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Development and Grant Manager

The USS Massachusetts Memorial Committee located at and known as Battleship Cove), is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and home to the largest collection of preserved US Navy ships in the world and is looking for Development Manager and Grant Writer.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Manager will research, seek out and develop grant applications from appropriate sources to support the Cove’s education, preservation and volunteer initiatives together with operations support, a top priority. They will also support our partner museum, the Marine Museum of Fall River.

The Development Manager is responsible for managing activities related to the planning, execution, control, and evaluation of fundraising.

The Development Manager will develop and manage membership activities.

Our long range strategic plans include a $35 million major rebuilding capital campaign; our medium term needs include a project to dry dock our historic destroyer the USS Joseph P Kennedy Jr., at $15 million.

Principal Responsibilities:

Grant Writing

  • Researches and initiates grant requests from private, public and state/federal governmental sources.
  • Develops compelling cases for support through the creation of written materials that convey the importance of Battleship Cove, its mission and exhibits.
  • Monitors grant applications and reports to grant giving bodies, including Federal, State sources and Foundations.

Membership Programs and General Fundraising

  • Creates a strategy and implements growth for the Membership Program.
  • Develops and maintains capital campaigns and annual giving programs to support the memorial ships and exhibits and specifically, operational needs.
  • Networks with key stakeholders in the community and cultivate business prospects.

Support and Oversight

  • Researches for and supports the new, nationally focused America’s Fleet Foundation, the Marine Museum of Fall River through its Director.
  • Creates appropriate record-keeping system(s) for tracking donor participation, identification and markets.
  • Initiates, researches, cultivates resources, and explores other areas of development including in-kind and financial contributions.
  • Prepares or initiates preparation of content and materials needed to support approved fundraising programs, including, but not limited to, proposals to donors and donor prospects, gift recognition and acknowledgment materials, newsletters and appeal letters.
  • Keeps up to date on current fundraising programs, practices, and procedures being used in the not-for-profit sector for the benefit of all stakeholders.
  • Performs such other duties as appropriate.
  • Some weekend or evening working may be required.


  • Bachelors’ degree
  • Excellent knowledge of foundations, grant givers, federal and state grant-giving procedures.
  • Two years grant writing/fundraising/development/experience in a non-profit environment
  • Proven track record of achieving revenue targets
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently
  • Ability to connect with donors and develop long-term institutional relationships
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Ability to think strategically, to prospect, cultivate, and manage new donors
  • Strong partnership-building and planning skills
  • Good computer skills and knowledge of fundraising database programs

Compensation based on education and experience.


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