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Development-Volunteer Grant Writer

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WEBSTER GROVES HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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The Grant Writer will be responsible for identifying grant opportunities, managing the grant
development and proposal process, and collaborating with the Museum Manager, Board President, and Hearth Room Manager.
Candidates must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, a professional and resourceful demeanor, the ability to work both independently and as a team player, and a desire to take initiative and manage numerous projects simultaneously.

DESIRED SKILLS or RESPONSIBILITIES
 Experience in or a desire to build experience in obtaining grants from non-profits, charities, and other
philanthropic organizations
 Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
 Ability to manage rejection and overcome common proposal objections
 Strong interpersonal and presentation skills required
 Experience with sourcing opportunities, cold-calling, contact development, and business relationship management
 Detail-oriented, adaptable, organized, and the ability to successfully manage multiple projects and tasks
 Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office, Google Workplace

Duties & Responsibilities
 Research and identify grant opportunities based on funding amount needed, location, and organization project
 Track and create a calendar of grant opportunities - including deadline dates, required materials, etc
 Complete and submit grant applications to secure funding
 Successfully understand and communicate the mission of the Webster Groves Historical Society applying for the grant
 Maintain chart of grant applications: including grants applied to, the status of applications, grant
deadline
 Communicate with foundations, if needed, to confirm an organization is applicable to apply for
funding
 Identify all requirements of grant to ensure all necessary attachments are submitted on time

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About WEBSTER GROVES HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Location:

1155 S ROCK HILL RD, WEBSTER GRVS, MO 63119, US

Mission Statement

The beautifully restored Hawken House with its elegant period furnishings is open to the public for tours, and our extensive Archive devoted to local history is maintained just a few feet away in the 30-year old History Barn that also houses the Hearth Room, a community event venue with seating for 120.

Description

The Hawken House was the home of Christopher and Mary Ann Hawken. It was built in 1857 and owned by the Hawken family until 1912. Several other families later called this house their home until it was purchased by the Webster Groves Historical Society and moved to its current location in 1970. Graciously furnished to reflect a post Civil War home of a gentleman farmer, the Hawken House Museum preserves the artifacts and the stories of the Hawken family’s era. Today, the beautifully restored Hawken House with its elegant period furnishings is open to the public for tours, and our extensive Archive devoted to local history is maintained just a few feet away in the 30-year old History Barn that also houses the Hearth Room, a community event venue with seating for 120.
We are seeking volunteers to assist us with programming, events, tours, archive management, landscaping, and Architectural Preservation.

Arts & Culture
Board Development
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Financial Planning
  • Budgeting
  • Administrative Support
  • Arts Administration
  • History
  • Grant Writing / Research

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Seasonal - determined by grants calendar
  • attention to detail, self-starter, grant writing experience

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