Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago seeks a part-time Manager of Grants for the Peace Corner Youth Center and the Augustus Tolton Center for Peace to join a dynamic team of development professionals headed by the Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations. The part-time Manager of Grants will play a lead role in increasing the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of the foundation and corporate community to support program operations at the Peace Corner Youth Center and the Augustus Tolton Center for Peace. A candidate must demonstrate superior writing skills and possess a keen interest in human services. Experience with Raiser’s Edge fundraising database and grant writing is strongly preferred.
Provides expertise in the area of grants management and is primarily responsible for writing and editing grant proposals, reports, and correspondence to donors and prospects and manages the tracking system for timely submission of proposals and reports for the Peace Corner Youth Center and the Augustus Tolton Center for Peace.
Works independently and consistently exercises discretion and sound judgment in the area of grants management.
Assists in the development of fundraising plans for Peace Corner Youth Center and the Augustus Tolton Center for Peace and researches funding prospects.
Conducts donor and prospect research to expand foundation and corporate donor base and schedules funder site visits.
Convenes meetings with appropriate program staff and service area controllers to facilitate proposal submission.
Works with Catholic Charities board members to secure financial support for the Peace Corner Youth Center and the Tolton Center for Peace.
Assists with other fundraising efforts when necessary and attends events when requested.
Assists with various agency communications and public relations efforts when appropriate.
Stay up -to- date on relevant research and news on Foundation and Corporate philanthropy.
Assists in developing departmental policies and procedures and works on special projects, as assigned.
Preferred Requirements: Bachelor’s degree. Two to three years of relevant experience.
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree. One year of relevant experience
Other Requirements: Driver’s license.
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.