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Job Title:

Grants Manager

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Posted Until:



$50,000 -$70,000/yr.


Tinley Park


1st Shift


Full Time



Job Description:

The Grants Manager is responsible for maintaining and growing the organization’s governmental, foundation and corporate partners. This role oversees all proposals submitted to grantmaking bodies, ensures timely reporting, and works directly with program staff to recognize and support the expansions and innovations in St. Coletta’s programming. The Grants Manager helps the organization raise over $2,000,000 annually. The individual in this role has regular communication with all of St. Coletta’s programs, and serves as an external liaison to a network of people eager to create lasting, positive change for people with developmental disabilities. The Grants Manager must be mission driven.

• Collaborates with the leadership team to develop and implement the organization’s strategy for grantmaking organizations. This includes all proposal and report writing, prospecting new foundation and corporate partners, and governmental grant opportunities as well as cultivation and stewardship of foundation and corporate partners.
• Works closely with St. Coletta’s Program Staff to convey the importance of the progression toward program goals, and overall impact of the mission of helping people with developmental disabilities reach their highest level of independence.
• Evaluates funders’ guidelines and interests, analyzing relevant organization needs with funders’ criteria and information.
• Completes and submits grant proposals and Lol’s that align with the funders guidelines, ensuring that the proposal is formatted, packaged, and submitted in accordance with granting agency requirements
• Maintains complete electronic and hard-copy files on all grants and supporting documentation
• Coordinates and oversees data collection toward grant outputs, outcomes, and overall goals.
• Establishes and maintains the organization’s grant tracker.
• Coordinates the efforts of any contracted individuals or fundraising staff who are working on grant proposals.
• Represents St. Coletta’s of Illinois in meetings with various stakeholders.
• Assists the Development Department in its fundraising efforts.

Job Requirements:

• 2-3 years’ experience as a successful grant professional
• Very strong written and oral communication skills
• A college degree in the humanities and/or relevant experience communications or storytelling
• Highly developed interpersonal and presentation skills
• Demonstrated ability to juggle priorities and meet deadlines
• An automobile and valid Driver’s License
• Most importantly, a commitment to bettering the lives of people with developmental disabilities


We offer the following benefits: health, dental, life, LTD, 403b retirement plan, paid vacation, personal days, sick days and 10 paid Holidays. Also, all employees working more than 20 hours per week receive free long-term disability and free life insurance 2.5x your annual salary.

Company Information

Founded in 1949 by the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Coletta’s of Illinois provides a lifelong continuum of care beginning in early childhood. Our residential, educational and vocational training programs provide services for adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities that enhance their independence and well-being. We serve participants without regard to race, religion or economic background. St. Coletta’s meets individuals’ needs and abilities while providing the least restrictive environment for growth.

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