Under general direction from the Director of Development and External Affairs, works as part of a team to prepare and submit grant applications and process contracts. The Grants Specialist is a key member of a small, dynamic team, managing grant proposal submissions and scores of contracts; editing/updating tools and content; establishing schedules; and performing key information searches.
assists Grant Writer in reviewing resources for federal, state, county, city, and other requests for proposals (RFPs) regularly; twice a week at a minimum.
regularly reviews resources for appropriate foundation grants.
reviews RFPs for appropriateness to Haymarket Center and forwards appropriate RFPs to the Director of Development and External Affairs.
conducts academic-quality research into grant topics for background and statement of need sections of proposals; prepares accurate APA-style citations.
Writes grant proposals as assigned and in full compliance with RFP requirements.
assists in all aspects of preparing a grant application for submission, including compiling required attachments and completing forms with a high level of accuracy
consults with designated staff from the Finance Department on needs for grant budgets and budget revisions, which are to be prepared by the Finance Department.
maintains department electronic and physical files.
prepares and submits required grant reports.
performs other duties as required or assigned.
requires excellent writing and computer skills (Microsoft office, Word, Adobe Acrobat Xl Pro and Excel)
excellent organizational and time management skills
ability to conduct follow-up processes
ability to work effectively under pressure during deadlines
ability to use independent judgment and produce quality work products within occasional tight time constraints
knowledge, skills and mental development at least equivalent to completion of 4 years college work
strong attention to detail
experience in grant writing preferred
ability to research applicable rules, regulations, and program models, and apply them to a specific program
Comprehensive Treatment for Substance Use Disorders.
Chicago's largest provider of treatment for substance use disorders with over 30 clinical programs delivered through a six-story, three building complex located in the West Loop area of Chicago