Posted 1 month ago

Foundations Grant Writer

Company: World Relief Foundation
Category: Professional Services

 Aurora, Carol Stream

Type: Full Time
World Relief Chicagoland is looking for an experienced and successful Grant Writer to join their team. This position furthers the mission of World Relief by securing funding through private foundation partners in the Chicagoland region through research acquisition, creating persuasive proposals, and writing concrete reports. In addition, this role works closely with the Grant Managements team and Director of Development to implement the annual fundraising strategy. Role & Responsibilities: (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
  • Research and strategically match private foundations grant opportunities with existing and future program funding needs, based on funding priorities and goals from Leadership Team and the annual fundraising strategy.
  • Develop, draft, and edit high-impact grant proposals, LOI’s, and reports for current and future foundations partners.
  • Coordinate performance outcomes efforts with management and directors by creating mid-year and end-year reports on performance metrics, use of funds, and implementation of active private grant objectives.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Development in maintaining relationships with key stakeholders according to the annual fundraising plan; coordinate partner visits.
  • Utilize available grant writing tools to meet quarterly benchmarks for portfolio.
  • Establish regular meeting cadence with internal program staff to gain knowledge of programming and to acquire information needed for proposals.
  • Maintain a grants calendar to ensure timely submission of reports and proposals.