Status: Full Time – Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 1922 N. Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL 60639
Job description statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.
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.
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)
Support content development for digital media, including social media and e-newsletter.
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 experience in development or similar field
Solid experience in grant writing and contract administration, including online 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.
Knowledge of local philanthropic community.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
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
Bilingual English/Spanish a plus but not required.
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.
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.
SCH is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ qualified individuals based on individual merit. SCH does not discriminate against any individual with respect to the terms and conditions of employment based on that individual’s race, sex, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, housing status, or any other non-merit factor protected under state, local or federal laws. Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all personnel actions such as recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, promotions, training, transfer, termination, and opportunities for training. SCH is committed to a fair and equitable workplace where everyone is a respected and valued member of the team.
Submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references to:
Jennifer Singletary via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please put your last name, first name in the Re: subject line and also indicate where you learned of the open position in your email. Position begins immediately. No phone calls please.
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.