Oakland Museum of California
Req No 2022-1416
Type Regular Full-Time
Targeted Job Start Date
The Institutional Giving Associate is a member of the grants team, working to support fundraising from foundations, government agencies, and corporations. This role will be responsible for managing reporting for grants as well as writing grant proposals, communicating with Foundation and Corporate grant officers, and directly soliciting gifts less than $25,000. The individual in this role will be a strong writer with good attention to detail, and will be excited to work cross-departmentally to garner the necessary information for grant reports and proposals. General prospect research and Development Department support may also be required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The following reflects OMCA's definition of essential functions for this position, but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. OMCA may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.
- Support the Museum's mission, values, vision, and core commitment to the visitor experience, community engagement, anti-racism and institutional relevancy for the future.
- Contribute to and support the OMCA strategic plan, annual priorities, and institutional initiatives such as diversity advancement.
- Contribute to a positive organizational culture based on mutual respect, a spirit of collegiality, cooperation, and openness to many perspectives.
- Participate in a culture of ongoing learning, collaboration, innovation, creativity, and community engagement.
- All positions will have core functional responsibilities, cross functional team activation and learning and development as a core function of each role.
POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provide support for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of grants from foundations, government agencies, and corporate entities
- Write and directly solicit grants of $25,000 and less
- Manage a portfolio of 15-20 Foundation and Corporate Donors
- Write reports for institutional donors
- Support the Associate Director, Institutional Giving and the Corporate Partnerships Manager in gathering information from Museum staff across the institution for grant requests and reports
- Work with other colleagues to ensure that foundation and government donors are apprised of Museum activities and invited to cultivation and stewardship opportunities
- Maintain updated records for institutional donors in Raiser's Edge database
- Support the relationship with the Oakland Museum Women's Board, OMCA's single largest donor
- Manage corporate memberships and steward corporate member relationships
- Manage cross-functional donor acknowledgement credit lines process
- Provide support at donor events
- Ability to display and encourage donor and internal customer service, take and share responsibility and treat others with respect
- 1-3 years in related field
- Strong writing and editing skills required
- English language proficiency in both spoken and written form
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The environment may include:
- Museum environment involves both indoor and outdoor working conditions
- Ability to travel between OMCA locations, and other travel as required by position responsibilities
- Ability to occasionally work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends
The Oakland Museum of California is dedicated to diversity, inclusion, accessibility and equity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ability/disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We highly encourage our diverse community to apply for available employment, internship, fellowship and volunteer positions at the Museum, as we aim to ensure our staff reflects the diversity of our visitors and the surrounding community. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, OMCA will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.