Reports To: Vice President of Development
Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide experiences and memories to build a foundation for a lifetime of learning. Through our museum in Glenview, IL, we offer engaging learning environments featuring interactive exhibits and programs that encourage young children to become effective learners through self-directed play. As part of our commitment to ensuring that every child has access to the best learning experiences possible, we extend our footprint throughout the Chicagoland area through outreach programs to inspire meaningful change in the education of young children.
The Museum is seeking an organized and self-motivated Grant Writer. This role is responsible for implementing all activities associated with the Museum’s grant calendar, including grant writing, research, administration, and supporting the goals of the Development department to grow the funding to support, the Museum’s programmatic work.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Identify and research funding prospects, concentrating on government, private and corporate foundations.
Develop and oversee a portfolio of institutions that support the Museum, maintaining a detailed calendar of grant application and cultivation deadlines.
Prepare and submit grant applications and reports for government, private and corporate foundations.
Develop and foster relationships with institutional funders, identifying networking opportunities through Museum connections.
Ensure funds are received and entered in the Museum’s constituent management system.
The successful candidate will possess the following:
The Museum offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k and life insurances; paid vacation, sick and personal holidays; and a work-life balance culture.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates can submit a resume, cover letter, and two professional writing samples (maximum of two pages each), along with salary requirements, to Cheryl Crawford at firstname.lastname@example.org.