Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
The Henry is internationally recognized for bold and challenging exhibitions, for pushing the boundaries of contemporary art and culture, and for being the first to premiere new works by established and emerging artists. Through individual experiences with art, we inspire visitors to upend their expectations and discover surprising connections.
We have an outstanding opportunity for a part-time 90% FTE Grants and Sponsorships Manager to be responsible for managing and coordinating the corporate, foundation and governmental fundraising efforts for the Henry Art Gallery, which includes a portfolio of approximately 50-75 funding partners. The Grants and Sponsorships Manager will identify, cultivate, and solicit grant and sponsorship opportunities in support of the museum's programs and priorities, stewarding their giving through timely reporting and site visits.
With the Deputy Director, External Relations, this position will develop strategies to increase and deepen the Henry's relationships with its funding partners and work cooperatively with staff in the University's advancement office as well as all members of Henry's team.
The Grants and Sponsorships Manager may also occasionally work with the Deputy Director, External Relations (DDER) on individual proposals or stewardship reports.
50% Frontline Fundraising:
Plan and implement the Henry's corporate, foundation, and government fundraising program to support the Henry's strategic vision and plan. Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward funders capable of making major gifts (10K and above).
Identify and manage a portfolio of 50-75 funding partners and implement cultivation/solicitation strategies for each Top 25 funder. Report regularly on this portfolio to the Deputy Director, External Relations. Participate cooperatively in the University's prospect management and tracking system. Utilize Advance prospect management database to track and manage the portfolio.
Develop compelling gift and grant language, working with the Henry's curatorial team to effectively represent future exhibitions and programs. Prepare proposals and related development materials as needed to secure gifts.
40% Program Development and Management:
Work proactively and collaboratively with the museum's leadership, curators, and financial staff to ensure funder activities are implemented professionally to lead to desired outcomes by:
Developing funding plan, income goals and timetable for implementation of grants program;
Preparing and developing budgets and monitoring expenditures for grants;
Managing grant making cycle on behalf of Henrycultivation, submission, contracting, and acknowledgement and reportingfor all grantors.
o Develop, submit, and track proposals to foundations, corporations and government agencies.
o Track contacts, correspondence, and other information using Henry database and spreadsheets.
o Complete contracts, billing and interim and final reports for grants received.
Plan and implement institutional funding visits, both on and off-campus, preparing itineraries and briefing materials
Maintain a strong, first-hand understanding of curatorial programs at the Henry and use this information to match funder interests with museum program priorities.
Work closely with the Henry's marketing team to ensure timely and high-quality stewardship of institutional giving, including reporting, recognition events and publications.
As appropriate, coordinate advancement activity with the College of Arts and Sciences, University Libraries, and other related units.
In consultation with the DDER, establish personal goals, objectives, and strategies. Participate in assessing progress toward goals. Prepare annual operating plan.
Represent the Henry at university, community and professional functions as appropriate.
Bachelor's degree and three or more years of increasingly responsible experience in advancement/development or related field, preferably in the arts or higher education.
Demonstrated strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for correspondence, special reports, spreadsheets, databases, forms, etc.
Demonstrated ability to establish, cultivate and steward strong relationships with Henry donors and friends to build and maintain lifelong partnerships and trust with while aligning the donor's passions and goals with the institution.
Ability to develop fundraising strategies and plans that integrate into the organization's mission, priorities and goals both independently and collaboratively within a team.
Strong interpersonal skills and customer service. Demonstrated professionalism with the ability to express oneself clearly in interactions with others in all forms of communications, verbal and written, one-on-one and group, etc. Ability to communicate in a direct and professional manner that engages dialog in a manner that resolves differences.
Demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive relationships and actively contributes as a member of working teams to achieve results.
Ability to work independently, problem solve, take initiative, set priorities and handle multiple projects efficiently and effectively. Takes responsibility and initiative to set and meet the goals, objectives and obligations while representing the mission, visions and values of the organization.
Demonstrated creativity, organizational ability, and strong attention to detail. Ability to exercise good judgment based on information and analysis in a fast pace, dynamic, deadline driven environment in an organized and professional manner.
Demonstrated ability to maintain confidences and protect confidential information; models ethical values of the Henry.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Conditions of Employment:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.