Salary range: $50,000 – $60,000
Over the past decade, Exploration Place has emerged as the largest science and discovery center and a sought-after destination in the state of Kansas. Our team has worked tirelessly to remain true to our mission focus on STEM education which is marked by strong achievement across the organization in many areas including excellent exhibits, robust fundraising, solid financials, and deep community partnerships.
Exploration Place is at a great time in its 20-year history. We are poised to step forward into the future and expand upon all of our excellent accomplishments. We hope you will want to be an integral part of that dynamic future.
We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and proactive Grants Manager. This full-time position offers benefits that include health, dental and other insurance, a 401 (k) retirement plan, vacation, holiday and sick leave. This development position will be responsible for providing leadership on all matters relating to the museum’s grant portfolio, including identification of funding sources and the development and execution of grants. Our ideal candidate will possess the following: strong organizational skills, ability to exercise confidentiality/discretion, computer literacy with funding database familiarity and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. We require a Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited institution of higher education and 5 years of nonprofit fundraising/grant writing with a proven record of success. This position is primarily Monday – Friday but will require the flexibility to work occasional evenings, weekends and holidays.
Exploration Place is located in Wichita, Kansas. Wichita has been named an All-American City five times since 1962, and consistently ranks among the top cities nationally for quality of life. These accolades communicate affordability, short and easy commutes to work and a high level of public safety for your family – attributes you simply cannot find in most metro areas. Wichita’s diverse business community truly prizes and encourages entrepreneurship and innovation – values confirmed by companies like Pizza Hut and Coleman Companies, which got their start right here in the middle of the heartland. If this sounds like the place you have been looking for and are dedicated to shaping the future of Exploration Place, please send your resume to Careers@exploration.org. EOE