Grants Manager

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Job Title: Grants Manager

Organization: Northwestern Settlement


Job Description

The Grants Manager is responsible for overseeing Northwestern Settlement’s portfolio of foundation, corporate, and competitive government grants. Represents the company in all activities associated with volunteer activities and the community. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected as well as a professional demeanor and presentation. This work is essential to the success of the development team and reports directly to the Director of Development.

Key Responsibilities:

Grant Writing
– Manage and grow portfolio of foundation, corporate, and government grants; write proposals and – letters of inquiry
– Coordinate with program staff to prepare and submit all grant reports
– Cultivate prospective funders through research, written solicitation, cold calling, and team support

Donor Stewardship
– Maintain institutional funder files in Total Info database
– Coordinate site visits with internal staff and manage relationships with program officers
– Assist development staff with corporate volunteers and events

Supporting the Development Department
– Provide content as needed for slide decks, the annual report, etc.
– Participate on Resource Development Committee
– Evening and weekend availability for events; access to individual transportation is a plus

Location: Chicago

Job Type: Full Time

Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism, Communications, or related field

At least three years of full time work experience in nonprofit development

Exceptional writing, proofreading, and editing skills

Broad knowledge base of the Chicago philanthropic community for education, social services, and the arts

Knowledge of MS Office and Total Info (or similar CRM)

Demonstrated success in working as a member of a team and developing effective relationships with Board members, staff, volunteers, donors, and other stakeholders

Commitment to ethics in working with confidential and sensitive information

High degree of professionalism and excellent interpersonal communication skills

Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced collaborative environment

Commitment to Northwestern Settlement’s mission and the ability to effectively communicate it to current and potential stakeholders

Education Requirement: Bachelors

How to Apply
Please submit cover letter, resume, a writing sample, and salary requirements to

Last Day to Apply: 12/15/2017

Posted by: Matthew Sudman,

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