The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world's cultures.
The Government Relations unit within Institutional Advancement seeks to maximize the Museum's funding and relationships with federal, state, and city government agencies.
Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Provide general staff support to the Vice President, Institutional Advancement, to other senior staff as needed, and participate as team member on unit's projects and assignments.
- Help in preparing and producing proposals, reports, presentations, and other materials.
- Carry out varied research and information gathering assignments.
- Track, verify, and compile funding program and policy information.
- Monitor funding opportunities.
- Manage government crediting and recurring inter-departmental reports.
- Maintain website.
- Compile and report on performance metrics.
- Draft routine communications and documents.
- Schedule and help to implement visits, major meetings, and events.
- Maintain records and files.
- Perform other duties and special projects as assigned in support of funding efforts, institutional projects, and strategic initiatives.
- Bachelor’s degree.
- At least two years of experience in similar role/environment.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively and diplomatically, both verbally and in writing.
- Strong organizational skills, with good attention to detail and a focus on accuracy.
- Ability to multi-task within demanding time frames.
- Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.
- Independent self-starter who also thrives in a collaborative environment.
- A focus on customer service, in support of the curators, staff and the institution.
- Some knowledge of research funders and/or funding opportunities.
- Excellent writing skills and facility with standard office programs such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, etc.
- Preferred Qualifications:
- Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge preferred.
The American Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Museum does not discriminate with respect to employment, or admission or access to Museum facilities, programs or activities on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, current or former participation in the uniformed services, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin, or on account of any other basis prohibited by applicable City, State, or Federal law.
If special accommodations are needed in applying for a position, please call the Office of Human Resources.
How to Apply
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