At Girls in the Game every girl finds her voice, discovers her strength and leads with confidence through fun and active sports, health and leadership programs. Our year-round continuum of programs includes after school programs for elementary and middle school girls, a five-week summer camp, year-round Teen programs, and programming at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center and Mercy Home for Boys and Girls. Over the past few years, Girls in the Game has started to expand outside of Chicago and is also running programs in Bloomington, IL, Baltimore, MD, and Dallas, TX.
Girls in the Game seeks a creative and detail-oriented individual with exceptional written and verbal communication skills to join its team as the Grants Coordinator. In general, the Grants Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Development Director in the implementation of the organization’s revenue and development plan, with a specific focus on foundation, corporate and government grant relations, funder communications and stewardship.
Girls in the Game is seeking a full-time Grants Coordinator to do the following:
Lead development and maintenance of the grants calendar in all markets, serving as the point of contact for other staff involved, deadlines, report due dates and renewal procedures
Explore new opportunities for government grant funding
Conduct prospect research to pursue new sources of funding and/or in-kind donations in all markets, and assist in the creation and submission of letters of inquiry and proposals for potential funders
Meet regularly with program staff to update on funding requirements, obtain information for progress reports and exchange information to directly enhance program operations and revenue support
Coordinate and attend funder-related site visits and related meetings
Manage database, systems and record-keeping procedures to identify and track current and potential donors and to record, report, acknowledge and steward all gifts
Oversee stewardship and recognition programs for funders
Oversee and manage interns
Perform other duties as assigned
Commitment to the mission of Girls in the Game
1-2 years grant writing experience
Experience with government grants and/or multi-year grants a plus
Demonstrated knowledge of computer environments, e.g. Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work
Verification of degree/credentials
Background check and fingerprint clearance
Agreement to uphold all Girls in the Game Policies and Procedures (by signature)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Excellent writing and communication skills
Ability to advocate for girls/young women
Ability to multi-task, set priorities and time manage in a fast-paced and self-directed team environment
Ability to maintain positive relationships with a wide variety of people including, but not limited to; board members, staff, volunteers, interns, community partners, organizational donors, media
Ability to work with a wide variety of personalities and deal with each person in an effective and professional manner
Spanish-speaking ability a plus
Ability to use arithmetic skills normally applied in this position
Create and interpret presentation charts and graphs
Sufficient capability in cognitive reasoning to perform complex transactions with a high degree of accuracy
Ability to plan strategically, prioritize and delegate
Ability to maintain appropriate boundaries with clients and staff both on and off duty as defined by agency ethical codes
Ability to solve problems and resolve conflicts effectively
Possess a caring attitude towards fellow employees and clients served
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Occasionally: Stooping, Lift up to 40 lbs, Squatting, Kneeling, Bending, Pushing/Pulling
Seldom: Climbing, Twisting
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This is a fast-paced environment and the noise level is usually moderate.
Additional Salary Information: Based on experience. Health, dental and retirement benefits also provided.
About Girls in the Game
At Girls in the Game every girl finds her voice, discovers her strength and leads with confidence through fun and active leadership, sports and health programs. Our programs empower all girls to be gamechangers in their own lives and in their communities. We strive to serve girls year-round and over the long-term and offer a continuum of programs for girls at each stage in their development. Our heart is in Chicago, but in recent years we’ve expanded to include programs in Bloomington, Illinois, Baltimore, Maryland and Dallas, Texas.