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Grants Associate [Norton Museum of Art]


The Norton Museum of Art is seeking a Grants Associate for the Capital Campaign for The New Norton.

This full-time exempt position provides administrative support for the Development Department during the Capital Campaign.


Performs administrative duties associated with the Campaign for The New Norton. Will work closely with Director of Development and Development Officer for Institutional Giving in the proactive coordination and preparation of materials required to support the scheduled programs and functions of the Capital Campaign, as well as the Development Department—including but not limited to campaign gift agreements, bi-annual newsletter, collateral, research, and mailings.

·         Responsible for researching, writing, submitting and tracking grants and sponsorship opportunities for the Campaign for The New Norton, and special projects as needed, under the direction of the Director of Development and Development Officer for Institutional Giving.

·         Coordinating the quarterly campaign newsletter for Members and donors, as well as monthly updates on the campaign for the Board of Trustees.

·         Support Executive Director, Director of Development, and Development Officer for Institutional Giving to build relationships with key staff at foundations, corporations and government agencies – both donors and prospects for the Capital Campaign.

·         Participate in the coordination of events for individuals, corporate and foundation donors and donor employees for the campaign.

·         Maintain Campaign records in Raiser’s Edge; responsible for weekly reporting to Development, Finance, and Director.

·         Responsible for reviewing campaign gift agreements and acknowledging all incoming pledge payments with Director of Development.

·         Keeps track of the Campaign budget.

·         Maintain professional communications with Trustees & donors.

·         Support campaign consultant and Director of Development in campaign activity, including Committee meetings.

·         Perform all duties with a high level of tact, confidentiality, professionalism, trust and efficiency.

·         Utilize Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, Microsoft Outlook and Raisers Edge on a daily basis.

·         Act as liaison/adjunct participating with the Director of Development at Special Events/Openings, etc.

·         Participate in evening and week-end fundraising activities with Special Events staff

·         Other reasonable duties as requested.

Job Requirements


·         This position is of 2– 3 year duration, or until the Capital Campaign ends.

·         Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including database management (Raiser’s Edge proficiency a plus)

·         Excellent written, verbal, and communication skills

·         Strong attention to detail and accuracy in performance

·         Ability to convey a positive and professional image, especially in high-pressure situations, and demonstrate the highest level of personal and ethical standards

·         Self-starter with the ability to prioritize, multi-task, and excel in a fast-paced environment

·         Good decision making and problem solving skills

·         Ability to meet deadlines, working with minimal supervision

·         Schedule flexibility; ability and willingness to work nights and weekends as needed

·         Ability to walk/stand for prolonged periods during events, and ability  to lift and/or move 15 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation

·         BA required.

·         Experience in Development preferred

The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Contact Person: Jane Wattick Phone: 5618325196 Ext. 1112
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