TITLE: Grants Manager
REPORTS TO: Vice President of Development
STATUS: Exempt, salaried, full time
LOCATION: Chicago, Illinois
ABOUT ALL CHICAGO:
All Chicago’s mission is to unite our community and resources to provide solutions that ensure and sustain the stability of home. On any given night, nearly 6,000 Chicagoans do not have a place to call home. These are our neighbors and together we can ensure that we all have stable homes.
All Chicago prevents and ends homelessness through emergency financial assistance, community partnerships, data analytics, and training and research. Learn more at allchicago.org.
Our Emergency Fund program provides critical financial assistance to people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness or another serious emergency. We quickly provide payments on a person’s behalf for things like rent, utilities, or even bus passes.
Through our Community Partnerships program, we serve as the backbone of Chicago’s city-wide response to homelessness. We partner with 44 agencies and lead them through a year-round research, evaluation, strategic planning, and federal funding application process.
We manage the Homeless Management Information System database, which contains data on Chicagoans experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness and the services they receive. We analyze and disseminate the data to drive discussion, set strategy, and make policy and funding decisions on the federal and local levels.
We provide trainings, workshops, research, and analysis to help our partners apply proven strategies to prevent and end homelessness in Chicago even more effectively.
The Grants Manager is a key member of the team. The position is primarily responsible for managing All Chicago’s grants and cultivating and managing relationships with institutional donors. This includes managing the entire grants process including prospecting to proposal writing, managing a grants calendar of more than 50 funders to reporting, and coordinating funder visits. This position helps capture impact, quantitatively and qualitatively, in collaboration with the leadership and program teams. This position is also responsible for prospecting and cultivating foundation relationships. This position must handle multiple projects and requests simultaneously in an ever-changing nonprofit environment.
Additionally, this position partners directly with the other development team members to foster a culture of philanthropy across the organization as a whole by meaningfully engaging other staff and board members in development efforts.
Grants and Development – 80%
Planning & Operations – 20%
Successful candidates will demonstrate commitment to preventing and ending homelessness in Chicago and will have the following: