Reporting to the Director of Government Relations, works independently and consistently, exercising discretion and sound judgment in managing the daily operations of the government grants application process. Executes the roles of project manager, writer, and convener, as well as liaison with Request for Proposal (RFP) issuing government agency contracts.
Adheres to the pre-submission vetting process on all government proposals submitted, thereafter manages and/or carries out pre-award activities as they pertain to the processing of RFPs to include: reviewing RFPs, meeting with staff to review RFP requirements, attending pre-proposal conferences, collaborating with departments to develop responses to RFPs, preparing, collecting, composing administrative and programmatic responses for proposal submissions, conducting research as needed, editing and proofing materials, ensuring proposals are submitted timely and accurately, and following up to ensure documentation and recording of submissions.
Maintains knowledge of government funding streams; researches appropriate funding opportunities as assigned.
Helps ensure agency’s timely and accurate submissions to funders and other stakeholders, updating corporate documentation, preparing agenda items, and circulating materials for senior management as needed.
Responds to government correspondence in an accurate and timely manner as assigned.
Assists in preparing for Advocacy Days as well as other activities that support Government Relations Department; attends Advocacy Days.
Preferred Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in field related t public policy and/or writing. Six years demonstrated successful government grant project management, writing, and submission experience for a non-profit.
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree. Three years demonstrated successful government grant project management, writing, and submission experience.
Other Requirements: Excellent writing and project management skills. Excellent communication skills. Proficient in Word, Excel, Acrobat. Flexibility in adapting to priorities. Ability to work independently, critical thinking skills.
The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago is an equal opportunity employer and consideration for employment is made without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.