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Fund for the Arts is a regional nonprofit committed to building a vibrant community through the power of the arts. With the help of nearly 20,000 donors, Fund for the Arts supports a range of arts organizations and drives accessibility across neighborhoods, schools, community center, senior care facilities, parks, libraries, public spaces, and more. We believe the arts fuel our regional economy, inspire student success, bring people together, and simply make Greater Louisville an amazing, unique community.

We lead innovation, inspire excellence and promote effective resource utilization. We build bridges and identify shared opportunity. You will join a team comprised of empowered and talented individuals: results-driven fundraisers, passionate donor stewards and strategic community connectors who believe in the power of philanthropy and envision a stronger, more vibrant community through the arts.

About the Job

The Grants Manager is responsible for developing and writing grant proposals to foundations, corporations, government agencies and other grant-making organizations to persuasively communicate the mission and programs of the Fund for the Arts. Reporting to the Vice President of Development, the Grant Writer will conduct prospect research, assemble and submit grant applications, grant reporting and maintain a calendar of submissions and other deadlines.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage a range of grants and proposals for the Fund for the Arts each year, with grant and proposal requests ranging in size from $5,000 to $500,000, and approximately 90 requests submitted each year.
  • Draft grant proposals to potential funders to communicate the mission and programs of the Fund for the Arts in a compelling way
  • Assemble and submit grant requests including narrative, letters of support, proposals, budget, and any other required materials
  • Maintain calendar to ensure timely delivery of letters of intent, applications, reports
  • Conduct prospect research and identify potential new grant opportunities, and work with leadership to cultivate and secure new and additional corporations, foundations and public funding opportunities
  • Prioritize multiple deadline-driven projects to keep projects moving, meet deadlines and manage the collection of supplemental materials required
  • Provide writing support to the development team as needed in drafting solicitation letters and acknowledgments
  • Other duties as assigned by Vice President of Development and will work closely with all members of the Fund for the Arts leadership team.

About You

Characteristics and Qualifications Needed

  • Excellent writing, analytical and research skills.
  • Self-motivated, highly organized, detail oriented.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and deadlines.
  • Ability to seek and synthesize information and communicate in a succinct form.
  • Goal-driven, results-oriented team member
  • Passionate advocate and promoter of the arts, and of this community
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Raiser’s Edge experience preferred.
  • 3-5 years relevant experience Aptitude for independent and cooperative decision making as well as proactive creative and strategic thinking and problem-solving

About Your Benefits and Compensation

Competitive compensation and benefits, commensurate with experience.

Competitive compensation and benefits, commensurate with experience.

If you are interested, please forward a letter of interest, resume and salary requirements by September 5, 2017 to Jill Ramsey by email at jramsey@fundforthearts.com. In your letter of interest, please detail the following:

  • Why you are interested in working with the Fund for the Arts and specifically in this position?
  • What skills and experiences do you uniquely bring that will ensure your success in this role?

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