Grant and Communications Associate

St. Marcus

To disciple children for Christ now and for all eternity, and to train them in excellence for their roles in their family, church, community, workplace and country.

Position Details

Grant and Communications Associate
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

If you are passionate about urban youth and education and are a skilled writer, St. Marcus School has an opportunity for you. As a Grant and Communications Associate, you will join an enthusiastic team of skilled fundraising and communications professionals who spend their days opening the hearts and minds of philanthropists to create a world of opportunity for Milwaukee’s urban youth. This is your opportunity to join a high-achieving team and use your communications skills to tell the world about the 5-star, Christian education kids are receiving at St. Marcus.


The associate will gather and persuasively write stories that highlight how St. Marcus successfully meets its community’s needs, to share in print and online. In addition, the individual will work to expand St. Marcus’ foundation grants program. The associate will manage a portfolio of current grants and identify new foundation funding opportunities through research to grow the quantity and capacity of foundation donors. The associate will write clear, and accurate proposals in order to meet yearly fundraising goals and maintain timelines for annual reporting.

Job Functions:

  • Identify and write compelling stories to share in print, website, e-mails, and social media
  • Interview staff, parents, scholars, volunteers, and donors for effective story sharing
  • Manage grants process through all stages: research, deadline tracking, site visits, writing letters of inquiry and proposals, database entry, stewardship, reporting, and all other funding requirements 
  • Research and identify new foundation prospects, to increase revenues raised 
  • Cultivate relationships with foundation staff 
  • Follow up on grant proposals to ensure funding success 
  • Collaborate with the Mission Advancement team on projects and events, as necessary
  • Participate in professional development and training sessions Perform other job-related duties as assigned 

BONUS FUNCTION, but not required: Film and edit quality video content around campaigns/events.

An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred Education & Experience:

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree (Communications, Journalism, Media Studies, Nonprofit Management preferred areas) 
  • 2 years of journalism, communications, foundation, or grant writing experience or other relevant professional experience 


  • Excellent writing & editing skills 
  • Passion for education and urban youth Alignment with St. Marcus mission and core values - Christ First, Biblical Discipleship, Sacrificial Love, and Radical Expectations 
  • Ability to write in various styles to fit needs ranging from grant applications to social posts
  • Natural multi-tasker who can gravitate from big picture to fine details 
  • Strong organizational skills to manage multiple grant timelines 
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills like optimism, judgment, honesty, integrity, perseverance, self-awareness 
  • Willingness to learn and continue professional development 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, especially Word & Excel 
  • Familiarity with Google Suite 

Additional Applicable Skills and Background:

  • Video filming and editing 
  • Journalism background

Work Environment and Benefits:

  • Salary commensurate with experience, range $40,500-$49,750 
  • Full-time, salaried exempt position 
  • Health insurance that includes vision & prescription coverage- 100% employer paid–NO PREMIUM 
  • Health Reimbursement Account - 100% employer paid 
  • Long-term disability coverage - 100% employer paid 
  • Dental (Premiums covered by employee) 
  • Group term life coverage (Premiums covered by employee) 
  • 403 B retirement plan - 2% employer match, no vesting required, pre-tax matching 
  • Tuition reimbursement for relevant & approved classes 
  • 3 weeks of paid time off 
  • 10 holidays 
  • Free Before and Aftercare for staff children 
  • Reduced tuition for children of staff 
  • Fun office environment 
  • Blend of office, school, and church work environments 
  • Annual professional development allocation and professional memberships (Association of Fundraising Professionals or similar) 
  • Mentorship opportunities 
  • Opportunity to work in an organization with a standard of excellence, a growth mentality, and a supportive, team-focused environment 
  • Must be flexible to accommodate evening or weekend work

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