The Grants Coordinator assists in the production and submission of well-researched, well-written, and well-documented proposals , reports, communications materials and related project deliverables in support of organization fundraising, communication initiatives and institutional advancement.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Writes proposals for new and continued funding from foundations, corporations, and government agencies.
Prepares proposal packets, online applications, letters of inquiry, and grant status reports in a timely manner to ensure that all funders’ deadlines and requirements are met.
Prepares grant status reports and sets up site visits for funders as required.
Identifies, researches, and documents viable new private and public grant funding opportunities.
Engages appropriate IWS program staff in the development of proposals, and in preparing detailed grant status reports, demonstrating a thorough comprehension of organizational goals, objectives, programs and outcomes.
Collaborates with the finance and program staff on program budgets
Works with the Grants Manager and Vice President of Institutional Advancement to maintain a calendar of proposal submission, renewal and reporting schedules to ensure a timely response for the maximum generation of funds.
Organize and maintain donor specific electronic and traditional files, including grant tracking system.
Works with Grants Manager to identify research and procure corporate and foundation grant prospects.
Produces internal reports for Board of Directors and for staff meetings as directed.
Writes, proofs, and edits donor and agency materials as required.
Performs other development and agency tasks as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in communications field (e.g., journalism, public relations, English) or in public health/social services, not-for-profit management, or program evaluation, or relevant experience.
Writing experience in development, public relations, program evaluation, community organizing, journalism, technical. Experience producing successful grant proposals for healthcare or social services organizations preferred. Working knowledge of community health programs a plus.
Please submit cover letter, resume, and relevant writing sample addressed to the VP of Institutional Advancement.
For more than 100 years, Infant Welfare Society of Chicago (IWS) has pioneered innovative healthcare practices in treating Chicago’s most vulnerable populations. It began as a series of “milk stations” to provide nutritional support to combat high rates of infant mortality. In 1924, it incorporated child development and behavioral health counseling, and since 1970, it has provided pediatric dentis...try services. Orthodontic care was introduced in 1991, pediatric optometry in 1995, and speech, occupational and vision therapies began in 2015. In 2005, IWS opened the doors of the Angel Harvey Family Health Center in a beautiful 42,000 square foot LEED Silver certified building. In doing so, we created a healthcare home where quality care is provided to everyone who enters our center.
What we do:
The Angel Harvey Family Health Center is a full-service community-based clinic that offers a broad spectrum of medical, dental, optometry, behavioral health and child development services under one roof. This "one-stop-shop" ensures barrier-free access and provides a multi-service healthcare home for children and families in Chicago and the surrounding areas.