Location: MN History Center, St. Paul, MN
Salary: $4267.00 mo min. - $6,179.00 min max. Salary commensurate with education & experience.
Status & Hours: FT, Regular (2,088 annual hours)
Hiring Manager: Director, Historic Preservation, Field Services & Grants
Posting date: 6/5/2014
Deaadline: Application materials received by 6/26 wll be considered first, position open until filled.
DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Grants Manager to manage all aspects of the Minnesota Historical Societys external grants programs, including reviewing and awarding $6 million in publicly funded grants annually and supervising a team of professional staff.
RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) lead, manage, and ensure the rigor, fairness, honesty, integrity, and consistency of the Historic Preservation departments grant programs; 2) provide leadership to the Grants Office staff to achieve desired objectives; 3) serve as the Historic Preservation departments primary point of contact for grant committees, peer reviewers, and Executive Council; and 4) participate in the departments leadership team.
· Bachelors degree plus six years experience in grants administration OR an advanced degree plus five years experience in grants administration, with a degree preferred in business, public or nonprofit management, or a related field.
· Direct experience in grantmaking (i.e., the review and awarding of grants), including knowledge in public funding, philanthropy and the nonprofit, education, and government sectors.
· Demonstrated experience in developing, leading, and motivating a team of professional staff.
· Strong analytical skills, including familiarity and experience with reading, writing, understanding, negotiating, and enforcing contracts.
· Demonstrated experience in following budgets and exercising fiscal responsibility, including direct experience with digital or online grants management software (e.g., Fluxx) and financial management software (e.g., Munis).
· Highly developed skills in project and process management, operation, and organization, with particular emphasis on analyzing, streamlining, automating, and documenting processes.
· Strong customer service experience, with solid communication skills (written, verbal, and presentation).
· Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate across diverse disciplines, backgrounds, education, and interests.
· Advanced degree plus ten years experience in grants administration, with a degree preferred in business, public or nonprofit management, or related field.
· Five years of experience in a supervisory role.
· Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations relating to history and historic preservation.
· Knowledge of Minnesota history and prehistory.