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Institutional Giving Coordinator Job Description

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Job type: Full time
 
About the Position: The Baltimore Museum of Industry seeks a motivated, team-oriented individual to support the museum’s fundraising efforts. Joining a department of three other people, the Institutional Giving Coordinator provides critical support for the stewardship and solicitation of gifts from corporations, foundations, and government agencies. The Institutional Giving Coordinator handles many of the daily operations and administrative functions of the Development Department to support the team and help it meet its annual fundraising goals. Reporting to the Development Director, the Institutional Giving Coordinator’s primary responsibility is to manage the museum’s portfolio of 50+ government, corporate, and foundation donors. This institutional stewardship follows a busy annual cycle and requires frequent communication with donors, research and writing of grant proposals, and completing detailed financial and narrative reports. The Coordinator also conducts prospect research and collaborates with development department colleagues on fundraising appeals, event planning, and donor communications. This role is ideal for a detailoriented professional who can establish and meet deadlines, writes clearly and persuasively, and is looking to develop fundraising skills in support of one of Baltimore’s most iconic museums.

If you bring a love of writing, an open mind, and curiosity, we will provide training, mentorship, and opportunities for professional growth.

About the Position:
• Grants Management: Maintain the BMI’s institutional grant portfolio, ensuring that all
applications and reports are submitted on time; write and prepare proposals to
funders/prospects and create reports; compile all necessary supplemental materials including
budgets and schedules
• Database Administration: Help maintain donor database (Altru), ensuring that government,
foundation, corporate donor records are up to date
• Research: Identify new foundations and corporations for the BMI to solicit
• Collaborate: Participate in regular meetings with Development colleagues to establish annual
fundraising goals; determine priority activities and brainstorm strategies for meeting goals;
collaborate with colleagues in other departments to identify fundraising opportunities and to
track progress towards grant activities/outcomes
• Support: Participate in the creation of fundraising appeals and donor communications, and
assist with fundraising event planning
• Additional duties as required

The ideal candidate possesses the following skills and capabilities:
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Strong critical thinking, research, analytic, and organizational skills
• Ability to follow established processes and implement best practices
• Ability to work on multiple tasks, prioritize, meet deadlines, and ensure accuracy
• Willingness to take initiative, help problem solve, and work collaboratively with colleagues
within the Development Department and in other museum departments
• Good people skills and an eagerness to foster strong professional relationships with funders and
other stakeholders
• Proficiency with CRM systems (Altru CRM experience, a plus) and/or willingness to learn how to
operate Altru database
• Computer literacy (Windows-based software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint; G Suite)
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent life experience
• Prior fundraising experience is not required, but we are looking for someone who is interested
in learning

No one candidate will be perfect for this job. We recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion are a key to professional success. No one ever meets 100% of the qualifications. Please just apply.

Compensation and Schedule: This position is 40-hours/week, occasional evening and weekend work required. This position is hybrid with some in-person meetings required. The work days and schedule are flexible within each 40-hour work week.

The salary range for this position is $40,000-$45,000 DOE and benefits include paid holidays, sick time and personal time, health, dental, and vision insurance, a 403(b) plan with an employer match, and free onsite parking.

To apply: Please send a cover letter that demonstrates your writing skills and expresses why you want this job, along with a resume and names of three references to humanresources@thebmi.org noting Institutional Giving Coordinator and your last name in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Museum Educator Job Description

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Job type: Part time
 
Description: Museum Educators lead interactive tours of museum exhibits and hands-on activities for school field trips, virtual tours, outreach visits to schools, adult and senior tours, scout programs, and birthday parties. Programs range in duration from 60 to 90 minutes, with multiple programs occurring on any given day. Additional responsibilities include set-up, clean-up, and preparation of education materials. Hours vary depending on the needs of the groups scheduled and availability. Museum educators primarily work on weekdays. Scheduling can accommodate other work or responsibilities. The BMI follows CDC and state/city guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Qualifications:
• Experience working with children or in a customer support role is required
• Experience with other group tours and a background in History are preferred
• Ability to communicate effectively with students and adults of varied ages and backgrounds
• Comfort with public speaking
• Willingness to learn and effectively deliver multiple programs
• Ability to manage groups and schedules
• Willingness to take direction and work in cooperation with other museum educators and staff
• Bilingual in English and Spanish or American Sign Language a plus
• High school diploma required; Bachelor’s degree preferred
Must be able to stand for long periods of time and lift heavy objects.

To apply: Send résumé and cover letter to: jcelmer@thebmi.org. Applications are always welcome, although hiring is done on an as-needed basis.

Compensation: $15/hour

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The Baltimore Museum of Industry provides equal opportunity to all applicants for employment. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification.

Prior to final hiring, all candidates will have to undergo a criminal background check in accordance with Maryland law.

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