Job Opportunities



The Museum is seeking an experienced, skilled and passionate Grant & Development Manager to assist with the grant process and development opportunities, including, but not limited to:

  • Individual Donors

  • Grant Proposals

  • Naming Campaign

  • Annual Gala & Special Events

  • Administrative support to the Director of Development


The Grant & Development Manager will assist with all fundraising activities including the Museum’s overall fundraising plans and strategies, donor relations, direct mail appeals, grant writing, and special events, as well as provide a wide range of administrative support to the Director of Development. This role reports to the Director of Development, and key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:


Individual Donors:

  • Help integrate and maintain a robust donor database system.

  • Assist the Director of Development on obtaining and cultivating the network of donors.

  • Work closely with Director to create year-end solicitations (hard copy and electronic) that can be sent by members of the Board of Directors to their contacts and directly to our network of donors/newsletter subscribers. Work in tandem with the Director of Marketing & Communication to create these pieces.

  • Develop a year-end thank you letter for contributors that can be personalized, as appropriate. Responsible for distribution of thank you letters to donors.

  • Collect data about the donors and donations and create a report and assessment of Year-End Appeal to be shared with the Board of Directors.

  • Conduct prospect research on individual prospects and/or potential donors.


Grant Proposals:

  • Coordinate concepts and strategies for grant funding opportunities, manage the annual grants/reports calendar, and communicate information and results to the Director of Development and the Executive Director.

  • Coordinate efforts across departments to facilitate the writing and preparation of all grant proposals, budgets, and reports related to foundations and corporation funding solicitations. 

  • Write, develop and prepare non-government proposals as needed (e.g. private and corporate foundations) for general operating, program, exhibit and reserve funds.

  • Perform follow up with private funders including acknowledgement letters.

  • Help develop, systematize, and oversee budgets and supporting materials.

  • Identify and pursue prospective funders/funding streams and sources.

  • Develop and maintain ongoing prospect research as required.

  • Ensure compliance and meet reporting requirements for existing grants.

  • Develop and maintain a tracking system for all funding transactions including proposal and report deadlines and acknowledgement letters


Naming Campaign:

  • Support the Director during the upcoming Naming Campaign, including timeline, scheduling, donor research, material preparation, and formal agreement documentation.

  • Assist with Donor Wall launch, including database maintenance, acknowledgements, featured text confirmation, and formal agreement documentation.


Annual Gala & Special Events:

  • Assist with the process leading up to and following the Annual Gala, including, but not limited to  assisting with and managing the timeline of the event, ticket sales, sponsorship research/proposals/outreach, honoree relations, and oversight of the Gala Reception.

  • Work closely with the event planning partners and Gala committee to ensure a successful event.

  • Assist with smaller-scale fundraising events, including developing solicitation strategy, identifying target attendance audience, tracking RSVPs and staffing

Administrative Support to the Dir. of Development:

  • Coordinates efforts across departments to facilitate the writing and preparation of all grant proposals, budgets, and reports related

  • Database entry and report generation

  • Assist with the system conversion (the Museum is moving to a new POS platform) and user manual for new systems

  • Funder research

  • Timely generation of thank you letters

  • Executing mailings

  • Document scanning and sharing

  • Tracking invoice receipts and payments

  • Ordering of materials

  • Providing general support to Development Director

  • Other duties as assigned



  • 3-5 years of experience in development, providing an understanding of nonprofit fundraising, grant writing, administrative processes and procedures, standard accounting practices, and database use

  • Must be able to work independently

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Excels at setting and managing realistic deadlines; strong time management skills.

  • Must have excellent organizational skills, be detailed oriented, be dedicated to completing projects in a timely manner, and comfortable working in a fast paced situations

  • Ability to multitask and juggle many projects at once

  • Proficient in MS Office with expertise in Microsoft Word (including Mail Merge) and Excel

  • Proficient in Google Docs

  • Knowledge of Donor Perfect, Doubleknot, Clearview systems a plus

  • Ability to work in a virtual office environment, travel to Bronx and surrounding NYC boughs for meetings and special events; flexibility to oversee events during weekends, holidays, and evenings and on-call as needed

  • Connection and familiarity with the Bronx a plus

Interested candidates should submit their resume to and include “Grant & Development Manager” in the subject line no later than September 6, 2019.


Equal Opportunity Employer 

Bronx Children's Museum is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. 

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