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Career Opportunities

Grant Writer

Department: Development
Reports To: Chief Advancement Officer
FLSA Status: Exempt

Develop, implement, and manage annual grant writing programs to support all Dallas Holocaust Museum programs, campaigns, and special fund raising initiatives.


• Write and submit grant proposals to family, community and private foundations and organizations. As well as government, corporate and other funders
• Work with each department of the DHM (Development, Programs, Education and Finance) to secure information needed to select grants for submission ahead of deadlines
• Write and submit grant proposals, including Sustaining Fund renewal requests, tailored to suit individual benefactors
• Conduct prospect research of individual, corporate and foundation funders including inquiry calls and online research for Annual Giving and Capital Campaign purposes
• Identify and evaluate grant prospects to determine areas of interest, capacity for giving, submission dates and requirements
• Track proposal results. Maintain and implement funding raising calendar activities, annual grants and grant files
• Assist in the development of annual grant revenue projections and cash flow forecasts
• Prepare mid-year and final reports for grant funders on program results
• Support CEO and Development staff with presentation of grants to donor review committees
• Cultivate relationships with foundations and current donors to ensure foundation giving
• Manage volunteer foundation committee who will assist in research and cultivation of prospects
• Research and write development newsletter
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Chief Advancement Officer

Education: Bachelor’s degree in communications, English, writing or similar field
Experience: Three years of related experience required

Other Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Possess excellent writing and verbal communication skills
• Accuracy in written correspondence, record keeping, and ability to work under deadlines is critical
• Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex documents and instructions, excellent grammar and strong research skills
• Ability to calculate figures and construct grant budgets
• Must be highly detail-oriented
• Experience and skilled with computer applications
• Able to work in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple deadlines
• Experience working with high level corporate volunteers and community leaders
• Embraces values of Respect, Integrity, and Excellence in the workplace

The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance is an equal opportunity employer.

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to resume@dallasholocaustmuseum.org