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Development Officer-Grants Writer
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013
University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum:
Development Officer-Grants Writer:Reporting to the Arboretum's Director of Development and Communications. The Grants Development Officer will work primarily with foundations to determine their philanthropic interests, and close appropriate gifts in support of Arboretum fundraising priorities. This position coordinates with the Development/Communications, Education, Research, and Administrative staff at the Arboretum and works closely with the Foundation Relations Office at the U of M Foundation. This is a part-time, 80%, 12-month, annually renewable academic professional (P&A) appointment.
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About the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
As a premier pubic garden and cultural destination, and international horticultural research center, the Arboretum is a community resource that contributes to the horticultural, economic, and intellectual lives of Minnesotans and people all over the world. Named as one of the "10 great places to smell the flowers" by USA Today, the Arboretum boasts 21,000 members, 1,800 volunteers and more than 318,000 visitors annually. The Arboretum features 1,100+ acres, 32 display and specialty gardens, 48 general plant collections and more than 5,000 plant species and varieties.
Founded more than 50 years ago, in 1958, the Arboretum is a part of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota. Located in Chanhassen, Minnesota, a western suburb of the Minneapolis/St Paul metropolitan area, the Arboretum is approximately 9 miles west of Interstate 494. The mission of the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is to be a resource for horticultural and environmental information, research, and public education. To inspire and delight visitors with quality plants in well designed and maintained displays, collections, model landscapes, and conservation areas.