REPORTS TO: Vice President of Development and Communications
STATUS: Exempt, salaried, full time
LOCATION: Chicago, Illinois
ABOUT ALL CHICAGO:
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. Our team supports more than 900 individual users at 89 partner agencies with training, reports, and helpdesk services. 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 five-member Development and Communications team. The position is primarily responsible for All Chicago’s grants (non-government) and cultivating and managing relationships with all of the institutional donors. This includes managing the entire grants process from prospecting to proposal writing, to managing a robust grants calendar of 50+ funders to reporting, to arranging 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.
Fund Development – 80%
Marketing & Communications – 10%
Strategic Planning & Operations – 10%
Successful candidates will demonstrate commitment to preventing and ending homelessness in Chicago and will have the following: