: Chicago House is seeking a seasoned non-profit professional to join the Development team. This role will work cooperatively with program and finance staff to coordinate and write competing and noncompeting continuation applications, including n facilitate meetings, coordinate and write reports, and monitor programmatic aspects of government grants. They will participate in budget development, prepare grant and stewardship reports and follow an integrated grants tracking process.
The ideal candidate will have the experience and initiative to project manage all aspects of the proposal/report writing process, play an instrumental role in helping to grow the organization’s funding portfolio and write high-quality, well-positioned funding proposals. This role reports to the Chief Development Officer and is supported by a Government Grants Administrator and a grants accountant.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Have knowledge of procedures governing state, federal, and private grant proposal submissions, funder selection criteria and post-award funder expectations.
Work with program and senior leadership, to identify and respond to local, state, and federal funding opportunities.
Coordinate the preparation of competing and non-competing proposals, including developing a detailed task list, assigning tasks, working with program staff, identifying and reporting relevant data, writing narratives, and working with financial and program staff to develop a budget.
Maintain knowledge of regulations and requirements for all grants
Lead the execution of logic model development; project budget development; and preparation of all related application materials.
Coordinate accurate and timely collection of critical agency performance data.
In collaboration with program staff, regularly review performance against promised scope of work to ensure all programs are on pace and in compliance with the grant agreements.
Provide effective coordination of activities for prospective and current funding organizations, including site visits and prospect/cultivation/stewardship meetings.
Ensure all deadlines are met with adequate time for interdepartmental collaboration and thorough review.
Provide comprehensive reports on potential grant funding opportunities.
Collaborate with program directors and managers to ensure data needed for grants is timely, compliant with grant definitions, and replicable.
Maintain paper and electronic files containing information to support RFP data
Participates as a member of Development Department in planning and execution of special events.
Assists in preparation for Board of Trustees meetings and Development Committee meetings.
Support the Development team in the execution of other fundraising related activities as needed.
At least three years of relevant experience strongly preferred; five or more years a plus
Prior government grant writing or management experience; previous HRSA, CDC, and/or HUD successful proposals preferred
Effective team player with the ability to coordinate projects across multiple departments
Flexibility and adaptability in a fast-paced environment
Proficiency in Microsoft Suite and database programs
Must be accurate and detail oriented, possess strong organizational and time management skills and the ability to prioritize complex projects
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Sensitivity to the LGBT Community
About Chicago House and Social Service Agency
Chicago House was founded in 1985 by a small group of community activists who saw that their friends and family members were losing their homes due to the financial, social and medical challenges associated with HIV/AIDS.
To provide community-based housing and supportive services responsive to the changing needs of individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS.
All Chicago House services are provided without discrimination, and are explicitly designed to respect and preserve the dignity and independence of all clients.