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Grants Coordinator

  • Thursday, October 14, 2021 4:37 PM
    Message # 11481072
    Maeven Sipes (Administrator)

    St. Coletta's of Illinois, Foundation is seeking a Grants Coordinator to join the Development team. The Grants Coordinator will research potential grant opportunities, write LOI’s and grant applications for specified programs, as well as write and submit required reporting.

    Essential duties and responsibilities:

    • Research corporate, private, and government grant opportunities using appropriate research databases and online search tools.
    • Evaluate funders’ guidelines and interests, analyzing relevant organizational needs with funders’ criteria and information. In partnership with program staff, make recommendations regarding pursuing opportunities.
    • Initiate, develop, and maintain relationships with funders as well as St. Coletta’s program staff to provide stewardship of grant funding, including but not limited to funder site visits and reports.
    • In collaboration with the Director of Development, develop monthly, quarterly and annual strategic plans to secure funding, identifying prospective grant opportunities and resources.
    • Write grant proposals and LOI’s that align with funders’ guidelines, ensuring that the proposal is formatted, packaged, and submitted in accordance with granting agency requirements.
    • Complete and submit grant proposals and reports to funders in a timely manner.
    • Maintain complete electronic and hard-copy files on all grants and supporting documentation, on shared drive and record in Results Plus.
    • Provide support to Development Department during special events as needed.
    • Required to follow and comply with all governmental regulations.


    • Bachelor’s Degree in related field.
    • At least 2 years of successful experience in a grant professional capacity, preferably at a human services organization.
    • Proven track record in corporate, private, family foundation and government fundraising including: research, prospect identification, proposal writing, grant/project management.
    • Strong ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously as well as competing priorities.
    • Work independently.
    • Exceptional attention to detail.
    • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Provide leadership in working with program staff to develop grant applications and reports.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
    • Ability to work some evening and weekends as necessary.
    • Salary: $42,000 - $45,000 annually.

    St. Coletta's of Illinois provides full-time employees with vacation, personal days, sick days and 10 paid Holidays. In addition, we offer, medical, dental, and long-term disability and life insurance 2.5x your annual salary and much more!

    Founded in 1949 by the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Coletta’s of Illinois provides a lifelong continuum of care beginning in early childhood. Our residential, educational and vocational training programs provide services for adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities that enhance their independence and well-being. We serve participants without regard to race, religion or economic background. St. Coletta’s meets individuals’ needs and abilities while providing the least restrictive environment for growth.

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