The Night Ministry
  • 27-Mar-2017 to 15-Jul-2017 (CST)
  • Development
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Full Time

JOB TITLE: Coordinator for Foundation & Corporate Relations         FLSA status:  Non-Exempt

Department: Development & External Relations          Reports to:  Vice President, Development & External Relations

Position Summary:  Responsible for increasing and maintaining The Night Ministry's (TNM) broad base of donors and revenue and for expanding awareness within the community and knowledge about the impact of the organization.  Support the programs and mission of TNM by growing funding received from corporations and foundations.

General Purpose:  Provide leadership and oversight for all private grant activities.

Role Qualifications:

  • Superior written and oral communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to execute and manage simultaneous grant proposals from start to finish.
  • Ability to work independently while also partnering closely and cooperatively with internal team members, employees, volunteers, and external constituencies, under pressure of multiple deadlines

Position Responsibilities:

  • Independently manage and conduct all grant activities for approximately 80 funding sources, including application, proposal, cultivation, site visit and reporting processes, representing over $1.6 million in revenue for the organization
  • Research, cultivate and solicit prospective foundations, corporations, congregations, civic groups and other private grant funding sources
  • Work closely with program staff on the creation and completion of all grant reporting needs
  • Once yearly, work with Program Staff on the creation of new goals, objectives, and outcomes for each of the programs, along with proposal boilerplates for each of the programs
  • Update and maintain grant content for accuracy, clarity, and responsiveness to donor interest while creating a compelling case for TNM's work
  • Meet regularly with the Vice President of Development and program staff to determine special needs, issues and opportunities; attend and provide information needed to support "moves management" activity
  • Update and maintain grant solicitation and reporting calendar and provision of the calendar to the development team and President as needed
  • Oversee the maintenance of the computer grant tracking system, files, and agency standard information. Work with staff to develop effective strategies for use of the system
  • Engage TNM staff in grant activities, keeping them informed when their help is needed and acknowledging their participation
  • Attend all staff and department meetings. Attend board and subcommittee meetings if required.
  • Supervise and work with volunteers as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the VP of Development & External Relations

 Essentials skills and experience:

  • Undergraduate degree from accredited college or university (transcript required)
  • Advanced Grant writing, management and planning experience required.
  • Two to three years of nonprofit experience preferred
  • Flexible and able to work well under stress and multiple deadlines
  • Excellent written skills; demonstrated ability to follow application guidelines, superior grammatical skills
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively, both in writing and orally; demonstrated ease with oral communication over the phone and in person
  • Exemplary organizational skills and keen attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team
  • Superior interpersonal skills; comfortable working with an extremely diverse population and staff Knowledge of the Chicago philanthropic community a plus.
  • Excellent attendance; flexible schedule to attend meetings outside regular business hours, and able to work occasional overtime
  • Able to travel locally.

Nonessential skills and experience:

  • 2-3 years experience in a development department

Reporting to this position: No direct reports.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; climb stairs; crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 20 pounds and drive an automobile. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but may vary at the occasional different locations required by this job.

Compensation: position offers base salary with benefits package.

General sign-off: The employee is expected to adhere to all organization policies and regulations specified by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), the State of Illinois, and The Night Ministry.


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