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Grants and Contracts Manager

Company: Children's Home Association of Illinois
Location: Peoria
Posted on: August 17, 2019

Job Description:

The Grants & Contracts Manager assists the Director and Children's Home management with fund development by researching and writing grant proposals which are submitted to corporations/businesses, foundations and government agencies. The Grants & Contracts Manager maintains membership in several grant databases and list serves; regularly reviewing each for funding opportunities. Opportunities which promote the agency's strategic goals or address ongoing program needs are shared with the Director of Quality Improvement and members of management for further review/development. The Grants & Contracts Manager also assists agency personnel with the development of proposals/mini-grants for special projects (ex. United Way Youth grants). This position is often responsible for monitoring progress toward achieving objectives outlined in proposals, collecting outcome information (ex. Follow up with staff, data from Tier / QI Outcomes) and reporting back to funders the impact of their investment in our programs / organization. The Grants & Contracts Manager also works closely with the CFO and Accounting Department to facilitate the submission of contracts to numerous State agencies, serving as the main point of contact during the process. The Grants & Contracts Manager also works closely with the Development team to identify and coordinate the nomination of staff, community partners and donors for awards/recognition (i.e. 40 Leaders Under 40, 25 Women in Leadership, AFP Philanthropy awards, Children's Hospital Advocacy awards, etc). Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with coursework in the humanities, business, journalism, public administration, grant writing, or a related field required; Graduate degree preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of grant writing that comes from a minimum of two years' experience and strong history of submitting and receiving grant proposals, preferably in a non-profit setting.
  • Experience interpreting and negotiating contracts is preferred.
  • Must possess exceptional writing skills in a number of lengths and formats.
  • Excellent research and information gathering skills.
  • Must be able to assimilate and convey written information in a succinct and compelling way.
  • Ability to synthesize information and think strategically.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be able to think creatively, take initiative, and follow through on projects.
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and complete work under pressure.
  • Ability to work independently and as an active team member.
  • Maturity and sensitivity to cultural and individual differences.
  • Ability to handle job related matters in a professional, diplomatic and confidential manner.
  • Proficient in utilizing office systems and equipment.
  • Experience with Internet research and outcomes measurement.
  • Speaking and hearing ability to allow for effective oral communication of information.
  • Ability to transport self and others to various meetings.
  • Physical and emotional stamina to handle job related stress. Benefits:
    • Competitive compensation.
    • Medical, vision, and dental insurance.
    • Flexible Spending Account.
    • 401K with company match.
    • Company paid life insurance and LTD.
    • Supplemental life insurance.
    • PTO and Sick Time.

Keywords: Children's Home Association of Illinois, Peoria , Grants and Contracts Manager, Executive , Peoria, Illinois

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