The Grant Coordinator is an integral member of the Pillars Community Health Grants Management Team, taking the lead role in preparation of new and renewal grant applications to corporate and private foundations and government entities. Under the direction of the Director of Grants and Government Relations, the Grant Coordinator works collaboratively with the team in executing the strategy for grant cultivation and management, including prospect research, timely submission of grant applications and status reports, effective management of grant awards, and ongoing stewardship of existing and potential funders.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.
Under the Direction of the Director of Grants & Government Relations, and with the collaborative assistance of Senior Management, develop and execute annual strategy for raising funds from corporate and private foundations and government entities.
Write and submit proposals to corporations, foundations and government entities according to established requirements and deadlines.
Write and submit periodic reports to funders according to established requirements and deadlines.
Work with communications staff members to maintain library of current organizational program descriptions, measured outcomes, and demographics, including research data for use in grant narratives.
Work with Director of Grants and Government Relations to cultivate and steward relationships with established funders and prospects through in-person, telephone and e-mail contact.
Identify and research corporate and foundation prospects aligned with established organizational funding priorities and make recommendations for best grant opportunities.
Assist with development and execution of grants management processes to ensure appropriate implementation, tracking, and methods of reporting of grant outcomes, both internally and in accordance with funder guidelines and requirements.
Maintain organizational grant calendar and project plans for submission of all new and renewal applications, reporting, and submission of supporting materials.
Maintain contact information and notes in Donor Perfect and other systems as needed.
Practice safety in the daily performance of job duties.
Follows all company compliance policies.
Attend departmental and company meetings as required.
Other duties as assigned.
Interest in working with staff throughout the organization to accurately portray programs and make a compelling case for support
Ability to think strategically, set priorities and organize concurrent projects
Operate within a degree of independent judgment and assume responsibility for reliable follow through
Mission mindedness, possessing a natural philanthropic “heart”
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered in lieu of degree
2-3 years of grant writing (or similar writing experience)
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills
Ability to multi-task and willingness to learn new tasks
Computer proficiency in internet, email, and Microsoft Office, electronic donor database
Experience with Donor Perfect and Microsoft Project is preferred
Experience in both private foundation and government grant application processes a plus.
Possess a high level of cultural competency and value diversity with the ability to work successfully with persons of all faiths, cultures, genders and socio-economic classes.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
English proficiency required; Spanish bi-lingual skills a plus
Mobile in our handicapped-accessible facilities
About Pillars Community Health
Pillars Community Health is an innovative health and social services agency, one of only a few nonprofits in the state of Illinois to integrate primary medical and dental care with behavioral health, social, and educational services. The organization is the result of a merger between Community Nurse Health Center and Pillars on January 1, 2018.
Pillars Community Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, gender, age, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, disability or any other legally protected status.