Grants Manager

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 Manager will manage efforts to secure funding from private and corporate foundations and government sources to support the Japanese American National Museum’s revenue goals, working closely with program and fundraising staff.
Bachelor’s degree in finance, communications, or museum studies preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and related experience. A working knowledge of grantsmanship and grant management with at least 3 years of previous experience.  Additional experience in development operations is beneficial. Previous experience working in a non-profit or museum and at least one year of successful experience as a supervisor. Superior organizational skills and attention to detail are critical. Experience in professional or technical writing, especially in writing for fund raising. Strong proofreading skills.  Professional phone manner is essential.  Ability to plan and manage tasks according to firm deadlines, clearly communicate delays, and respond to request in a timely manner. Demonstrate commitment and flexibility at all times in order to ensure high quality customer service to coworkers and external constituents. Knowledge of Japanese American / Asian American history and culture is preferred. Experienced with MS Office, Google Calendar, Drive, Gmail and Altru preferred. Adept at Internet-based research; familiar with online foundation directories and using databases. Criminal background and credit check is required. Salary Range: $72,000 to $79,567 annually DOE. Visit for full JD and application form. EOE.