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Grant Manager

Company: G&A Partners
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

For over 25 years, G&A Partners has been helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses, take better care of their employees, and enjoy a higher quality of life by providing proven HR solutions and technology. G&A Partners' client is currently seeking a Grant Manager to join its team in Downers Grove, IL.Responsible for researching funding opportunities and providing grant management; assisting in the preparation of grant budgets.Will conceptualize, plan, implement, coordinate and monitor all grants making sure that all Letter(s) of Intent LOI(s) and grant applications are received on time.Organizes, directs, coordinates and implements the preparation and issuance of grant proposals to various funding agencies such as Federal, State, and local governments as well as faith based funding agencies.Will develop, plan, guide and expedite the timely preparation, program staff input, printing, review approval and submittal of grant proposals to various funding agencies.Responsible for maintaining an electronic and paper filing system.Other duties as assigned within the guidelines of this position.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Researches new funding opportunities for the Agency and coordinates the application process.Responsible for all aspects of obtaining support from private and corporate foundations and funding sources requiring proposals for Agency projects and initiatives.Responsible for the grant proposal development including writing, assembling, editing, follow-up, and printing proposals and distributing the completed proposal to the funding sources and other authorized recipients both within and outside the Agency in a timely basis.Responsible for developing, entering and tracking grant data into the appropriate software and grant activity spreadsheet. Maintains financial and program data/outcome information up to date and accurate to ensure that reporting requirements are timely and accurate.Prepare progress reports as needed on grants and arranges for the necessary staff assistance.Collaborate with Program Directors to ensure each funded projects or program is meeting proposal conditions and expectation.Assist program employees in the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports for Agency grants and foundation funders as necessary.Attend funder trainings and informational meetings and encourage programmatic employees to attend these meetings if related to their programs.Assist in the fund raising efforts of the Agency as needed.Develop and conduct training for Agency Directors on the grant management process.Write memos, letters, and other forms of correspondence regarding grant management.Bachelor's Degree in Communications, English, Business Administration or related field and a minimum of three (3) years of experience writing, editing, and coordinating grant proposals; or a High School Diploma with ten (10) years of experience writing, editing, and coordinating grant proposals. All degrees must come from a regionally accredited educational institution which has U.S. Department of Education approval.Certification from the American Grant Writer's Association (AGWA) or Grant Professionals Association (GPA) is preferred.Experience in writing grants and successfully having received funding from the United Way, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), State and Federal grants a plus.Experience in writing grants and successfully having received funding from corporate, community, and family foundations is preferred.Experience in using online grant software such as Apricot and Zoom is a plus.Must be detail oriented and have strong organizational skills.Demonstrated success in multi-tasking and meet strict deadlines. Must be energetic and demonstrate an ability to follow through/complete projects with minimal supervision while maintaining quality results.Excellent public speaking skills to articulate the mission, vision and values of the Agency.Ability work effectively with individuals from all racial, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, and Teams.Excellent command of grammar, spelling and writing skills; overall strong verbal and written communications skills.Passage of complete background clearance, Tuberculosis (TB) Test, and any other required testing or clearances.A valid driver's license, reliable means of transportation and proof of liability insurance is required.

Keywords: G&A Partners, Downers Grove , Grant Manager, Executive , Downers Grove, Illinois

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