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Director of Grant Development

  • Tuesday, March 05, 2024 11:23 AM
    Message # 13325015

    At TASC (Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities) our mission is to build a healthier, safer, more just society.  Since 1976, we have been guided by the belief that every individual holds the potential for positive change. We advocate, support, and most importantly, empower people to break barriers, find recovery, and reshape their destinies. Through the use of SPECIALIZED CASE MANAGEMENT,  we create a world where recovery, justice and empathy lead to thriving communities. Our foundation is anchored at the intersection of behavioral health and the criminal legal system. Today TASC also operates at the forefront of transformative solutions. We are a social impact organization that embodies a future where health, safety and justice is synonymous with hope.  We are TASC! 

    In this position, you will be part of TASC’s agency infrastructure, whose departments collectively assure the overall quality, fiscal responsibility, effectiveness, and impact of TASC’s work, and work to advance our mission to build a healthier, safer, and more just society. 

    We are currently looking for full-time – Director of Grant Development 

    Starting at $75k – contingent upon experience, education, etc.

    Summary: This position is responsible for directing grant development efforts including researching, organizing, developing and responding to funding opportunities through federal, state, local and private channels to assist the agency in achieving its strategic goals and objectives. 


    Direct and manage development of new grant activities and materials 

    ·   Research, monitor and review traditional and non-traditional funding sources. 

    ·   Analyze funding opportunities, guidelines, and regulations for organizational priority/positioning appropriateness.

    ·   Identify, advise on, and summarize opportunities for internal/external distribution. 

    ·   Conduct literature reviews on current and relevant topics and evidence-based models.

    ·   Draft responsive, high-quality concept papers, proposal materials and supporting grant documentation.

    ·   Develop sound project/services budgets.

     Implement and administer organizational grant development processes and procedures

    ·   Oversee funding entity deadlines and application requirements.

    ·   Develop and administer project management timelines.

    ·   Manage deliverables and application status from concept to submission. 

    ·   Educate staff and external partners on grant requirements. 

    ·   Convene cross-departmental planning, application work, and debriefing meetings. 

    ·   Delegate project responsibility areas.

    ·   Ensure fidelity to funding entity goals from grant development through project launch and implementation.

    Manage and conduct administrative and operational support activities

    ·   Participate in internal and external cross-functional teams and committees. 

    ·   Prepare departmental reports (fiscal, status) for Board, executives, and agency leadership. 

    ·   Develop and/or assist executive and leadership staff with coordination of agency documents (e.g., research and policy papers, communications materials).

    ·   Prepare documents for and assist partners with grant applications. 

    ·   Ensure post-award fiscal and project reporting requirements are met within established deadlines.



    ·   Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university and at least three years of relevant work experience preferred; or at least five years of experience in successful program and/or grant development, preferably in the non-profit field, at a department director or similar position level.

    ·   Strong editing, proposal writing, and budget development skills, including government grants experience.

    ·   Excellent organizational and project management aptitudes.

    ·   Ability to manage departmental budgets and supervise staff.

    ·   Knowledge of Illinois criminal and juvenile justice, substance use and mental health service, public health and child welfare systems (preferred).

    ·   Knowledge of local and national funding trends, current research and data, and programming/service priorities in areas of justice, substance use and mental health, policy, and public health (preferred).

    ·   Solid computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe applications and internet navigation, and ability to learn various external grants management systems.

    ·   Three or more years experience in direct staff supervision or oversight of teams in a professional setting.

     Our benefits package includes:

    ·   Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance and Flexible Spending

    ·   Paid Leave - STD/LTD

    ·   Paid Time Off/Sick Time/ Floating Holiday

    ·   Tuition Reimbursement

    ·   403 B (retirement plan)

    The agency currently offers hybrid work schedules that combines in-office and remote work. Employees are required to report to the work site three days per week with the option to work up to two days remotely.

    Director of Grants Development:  $75K - $85K

    If you are interested in this position, please visit the TASC website at and apply online.

    TASC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free workplace. The agency does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran or military status or any other protected status in accordance with federal and state law.

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