Marketing and Grants Coordinator

Oak-Leyden Developmental Services

We are a not-for-profit organization that helps children and adults with developmental disabilities meet life's challenges and reach their highest potential.

Position Details

Marketing and Grants Coordinator
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

We have an exciting opportunity in our Fund Development Department for a Marketing and Grants Coordinator.

Marketing and Public Relations responsibilities include:

  • Maintains the existing marketing/public relations mechanisms. 
  • Updates and manages the agency website, Facebook, and Twitter accounts with goal to increase followers and engagement. 
  • Prepares and submits new releases/flyers for events, programs, announcements, etc. 
  • Maintains Constant Contact 
  • Facilitates online fundraising programs or online auctions. 
  • Updates Corporate Sponsorship Packages for events and general agency opportunities.

Grants Generation and Development Coordination responsibilities include:

  • Research, write and submit competitive proposals to private and public foundations, corporations and other grant-making entities 
  • Consult with Management Leadership Team to identify agency-wide priorities 
  • Communicate as needed with potential and existing funders 
  • Complete and submit required reports to non-government funders 
  • Maintain grants-related calendar with application deadlines and reporting schedules 
  • Assist the Director with maintaining donor database (DonorPerfect), including donor and gift entry and generating reports

Requirements and Qualifications:

The minimum requirements for successful entry into this position are:

  • Minimum of two years’ experience in the non-profit environment 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and web editing programs like Word Press 
  • Excellent writing skills 
  • Ability to type well and accurately
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Good customer service skills 
  • Proficient in Social Media formats 
  • Knowledge of prospect and grant research, and grant application processes 
  • Experience with graphic design and Adobe Illustrator, and as a non-profit volunteer a plus 
  • Other attractive qualities include ability to think on one’s feet, work independently as well as with a team, ability to multi-task while having an eye for details

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