Chicago House and Social Service agency serves individuals and families who are disenfranchised by HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ marginalization, poverty, homelessness, and/or gender nonconformity by providing housing, employment services, medical linkage and retention services, HIV prevention services, legal services and other supportive programs.
CLASSIFICATION STATUS: Exempt
POSITION DESCRIPTION: This position is responsible for overseeing annual foundation and government fundraising, including meeting all proposal, correspondence and final reporting deadlines. This role researches sources of support, proactively seeking opportunities to generate new proposals from foundations and government sources. The manager will cultivate and maintain relationships, collaborate with program and finance staff on program deliverables, reporting outcomes, and budgets. In addition, the position requires participation in all fundraising activities as necessary, including donor and public relations and special events. This role reports to the Chief Development Officer.
· Manage grant research, preparation, submission and reporting;
Meet all deadlines outlined in the annual proposal submission calendar
Researches foundation and government grant guidelines to determine opportunities, requirements and timeline for submissions
Provide comprehensive reports on potential grant funding opportunities
Develops and maintains relationships with Foundation and Government funders
Complete required letters of intent, proposals and follow up reports
Works with Finance and program staff in the creation of budgets for grant submission and reporting
Schedules, prepares for and participates in meetings and site visits with funders and prospects
Drafts and sends donor acknowledgements for foundations and government agencies
Maintains paper and electronic files containing information on prospects and funders
Participates as a member of Advancement Department in planning and execution of special events
Assists in preparation for Board of Trustees meetings and Development Committee meetings
Chicago House is a nonprofit organization that offers employees growth and development, team spirit, competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the agency affords equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals.
5+ years of experience in donor research, grant writing and reporting preferred
Bachelor’s degree in related field required, Master’s degree preferred
Strong proficiency in Microsoft Suite and database programs
Experience with Raiser’s Edge, comparable fundraising software or a demonstrated ability to quickly and accurately learn like systems
Must be accurate and detail oriented, possess strong organizational and time management skills and the ability to prioritize competing projects in a complex and fast paced environment
Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Sensitivity to the LGBT Community
Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast paced team environment
Chicago House and Social Service Agency serves individuals and families who are disenfranchised by HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ marginalization, poverty, homelessness, and/or gender nonconformity by providing housing, employment services, medical linkage and retention services, HIV prevention services, legal services, and other supportive programs.