Job Title: Development SpecialistJob Announcement Number: 14R-DP-298973-TRF-NMAI
Agency: Smithsonian Institution
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/ Per Year
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 to
Friday, November 22, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Full-Time, Permanent. -
This is not a Federal Position, but has similar requirements and benefits.
WHO MAY APPLY:
This position is open to all candidates eligible to work in the United States.
This position is located in the George Gustav Heye Center of the National Museum of the American Indian-NY (NMAI-NY), Smithsonian Institution. The employee is responsible for helping to secure private and government funding for NMAI, primarily through the development and administration of funding proposals.
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- Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
- Complete a Probationary Period
- Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Experience: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the Grade 7 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position specialized experience is defined as experience writing fundraising grant proposals and reports; researching and contacting appropriate funding prospects in a foundation, corporate, and/or government sector; and processing administrative paperwork associated with institutional funding from private and government sectors.
Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.
Or Education: Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree OR two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's OR equivalent degree related to the position may be substituted to meet the experience requirements.
Or a Combination: Education and experience may be combined to meet the basic qualifications; for example, a half year of experience and a half year of education in the field may be qualifying.
Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. For instructions on where to fax these documents, see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.
Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:
- Knowledge of concepts, principles, and practices of the professional fundraising field, including writing grant proposals, solicitation letters and reports; developing techniques of prospect research; donor relations; working with volunteers and boards; and correspondence management.
- Skill in oral communications, including communicating with colleagues and external stakeholders such as visitors, donors, professional colleagues, prospects and Board members, to effectively convey information about the museum’s mission, programs and exhibitions and develop strategies to address funding opportunities.
- Ability to use donor database systems, including generating reports for tracking donors and for other fundraising activities using the database.
Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire or other assessment tool for consistency. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Your resume should provide detailed information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed. To preview questions please click here.
BENEFITS:Back to top
The Smithsonian offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, vacation and sick leave, holidays, commuter benefits, health/life insurance, and accidental insurance.