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Grant Researcher and Writer

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ORGANIZATION: CHICAGO EDUCATION ADVOCACY COOPERATIVE

  • 4 people are interested
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We are in need of a talented grant writer to research grant opportunities and draft grant proposals for our organization. The grant writer will write coherent, organized, and compelling proposals that are directly related to the mission of our organization. The will apply knowledge of fundraising methods and plans to help us reach our financial needs goals to continue supporting the communities we serve. The grant writer will collaborate with team members in the organization to assist with other fundraising projects and develop relationships with key stakeholders.

To ensure success the grant writer must write well, have proficient knowledge of fundraising methods, and be committed to the mission you are representing. The ideal grant writer is organized and has a knowledge of where to locate grants to help us create a calendar of deadlines for upcoming grant opportunities. Preferred applicants are deadline-driven team players with outstanding multitasking abilities.

Grant Writer Responsibilities:
  • Developing relationships and collaborating with key stakeholders.
  • Displaying adherence to the organization’s mission.
  • Maintaining proficient knowledge of the organization’s history and programs.
  • Assisting with the execution of the development department's strategy.
  • Identifying grant funding opportunities.
  • Writing, submitting, and managing grant proposals.
  • Furnishing prospective funders with supporting documents.
  • Maintaining records in computer databases.
If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please feel free to email our Executive Director Benjamin Drury - benjamin@chieac.org - or send us a text - 224.307.4138 - and we will be more than happy to help. Thank you for your consideration.

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About CHICAGO EDUCATION ADVOCACY COOPERATIVE

Location:

955 East 61st Street, #3, CHICAGO, IL 60637, US

Mission Statement

We are working to ensure equitable access to education for all. We support current and prospective underrepresented college students as they transfer from community college to their four-year institution. We provide support groups for remote learning students. We host sessions for students seeking to create change on their campus.

Description

We started in January 2020 as a non-profit entity focused on supporting students, faculty, and administrators seeking to improve the education system at all levels.

Since then, we’ve helped hundred of students successfully apply, get accepted, and complete college level courses. We collaborated with the Coalition for Immigrant Mental Health as part of their Annual Convening Series. We started the Undocumented Student Relief Fund and (in 2020) awarded $1000 in support to college students who need it the most.

Moving forward, we remain committed to our mission of providing equitable access to high quality education for all students, faculty, and administrators. We are currently working with 12 Future Scholars Fellows as they navigate higher education for the 2021-2022 academic year. We are looking to grow and expand and need new and innovative ideas on how to best serve underrepresented college students as they seek social mobility through higher education.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Crisis Support
Education & Literacy
Arts & Culture, Crisis Support, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Budgeting
  • Program Management
  • Grant Writing / Research

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • 5-10 hours per week
  • Internet access and a computer.

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