Utah State University

Grant Writer & Membership Coordinator

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(9/18/2020 6:51 PM)
Requisition ID
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Art Museum
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits


The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art (NEHMA) at Utah State University seeks an experienced Grant Writer & Membership Coordinator to support and oversee grant writing as well as manage our membership program. Sources for grants range from federal, state, and local government agencies to private foundations. While there are grant opportunities for all areas of museums - such as general operations, facility, collection, education and outreach programs, exhibitions, and publications - this position will work with the director to prioritize proposals and projects.

Membership responsibilities include managing the current memberships and developing membership engagement strategies through events and other means.


This position reports to the Executive Director of the Museum but will work closely with all staff given the nature of the position and that the museum staff is a small and highly collaborative team.


Review of applications will begin on 10/12/20 and continue until the position is filled. This is an 80% time, Program Coordinator I position.


The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art at Utah State University is committed to diversity and equal opportunity.


*This description has been slightly modified since the original posting date


Key Responsibilities

  • Research, write, and assist with writing grants and funding proposals.
  • Design, coordinate, and implement evaluation projects related to grant and constituent assessment needs.
    • These can range from in-person exit interviews to Qualtrics online surveys.
  • Coordinate with staff for grants to support the concept, proposal development, and implementation.
  • Work with appropriate staff to draft and submit final reports.
  • Process and track Museum memberships.
  • Send membership letters and print collateral.
  • Work with director to develop membership engagement strategies, such as events and benefit opportunities.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree plus demonstrated success in grant/funding proposal writing through awards; or an equivalent combination of education plus experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience with researching and identifying prospective grant opportunities.
  • Experience in developing evaluations.
  • Skilled in writing and editing as applicable to grants and evaluations.
  • Ability to exercise a high level of creativity and problem solving in order to develop and innovate grant and foundation funding proposals that meet Museum needs.
  • Knowledge of arts and humanities grant opportunities.
  • Ability to lead and train staff and students for evaluation projects.
  • Ability to maintain organized records and track membership.
  • Vision for strategic growth for grants and membership.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile

2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of the application


Optional: Applicants are encouraged to include a redacted grant/funding proposal example that can be uploaded in the Candidate Profile, 'Other Documents' (1-10).


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art was founded in 1982 with the ceramics collection of philanthropist and namesake Nora Eccles Harrison. The Museum has since expanded to include over 5,500 modern and contemporary works with an emphasis on art from the Western United States. The Museum’s collection continues to grow with regular acquisitions. The Museum has a 26,000 sq. ft. facility with galleries spanning across two floors with approximately 8,700 sq. ft. of exhibition space as well as an object research center with visible storage and library, a café and museum store. 


The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is a reporting unit to the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost and is committed to diversity and equal opportunity. For more information, please visit our website at https://artmuseum.usu.edu

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visithttps://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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