Grants Coordinator

Company Name: 

Japanese American National Museum


100 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Contact Name: 

HR Department


Job Description: 

An Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and AAM accredited, the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) creates groundbreaking historical and arts exhibitions, educational public programs, award-winning documentaries, and innovative curriculum that illuminate the stories and the rich cultural heritage of people of Japanese ancestry in the United States. JANM also speaks out when diversity, individual dignity, and social justice are undermined, vigilantly sharing the hard-fought lessons accrued from this history. JANM’s voice has never been more urgent or relevant than during this time of rising Anti-Asian hate and racism, and it has committed to galvanizing and advocating for the AAPI community. JANM is conveniently located across from the Little Tokyo stop for the Metro light rail line A & E station

The Grants Coordinator is responsible for managing the execution of foundation and government grants and contract awards. Team oriented individual with at least 2 years of grant administration and compliance experience and one year of finance experience, prior museum or non-profit experience preferred. Prior experience in technical or professional writing, specifically fundraising preferred. Familiarity with grant life cycle and processes.

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and related experience. Ability to plan and manage tasks according to firm deadlines, clearly communicate delays, and respond to requests in a timely manner. Experience with grant research, leading project team meetings and strong proofreading skills.  Demonstrate commitment and flexibility at all times in order to ensure high quality customer service to coworkers and external constituents; patience and ability to adjust and provide appropriate action when unanticipated need arises. Knowledge of Japanese American history and culture a plus. Adept at Internet-based research; familiar with online foundation directories and using databases. Familiarity with Altru, MS Office and Google suite preferred. Criminal background and credit check is required. $24 to $26.50 per hour DOE. Visit for full JD and application form. EOE.