KEES has been exclusively retained by Catholic Charities Diocese of Joliet in its search for a Grants Manager.
Catholic Charities Diocese of Joliet seeks a high achieving and driven professional with a minimum of five years of grant, proposal or professional writing experience. Preference will be given to those with success in securing government and United Way funding. In addition, the Grants Manager will focus on a strategic vision to identify opportunities for more multi-year, big picture project funding, including government opportunities as well as those presented by private, family and corporate foundations. Success in this role will require integration beyond the development team, especially with program staff and other key agency and community stakeholders. This position reports directly to the Director of Development & Communications and will work at the office on-site at the Blanchette Catholic Center in Crest Hill, IL.
To assure confidential tracking of all applicants, no applications will be accepted via email. ALL INQUIRIES WILL BE HELD IN STRICT CONFIDENCE.
This position offers a competitive salary with strong benefits. Catholic Charities is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
This search is being managed by Laura Weinman, Vice President of KEES. Questions may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
KEES is a retained executive search and consulting firm that builds transformative teams and leaders. Founded in 2013 as an expansion of Alford Executive Search, KEES partners specifically with nonprofit organizations to provide an array of search, leadership, interim staffing and human resources support. For more information, please visit www.kees2success.com.
Catholic Charities Diocese of Joliet is a faith-based organization providing service to people in need and calling others of good will to do the same. Catholic Charities serves seven Chicagoland counties through more than 60 programs. Programs are organized into five broad designations: Counseling, Aging and Disability Services, Social Services, Early Childhood (including Head Start education), and Community Services. For more information, please visit www.catholiccharitiesjoliet.org.
Specific Requirements Include:
Demonstrated passion for Catholic Charities’ mission.
Proven success in securing multiple grants of $50,000 or above.
A minimum of five years of progressive experience in grant writing, proposal production, or other professional/technical writing. Previous experience with government grant writing including HUD grants for the social service sector is highly preferred.
Proven success in building and sustaining solid relationships with funders, partners and other stakeholders of all kinds.
Proven ability to work with internal and external stakeholders to match programmatic plans that meet grant opportunity requirements.
Ability to work in an extremely fast-paced, changing environment that values personal responsibility and a strong work ethic.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Prior experience writing grants for social service and/or faith-based programs is preferred.
Candidates who bring an understanding of the communities and populations Catholic Charities Diocese of Joliet serves are preferred.
Experience in using online grant software such as Apricot and Zoom is preferred.
Internal Number: 8157241176
About Catholic Charities
We welcome you to join our team of dedicated employees who are making a positive impact in the communities that we serve. For your convenience, please apply on-line at https://catholiccharitiesjoliet.org/, you may upload your resume and cover letter.Catholic Charities do not accept email or faxed resumes.EOE