Prepare and submit funding applications/proposals to local, state and federal government agencies.
Responsible for writing, editing, development of partnerships, (acquiring letters from partners), budget development, completing forms, completing research on social determinants/demographic information, etc.
Research, write, and develop grant re-applications for renewals of funding opportunities.
Assist in working with various governmental agencies as related to contracts, assists in preparing/executing contracts and helps maintain contract files.
Assist in agency operations in relation to contracts, facility accreditation and safety, and communicating with program managers.
Assist in research of government funding proposal opportunities.
Assist in preparing final government proposal packages for mailing and or electronic submission.
Responsible for the organization of contract filing system.
Assist in following up with funding notification and related information.
Other Operation related duties as assigned
Must have excellent writing skills.
Must have excellent communication skills and demonstrate excellent critical thinking skills.
Must demonstrate innovation, initiative, and the ability to work independently when needed.
Ability to be flexible and handle multiple tasks.
Must meet deadlines.
Display excellent organization skills and ability to move quickly from one task to another.
Display sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences present in SGA’s service population.
Minimum of Bachelor’s level degree, two years of related experience preferred.
Must have minimum two years of experience in grant writing or technical writing and proven success obtaining funding from government agencies.
Requires working knowledge of computers and the operation of standard office machines and well as computer programs (Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
About SGA Youth & Family Services
SGA Youth & Family Services leads positive change for children and families in Chicago's most challenged and underserved neighborhoods. The non-profit has provided free, comprehensive services since its founding in 1911. SGA believes that sustainable community change results from a focus on early childhood, education supports, parenting, and workforce development. Collaborative partnerships, innovative programs, and measurable outcomes fuel SGA’s efforts to replace the cycle of poverty with the Cycle of Opportunity.