Grant Writer

Saint Anthony Hospital

Join us in the development of Focal Point Chicago, a project that will serve as a model to change the face of community development across the country. The campus will be financially self-sustaining—with income from its for-profit elements supplementing the financial needs of the not-for-profit elements—and will serve as a national model for community development across the country.

With the development of Focal Point Chicago, Saint Anthony Hospital will move into its new home site to continue and expand upon the work of improving the health and wellness of families across Chicagoland by providing medical care, social services, and community outreach to the residents of Little Village, North Lawndale, Pilsen, Brighton Park, Back of the Yards, McKinley Park, Archer Heights, and Chicago Lawn as well as suburban Cicero and Berwyn.

Position Details

Grant Writer
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

The Grant Writer is an integral member of the development team helping to secure financial support for Saint Anthony Hospital Foundation (SAH) and the Focal Point Community Campus campaign. This individual will be responsible for writing grant proposals, letters of inquiry, reports and other communications to trusts, foundations, and select corporations as assigned. The scope of potential grant outreach is both local and national.

Essential Functions:

  • Lead the development strategy for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of institutional funders. 
  • Write letters of inquiry, proposals and grant applications to generate financial support for new and existing programs and capital projects from foundations, family foundations, select corporations and government agencies. 
  • Develop grant proposals in accordance with each grant-making entity’s guidelines and areas of interest, and follow exactly each grantmaker’s requirements for submission. 
  • Maintain the grants calendar; monitor progress and ensure that all deadlines are met on time or ahead of schedule. 
  • Work closely with the team Research Analyst to identify and research potential funding opportunities to meet identified funding needs; recommends prospects and solicitation strategies to VP-CDO.

Experience & Skills:

  • Bachelor Degree 
  • A minimum of 4 years' experience in securing grants, managing partnerships, and funding with institutional donors. 
  • Experience with a healthcare organization is preferred. 
  • Skilled at synthesizing complex information and incorporating qualitative and quantitative data in written communications. 
  • Solution oriented and can quickly resolve problems in a timely manner. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work well in a team setting and collaborate across departments and teams, as well as the ability to work independently with clear roles and deliverables. 
  • Strong active listening, excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to facilitate internal strategy meetings.

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