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Grants Manager

  • Science Central
  • Fort Wayne, IN

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Science Central, a hands-on science center (physical, natural and applied sciences), is currently hiring a knowledgeable, self-motivated, self-directed grant writer. In coordination with the fundraising team, this position will handles all aspects of grant requests including research, cultivation, writing, reporting, tracking, stewardship, and communication with foundations and sponsors. This is professional, mid-level position reporting to the Development Director.

Duties will include:

  • Planning with staff to determine the center’s needs
  • Identifying and fostering potential funders
  • Compiling data, developing budgets, and writing grant proposals
  • Managing the initial submission, and follow-up reporting requirements
  • Recording all information in a donor database
  • Participating in the implementation of fundraising events

REQUIRED SKILLS: time- and detail-oriented; self-motivated, organized, and able to multi-task and meet deadlines; excellent written and verbal communication skills; communicative and team-oriented; skilled at researching funding sources; able to meet prospects, explain the need for their support, and the value of benefits; able to keep detailed agendas, timelines, notes and records; ability to coordinate and prepare project budgets; comfortable in a fast-paced environment; sense of humor.

QUALIFICATIONS: College degree preferred; 2+ years experience in development, preferably in grant writing; must be comfortable working in a science-related organization; skilled with Microsoft Office programs including Word and Excel; comfortable with and familiarity with donor databases; ability to drive and valid Driver’s License; successful completion of Criminal Background Check.

SCHEDULE: Full-time, schedule will include weekdays, and occasional weekends and evenings for meetings or special events

SALARY: $40,000-45,000 dependent upon experience; non-exempt position; with full benefits including medical, dental, etc. and generous paid time off

APPLY: Open posting, position filled as needed.


  1. completed application
  2. cover letter
  3. resume
  4. minimum of 3 professional references
  5. examples of successful grants and fundraising

HR Coordinator
Science Central
1950 North Clinton Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Fax: (260) 422-2899

Science Central is an equal opportunity employer.

Last updated: June 12, 2024 at 14:06 pm