated record of success in generating commitments from donors at the five- through seven-figure levels
Demonstrated ability in grant and proposal writing at appropriate levels for varied proposal development
Demonstrated ability to take primary responsibility for diverse number of projects and to complete them in a timely manner with limited supervision
Ability to maintain a high level of poise, reflecting the highest standards of professional conduct and integrity in all circumstances
Ability to travel regionally and nationally to cultivate and solicit foundation support
Superior written and verbal communication skills
A work ethic that is self-motivated, reliable and detail-oriented
A great team player who shows willingness to go “above and beyond” in order to help the Development Team reach its goals
Additional Salary Information: All Federal Holidays off;
Excellent health, dental benefits, maternity and paternity leave;
401K Match and transit subsidy
The mission of the Newseum, located in Washington, D.C., is to increase public understanding of the importance of a free press and the First Amendment. Visitors experience the story of news, the role of a free press in major events in history, and how the core freedoms of the First Amendment — religion, speech, press, assembly and petition — apply to their lives.
Considered one of the most interactive museums in the world, the Newseum has seven levels with 15 galleries and 15 theaters. Exhibits include the 9/11 Gallery Sponsored by Comcast, which displays the broadcast antennae from the top of the World Trade Center; the Berlin Wall Gallery, whose eight concrete sections are one of the largest displays of the original wall outside Germany; and the Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery, which features photographs from every Pulitzer Prize–winning entry dating back to 1942.
The Newseum Institute is the education and outreach partner of the Newseum, including the First Amendment Center, the Religious Freedom Center and NewseumED, an online learning platform for teachers and students.