Development Officer, Foundation and Government Relations

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Officer, Foundation and Government Relations works closely with MFA program staff and Development colleagues to plan and implement strategies for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of foundations and governmental agencies. The Development Officer manages a portfolio of foundation and government prospects, conducts research to identify new prospects, participates in the development of cultivation strategies, and drafts proposals and grant applications. The Officer also oversees the submission processes to foundations and government agencies, including the preparation of reports in a timely manner, and of exceptionally high quality. Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree with three to five years in the development/fundraising/grant writing field. Additional qualifications include: excellent writing skills; proven experience in foundation and government grant writing, including a track record of successful five and six-figure awards; resourceful and creative in identifying and researching potential funders, both traditional and non-traditional; strong interpersonal communication skills; strong organizational skills; demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks fluidly and efficiently; goal driven and self-motivated; a strong team player; a personality and work style that thrives in a complex, fast-paced environment; ability to handle confidential information; passion for the Museum and its mission. For consideration, please submit your cover letter and résumé to: You may also submit your materials via postal mail to: Human Resources Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.

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