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SCH’s mission is to provide comprehensive counseling, education and housing resources necessary for Latinos and other low-to-moderate income families in the Chicagoland area, to develop competence and responsibility in meeting their financial and housing needs, and advocate for and proactively promote additional resources for them. SCH has three locations to serve the North and South sides of Chicago and serves over 10,000 clients per year with a current budget of $2.5 million and a healthy financial position. SCH is a local and national leader in the housing counseling sector and continues to innovate its service delivery and expands its target market presence. We deliver quality programs and compassionate service to all residents in need.
The Development Associate is responsible for preparing and submitting grant applications primarily to foundations and corporations, and assisting with government grant applications. In addition, this position will assist with SCH donor relations activities.
Grant Writer (80% of time):
Write and submit applications/proposal tailored to Foundation and Corporation specific requirements.
Coordinate, write, and submit government grant proposals in collaboration with Program staff, administrative team, and Development Manager.
Research new potential funding sources.
Maintain a grant calendar and database to ensure timely, accurate tracking and reporting of all corporate, individual, government and foundation donor activity.
Research regarding up to date statistics and information for case statements.
Monitor and maintain compliance and prepare reports to funders.
Write tailored acknowledgement letters.
Maintain an up-to-date database of organization’s donors and partners and level involvement.
Assist other members of the development team and the Executive Director as needed (prospect research, success stories, assistance at benefit events, etc.)
Other Responsibilities (20% of time)
Daily upkeep of organization’s social media.
Coordinates agency mailings and other administrative functions.
Assists with coordination, promotion and logistics of special agency events, to include press releases.
Mandatory participation in occasional Saturday events hosted by employer/ and or affiliates
Performs other duties as assigned/special projects as assigned.
A bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 1 to 2 years of solid experience in grant writing and contract administration.
Experience with online grant application process.
Strong interpersonal, verbal and written skills.
Detail-oriented and organized
Able to exercise independent judgement and handle multiple priorities simultaneously.
Ability to understand budgets as they relate to proposals and grants.
Proficiency in database management.
Knowledge of local philanthropic community.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
Exceptional attention to detail and data verification.
Ability to effectively meet deadlines.
Ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment both as part of a team and individually.
Accountability for work and have a high level of professional and personal integrity.
Trustworthiness with knowledge of confidential foundation and donor information.
Interest in community development, housing issues, organizational development and communications.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Bilingual English/Spanish a plus but not required.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms balance, stoop, kneel or crouch.
Work place is a smoke and drug free environment.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation is based on education, experience and qualifications. Excellent compensation package; affordable health insurance, dental, and life; employer-matching 401K contribution; and opportunities for professional development.
About Spanish Coalition for Housing
SCH is the a not-for-profit housing counseling organization dedicated to the needs of Latinos in the Midwest. We serve low-income residents and families who are seeking to save their home from foreclosure, take control of their finances and credit, buy their first home and be a stable renter and professional landlord. All of our services are offered in English and Spanish to serve the needs of our communities. We give residents the tools to make positive change in their lives and maintain stable housing.