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Posted: 06/09/2014

Minnesota Historical Society
Historic Preservation, Field Services & Grants

The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to illuminate the past to light the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.

Grants Manager
Professional Opportunity
St. Paul, MN
Commensurate with experience
Open Until
Until Filled

Location:  MN History Center, St. Paul, MN

Salary:  $4267.00 mo min. - $6,179.00 min max.  Salary commensurate with education & experience.

Status & Hours: FT, Regular (2,088 annual hours)
Hiring Manager:  Director, Historic Preservation, Field Services & Grants
Posting date:  6/5/2014
Deaadline:  Application materials received by 6/26 wll be considered first, position open until filled. 

DESCRIPTION:  The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Grants Manager to manage all aspects of the Minnesota Historical Societys external grants programs, including reviewing and awarding $6 million in publicly funded grants annually and supervising a team of professional staff.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  1) lead, manage, and ensure the rigor, fairness, honesty, integrity, and consistency of the Historic Preservation departments grant programs; 2) provide leadership to the Grants Office staff to achieve desired objectives; 3) serve as the Historic Preservation departments primary point of contact for grant committees, peer reviewers, and Executive Council; and 4) participate in the departments leadership team.


·         Bachelors degree plus six years experience in grants administration OR an advanced degree plus five years experience in grants administration, with a degree preferred in business, public or nonprofit management, or a related field.

·         Direct experience in grantmaking (i.e., the review and awarding of grants), including knowledge in public funding, philanthropy and the nonprofit, education, and government sectors.

·         Demonstrated experience in developing, leading, and motivating a team of professional staff.

·         Strong analytical skills, including familiarity and experience with reading, writing, understanding, negotiating, and enforcing contracts.

·         Demonstrated experience in following budgets and exercising fiscal responsibility, including direct experience with digital or online grants management software (e.g., Fluxx) and financial management software (e.g., Munis).

·         Highly developed skills in project and process management, operation, and organization, with particular emphasis on analyzing, streamlining, automating, and documenting processes.

·         Strong customer service experience, with solid communication skills (written, verbal, and presentation).


·         Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate across diverse disciplines, backgrounds, education, and interests.



·         Advanced degree plus ten years experience in grants administration, with a degree preferred in business, public or nonprofit management, or related field.

·         Five years of experience in a supervisory role.

·         Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations relating to history and historic preservation.

·         Knowledge of Minnesota history and prehistory. 

How to apply
Submit MNHS Application for Employment, (available at www.mnhs.org/jobs), cover letter, resume, and if applicable, any supplemental forms. Application materials must be complete and received by the application deadline date in order to be considered by one of the methods below: Attn: #1137 Grants Manager position Minnesota Historical Society 345 Kellogg Boulevard West St. Paul, MN 55102-1906 OR Email:humanresources@mnhs.org OR Fax: 651-297-3343 Incomplete application materials will be returned. If submitting materials for more than one position, you must provide MNHS Application for Employment, cover letter, and resume for each position. Applicants who are offered employment will be subject to passing a background check as a condition of employment. EEO Applications will be acknowledged - No phone calls please -
Michelle Jorges
Phone: 651-259-3190
Fax: 651-297-3343
345 Kellogg Blvd. W.
St Paul, MN 55102

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