The Division of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) is seeking an Assistant Director, Museum Grants and Stewardship, for the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum. DAR is responsible for leading the university’s alumni and fundraising efforts and seeks to promote a culture of philanthropy throughout the university community, including alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, corporations and foundations, patients and other friends. Our goal is to advance GWUs mission of excellence in education, research, scholarship, and patient care.
This development position supports the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, which opened at GW in 2015. The museum connects the public and the GW community with opportunities to explore global art and culture and local history. Its exhibitions, programs, and collaborations are inspired by its two primary collections: The Textile Museum collections of textile art spanning five continents and five millennia, and the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection of historic materials tracing the founding and evolution of Washington, D.C. Based at the museum, the museum development team raises $1.5-$3M annually to support exhibitions, programs, scholarship, and collections care.
Reporting to the Museum’s Executive Director of Development, this position assists the Executive Director of Development and Assistant Director of Development in grant writing and reporting to foundations and government agencies to secure and steward up to $350,000 in annual support for museum operations and special projects. This position also coordinates stewardship of the museum’s major donors, annual donors, members, and board members, especially through drafting print and digital communications.
- Plans, writes, and prepares grant inquiries, proposals, and progress reports to foundations and government agencies for museum operations and projects to assist the Executive Director of Development and Assistant Director of Development with achieving up to $350,000 in annual grant revenue. Coordinates with GW’s Office of Sponsored Projects on submitting grant proposals and reports. Coordinates with the Foundation Relations team within GW’s Division of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) on identifying foundation prospects and setting the strategy for applications. Assists museum development staff with preparing funding proposals to individual and corporate prospects as needed.
- Plans, writes, and prepares digital and print communications that steward relationships with museum donors and members, including but not limited to customized stewardship reports, gift acknowledgments, event invitations, donor recognition signage, email communications, and museum magazine content. Coordinates as needed with the Donor Relations and Marketing Communications teams within GW’s Division of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) on design, production, and dissemination of these materials.
- Trains students, through internships and coursework participation, from museum studies, nonprofit management, and related disciplines in grant writing, development communications, stewardship, and development best practices, thus contributing to GW’s educational mission.
- Performs other work related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in a museum, cultural nonprofit, and/or higher education is preferred.
Exceptional written and oral communication and time management skills are essential.
Experience with grant writing is strongly preferred.
Typical Hiring Range $52151-$71734How is pay for new employees determined at GW?
II. JOB DETAILS
Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.
Development & Alumni Relations
Family Dev & Alumni Relations
Sub-Family Donor Relations
Stream Individual Contributor
Level Level 1
Hours Per Week:
Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:30, some nights and weekends
Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work.
Required Background Check:
Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status
Internal Applicants Only? No
Job Open Date:
Job Close Date:
If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.
The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.