Teamwork. Integrity. Excellence. We are Aspire. Voted as one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to work for in Chicago for the past five years. We know that Together, We’re Better!
Aspire is looking for a Grants Coordinator that truly loves the grant writing process. If you’re an innovative and dynamic thinker that looks forward to research, collaboration and writing to create perfect package, this grant writer position is for you. You’ll think big, structuring grants around program design and outcomes in a way that shows inspirational impact. You’ll be grandiose one minute and the next nail down every tiny detail. Speaking of details, you’ll report back to funders on individual grants awarded, organize the application pipeline, and always meet deadlines with little supervision.
The Grant Coordinator should have a love for research and writing, expertly provide structure around program designs and outcomes, and be an effective communicator with team members and funders alike. The Grant Coordinator ensures the achievement of annual fundraising goals by writing grant proposals to foundations and reporting to funders on individual grants awarded. The candidate must be able to anticipate project needs, discern work priorities, and meet deadlines with little supervision.
Imagine the work you would do for Aspire -- creating something new and elevating outcomes for real change. By coordinating grants at Aspire, you make a difference -- creating a community where people of all abilities live, learn and grow together. Apply today!
High School Diploma/GED required. Bachelor's Degree preferred in any writing intensive major such as English, Journalism, Communications, or Marketing.
Previous grant writing experience required, with ability to prove record of success.
Candidates will be detail-oriented and will possess strong communication, writing and computer research skills.
About Aspire Chicago
Teamwork. Integrity. Excellence. We are Aspire. Voted as one of the ‘Best and Brightest Companies to work for in the nation, in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, we know that Together, We’re Better!
Aspire was founded in 1960 and is recognized as a leader in providing bold, pioneering, and uncompromising services to kids and adults with developmental disabilities, their families and the community. We are one of the most innovative human service non-profits in the Midwest with an incredibly talented and dedicated team of more than 200 and growing.