The Morton Arboretum is a world-renowned nonprofit outdoor museum dedicated to the study and growth of trees. We are seeking an experienced individual who can join our team to help build a strong foundation revenue stream. The Institutional Grants Manager is responsible for the development, implementation, and management of all aspects of the grants program. Reporting to the Director of Institutional Giving, the Grants Manager will write, assemble and submit grant requests, manage internal stakeholders, establish and maintain relationships with foundation contacts, conduct prospect research to secure new funding, and trackfinances and deadlines. The InstitutionalGrants Manager will also provide writing support for project-driven requests to other sources across the institution.
Lead and work collaboratively across the institution to write effective proposals and reports to maximize funding opportunities from corporate, foundation and government funders. Manage a portfolio of corporate, foundation and government donors and prospects, qualify funders and cultivate new gifts, and contribute to overall institutional giving goals. Lead the grant guidelines process across the entire organization to ensure successful and timely grant submissions. Responsible for writing entire proposals and reports for senior leadership and program staff demonstrating the impact of the Arboretum through the complexity of the science, conservation, and education work of the institution.