Holy Family Ministries provides a safe haven where children excel academically, grow spiritually and expand their life experiences. Serving nearly 600 children and their families from Chicago's west side, our four educational programs include Holy Family School (K-8), Little Learners Academy (Pre-k), Adventures in Learning (out-of-school-time program), and The Peace Exchange (teen leadership development). Our programs operate from the Holy Family Ministries Center in North Lawndale. This position will work out of our business office in Northbrook but also offers flexibility with some remote work for the right candidate. Contract arrangement will be considered. Benefits including medical available for 32+ hours employed arrangement.
The Grant Writer is responsible for preparing and submitting grant applications to foundations, corporations, and government sources. Duties include:
Research potential new funding sources
Maintain a grant calendar and activity report
Research current statistics and information for case statements
Write and submit applications tailored to funders’ specific requirements
Assist with the preparation of government grant proposals
Monitor and maintain grant compliance and prepare reports to funders
Write tailored acknowledgement letters
Assist other members of the development department as needed
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
Minimum 2 to 3 years of significant grant proposal writing experience
Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
Detail-oriented and organized
Able to exercise independent judgment and handle multiple priorities simultaneously
Ability to understand budgets as they relate to proposals and grants
Experience with online grant application processes
Work in an educational or social services environment a plus
Willing to travel to the North Lawndale site and other locations on occasion
Has a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle on a daily basis
This position reports to the Development Director; averages 32+ hours/week; qualifies for benefits including medical; and requires a minimum of 3 days/week in the Northbrook office.
If interested, please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample. No calls. please.
Additional Salary Information: This position is eligible for benefits including paid holidays, medical, and paid time off.
About Holy Family Ministries
Holy Family Ministries is a safe haven where children excel academically, grow spiritually and expand their life experiences. Our four educational programs include Holy Family School (K-8), Little Learners Academy (Pre-k), Adventures in Learning (out-of-school-time program) and The Peace Exchange (young adult leadership program). Our programs operate in North Lawndale, one of Chicago’s struggling west-side neighborhoods. This job is located at our administrative offices in Northbrook, IL. We provide a high-quality education that prepares children for rigorous high school academics and makes the dream of college a reality. All of our students receive significant financial assistance through our development efforts and all of this year's graduates entered private, charter or public schools of choice. Join us to make a difference in the lives of Chicago’s deserving children!