Nonviolence Chicago is currently seeking a Grants Manager.
Institute for Nonviolence Chicago -- EEO Statement Institute for Nonviolence Chicago provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Institute for Nonviolence Chicago complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Institute for Nonviolence Chicago Job Posting Title: Grants Manager Reports to: Director of Development and Communications
Informed by a philosophy of nonviolence, the Institute will establish caring and sustained relationships with participants engaged in the cycle of violence. We will emphasize partnerships with community members, leaders, social service providers, and local law enforcement to reduce community levels of violence. We will help create a safer, healthier environment for young adults, youth, and their families. These general approaches will be specifically addressed using for major methods: Community-based Nonviolence Street Outreach, Individualized Service Provision, Victim Support Services, and Nonviolence Training. Essential Functions: The Grants Manager works with the Director of Development and Communications and senior management staff to ensure the efficient and productive operation of the Development Department. The Grants Manager is responsible for coordinating the entire life cycle of agency grants, including grant research, writing, submission, reporting and tracking of individual donors, corporations, foundations, and government grants; as well as donor relationship development. Under the general supervision of the Director of Development and Communications. Responsibilities:
Develop and write grant proposals persuasively communicating Nonviolence Chicago’s mission and programs to potential funders;
Conduct prospect research to broaden our private and public foundation support including the cultivation and stewardship processes of institutional donors and prospects;
Works collaboratively to set up new awards. Implements all technical aspects of public grants in close collaboration with program staff, administrative services, and external public funding staff. This includes getting account and program numbers assigned, informing financial analysis of budget implications, and working with program staff to ensure the necessary forms are completed.
Prioritize projects to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner, meet deadlines and manage supplemental material required for proposals;
Collaborate with the Executive Director, Program Directors to collect accurate and current program information and data for use in proposals and reports;
Provides analysis and makes interdepartmental recommendations to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of agency grant proposals and renewal systems.
Work with development staff to:
Assemble and submit grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets, and presentations;
Monitor progress of grants and ensure timely completion of reports and other stewardship activities;
Manage correspondence with individual and major donors, including gift recognition and acknowledgement;
Assist with other fundraising projects, special events and grant compliance as needed;
Pursue professional development opportunities.
Maintain required job knowledge and skills and core professional competencies.
Actively participate in required educational programs and staff meetings.
Bachelor’s degree and five years of experience in grants management, public administration, foundation administration, government finance or a directly related field.
Expertise in the applicable rules, regulations and procedures pertaining to City, State and/or Federal funding.
Facility with standard business software packages (Microsoft), the Internet, and Windows-based desktop computers.
Advanced skills in analysis and planning.
Excellent written and oral communications skills, and the maturity to work with management staff in highly complex environments.
Ability to work effectively with diverse individuals and groups.
To apply, please send a cover letter along with your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.