National Able Network seeks a talented and passionate writer for the position of Grant writer. He/she will support fund development, analytics, and communication efforts which advance National Able Network’s mission and strategic goals. The successful candidate will assist the Marketing and Development department in various aspects of grant writing, fundraising, and analytics. National Able Network is a leading national non-profit organization headquartered in Chicago. The Marketing & Development department is a fast-paced, multi-dimensional environment with excellent opportunities for professional growth and advancement.
With the Vice President, Marketing & Development, the Grant Writer will oversee prospecting, research, facilitation of stakeholder meetings, prose development, assembly of grant proposal packages, editing, and submittal of grant proposals in support of annual goals and strategic plan. Grant proposal development requires the following:
Familiarity and experience with planning and developing grant proposals to private and public funding sources
Strong research skills both from public data sources and from mining internal databases
Assembling research into prose and accompanying presentation materials for target audiences
Writing and assembling and/or assisting with writing and assembling grant proposals to private sources (i.e. foundations and corporations)
Managing the development of grant proposals to government funding sources
Facilitating planning sessions with stakeholders—both internal and external
Conducting prospect research around new funding sources
Contributing to the development of the annual strategic fundraising plan
Development and maintenance of funder and donor relationships
Assuring all proposal submittal deadlines are met, in part by employing strong project management skills
Serving as an editor to team members
Assisting with fundraising events and campaigns (Planning, executing, donor cultivation, budgeting, etc.)
Analyzing and/or mining internal databases for information to include in grant proposals and other communications
Contributing to major projects involving analytics, research, communications, and fundraising, among others as needed
Must possess exceptional writing skills in a number of lengths and formats
2 to 3 years of professional experience at a non-profit organization or a for-profit setting
Must be able to work with diverse teams to gather information critical to grant writing success
Excellent research and information-gathering skills
Extremely detail and deadline-orientated
High-level proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including: Outlook, Word, Excel, SharePoint, PowerPoint, etc.
Willingness and means to occasionally travel throughout Chicagoland area to attend meetings
Prior experience working in an employment-related or workforce or economic development setting preferred
Undergraduate degree required. Communications, journalism, marketing, English majors and other majors with strong writing skills strongly encouraged to apply
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About National Able Network
Preparing Today’s Communities to Meet Tomorrow’s Challenges through Education, Employment, and Opportunity.
To use our expertise to empower people to improve their lives by providing the means to self-sufficiency through sustainable employment, and career and life advancement. To nurture life-long learning while building bridges between education, training and career readiness, and between workforce and economic development.