Grants Manager - Conservancy

Grants Manager - Conservancy

Grants Manager - Conservancy

Chief Development Officer

The Grants Manager - Conservancy manages Brandywine Conservancy’s corporate, foundation and government grants strategy for annual operations, educational programs, exhibitions, conservancy, strategic initiatives, and capital projects; and is responsible for raising contributed revenue through grant funding from corporate, private, government, community, and family foundations. This position is a key member of the development teams, working closely with strategic partners across the organization to meet fundraising goals. The successful candidate will lead all aspects of creating and submitting government, corporate and foundation grant proposals, including writing, preparation of supporting documentation, drafting and collection of required attachments.  

This position is a key member of the development team, working closely with partners across the organization to manage all aspects of grants writing, letters of inquiry, follow up reporting, maintaining grants calendar and accurately tracking actions in CRM database.


  1. Develop streamlined process for grant identification, and follow up pertaining to all grant activities with the goal to increase number of grant submissions through enhanced research, identification and re-packaging language. Draft proposals, concept papers and reports to solicit and steward new and current government entities, foundations, and corporate donors.
  2. Manage the preparation and submission of proposals and reports in a timely fashion, ensuring enough lead time is given to other staff contributing to the proposal including work with the program teams, Finance and senior staff.
  3. Maintain accurate records in database, including grant/prospect tracking, responses and follow-up actions in CRM database.
  4. Coordinate with relevant staff in order to solicit timely and appropriate input, support documentation, and review of grant proposals prior to submission deadlines.
  5. Conduct all administrative duties for grants submission, including ensuring that grants include all required information.
  6. Work collaboratively with colleagues to identify funding needs and assist in matching organizational priorities with potential grant opportunities.
  7. Manage the overall grants pipeline ensuring timely submission of all grants and proposals, including deadline tracking, project management, and constituent follow-up. 
  8. Assist with other duties as needed or assigned.


  1. Bachelor's degree 
  2.  1-3 years’ experience in any combination of cultural institution, environmental, non-profit or education setting with some grant writing experience.
  3. Superior communication, organizational and presentation skills.
  4. Ability to interpret grant requirements and translate it into well written responses that creates a compelling case.
  5. Superior writing skills, with knowledge of grant writing.
  6. Flexibility in meeting shifting demands and priorities. 
  7. Knowledge of foundation and government philanthropy landscape is strongly preferred.
  8. Ability to collaborative within a team environment.
  9. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suites is required; familiarity with Raiser’s Edge, Altru, or other constituent relationship database is preferred.

SALARY RANGE: $50,000–55,000

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Connie Scholz at [email protected]

We are an equal opportunity employer and consider all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. The Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art is committed to building a culturally diverse staff.