If you’d like to make a difference in the life of a child, are motivated to create safer homes for all children and are interested in a rewarding career in the nonprofit industry, we invite you to consider becoming part of our Shelter, Inc. team. Since 1975, Shelter, Inc. has provided for the emotional and physical well-being of children and families in need. Our programs and services help children and families build safer, healthier and brighter futures. We are currently seeking a dynamic Grant Writer to join our Development Department.
The Grant Writer is responsible for coordinating and implementing all research and preparation associated with corporate and foundation grants, proposals, individual giving, and all written public relations pieces.
Develop new fundraising sources and maintain existing funding sources.
Research, assemble, and prepare proposals and grants for government agencies, private and corporate foundations.
Maintain communication and follow-up to funders.
Assist in preparation of funding packets for the United Way, townships, and municipalities.
Develop and maintain agency public relations pieces (i.e. newsletter, brochures, special events materials, news releases, public service announcements, annual report, etc.)
Plan and implement annual mail solicitation.
Acknowledge and publicize contributions as appropriate.
Comply with agency policies and procedures and the Department of Children and Family Services “Code of Ethics for Child Welfare Professionals.”
Carry out all duties as designated by the Director of Development.
Undergraduate degree in journalism or communications required.
Knowledge of newsletter writing and publication layout.
Experience in proposal and grant writing desired
Strong writing skills required.
Must complete a Medical and T.B. test.
Must be fingerprinted by the State of Illinois and must complete a Background Check form.
Must submit official educational transcripts from the last school attended.
Shelter, Inc.’s mission is helping and protecting children who are abused, neglected, dependent or in need of supervision. We do this by providing community based 24-hour emergency and longer-term care, creating community awareness and education to prevent such abuse and neglect, and promoting healthy families to reduce child abuse and neglect.
Shelter, Inc.’s programs include: Emergency Housi...ng and support for children and youth who are in crisis or are homeless; Foster Care; Healthy Families (parent education and support to prevent child abuse); Transitional Living for older adolescents to learn and develop independent living skills; 24 hour information and referral service; and Community Education.