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Grant Writer

Updated: Sep 25



Job Description


  • Study and understand the history, structure, programs and financial needs of the organization

  • Research grant opportunities from government and non-government and private agencies

  • Draft grant proposals and supporting documents based on the funding requirements of the organization

  • Maintain records and submit reports related to grant opportunities

  • Maintain positive relationships with fund providers and other stakeholders

  • Conducts in-depth analysis and exploration in order to advise others regarding which foundations, agencies or corporations would be suitable to approach for the organization’s funding needs

  • Conduct research on prospective corporate, foundation, and government funding sources

  • Track and process corporate, foundation and government grants

  • Develop funder inquiries and proposals under the direction of the Executive Director

  • Submit materials to institutional funders, complying with all grant guidelines and deadlines

  • Draft acknowledgement letters for all institutional gifts

  • Write letters of intent, grant proposals and create multi-year budgets for funding solicitations

  • Participate with the Executive and Board team in the development of overall fundraising

  • Develop case statements for each major project to approach funding prospects

  • Maintain grant information in the appropriate database(s)

  • Maintain familiarity with proposal requirements set forth by various sponsors

  • Edit, write, and coordinate academic, research, and grant-related documents


  • 5+ years of experience in focused on grant management process and securing public, private grants required.

  • 5+ years in not-for-profit environment

  • Exceptional ability to collaborate, communicate, and execute across functions and all levels of employees and stakeholders

  • Ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial and fast-paced environment

  • 5 years experience in development with a proven track record


  • Bachelors degree required


  • This role is eligible for a “hybrid” or “remote” work arrangement. Responsibilities sometimes required working evenings and weekends with little advance notice

*South Central Community Service Center is a Social Service Agency that works with children. The qualified candidate must pass a background check approved by the Department of Children and Family Services and Chicago Public Schools.

TO APPLY: Email your resume and cover letter to Please include the Job Title in the subject line. If you have any questions please call:

(773) 483-0900.

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