Purpose of position: To assist in executing a strategic fundraising effort for the Blanton, with direct responsibility and leadership for the area of foundation, corporate and government grant development and to secure funds for annual operations, restricted programs, capital projects and other strategic initiatives.
Manage, develop and produce grant proposals for foundations, corporations and government organizations.
Responsible for research and planning, proposal development and submission and monitoring, reporting and evaluation.
Manage and develop corporate sponsorship proposals and the fulfillment of benefits for corporate sponsorship gifts.
Manage the cultivation and stewardship of foundations, corporations and government agencies.
Steward and renew current funding, as well as research, solicit and secure new funding.
Draft acknowledgement letters and prepare correspondence.
Coordinate and collaborate with other museum departments.
Develop and produce special correspondence and fundraising materials for institutional and campaign goals.
Manage the production of reports on museum programs for donor-related activity, including data and financial analytics.
Coordinate and verify all donor listings and project credit lines for public distribution and recognition purposes.
Coordinate with the university’s Central Development Foundation and Corporate Relations Office.
Department liaison to the university’s Office of Sponsored Projects.
Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience in specialized development work or in a related field including researching and preparing grant proposals and fundraising materials.
Experience working in a museum, cultural or other non-profit setting.
Knowledge of fundraising techniques and strategies, including grant research resources.
Exceptional verbal, writing, research and analytical skills.
Experience writing high quality letters, correspondence, and reports for donors.
Experience working with budgets.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and with a team.
Self starter with demonstrated ability to establish timelines and meet deadlines with minimum supervision and with accuracy.
Demonstrated flexibility to work in a fast paced environment and meeting shifting demands and priorities.
Ability to communicate responsibly and professionally with donors.
Strong judgment, initiative and interpersonal skills.
Strong computer and database skills.
Must be capable of working with sensitive information with complete confidentiality.
Ability to work flexible hours during peak times and to assist at special events.
Bachelor’s degree and three years of experience in foundation or corporate fundraising.
Proven track record of successful grant research and writing.
Knowledge of the corporate, foundation and government philanthropy landscape.
Existing fundraising relationships at the local, state and national level and the ability to network.
Undergraduate degree in arts or business related fields is a plus.
Experience working in a fast paced results oriented environment.
May work around standard office conditions. Repetitive use of keyboard at a workstation. Use of manual dexterity. May need to work flexible hours during peak times and to assist at special events.
The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran’s status, or sexual orientation. Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, disability accommodations will be provided as needed.
All applicants must apply through the University at Austin's job website.
All applicants must send three writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A welcoming center and vital cultural resource for Austin and the University of Texas community, the Blanton Museum of Art provides personally moving, thought provoking and visually arresting experiences with art. Through its exhibitions and programs, the museum inspires an increasingly diverse audience to see beyond their world, make deeper connections to the past, present, and future, and rediscover the life-enhancing power of art every time they visit.