The Institutional Giving Manager has direct responsibility for managing and coordinating all
aspects of Plimoth Plantation’s programs for generating significant funds from foundation,
corporate and government sources. S/he is charged with managing a high volume of grant
proposals and reports, demonstrating initiative at all stages of the funding cycle, from research
and identification, to cultivation, to solicitation, to stewardship, in order to secure both
unrestricted and programmatic support.
Reporting to the Director of Development, the Institutional Giving Manager works closely with
the members of the executive and program staff of the Museum to develop proposal content and
stay abreast of anticipated fundable projects. S/he also works with Board members to foster their
participation in the development process.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assume responsibility for all aspects of the institutional giving program, managing a
substantial portfolio of foundation, corporate and government funders.
• Research and identify potential revenue opportunities from institutional funders for general
operating support as well as targeted programmatic and capital funding.
• Develop grant strategies in collaboration with senior program staff, the Director of
Development and Executive Director; write and prepare letters of inquiry; write and prepare
grant proposals and related budgets, documents, contracts and all other correspondence in
support of institutional solicitations and stewardship.
• Develop a calendar to track and monitor progress of grant proposals, interim reports and final
reports to funders by appropriate deadlines.
• Generate grant acknowledgments; maintain ongoing communication and follow-up with
current and prospective funders.
• Oversee institutional gift entry processes as performed by the Development Database
Manager and ensure the maintenance of institutional records to accurately reflect gift and
contact information in database;
• Perform other related duties as assigned.
• Bachelor’s degree required; at least five years of professional development experience in a
non-profit setting, including significant responsibility for institutional revenue generation;
• Outstanding writing and communication skills; extensive experience with grant-writing;
• Attention to detail, ability to perform research and create synergies between Museum
projects and potential funders;
• Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced office in order to handle a high volume of work; • Interest, knowledge and/or experience in a museum or cultural organization preferred;
• Raiser’s Edge experience preferred, with strong proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel;
• Commitment to providing a friendly and welcoming presence for all guests and co-workers
throughout the Museum.
• Willingness to support the Museum’s mission, vision, core values and customer service