The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Development Specialist - Grant Manager

Hiring department Blanton Museum of Art
Monthly salary $3,500 - $3,750
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 17-10-18-01-9113
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Writing samples are required for this position. Examples of grant proposals are preferred for the writing requirement. Please follow the instructions for submission during the application process.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Note: The following additional materials are also required for consideration: Three writing samples Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the online application has been completed.

Additional Information


To assist in executing a strategic fundraising effort for The Blanton, with direct responsibility and leadership for the area of foundation and corporate and government grant development and to secure funds for annual operations, restricted programs, capital projects and other strategic initiatives.

Essential Functions

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 acknowledgment 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 university's Central Development Foundation and Corporate Relations office. Department liaison to the university's Office of Sponsored Projects.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

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 meet shifting demands and priorities. Ability to communicate responsibly and professionally with donors. Strong judgement, 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. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

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.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity May need to work flexible hours during peak times and to assist at special events.

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