GREATER WEST TOWN
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
About Greater West Town: Greater West Town Community Development Project (GWTP) is a community-based economic development organization dedicated to expanding educational and employment opportunities in Chicago's low-income communities. GWTP is a pro-active and effective advocate for unemployed community residents and at-risk and dropout youth in Chicago's economically distressed neighborhoods. We provide practical, on-the-ground solutions to our communities' complex challenges through hands-on vocational skills training, comprehensive job placement, and our West Town Academy Alternative High School that re-enrolls high-school dropouts. For over 25 years, GWTP has successfully linked expanded educational and employment service for community residents to community development initiatives and the needs of small-mid-size local employers. For more information, visit us at www.gwto.orgor www.gwtp.edu.
Job Description: The Grant Writer will assist the Executive Director in public and private grant writing, resource development to support and advance the agency's mission. Coordinates communications and marketing of the agency's programs. Assists with community-based research and advocacy that helps to identify institutional barriers to equity of educational and employment opportunities for disadvantaged community residents, and developing programmatic responses to them.
- Assists Executive Director in grant writing, new program development, and in maintaining and expanding current public and private funding.
- Researches and identifies resource development opportunities that align with agency programs and mission. Prepares research updates and reports as needed to support resource development opportunities.
- Manages reporting requirements in grant agreements in coordination with GWTP Program Managers.
- Serves as a member of the agency's executive coordination team, and coordinates Board meeting logistics.
- Demonstrated commitment to community service and equal opportunity in their professional or volunteer activities.
- Candidates should possess a Bachelor's degree, Master's degree preferred; or, equivalent training and skills including at least 3 years' successful management experience in a non-profit setting.
- Demonstrated successful experience in public and private grant writing and resource development, grants management, and project planning and implementation.
- Familiarity with the Chicago area's workforce development system, services for at-risk youth, and community development services and agencies preferred.
- Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office programs required. Experience with Adobe Photoshop and ln Design a plus.
- Ability to set priorities, trouble-shoot, and work both independently and as part of a team.
- Bilingual Spanish a plus.
Salary and Benefits: This is a full-time permanent position. Salary is based on skills and experience. GWTP's benefits package includes health, life and disability insurance; retirement plan; and bonus program.
To Apply: Qualified candidates should submit a detailed cover letter and chronological resume, in a single combined PDF file demonstrating how you meet or exceed each minimum qualification and describing, generally, relevant special knowledge, skills and abilities.. Please clearly indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line of the e-mail.
Job Type: Full-time
- Dental Insurance
- Health Insurance
- Paid Time Off
- Retirement Plan
- Vision Insurance
- Temporarily due to COVID-19